Ralph Elliott Starkweather

Review: Sigma 14mm 1.8 DG HSM Art Lens

Here I go again, Sigma is one helluva great company pulling off the impossible. Who would have thought that a super wide angle 14mm could be engineered into a super fast lens with an extremely fast...

Lens Review: Sigma 100-400mm 5-6.3 DG HSM OS Contemporary

As I was being handed the Sigma 100-400mm 5-6.3 DG HSM OS Contemporary to test and review I saw the size and thought, oh, here we go - a super heavy telephoto lens. When I...

Sony α9 Features Full-Frame Stacked CMOS Sensor

The Sony a9 is packed with so many options and features for what ever comes in front of your lens; so, please excuse me for cheating and copying and pasting from Sony the most...

Size Matters Deux – Fujifilm GFX 50S Medium Format Digital

Let me call it as it is and slightly contradict the title. Also, this will be a continuation of exploring the digital medium format arena. The contradiction is that I have gotten amazing results...

…So Began My Friendship with Graham Nash

I have been writing camera, lens and product reviews here at Samy's Camera since last year. As I have written, I have been a professional and fine art photographer for many decades now. In the...

Samy’s Cameras: Panon 120 Widelux 1500 & 35mm Widelux

Samy called me into his office and handed me these two old panoramic gems made in the days of Yore in Japan.  I am very familiar with these cameras since I owned the F8 model...

Fun-tography: Nikon D5600 Review

So simple, so small and lightweight; but don’t be fooled. Small size matters here with this little powerhouse, the Nikon D5600. If you are a two-camera shooter, you can carry one of these around...

PERFECTION: Sigma 135mm f/1.8 ART Lens Review

I feel so honored to have been able to test this incredible lens, thank you. Thank you Mr. Yamaki and thank you to your employees in Aizu, Japan, who strive for perfection in what...

Review: Sigma SD Quattro H Has The “Wow” Factor

The Sigma SD Quattro H Mirrorless Digital Camera is a highly unique APS-H sensor mirrorless camera designed with the Foveon Quattro sensor. This sensor is renowned for its incredible image quality and color fidelity and produces...

REVIEW: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is a Camera for the Serious Photographer

The new Olympus camera model name, the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, takes the prize for the longest name/model designation for a camera I have ever encountered; so appropriate because is has a long list...