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

The Camranger: An unbiased review

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Tethered shooting has been available to photographers for quite some time.  Tethered shooting (plugging a cord from your camera to the computer) gives the benefit of shooting directly to a desktop computer or laptop and seeing the photo large on a computer screen, and being able to make adjustments to the photo on the spot. Although CONTINUE