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May 29, 2017 August EP750 Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones Review

  Putting on a good pair of headphones is a revelation for a music lover. The degree of sonic immersion possible allows music to come alive in a way like nothing short of a very high end audiophile system. The EP750 are the third set of headphones that I’ve reviewed from the audio company August, […]

May 24, 2017 Vanguard Alta Fly Rolling Camera Bags (48T) Review

This article was originally published in Photo News Canada and is republished here by permission. One of the most daunting things to do as a photographer is to travel with your expensive gear. There have been moments that I carried a bag of gear worth more than the car that dropped me off at the […]

May 22, 2017 Voigtländer Ultron 40mm f/2 SL-II Review

  My Quiet Rebellion We live in a day of ever-larger lenses. High resolution, pixel dense camera bodies like the Nikon D800, then the Sony A7R II, and then the even more pixel dense Canon EOS 5Ds/R have a tendency to expose optical flaws in lenses. The Zeiss Otus 1.4/55mm came on the scene a […]

May 18, 2017 Sigma 135mm f/1.8 HSM ART Review

  Sigma has established a very clear objective with their ART series primes: deliver large aperture prime lenses with class-leading (or near to it) resolution. On multiple occasions they have pushed the envelope of what was possible in maximum aperture at different focal lengths, and, while Sony has already released a 135mm lens with a […]

May 1, 2017 Sony a7R II Mini Review and Photo Gallery

  Followers of my work know that I have long been a Canon only shooter, but recently Zeiss asked me to review a new Batis lens, which required me to borrow a Sony a7R II body from my friends at B&H Photo.  I used the Sony body over the course of about six weeks, and […]

April 27, 2017 Rokinon (Samyang) SP 14mm f/2.4 Review

The twin brands of Samyang and Rokinon have long been known for manufacturing inexpensive manual focus lenses that have often had excellent optical performance.  The very first Rokinon lens I used/reviewed was the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 wide angle lens.  At the time I was using the Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L, which I ended up selling to […]

April 24, 2017 Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 Apo Sonnar T* Review

  So I finally have in my hands an autofocusing Zeiss with image stabilization to boot. Have I died and gone to heaven? Not quite. It is then that I wake up and realize that the Batis 135 isn’t actually for a camera system I own. No, this beautiful Zeiss lens is made only in a […]

April 19, 2017 Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM ART Image Gallery

Another long awaited lens from the Sigma ART series has arrived – the new Sigma 135mm f/1.8 ART.  It looks nearly identical to the 85 ART, though just a tiny bit smaller in every dimension.  Optically it pushes the envelope at the 135mm focal length with a maximum aperture of f/1.8 rather than f/2.  This […]