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June 30, 2017 Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 Contemporary Review

First impressions matter. My first two impressions when opening the box and pulling out Sigma’s newest lens – the 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary – were 1) the lens was smaller than I anticipated (not a lot bigger than a lens like Canon’s new 70-300 IS II and similar in profile) and 2) the […]

February 1, 2017 August EP650 Bluetooth Headphones Review

  As a tech reviewer I have amassed a fairly extensive collection of headphones. I only have two ears, but I have a few dozen sets of headphones! Every set of headphones has its own personality. It’s amazing how different a piece of music sounds when you cycle from one set of headphones to another! […]

January 23, 2017 Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Review

  New EF-M mount lenses have been fairly few and fair between, but 2016 saw two very solid lenses released: the EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens (my review here)  and this lens, the Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM. The 18-150 STM is both similar and different to past EF-M zooms.  It is […]

January 20, 2017 Oben CT-3535 Carbon Fiber Tripod + BE-208T Ball Head Review

  When most most people enter into photography they tend to be more focused on the obvious; cameras and lenses. That’s as far as many go, but if you become more invested in photography there are a few essentials that become necessary. A good tripod is one of them. I’ve got several of them, but […]

January 13, 2017 Cotton Carrier EV-1 Strapshot Camera Holster Review

  One of my favorite things to do as a photographer is hike in beautiful places and take pictures. I’ve carried camera gear in a wide variety of bags and with a number of different carry systems. The greatest challenge for active photographers like me is to have a safe way to carry my expensive […]

December 30, 2016 Peak Design Slide Summit Edition Review

I’ll freely confess to having a bit of hate (no love) relationship with the standard camera straps that come with new cameras.  I’ve purchased no less than six new cameras in the past four years, and you can find the strap for each of them still in the original box with the plastic still around […]

December 23, 2016 Sigma 12-24mm f/4 ART Review

  Sigma’s recent ART series has primarily been dominated by wide aperture primes along with a few unique, wide aperture zooms. The one exception previously has been the Sigma 24-105mm f/4 OS. The Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM ART lens take the series to a wider focal length than ever before and is one of the […]

December 16, 2016 Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART Review

  I’ve been covering the Sigma ART series since early on (I actually covered the 50mm f/1.4 before the 35mm f/1.4, but I’ve basically only missed the 24mm f/1.4 in the entire series), but there is one focal length that more photographers have asked me about than any other. “When is the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 ART […]