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October 15, 2018 Zeiss Loxia 21mm F2.8 Distagon Review

When the idea of mirrorless cameras was first floated, one of the main advantages that was touted was the ability to have an optically excellent camera system in a smaller, lighter configuration when compared to a typical DSLR/lens combination. That reality has proven to be somewhat inconsistent, as it isn’t atypical for some [Read more...]

October 13, 2018 Emily and Edward

Check me out on:  Google+: | Facebook: | Twitter: | Flickr: | 500px: | Sign Up for My Newsletter : Edward and Emily approached me about doing a portrait/engagement session, and, because I have a good relationship with them (and because they are a beautiful young couple), I asked if they would be willing for me [&hellip [Read more...]

October 10, 2018 Sigma 24mm F1.4 ART FE Image Gallery

Sigma 24mm F1.4 ART FE Image Gallery The Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM | ART was, I believe, the only ART series lens that I missed reviewing when it was initially released.  In the past few months Sigma has been releasing new versions of its ART series in Sony FE (full frame E-mount), so I […] [Read more...]

October 9, 2018 Live. Laugh. Autumn!

“Live.  Laugh.  Autumn” © 2018 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott I did a portrait/engagement session with a beautiful couple yesterday, and it was a delight. The leaves were approaching their peak autumn goodness, and it’s easy to work with young people in love! I’ll be filming an episode w [Read more...]

October 6, 2018 Red Comes First

“Red Comes First” © 2018 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott Happy Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend! Typically our fall foliage peaks about this time, though this year the unseasonably warm summer means that the timeline might be pushed back a week or two. One thing you definitely learn over time, however, is that th [Read more...]

October 3, 2018 Zeiss Loxia 35mm F2 Image Gallery

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 performance.  As I’ve noted in many subsequent reviews this idea is often lost, as frequently lenses designed for mirrorless (like the Sony [Read more...]

September 26, 2018 Zeiss Loxia 21mm F2.8 Image Gallery

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 performance.  As I’ve noted in many subsequent reviews this idea is often lost, as frequently lenses designed for mirrorless (like the Sony [Read more...]

September 23, 2018 Aurora Aperture PowerND Rear Filter Kit Review

Wide angle lenses and filters are a bit of a nightmare.  One of the main challenges many photographers have to consider is that using anything but the bare lens involves expense, bulk, and inconvenience.  Lenses with less focal lengths and smaller maximum apertures can often use typical screw-in filters, but at the cos [Read more...]