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10 Best Cameras & Lenses of the Year: OP Editors’ Picks 2022

January 27, 2023 | By The Editors
Our annual selection of noteworthy cameras and lenses for scenic, wildlife and adventure photography
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Nikon Z 9: A Wild Opportunity

March 14, 2022 | Text & Photography By Kristi Odom
The best camera technologies unobtrusively empower us as creators. Nikon’s new Z 9 flagship did that for me while documenting wildlife at 12,000 feet.
Image illustrating 590nm infrared conversion.
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Convert A Camera To Infrared

January 19, 2022 | By Wes Pitts / Photography By Dan Wampler
With a modest investment in equipment and learning, you can capture the world in a totally new light
Photo of two elephants taken with the Canon EOS R3 in Botswana.
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Canon EOS R3 Review: Botswana Adventure

January 4, 2022 | Text & Photography By Keith Ladzinski
In the field with the EOS R3, Canon’s fastest full-frame mirrorless camera yet
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Superzoom Cameras For The Trail

September 16, 2021 | By Staff
These versatile compact cameras offer incredible range in an ultra-portable package
Image taken using Apple ProRAW format.
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What Is Apple ProRAW?

June 8, 2021 | Text & Photography By Jason Bradley
It’s not just marketing hype—this new format available in the latest iPhones is a step into the future of photography
Image taken at El Matador State Beach in Malibu, California.
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Sony Alpha 1 Review: A True Flagship Camera

April 29, 2021 | Text & Photography By Brian Smith
This flagship model brings together the best features of Sony’s Alpha cameras and adds some new technologies, too
Image of a hummingbird taken with the Canon EOS R5.
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Canon EOS R5 Review For Nature Photography

January 20, 2021 | Text & Photography By George Lepp
Hands-on with Canon’s best mirrorless camera yet, plus innovative super-tele lenses
Image of the front of the Leica M10-R camera
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Hands On With The 40-Megapixel Leica M10-R

July 27, 2020 | Text & Photography By Wes Pitts
Leica's newest digital M camera builds on the iconic rangefinder system with the highest resolution sensor yet in an M body
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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Field Test

May 6, 2020 | Text & Photography By Terry Sullivan
The updated flagship from Olympus is a very good choice for outdoor and travel photography
canon EOS 90D review: image of Gerbera daisy
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Canon EOS 90D Review For Nature And Wildlife

March 26, 2020 | Text & Photography By George Lepp
Upgraded sensitivity and resolution—plus 4K video and in-camera focus bracketing—make this mid-range camera an excellent choice for nature and wildlife photography
Image of a waterfall taken with the Hasselblad X1D II
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Hasselblad X1D II For Landscape Photography

March 18, 2020 | By Wes Pitts
The second generation of Hasselblad’s compact mirrorless medium format camera isn’t for everyone, but the image quality is superb
sensor size of this image is 35mm full-frame
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Does Camera Sensor Size Matter?

January 23, 2020 | Text & Photography By Josh Miller
How to evaluate the advantages of full-frame versus smaller sensors when choosing a camera
off road with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Review: Pro Features In A Compact Body

October 17, 2019 | By Wes Pitts
The E-M5 Mark III, a mid-range model in the Olympus OM-D lineup, is a sweet-spot blend of portability and technology features found in upper-tier models
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Hands-On Review Of The iPhone 11 Pro Camera For Photographers

September 18, 2019 | Text & Photography By Austin Mann
Pro photographer Austin Mann got early access to the iPhone 11 Pro camera, and shares his insights and incredible images made with the new camera features
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Best Cameras For Wildlife Photography

June 26, 2019 | By The Editors
The most important camera specs to consider for wildlife photography
iPhone XS Max for nature photography, photo of Yosemite Valley
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iPhone XS Max For Nature Photography

December 4, 2018 | Text & Photography By Jason Bradley
Just how good is the camera in the iPhone XS Max for nature photography?
California quail photographed by George Lepp with the Canon EOS R
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Field Testing The Canon EOS R

November 28, 2018 | Text & Photography By George Lepp
The advantages of mirrorless technology are not simply size and weight

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