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October 16, 2016 Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 VC G2 Image Gallery

The first generation of Tamron’s affordable supertelephoto zoom took the world by storm when it was released nearly four years ago.  Never before had the market seen such incredible reach (up to 600mm on a full frame DSLR) in such an affordable, well executed package.  The lens wasn’t without faults, but even when later competitors […]

October 12, 2016 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Image Gallery

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Image Gallery The new Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L Mark III may be the most important lens release of the year for many professional photographers.  The 16-35L lenses have been the staple for event photographers, photo journalists, wedding and portrait photographers, and even for many landscape photographers.  The combination of […]

October 3, 2016 Zeiss Milvus Distagon T* 18mm f/2.8 Review

A Happy Medium? In the midst of Zeiss’ second wave of Milvus lenses come an entirely new lens: the Zeiss Milvus Distagon T* 2.8/18mm. The Milvus 18mm replaces a classic Zeiss 18mm lens that had a maximum aperture of f/3.5 and wasn’t up to the exacting standards of the 15mm and 21mm Distagon lenses. This […]

September 24, 2016 Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2 Review

A Little Bit of Perfect…For Some When the Milvus line launched in 2015 there were six concurrent lens releases. Of those six, two were brand new lenses replacing very different lenses in the “Classic” lineup (1.4/50mm and 1.4/85mm). Four others were “reskinned” lenses built around existing optical formulas but with a new look and build. […]

September 16, 2016 Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (5D4) Image Gallery

This week I began my review of a camera that I’m really excited – the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (5D4).  The 5D4 merges a lot of what I’ve liked about the 6D (low light performance, High ISO performance, GPS + WiFi), 80D (DPAF, touchscreen, improved dynamic range, enhanced f/8 focus), and 5DsR (resolution and […]

September 12, 2016 Zeiss Milvus 2/100mm Review

Don’t Call Me Makro Until this point my coverage of the Milvus line from Zeiss has focused on the the lenses with new optical formulas, namely the 50mm f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.4 lenses. Over this past year, however, I’ve gotten a lot of requests to review the Milvus 2/100mm (100mm f/2), a rebuild of the […]

September 8, 2016 Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 Image Gallery

I’ve had a great opportunity to get an early look at the just announced today Zeiss Milvus Distagon T* 18mm f/2.8 (2.8/18mm).  I love the look of this lens, love the focal length, and now I get to find out if I love the image quality.  It stands as a more compact option (with an […]

© 2016 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

I saw a really imposing storm cloud system heading over the road near my home and debated how to capture it in a visually interesting way.  I finally settled on using a tripod and shooting a long exposure.  The approaching cars provided both illumination for the road surface along with a vsitually arresting foreground element to compliment the brooding sky.  I really liked the end result I got here - and this shot is my first share from the just announced Zeiss Milvus Distagon T* 18mm f/2.8 lens.  I've previewed it here:  http://bit.ly/2cofpZh and have an image gallery from it going here:  http://bit.ly/2csoGhc  My final review will come in a couple of weeks.

Technical Information:  Canon EOS 6D + Zeiss Milvus Distagon T* 18mm f/2.8, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X  (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off) 

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September 8, 2016 Zeiss Milvus APO Sonnar 2/135mm Image Gallery

I’m delighted that Zeiss has released a new Milvus version of one of my favorite Zeiss lenses – the Milvus APO Sonnar T* 2/135mm.  This lens is pretty much optical perfection, though now in an improved build that includes weather sealing (one more way to set it apart from the Canon EF 135mm f/2L).  Also […]