Nikon D7200 Memory Card Speed Test

Nikon D7200

The Nikon D7200 accepts most modern SD cards, including SDHC and SDXC cards, and takes advantage the speed boost from UHS-I (Ultra-High Speed Type I bus) cards. For a broader explanation of SD card types and designations, see my prior article Demystifying SD Cards.

Below, I have tested a few different memory cards in the Nikon D7200 to demonstrate the positive effects of buying a more capable memory card and to highlight some specifications of particular cards that might make them a better fit for the D7200 and similar cameras. [Read more…]


Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens Hands-On Review

Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM-2

I received my new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens today and wanted to share my initial impressions.

This lens is situated as the next Nifty Fifty in Canon’s line-up, offering the popular 50mm focal length at an affordable $125 price point. Of course, on APS-C cameras like the Canon EOS Rebel series will provide a field of view equivalent to an 80mm lens on a full frame camera. This makes it a nice option as a beginner’s portrait lens for the Canon Rebel shooter. [Read more…]

Lowepro DroneGuard Kit Review

Lowepro DroneGuard Kit

With the drone-splosion fully underway, we are starting to see some really great drones and some really great accessories. One of the accessory lines that has been sparse among mainstream companies has been carrying solutions for drones. There have been a few backpack and hard case solutions, but most have been very similar in design.

Enter Lowepro and its new DroneGuard Kit. [Read more…]

Nikon D5500 Review

Nikon D5500 Review-9

The Nikon D5500 is the latest starter camera in Nikon’s DX line. It is a step up from the D3300 and a step below the D7200. As such, it serves a nice position as an upgrade camera for beginners and a powerful package for enthusiasts.

The D5500 goes head-to-head against the Canon Rebel T6i and Rebel T6s models. In many sections of the spec sheet, the D5500 best the Canon alternatives and rivals even more advanced models. [Read more…]