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March 19, 2019 Sony a6400 Image Galleries

Sony’s most recent camera seems to be specifically targeted at the Vlogging and Selfie crowd with a revised physical design of the screen that allows it to tilt up into a forward facing position.  The Sony a6400 also inherits some trickle-down improvements from the third generation a7 series with improved focus algori [Read more...]

March 17, 2019 Vello M42 to Sony E-mount Macro Adapter Review

I have a serious soft spot for my vintage glass (I’ve got about 12 vintage lenses that I still use adapted modern cameras).  Some of my favorites are classics from Japanese-made Takumars, Soviet-made Helios lenses, and German-made Zeiss (and their derivatives).  While many of those classic lenses have greater fla [Read more...]

March 10, 2019 Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8 Image Gallery

A few months back I reviewed the newest Fujinon lens in the Fuji “trinity” of fast, F2.8 zoom lenses.  That lens (the XF 8-16mm F2.8 WR) makes up the wide end of the spectrum while the XF 50-140mm F2.8 OS WR covers the telephoto end.  In between those lenses lies the most commonly used option […] [Read more...]

March 8, 2019 Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 OS Sport Review

Sigma has produced perhaps more lenses than anyone over the past five years, but few of them are as important as the Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 OS | Sport.  Not only does this complete Sigma’s “trinity” of fast aperture zooms (14-24mm F2.8 ART, 24-70mm F2.8 ART), but there are few lenses more indispensable to pro [Read more...]

March 6, 2019 BAGSMART Xpedition Modular Backpack Review

The current trend among photography backpack makers seems to be the idea of a modular backpack that can be reconfigured for different purposes – travel, business, photography, or some blend of the two.  I can understand the logic.  I own 8 different camera bags/backpacks at the moment, because different situation [Read more...]

March 4, 2019 Zeiss Loxia 85mm F2.4 Sonnar Review

Check me out on:  My Patreon  | Sign Up for My Newsletter |  Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | 500px |  Google+ | The original idea behind mirrorless cameras was they would be smaller, lighter alternatives to DSLRs due to the differences in technology while providing similar levels of optical per [Read more...]

March 2, 2019 Rotolight AEOS Dual-Mode Light Image Gallery

I’ve spent time with a lot of different lights since becoming a reviewer.  They typically fall into one of two categories.  They are either A) portable flashes/strobes for photography or B) fixed or continuous lights for videography.  Some of the more recent continuous lights have had the option to be run of [Read more...]

February 20, 2019 Irix 150mm F2.8 1:1 Macro Image Gallery

Irix made their mark with a bevy of well-received wide angle lenses, including a super-wide-angle 11mm F4 lens along with a 15mm F2.4 that I reviewed last year.  Their most recent lens release has set their sites in a different direction – a telephoto macro lens.  The Irix 150mm F2.8 1:1 Macro is a very [… [Read more...]