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April 29, 2016 Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Image Gallery

A Virtuoso? There was definitely some excitement when Tamron released first the 35mm f/1.8 VC and 45mm f/1.8 VC prime lenses, which they then followed with the 90mm f/2.8 1:1 Macro VC lens.  But probably the biggest stir of anticipation has been in advance of the new Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lens.  […]

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April 28, 2016 Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens Review

Check me out on:  Google+: | Facebook: | Twitter: | Flickr: | 500px: | Sign Up for My Newsletter : More Like This, Please! I’ve lamented Canon’s lack of support for their mirrorless EF-M mount, but the truth of the matter is their crop sensor EF-S mount has received an equal amount of disdain. Until […]

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April 26, 2016 Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Image Gallery

Small but Deadly Canon’s little EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM is an incredible little weapon for your APS-C (crop sensor) arsenal.  It is less than inch long but is one of Canon’s sharpest EF-S lenses (second only to the excellent EF-S 60mm f/2.8 1:1 Macro lens).  Highly portable, fast and accurately focusing, and with a reasonable […]

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April 25, 2016 Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM ART Image Gallery

Check me out on:  Google+: | Facebook: | Twitter: | Flickr: | 500px: | Sign Up for My Newsletter : Sigma’s New Heavy Hitter Sigma has made a reputation for itself by pushing the envelope in large aperture lens design.  I reviewed the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 ART a little over a year ago, and, while […]

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April 23, 2016 Night Pro Vision 120F + 120R Rechargeable Cycle Lights

Night Pro Vision Line 120F and 120R Rechargeable LED Headlights/Taillights This is the time of year when I pull out my bike and start getting out on the road.  While I don’t know if I could be labelled an “avid cyclist”, it is certainly a sport that I enjoy and do fairly frequently.  Much like […]

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April 13, 2016 August EP636 Bluetooth NFC Headphones Review

Check me out on:  Google+: | Facebook: | Twitter: | Flickr: | 500px: | Sign Up for My Newsletter : Style and Sound on a Budget Design: The moment I pulled the EP636s out my whole family (from age 8 to 42) instantly wanted a pair. My nearly-teenage daughter announced that she was going to […]

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April 11, 2016 Voigtländer Color Skopar 20mm f/3.5 SL II Review

Check me out on: Google+: | Facebook: | Twitter: | Flickr: | 500px: | Sign Up for My Newsletter : The Famous Unknown This is the first Voigtländer review I’ve ever done (but hopefully not the last). For many photographers Voigtländer is an unknown entity, but it is actually the oldest name in cameras, dating […]

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April 7, 2016 Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART Lens Review

Pushing the Boundaries Yet Again Sigma has emerged from the third party lens manufacturer abyss with a new identity – the company that pushes the boundaries of what can be done with wide apertures. They have pioneered innovative zoom lenses with wider apertures than what has been done (18-35mm f/1.8 ART and 50-100mm f/1.8 for […]

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April 4, 2016 Canon EF 50mm f/1.0L USM Review

Check me out on:  Google+: | Facebook: | Twitter: | Flickr: | 500px: Reviewing a Legend Whenever the Canon EF 50mm f/L is mentioned photographer’s eyes light up. This lens was only made for about ten years, and only made in any kind of quantity for a few years, but has quickly attained legendary status […]

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March 26, 2016 Voigtländer Color Skopar 20mm f/3.5 SL II Image Gallery

Tiny but Wide The Voigtländer Color Skopar 20mm f/3.5 SL II is a unique lens.  It is a “pancake” (very compact) lens, yet has a very wide focal length of 20mm.  I’ve really enjoyed having such a wide focal length in such a compact package.  It doesn’t set any resolution records, but it is capable […]

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March 24, 2016 Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART Image Gallery

New Horizons for the ART Series Check me out on: Google+: | Facebook: | Twitter: | Flickr: | 500px: Sigma’s most recent entry in their stellar ART series of lenses is the Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART lens.  This is a wider focal length than they have ever done in this series, and it […]

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March 19, 2016 Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD Review (F017)

The Tamron 90mm f/2.8 VC:  Finally There? Check me out on: Google+: | Facebook: |  Twitter:  |  Flickr: |  500px: It was only 28 months ago that I was reviewing the predecessor to this lens, and my final verdict was that it was generally excellent and a strong competitor to lenses like the Canon 100mm […]

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March 19, 2016 Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC Image Gallery

Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD (F017) Image Gallery Check me out on:  Google+: | Facebook: | Twitter: | Flickr: | 500px: Tamron’s newest lens is a refresh of their already excellent 2nd Generation SP 90mm f/2.8 Macro lens (F004).  The new version (F017) adds a number of new features in a […]

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March 14, 2016 Lume Cube 1500 Lumen Bluetooth Light Review

The Wonder Cube – Lume Cube Check me out on: Google+: | Facebook: | Twitter: | Flickr: | 500px: Photography is about light.  We strive to capture light – the play of light and shadow and the color created through light.  And when the natural light doesn’t cooperate, we try to shape the light through […]

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March 7, 2016 August MS515 Bluetooth Stereo Speakers Review

Welcome to Stereo Separation I am a bit of an audiophile. I’ve always loved music and quality sound, and it might help to orient you when I say that right now in my house I have no fewer than 4 active subwoofers in multi speaker surround systems. My primo setup features architectural installations and a […]

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March 3, 2016 Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC Review

The New Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 – Taking a Different Path There are diverging paths being taken in the photography world today. On one hand you have the top players in the full frame lens category, and, judging by most of the lenses I have reviewed recently, the trend is towards ever larger and heavier lenses. […]

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March 1, 2016 Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Review

There are diverging paths being taken in the photography world today. On one hand you have the top players in the full frame lens category, and, judging by most of the lenses I have reviewed recently, the trend is towards ever larger and heavier lenses. I’ve been spending time with the excellent Zeiss Milvus 1.4/85mm […]

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The new Samyang/Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC lens for mirrorless bodies is an impressive little optic that brings a big aperture to the roughly 35mm field of view.  I've been very impressed with the optical performance, and have no problem recommending the lens to anyone with a Sony, Fuji, Canon, or M43rds mirrorless body (so long as you don't mind focusing yourself).  You can watch my final review here:  http://bit.ly/1SXxpZn  Here's some favorite shots of the lens itself.

Technical Information: Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Is USM, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X  (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off) 

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February 26, 2016 LumeCube 1500 Lumen Light Gallery

LumeCube Gallery This is a different kind of gallery.  I’ve got my hands on a truly amazing little accessory.  The LumeCube is a 1.5″ inch cube that has an LED light in its tiny housing that can put out a staggeringly bright 1500 lumens (think of a 100 watt bulb save with a more focused […]

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