Comparing the Optics of the $40 Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 and the $125 Canon 50mm f/1.8 II
I recently did a simple review that compared Yongnuo’s new $40 clone of the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II. Today I will dive a little deeper into how the two lenses stack up optically. There’s only so much that can be tested in home without fancy gear (MTF charts and the like) so I did a […]
I Bought a Holga Digital. Here's a Hands-On Review.
I bought a Holga Digital through the Kickstarter fundraising campaign in August 2015. It is a fairly early model, so by the time you read this there might have been some tweaks or firmware updates. I have never owned the original film Holga (or any medium format camera for that matter), so this review ..
I Do Wedding Photography with the Sony a7S
My name is David Weightman, and I do wedding photography as Married to My Camera. As my brand name suggests, I’m rather attached to one camera! Due to the documentary style of wedding photography I practice, I feel it’s more important that I know my camera inside out, rather than upgrade constantly ..
A First Review of the $40 Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 'Nifty Fifty' Clone
I will be the first to admit that I am not a street photographer, not a wedding photographer, and don’t generally shoot in low light, but I wanted to get a review out since I just received my two copies of Yongnuo’s $40 clone of the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II. Yongnuo has their own branded […]
Some Thoughts After Using Flickr Version 4.0
Having had a few weeks now to spend significant time exploring Flickr 4.0, I thought I’d write up a detailed post about my ongoing thoughts on the recent update by Flickr. 1. Autotagging Autotagging has received a mixed reception by the Flickr community as well as the broader press. Initially a lot of the Flickr ..
Diving Into the Numbers: Is the Canon 7D Mark II as Bad as DxOMark Says it Is?
After much anticipation and positive initial reports about the new Canon 7D Mark II, DxOMark’s review of the camera’s sensor was met with some shock. According to their tests, the Mark II’s sensor was on par with the 5-year-old Nikon D300s, and even fell behind smaller Micro Four Thirds ..
Hands On with Photo Box, A New Monthly Delivery of Photography Goodies
Photo Box is a monthly subscription service that is aimed at delivering surprise and inspiration to photographers around the world. The service has yet to launch, but we got our hands on a ‘Photo Box Pro’ sample for a special unboxing preview for all of you. Take a look at our unboxing video and don’t ..
DJI Mavic Vs GoPro Karma Review Says the Karma is 'Unquestionably' Terrible
Ouch. Reviews don’t get much worse than starting with “The GoPro Karma is unquestionably, inarguably, unarguably, without a doubt, the worst drone I have ever flown.” And it only went downhill from there… (Warning: Strong language). This comprehensive review and comparison of the GoPro ..
Review: Lensbaby's Creative Mobile Kit Lenses Bring Selective Focus to Your Phone
Lensbaby has been producing creative art lenses since the company was established in 2004. They have since released a number of different products for both SLR and Mirrorless camera bodies, as well as mobile smartphones. Recently, Lensbaby released the ‘Creative Mobile Kit’ which features two unique ..
A Review of the Laowa 15mm f/4 and Its Crazy Close 4.7mm Working Distance
Here’s a new video review by Thomas Shahan, the “Bob Ross of bug shots,” of the new Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 1:1 wide angle macro lens. There are a number of interesting features in this manual-focus lens, including a buit-in shift mechanism and a crazy close 4.7mm working distance ..