I’ve owned a couple of digital bridge cameras in the past and I enjoyed the flexibility and portability that this type of camera affords owners. The integrated zoom lenses on a bridge camera makes them an especially good choice for people looking for an all-in-one travel camera solution.
When I read that Nikon had launched a new CoolPix P900 with an equivalent field of view of 24 mm to 2000 mm I was intrigued to see what this camera could do. Continue reading Nikon P900 Hands-On Review: It’s all about the zoom!
This hands-on review provides some initial impressions on shooting with the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC. I always try to take a practical, hands-on approach with my gear reviews, so you won’t find any formal sharpness testing and other technical assessments. If readers are looking for that kind of information there are plenty of other photography sites that take that approach with their reviews. As many readers of my blog know I always prefer to shoot images hand-held so this article has quite a bit of emphasis on using this lens in that manner. Continue reading Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC Hands-On Review
For readers who may be looking for information on mirror-less cameras, our friends at Mirrorlessons.com just published an article that summarizes the top 3 mirrorless camera picks from 30 different, well-known photography writers/bloggers. To see the article go to this link. Continue reading Expert Opinions on Mirror-Less Cameras
Ever since Nikon announced the introduction of the Nikon 1 V3 back in March of 2014 the camera has been met with mixed reactions. Some of the design choices made with this camera left many photographers scratching their heads wondering what the engineers at Nikon were thinking when they put the concept for the Nikon 1 V3 together. Continue reading Nikon 1 V3 Hands-On Review
This short article has a selection of sample images taken hand-held with the Nikon 1 V3 and Nikon 1 CX 70-300 lens at Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls Canada. While I was intending on doing a full review of the Nikon 1 V3 a number of time sensitive client video projects have recently emerged. Unfortunately that means I will not be able to proceed with my planned full review any time soon. Instead I’ll provide a few initial impressions of this camera along with some sample images. Continue reading Nikon 1 V3 Initial Impressions and Sample Images
The super zoom market has really heated up over the past year or so with the launch of the Tamron 150-600 VC, the Nikon 1 CX 70-300, a new 100-400 from Canon, and two new lenses from Sigma, including the Sigma 150-600 Sport. I thought readers may like to see a few sample images along with some initial thoughts about shooting with this lens hand-held. Continue reading Shooting Hand-Held with the Sigma 150-600 Sport
For many people when the Tamron SP 150-600mm VC lens was announced it was considered a ‘game changer’. After all, in the fall of 2013 how many other zoom lenses were available on the market that gave a photographer 600 mm reach on a full frame camera for less than $1,100 US? The answer was… none. Continue reading Hands-on Review of Tamron 150-600 VC f/5-6.3
The past 12 months has seen some very interesting developments in the ultra-zoom lens market with the launch of the Tamron 150-600 mm f/5-6.3 VC and two new 150-600 mm f/5-6.3 lenses from Sigma. Continue reading Nikon 1 CX 70-300mm VR Super Telephoto
After my review of the Tamron 150-600 mm VC telephoto zoom lens appeared on the Photography Life web site, a number of readers had questions on how that lens compared to the long telephoto zooms from Sigma. As luck would have it, I was able to borrow a recently purchased Sigma 150-500 mm OS from a friend and this article captures some initial thoughts about photographing birds, including those in flight, with this lens. Continue reading Bird Images with Sigma 150-500 OS
In the past we have been using a self-sealing cutting mat, Olfa knife, and a steel edge safety ruler to do all of our custom trimming of posters and prints. Fortunately the vast majority of our work has not required any custom trimming since we design all of our standard posters around 17” (43.18 cm) roll paper, and posters come off our printer trimmed to size and ready to ship. Continue reading Dahle 554 Rotary Cutter Review