Aug 10

A Trip to Pennsylvania

I recently took a nice trip to Western Pennsylvania to visit with some of my wife’s family and do a few things with the kids.  We ended up going to the two big Frank Lloyd Wright houses in the area, Kentuck Knob and Fallingwater, as well as visiting Cucumber Falls in Ohiopyle State Park and …

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Jul 24

Review: Voigtländer 40mm f/1.2 Nokton

Voigtländer has been steadily releasing a rather full complement of lenses for the Sony E-Mount, from their ultra-wide 10mm and 12mm offerings, to the classic rendering 35mm f/1.4 to extremely high-end macro lenses like the 65mm f/2 and the new 110mm f/2.5.  Today we’re looking at one of their newer designs, the Voigtländer 40mm f/1.2 …

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Jun 19

Review: Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD (Sony E-Mount)

As the full-frame Sony E-Mount system matures, the available lens selection has continued to grow year after year. While Sony and Zeiss have created a wide variety of lenses from 12mm through 400mm, third-party lens makers have yet to fully embrace the system, save perhaps for Voigtlander, which has released a fair few lenses for …

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Jun 02

Review: Fujifilm Fujinon XF 80mm f/2.8 Macro R LM OIS WR

Fujifilm has developed an exceptionally robust lens lineup over the last several years, but the one area that had been lacking was in a true 1:1 macro lens.  Fuji remedies this with their 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro, a lens with a slightly longer field of view than many macros, 1:1 magnification, an …

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May 13

Review: Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM (Canon EF Mount) + MC-11

I don’t generally do reviews of Canon EF lenses, as I’ve been shooting mirrorless exclusively for the past 7 years.  However, with the availability of EF to E-mount adapters, and the Sony system still being a little thin in some areas, there are Canon mount lenses that may potentially be great alternatives for use on …

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May 01

Review: Sony A7 III

The Sony A7 full-frame mirrorless system has now been around for 4.5 years, and while the original A7 was replaced after just a year on the shelf, the A7 II has had much greater staying power. That model was announced in November of 2014, and has enjoyed a nice stay as the ‘basic model’ in …

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Apr 15

Sony A7 III vs. A7 II – Noise Comparison

Hello, everyone! The web is buzzing with all the reviews and news of Sony’s new powerhouse for a bargain price, the A7 III. The new A7 III put a huge number of upgrades into the ‘basic’ model of full-frame mirrorless camera, including vastly improved autofocus, dual card slots, a bunch of new features and a …

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Apr 07

Mini-Review: Canon Powershot G7 X Mark II

Today I’m taking a quick look at a high-end compact camera. I recently went on vacation with my family to Orlando, Florida, to spend some time taking in the parks at Disney World and Universal Studios. Since this was a family vacation, and not a photographic journey, I didn’t want to carry anything even remotely …

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