Category Archives: Gear Reviews & How to

Anything that has to do with the gear of photography. Reviews and how to articles on pretty much everything like lights, cameras, bags and Lenses as well all the stuff leading up to “action.”

Recent Firmware Update Fix for D-Link 655 Wireless Router and Galaxy S-4 (T-Mobile) compatibility issues

There is a fix to the D-Link 655 N wireless router and Samsung Galaxy S-4 compatibility issues… On a  recent upgrade of my Galaxy S to a Samsung Galaxy S-4, to help with various presentations of my photography to clients … Continue reading

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Learning my Canon Mark III and these video tutorials at Canon USA really help

Took some searching and here they are. Canon has made a slew of video tutorials on how to use the Canon 5D Mark III. The folks at Canon helped me to find them.  But it still took some searching to find … Continue reading

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D7100 24.1 Megapixel Nikon DSLR in DX format announced and available for preorders

Adorama and Amazon are taking preorders for the 24.1 Megapixel (MP) D7100 for $1,196.95. These are scheduled to go into full release and ship as they become available from Nikon on a rumored release date of March 21, 2013. From what … Continue reading

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You buy on eBay? Well, they are hiding the feedback some more !!!

Okay, eBay is still used for some purchases and sales… But, it keeps getting dicier and dicier. Aside from the fees and other expenses… The feedback used to mean something. A seller used to be able to control to whom … Continue reading

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Switching to Canon 5D Mark III from Nikon D800 and D7000 – Unhappy with Nikon Low Light Mid Range Pro Camera Offering…

Nikon’s D800 is an excellent camera for still life or landscapes.  I’m switching to the Canon 5D Mark III. While I love the D800‘s on body pro control features, I prefer DX (APS-C) formats, and do shoot my D800 in APS-C mode, … Continue reading

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Sigma 8-16mm Ultra Wide Angle Lens on Nikon D800 in DX mode for Fashion Shoot … Works Great !!

The Nikon D800 full sized (FX) sensor body takes images which for my purposes generally have far too many megapixels. Fortunately,  the D800 can be used in crop sensor APS-C  or DX mode. Unfortunately, there is currently no pro or semi pro Nikon body … Continue reading

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Ultra Wide Zooms for Nikon DSLRs by Sigma and Tokina Tested and Reviewed Sigma 8-16mm, Sigma 12-24mm Version II and Tokina 11-16mm on Nikon D800

I have been and have not given up on being a crop sensor (DX) shooter.  However, I recently acquired a Nikon D800 full sized (FX) sensor body and have been experimenting with it. Being a shooter who likes to go wide, … Continue reading

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Problems Running PS CS6 with Dell XPS 8500 i7 Intel Quad Core Windows 8

I bought a Dell XPS 8500 Desktop, Intel® Core™ i7-3770 3.4GHz, running Windows 8 PRO. It was configured as a really hot machine to run Photoshop CS6… which was choking on my  two-year old Windows 7 HP machine after I … Continue reading

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What is Nikon doing for Pro DX and for a Pro Sub 20 Mega Pixel FX Camera?

Bought a Nikon D800 used for cheap… and now have to spend a ton on FX lenses in the wide to medium focal lengths… and am not happy… The 36 Megabyte files are too big for most portraits which most … Continue reading

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Nikon 80-200mm f2.8 ED vs 70-200mm f2.8 AF-S VR2 Zoom Lens Nikkors

If you follow my blog at all, you know I love the Nikon 70-200mm f2.8G ED VR II AF-S. It is one of my go to lenses.   Search within the blog and you will see several articles about this … Continue reading

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32 GB UHS-1 Class 10 45MB/Sec SDHC SanDisk Extreme vs SanDisk Extreme Pro Memory Cards

Frequent readers will know that we tested the SanDisk SDHC Extreme Pro 45MB/sec UHS-1 (June 13, 2012 $74.95 at Amazon) cards versus the more expensive “higher performance” 8 GB Delkin Elite 633x 95MB/Sec UHS Speed Class 1 in the Nikon D7000. What we … Continue reading

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Boudoir Photograph taken using Nikon 70-200mm AF-S f2.8G and Nikon D7000

This boudoir photograph was captured using a Nikon 70-200mm f2.8G ED VR II AF-S and Nikon D7000 DSLR body.     There is just enough in sharp focus to leave mystery to form… The 70-200mm f2.8G is the fastest focusing lens in my bag.  I … Continue reading

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What is high speed flash sync and how does it work?

Is there a bit of confusion about high-speed flash sync? Here are details for you: What high-speed sync is… when the shutter speed is fast, the shutter does not completely open at once… in fact, there are two curtains to … Continue reading

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