Category Archives: Gear Reviews

Looking for a cheap Canon lens? Let’s examine your options! If you’re a new or seasoned photographer, you probably have figured out that it’s NOT cheap to build your lens arsenal.  In fact, it’s really easy to find yourself overwhelmed with all of the choices you have and what is absolutely necessary. Do you need …

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Confused about your next portrait lens? Let us give you the breakdown! Choosing the best portrait lens can be confusing, as they all have some admirable qualities. As a new (or seasoned) portrait photographer, portrait lens choices can really get confusing! We often hear about one great lens, only to read about ANOTHER great lens! …

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An in-depth discussion on comparing the 50mm 1.8 vs. 1.4 so you know which one is best for you! When it comes to prime camera lenses, the 50mm lens is a classic. It’s the lens that everyone shoots on when they first take black and white photography in high school. It’s the lens that many …

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Introduction We talk a a lot about prime lenses on Coles classroom. But when it comes down to price, lots of people can only afford to buy one prime lens. Although primes are wonderful and produce sharp stunning images, they can lack some functionality. The main thing being that you don’t have the ability to …

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Your 18-55mm is Still a Great Choice! My very first ‘serious’ camera (I say serious because it was the first camera that I owned with interchangeable focal length kit lenses) came with all the starter essentials that I could hope for when I was starting out. I remember the smile from ear to ear when I …

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Want to know WHY you NEED an 85mm Lens?! It’s no big secret that many photographers initially reach for their 85mm lens! I know adding an 85mm lens to my arsenal was a BIG deal! I researched my different lens options for months and came to love the idea of what the 85mm could do for …

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What do you think of when you hear the term DSLR? You possibly think of the family camera that collects dust in the computer room. Or one of those large cameras that you see professional photographers using on the football field. Do you really know how a DSLR camera (digital single-lens reflex, also know as …

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When Do You Need to Have Fisheye Lens and How to Use It for Better Image Collection? Before talking any further, let’s understand in simple terms what a fisheye lens is. It’s an ultra-wide angle lens that is used to create a wide panoramic view in a hemispherical image and brings about a lot of …

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Do You Know What You Need from a Photo Printer?  Here’s a Quick Buyer’s Guide to Finding the Best Photo Printer. Do you often have to run so you can get photo prints of your kid’s science work? Do you need to print photographs at your workplace? If so, then buying a photo printer would …

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What is a Telephoto Lens? A telephoto lens is a lens with a long-focal-length. This lens  magnifies object that are far away and helps you take a picture from a distance without disturbing your subject. Telephoto lenses are those that have a focal length of 100mm and above. The longer the focal length, the greater …

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Have you ever wondered if you’re using the BEST newborn photography lenses? This is one of the number one questions we hear when it comes to newborn photography.  If you’re just getting started in the newborn niche, you’ll no doubt be wondering if you have the right lenses to capture those precious little babies. Or if you’re already an …

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I love 50mm lenses, mostly for their versatile and natural focal length. Whether you are shooting portraits, smaller details, lifestyle, or just looking for a good every day lens, you really can’t beat the focal length of a 50mm. I recently had the opportunity to rent a Canon 50mm f/1.2L lens from our friends over …

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Wish you could nail white balance consistently? Now you can. I’m going to be honest with you. When it comes to White Balance, I have always been one to shoot in Auto White Balance (AWB) mode and “fix it later.” “It’s such a quick, easy fix in post-processing,” I told myself. Until it wasn’t. I’ve …

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Interested in the Nikon D5? Here is an all-inclusive Nikon D5 Review! I recently rented the Nikon D5 from LensProtoGo to spend a few days with the camera for two different photo shoots I had scheduled.  It was fun to really put it to the test and see how the camera performs. Now, of course, at a …

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I’m in quite a few Facebook photography groups and it seems every single day someone has a memory card fail. It’s scary when this happens but we all have to deal with at some point. I recently had one fail on me! While there is no guarantee you won’t have one fail, here are a …

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Are you looking for the best portrait lens on a budget? If you are making your way into the photography industry, chances are you are looking to get killer photos of your clients while building your business on a budget. And who can blame you? We want our clients to look their best and we don’t …

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