Sigma Has Done More For Enthusiast APS-C Than Nikon, Canon And... [VERIFIED]
High-end professional models like the Sony α7R IV, the Nikon D850, and the Canon EOS R5 have ridiculously high-resolution sensors that are ideal for pros, but there are still a lot of great options out there at more affordable price points for enthusiasts and hobbyists. Most of our picks are DSLR cameras since the advantages of mirrorless cameras are less relevant for landscape photography, and the longer battery life of DSLR options tends to come in handy when venturing out to capture remote landscapes. That doesn't mean you won't still get excellent results from almost any modern mirrorless alternative. Really, it's your lens that'll end up making the biggest difference for landscape photography. As a general rule, it's better to invest in a less expensive camera body and higher-quality lenses than it is to invest in an expensive camera body and cheap lenses.
Sigma has done more for enthusiast APS-C than Nikon, Canon and...
While all the buzz is around full-frame, the industry still sells more APS-C cameras and there are many, many times more of the smaller-chipped cameras in circulation than there are full-framers. Should these countless millions of cameras be seen as a temporary aberration, now being corrected, or can APS-C still be a good fit for enthusiasts?
Like so many enthusiast photographers, I bought an APS-C camera (Nikon D70) when I made the move from film to digital more than a decade ago. A second APS-C body followed but I eventually made the move to full-frame (D600) about five years ago.
You don't think that Canon, Nikon and Sony actually having popular APS-C on the market is move valuable then sigma having lenses out? I don't think Sigmas APS-C lenses would sell too well if there were no cameras for them to mount, I'd say that the big guys have done more for APS-C
Of the two APS-C R-series cameras, the EOS R7 is the more "enthusiast" oriented camera, delivering a higher resolution image sensor than its R10 sibling alongside a sophisticated autofocus system and impressive DIGIC X processor. At $1,499 (body only), the R7 isn't cheap by any stretch, but it nonetheless offers impressive performance for its price. Without further ado, let's dive in and see how the EOS R7 did during extended hands-on time.
When we reviewed it a couple of years ago, Nikon's D7100 enthusiast DSLR thrilled us in almost every way, but a too-small buffer left us wanting just a little more. Now the followup Nikon D7200 is here, and this all-weather beauty no longer keeps us waiting thanks to a tripling of the buffer memory. And that's not all: There are some handy upgrades in other areas, too. But with the push to mirrorless, can the D7200 still capture our hearts in 2015? Find out now in our in-depth Nikon D7200 review!
I receive more questions about camera lenses than anything else. This guide (last updated June 2021) is for photographers looking for a distinct and tangible upgrade over the typical kit lens for their camera have a tremendous number of options from which to choose. For astrophotography, investment in a faster (lower f/number) lens will tend to show the most tangible benefits in image quality versus a camera body upgrade. Lens manufacturers have started listening to the demands of the rapidly growing number of astrophotography enthusiasts for sharp, low aberration lenses and many of the best lens choices for landscape astrophotography have been released in the last few years.
These are of course valid concerns, but perhaps of varying significance depending on the individual photographer. While the situation is rather more stark for Pentax enthusiasts than other brands, it should be kept in mind that just because a DSLR brand eventually fields a mirrorless option doesn't necessarily mean they also provide a seamless painless upgrade path. One need look no further than Nikon for proof of this: the Z cameras are fantastic, the new Z lenses are fantastic, but using existing F mount lenses adapted to the Z body is not fantastic at all. Functionality of even the latest F lenses is altered noticeably, AF performance varies from tolerable to shaky to none at all, Nikon's own adapter is crippled in some ways and about as goofy looking as the Pentax K-01.