QUICK REVIEW : Sigma 150mm - 600mm f/5-6.3 SPORT

QUICK REVIEW : Sigma 150mm - 600mm f/5-6.3 SPORT

A client contacted me last week.  She was finding that her existing telephoto zoom lens did not have the reach that she needed for birding, and had done some initial research and was interested in Sigma's 150-600/5-6.3 Sport telephoto zoom.  She wanted to know if I had shot it and tested it before ordering one, because while priced competitively, they are not inexpensive.  To learn what I discovered, read on...

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REVIEW : Fujifilm X-T2 - This May Be the Mirrorless You Need/Want

REVIEW : Fujifilm X-T2 - This May Be the Mirrorless You Need/Want

The good people at Fujifilm Canada have made an X-T2 available to me for review.  It came with the little flash in the box and two lenses, the Fujinon 10-24/4 and the Fujinon 55-200/3.5-4.8.  Care to find out how it fared in my testing, and whether I recommend it?  Read on my friends...

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REVIEW : MOLA Softlights - The Best I Have Ever Used

REVIEW : MOLA Softlights - The Best I Have Ever Used

A beauty dish is a wonderful light shaping tool.   Using one well takes a fair bit of practice from a positioning perspective, but once you build the skill, there is no other light shaper like a good beauty dish.  Some manufacturers such as Profoto refer to these light shapers as soft lights.  In this review I look at the absolutely awesome MOLA softlight line

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REVIEW : Canon EOS M5 - Is this Canon's Best Mirrorless?

REVIEW : Canon EOS M5 - Is this Canon's Best Mirrorless?

The question being posed is whether the EOS-M5 is Canon's best mirrorless ever.  The answer is unabashedly, and wholeheartedly, yes.  The more relevant question is whether the EOS M5 is a competitive offering, coming as it does, late to the game, and onto a field with other better established and well respected competitors.  Join me in this review, and you'll see my answer at the end, but more importantly be able to answer for yourself.

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REVIEW : Sigma ART 20mm f/1.4 - Scoping the Landscape

Readers know that I am a fan of fast glass.  I love the flexibility it gives me and I tend to shoot fast lenses wide open because of that flexibility.  I have no fear of flash, I just like the ability to make an image wherever I might want to.  My latest opportunity is the review of Sigma's ART series 20mm f/1.4

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QUICK REVIEW : Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10

QUICK REVIEW : Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10

I was heading to a motorcycle show and wanted a small high quality camera to use, that would not involve me taking anything that would not fit in a pocket.  I expected to be on and off bikes all day and wanted nothing swinging on a strap or requiring a bag.  Bryan Weiss of Daytripper Photo, knows the high end point and shoot space better than I so I asked his advice.   His first reaction matched mine, which was to reach for Sony RX-100 Mark IV.  Then he asked if I was willing to try something new and thus began my working day with the Lumix LX10.

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REVIEW : Nikon KeyMission 170 and Keymission 360

REVIEW : Nikon KeyMission 170 and Keymission 360

The folks at Nikon Canada have sent me a pair of KeyMission products to have a look at.  I was initially curious as to why a solid camera company like Nikon would get into action and 360 cameras.  To me this seemed a strange decision but I thought it would be worthwhile to have a look.

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REVIEW : Palette - Customizable Controls for Software

REVIEW : Palette - Customizable Controls for Software

The idea behind Palette is to allow the user of a number of photo and video applications to build a custom control surface for each application.  I contacted the manufacturer when the device was first announced, but they were not ready for media review at the time and I forgot about the device for about a year.  I recently obtained a Professional version for evaluation.  Let's see what we see.

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25 New Year's Resolutions for Creatives - Have a More Powerful 2017

25 New Year's Resolutions for Creatives - Have a More Powerful 2017

Every New Year, folks make resolutions.  A lot of them never get started, some get accomplished, and by the 3rd of January, life has often gotten in the way.  To save you time, gentle reader, I have provided a lengthy list of resolutions for creatives to make your list building quicker.  Heck, you might even do some of them!

 

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