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February 15, 2017 Zeiss Otus 1.4/28mm APO Distagon T* Image Gallery

The Carl Zeiss company definitely knows how to make premium lenses with beautiful optics…and very expensive price tags.  Few lenses typify this more than the extravagant Otus series.  The Otus 1.4/55mm, 1.4/85mm, and now 1.4/28mm are all wide aperture premium prime lenses with exorbitant prices.  The Otus 28mm f/1.4 takes that to new level, with […]

February 13, 2017 Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Review

  Before I was a professional reviewer I used to haunt a few popular photography message boards, and in many ways little has changed since becoming a reviewer. I don’t have quite as much time to spend on them, but I do like to gauge interest and feedback from real photographers both upon announcements of […]

February 6, 2017 New Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 DI VC USD G2 Announced

  Dustin’s Thoughts:  I’ve been using the Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD for about three and a half years.  It’s served me well in many, many wedding and portrait sessions along with countless events.  I chose it over the extremely popular Canon version because I thought the optics and bokeh were superior, though […]

February 4, 2017 Rokinon (Samyang) SP 85mm f/1.2 Image Gallery

I’ve been very excited since the announcement of a new high end line from Korean lens maker Samyang (Rokinon).  Samyang/Rokinon has developed a brand built upon delivering very good optical performance in an inexpensive package.  They (like Zeiss) have primarily produced manual focus only lenses, and this lens along with the newly announced 14mm f/2.4 lens are […]

February 3, 2017 Vanguard Heralder 51T Rolling Backpack Review

Vanguard Heralder 51T Review A few months ago I flew to a different country to shoot a wedding. I needed to pack wedding related gear, which for me meant two DSLRs with 24-70mm f/2.8 and 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom lenses along with a few primes (macro and portrait primes). I also carried a collapsible reflector, two […]

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 30, 2017 Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Image Gallery

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Image Gallery Opinions have wavered on this new affordable telephoto lens from Canon, but I’ve been anxious to test it for myself.  The operation of the lens is excellent, and I’m extremely impressed once again by the behavior of the Nano USM autofocus technology.  I can already attest […]

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 […]