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December 22nd, 2011

Equipment Review: Nikon Perspective Control (PC) Lenses

Posted By Michael Clark
In a continuing effort to create new and different images I picked up the 85mm f/2.8 PC-E Micro Nikkor earlier this year for shooting landscapes, action and portraits. While this type of lens is definitely not new to Nikon’s lineup, I hadn’t tried them out before and I was very impressed by the images that …
January 28th, 2011

Tamron SP70-300 Di VC USD: First Impressions

Posted By Ian Plant
"Awaiting Spring" - Huntley Meadows, Virginia
Many photographers claim that equipment doesn’t really matter—simply put, the best lens won’t make a bad photographer any better, and even bad lenses in the hands of a skilled master will produce great results. While this may be true to some extent, quality equipment can make a difference, and unfortunately poor equipment can constrain your …
May 24th, 2010

Lensbaby Fun.

Posted By Jerry Monkman
Tulip shot with a Lensbaby Composer and 4x close-up filter.
Back in February at the NANPA Summit in Reno, I finally succumbed to the temptation to buy a Lensbaby.  Lensbabies are relatively inexpensive (around $300.00) plastic lenses that you can twist and turn in any direction to create an image with very selective focus.  When these were first introduced 6 or 7 years ago, I …
May 20th, 2010

Carl Zeiss Lenses For Canon

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Carl Zeiss 28mm f2 and 35mm f2 ZE lenses
During the month of April, Zeiss USA generously loaned me 2 lenses, the Carl Zeiss 28mm f2 ZE and 35mm f2 ZE.  I tested them in Death Valley National Park, Antelope Valley Poppy Preserve, Carrizo Plains National Monument, and Olympic National Park. I needed a static subject with even light so that I could effectively …