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Vanguard VEO AM-264TR Monopod Review

I recently contacted Vanguard US about testing some of the monopods they manufacture.  My plan was simple.  One high end monopod and one low end monopod. INTRODUCTION I would imagine that a lot of photographers do not think about monopods. Fact is there are a lot of us that probably never, ever need a monopod. If we do, then most …

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Reviewing Luzid: A New Player in the Filter Game

  Luzid is a new player in the filter game.  They started in 2015 as a joint venture between four companies: CameraGearUK from the United Kingdom; Desmond Photographic from the U.S.; Bravo Distsribution in Canado; and Photo Ideas from Greece.  Their goal is to produce top-of-the-line filters with Brass frames and Schott Superwhite Glass for half (or less) the price.  They …

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ND Filters – 30 Filters Reviewed and Compared

I am going to jump right in to the nuts & bolts of this review, without a lot of explanation about what a Neutral Density filter actually is.  If you aren’t familiar with ND filters, my ND 101 article would be a great place to start.  The main goal for this article is to provide unbiased, real-world examples of each filter, …

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Fuji XT2: The complete review with everything we know so far

  The Fuji XT2 was just announced, and I’ve gotta say that this is going to be the camera to have.  It’s faster, full of pixels, and promises to autofocus like lightning. This post will be updated on an hourly/daily basis over the next few months as details are revealed about this camera. I haven’t had my hands on a …

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Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT Tripod Review

In the world of tripods, there are many choices available to the photographer. The range of price is almost as wide as the number of tripods on the market. In this article, I am going to review one of the many tripods available, the Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT tripod.  I purchased this tripod with the GH-100 pistol grip head.  I …

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Hands On With The Lensbaby Twist 60 – See In a New, Twisted Way

I love blur, always have. I resist hard lines and certainties both in life and in art, preferring softer, more malleable edges. You can keep your formulas and rules, I’ll stick with things that I can bend and twist to suit my need (or my whim). It’s probably the reason that I prefer viewing the world through a glass of …