Author: Brett Day

These super-telephoto zooms make birding easier than ever


This post is by Brett Day from Photofocus

Birding used to be a pretty difficult genre to break into. However, with super-telephoto zooms being easier to access and having cameras with animal tracking, this once challenging activity is now a piece of cake. The pandemic made it impossible to break free from our own homes for a while. In an attempt to fight […]

Five high-megapixel cameras that breathe life into landscapes


This post is by Brett Day from Photofocus

If you like to capture incredible amounts of detail in your landscape images, you need to check out these mirrorless, high-megapixel cameras that use some of the best sensors in the business. Modern mirrorless cameras are packed full of tech that makes capturing tough scenes easy. Today’s cameras have sensors that offer high-megapixel counts and […]

These are the first prime lenses new photographers should buy


This post is by Brett Day from Photofocus

The lens market is a minefield, especially for those new to the game, and it can be pretty scary; however, it doesn’t have to be. So, calm down, breathe and follow this guide to see which way you should turn when buying your first prime lenses. As a new photographer, you might wonder about the […]

Four questions to ask yourself before replacing your current camera


This post is by Brett Day from Photofocus

Technology advances rapidly these days, and PR firms do a great job telling why we need to go and buy the latest and greatest cameras, but do you really need to replace your current camera, or is it just G.A.S (gear acquisition syndrome) that has a hold on you? As mentioned in the opening statement, […]

Wide angles on Sony APS-C cameras? These lenses make it easy


This post is by Brett Day from Photofocus

Capturing images with wide angles while using Sony APS-C cameras was challenging for some time due to a lack of good lens options; however, times have changed, and now, you can get your hands on several fantastic wide-angle lenses that deliver the good without breaking the bank. The APS-C wide-angle lenses that we have rounded […]

Vintage lenses: Five great reasons why you should be using them


This post is by Brett Day from Photofocus

Modern camera lenses are fantastic for many reasons; however, they’re boring, predictable and have hardly any character, which is a complete 180 compared to vintage lenses. Modern lenses have many advantages over vintage lenses. Nobody can deny this. Lightweight yet rigid plastics make carrying around modern lenses easy. Most modern lenses also feature weather sealing […]

These all-in-one zooms are perfect for fall travel photography


This post is by Brett Day from Photofocus

If you’re planning to hit the road this fall and you want to take just one lens that will allow you to capture everything from grand landscapes to the gorgeous colors of fall, you need to check out these all-in-one-zooms that are perfect for fall travel photography. Fortunately, we have been blessed with a ton […]

A new lens roadmap suggests Nikon could become the new Pentax


This post is by Brett Day from Photofocus

Mostly everyone in the photography community has been delighted with Nikon’s choice to partner with Tamron to bring third-party lenses to the Z mount; however, it appears the deal between Nikon and Tamron could be about more than just Tamron lenses appearing on the platform. The debate over third-party lenses on mirrorless platforms from Canon […]

Five great camera bags for adventurous urbex photographers


This post is by Brett Day from Photofocus

Aside from cameras and lenses, there’s simply no piece of equipment more important than a camera bag. Of course, there are camera bags for photographers from all walks of life; however, today, we will look at a few great camera bags for urbex photographers. First of all, what is urbex photography? Urbexing is growing in […]

No cameras are dead; you’re ignorant if you think they are


This post is by Brett Day from Photofocus

As much as many photographers — even some in the photography journalism world — want them to be, DSLRs and other types of cameras, including film cameras aren’t dead and releases from Pentax — and soon possibly Leica, prove this. Influencers, journalists working in photography, and YouTubers can be a funny old bunch. You’d think […]