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Review: The Canon 11-24mm f/4L is Pricey and Heavy but Unmatched Optically

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Canon seems to be playing the numbers game against its arch-rival Nikon. Its new 50MP EOS 5DS and R-variant allowed Canon to leapfrog past Nikon’s D810’s 36MP in resolution. And with this new EF 11-24mm f/4L USM, Canon users can sneer at Nikon’s 14-24mm f/2.8G with “only” 14mm focal length. ..

Battle of the Nifty Fifties: Canon's 50mm f/1.8 Lenses

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This year, the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, also called the “Nifty Fifty” celebrates its 25th birthday. Yes, that’s right: this lens was released back in December 1990 and is the second oldest lens that’s still in production. Yet it still dominates the list of the most popular Canon ..

Review: The Pixelstick is an Actual 'Game-Changer' Worthy of that Title

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If you love light painting, then have I got a toy for you. The Pixelstick from Bitbanger Labs, which may just be one of the coolest ways to express your creative side after the sun sets. The simplest way to describe the $350 Pixelstick is this: a 6-foot long narrow “stick” covered in LEDs ..

Photo Magic: Create Custom Photo Books with Text Messages

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The 21st century appears to be all about speed: order a pizza from your phone with a tap of your finger, dispense your favorite coffee with a push of a button, and now with a simple text message, you can order a customized photo book with all your favorite moments. Photo Magic is a new […]

Intimate Objects – The LOMO'Instant Automat

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With the proliferation of digital photography in today’s modern market, perfection has become the new normal. Photography is an art practiced through initial capture, modern shooters using their camera to anchor a moment in time with as many potential options as possible be it color, tone, exposure ..

A Nikon D500 Review in the Hands of a Wildlife Photographer

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Wildlife photographer Steve Perry of Backcountry Gallery got his hands on the $1,997 Nikon D500 on the first day it was available. 6,000 real-world photos later, he just published this 25-minute video review with his thoughts on how the camera performs for his purposes. “I examine all the exciting ..

First Impressions: My First Week with the Canon M5

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It’s been a week now since I first got my Canon M5 and I can honestly say I’m in love. From its first announcement, I was intrigued by it, but I had the M3 and it seemed too soon to upgrade. I had convinced myself I could at least wait a few months until I […]

Review: The Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 is a Stellar Prime Lens for Portraits

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The Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 lens is breathtaking to behold. Prior to receiving the lens from Carl Zeiss for this review, I had done some extensive research about the lens and its features. When I received the box in the mail, I was extremely impressed with the packaging and design of the box the lens […]

Comparing Photos from the Canon 1D X, Nikon D810, and Pentax 645z

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In this article, I’m going to share a simple comparison between photos taken with the Canon 1D X, Nikon D810, and Pentax 645z. First things first, this is not a scientific or carefully done test. Don’t read too much into it! This was just because I happened to have all 3 cameras here, and had […]

Review: Peak Design's Upcoming Slide Lite and Slide Summit Camera Straps

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Finding the perfect camera strap can seem like an overwhelming endeavor due to the sheer number of available options. Today, we are going to be taking a look at two different straps that are coming soon from Peak Design and may just help you in your search. The first strap is the Slide Summit Edition: ..