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March 22, 2017 Rokinon (Samyang) SP 14mm f/2.4 Image Gallery

I’ve been looking forward to spending some time with the new Rokinon (Samyang) SP 14mm f/2.4 lens.  I owned the less expensive Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 lens, and found it a pretty amazing optical instrument for the price.  It did have a number of quirks, however, along with some optical issues like strong distortion and heavy vignette. […]

March 15, 2017 Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD Image Gallery

Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD Image Gallery Tamron’s newest lens is a replacement for its wide angle option for APS-C (crop sensor) cameras – the Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD.  The new version of the lens has taken a big step forward in build and features, including a new physical design […]

March 8, 2017 Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 VC G2 Image Gallery

Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 VC G2 Image Gallery Ever since the announcement of the new Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 VC USD G2 lens I’ve been excited to get my hands on one.  That was particularly true when I started having conversations with industry insiders and heard some exciting reports of how good it really was. […]

March 8, 2017 SureFire FirePak Mobile Light Review

  These days I am becoming a photography minority. Why? Because I rarely use my phone to take photos or videos. I have tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of photography equipment that I perversely insist on using to take photos and videos with. Research shows that I am definitely in the minority, however, with […]

March 5, 2017 Voigtländer Ultron 40mm f/2 SL-II Image Gallery

Voigtländer Ultron 40mm f/2 SL-II I’ll readily admit to having a weakness for compact, well made manual focus lenses.  I’ve considered the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens to be an excellent value lens, but I’ve been disappointed in the fact that this first lens that was equipped with an STM focus motor doesn’t actually focus […]

March 3, 2017 Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO Distagon T* Review

  Ludicrous Mode American automaker Tesla has become one of the darlings of the auto industry with their high performance electric vehicles. One of the ironic aspects of Tesla’s Model S sedan is the ability to unlock “Ludicrous Mode”. Ludicrous Mode is a software enabled setting where everything goes into “hyperdrive” and the already high […]

March 1, 2017 A Visit to the Fairmont Tremblant

  Those of you who regularly follow my work might know that I have a bit of a love affair with Mont Tremblant, Quebec. I’ve visited the area a number of different times in a variety of seasons, stayed at four different properties, and always leave with a smile on my face and great memories. […]

February 27, 2017 Rokinon (Samyang) SP 85mm f/1.2 Review

Korean lens maker Samyang has settled into a certain niche in the past: they develop manual focus only lenses (with a few Sony exceptions) with highly competitive optics, consumer grade builds, and inexpensive prices. Well, a few of those things are still true. Recently another Korean company (automaker Hyundai) has launched a premium brand (Genesis), […]