Hallelujah! The Canon 7D Mark II Is Here!

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Canonistas rejoice!  One of the most popular cameras in Canon history is back with a new and improved version.  The Canon 7D Mark II was just announced, and I have a feeling it’s going to be just as popular as the previous version. The original Canon 7D was announced back in August of 2009.  2009! CONTINUE

New Lens or New Camera Body?

New camera with high iso capabilities - The low light in a gymnasium requires shooting at a high iso. This was shot at 3200 to freeze the action at 1/800s. - Photo by Terence Fominaya

I often get approached by friends who are interested in “getting a nice camera.” I always suggest we sit down and talk about the type of photography they are interested in. We also talk about budget. Some of you may be in the position of getting your first DSLR, others may be more serious photographers CONTINUE

Best Macro Lenses: Unbiased Review of 8 Lenses

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I have read countless reviews online of macro lenses, but the problem with all of them is that they only have one lens on hand.  That makes it pretty impossible for photographers to know which option is the best bang for the buck. I purchased 8 different options for macro photography, so in this test CONTINUE

Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II Lens (Unbiased Review)

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What You Need to Know I’m about to make a statement that I may later regret, but here it is.  The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens is the best lens ever made. There are sharper primes and faster lenses, but the combination of convenience, versatility, and optical quality of this lens are CONTINUE

Neewer 180 Studio Strobes

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Not every photographer needs to have a set of studio strobes. But, for those who do, finding an inexpensive alternative that is actually usable can be a challenge. That’s why I’m reviewing the very usable, and relatively inexpensive, Neewer 180. Prices range from about $50.00 per strobe (on Amazon.com) to just under $250.00 for a CONTINUE