Ralph Elliott Starkweather

Lens Review: Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | A

Sigma keeps introducing new ART lenses. And, as you see by Sigma’s description stated below, this one is in that most useful range for portraits, weddings, social and media events. Combined with the OS...

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Review

As you have probably figured by now, I am a big fan of Sigma. Sigma of Japan spent a bit of time meditating a few years ago; about the time the Elder Yamaki head...

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...

Review: Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

I have to repeat that I feel like the luckiest photographer in the world having such amazing photographic products handed to me to test and give you my take (in my simple way). If...

The Nikon D3400 is Light & Simple to Use

First impression: Wow. The Nikon D3400 fits into my not-so-small shooting hand perfectly; not to mention, the camera is super light. It's a solid little camera that will eliminate all day camera carry fatigue on...

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: Nikon D7500 Digital SLR

When us amateur and professional photographers who have been around for a few decades, the Nikon (outside of the USA pronounced Nick-0n) brings to mind some of the greatest historical images made on film and,...

PhotoTools Travel-Ready Tripod Review

How many of you rely on the incredible high ISO ability on your new cameras to shoot in very low light situations? Many of you might see that there is a deal with the...

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...

Put a Little Light on the Subject: GODOX Review

Photography comes from the Greeks - the word meaning drawing with light. Of course, it was over a millennia when Kodak, Fuji, Ilford, and all the others introduced their light sensitive materials that required...