Category Archives: Photo Gear Reviews

Flat light.  Golden hour.  Hard light.  We’ll decode them all for you here! As you begin your photography journey, you’ll hear lots of talk about light.  And photographers have come up with about six dozen ways to describe it.  Flat light, soft light, open shade, dappled light…so many terms it can be …

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Photographers everywhere rave about their Sigma Art lenses.  But is the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art lens worth the hype? When I needed a fast 35mm lens for my kit, I settled on the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art lens. It wasn’t without reservations. I’d read reviews but my experience with Sigma lenses was less …

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Before you make the switch, find out exactly what is a mirrorless camera and decide if it’s the right camera for you! Have you heard other photographers rave about their mirrorless cameras? Ever see another photographer shooting a tiny camera and wonder what the heck it was? Today, we’re going to tackle …

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What are the best and hottest gifts for photographers this year?  We’ve got a list! Do you have a photographer in your life?  Do you know what’s on her holiday wish list?  You better believe she has one!  If you need ideas, we have you covered! From stocking stuffers to new gear, …

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Thinking about a mega zoom?  Here’s a Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 lens review If you’re a wildlife photographer, nature photographer or sports photographer, sometimes you want to fill the frame with your subject.  Problem is, you can’t always get closer to your subject.  That’s where a super-telephoto lens or a mega zoom like …

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Battery grips.  Filters.  Memory cards.  Sort out what’s necessary and what’s nice to have when it comes to camera accessories To be a professional photographer, you only really need a camera, lens and a memory card or some film.  That’s it.  The rest of the equipment out there simply makes life easier, …

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Hand strap, cross-body strap or harness? Here’s what you need to know before choosing a camera strap! I never really gave much thought to my camera strap.  I left the default yellow and black strap on my Nikon for years.  But after really getting bit by the photography bug, I decided a …

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What’s so nifty about the fifty?  Let’s find out! It’s inexpensive, easy to use and optically sound.  So what’s not to love about a 50mm nifty fifty lens? In a word, nothing. There is a reason the 50mm lens is nicknamed the “nifty-fifty.”  Learn why this lens is one just about every …

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What’s the best macro lens for your kit?  Read this first! Macro photography can be a lot of fun to shoot.  There is just something fascinating about seeing tiny details at life-size.  There’s a whole teeny, tiny world out there waiting for an explorer like you! The problem?  To uncover these bijou …

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Outfit your favorite shutterbug with one of these best kids cameras! Do you have a budding photographer in your ranks?  It’s never too early for kids to fall in love with photography.  But what are the best kids cameras available right now?  Should you get something simple?  Something a young photographer can …

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The workhorse 70-200mm lens should be on just about every photographer’s must-have list Are you on the fence about purchasing a 70-200 mm lens?  Worried about the cost?  The weight?  Whether it’s a good lens?  I can’t make these lenses get any cheaper or heavier, but I can alleviate your concerns about …

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Full-frame glorified kit lens or budget-friendly professional choice?  I weigh in on whether to love or leave the Nikon 24-120 mm f/4 lens. When I upgraded to a full-frame camera, I had the option for purchasing the Nikon 24-120 mm f/4 lens at a deep discount if I bundled it with my new …

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Canon fans raise your hands! We found the best Canon camera just for you! Either you’ve heard good things about Canon and you don’t know which camera to get, or you love Canon and want to upgrade your camera to something better (and you also don’t know which camera to get). Either way, …

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What photography equipment does it take to become an amateur or professional photographer?  We’ll help you learn! Maybe you’ve been taking pictures for a few years and are thinking of turning professional.  Or maybe you’ve never held a camera but want to become a professional photographer and own your own business.  Your …

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What’s the best Nikon camera on the market in 2019?  The better question is what is the best Nikon camera for you! You are in the market for a new Nikon camera.  Two questions are likely top-of-mind: which is the best Nikon camera and how much is this going to cost me?  …

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What is the best camera for photography? You would be surprised how often we’re asked that question. The answer you don’t want is: the best camera for photography is one that won’t put you into debt buying it. Luckily we know what you do want to hear, so we’ve compiled a list …

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