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We did a full review on the Bokeh Master’s Kit which many of you seemed to love. Great news: it’s now available for purchase at B&H. At the moment of writing this, you’ll be able to purchase the full master’s kit which includes loads of bokeh shaping disks, holder that goes over the lens, and blank disks for you to make your own.
If anything will make an excellent holiday gift, it will be this.
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So last year someone may have received a new Nikon DSLR or could of have had one for a long time and have not updated his or her gear in a long time. This holiday season is a great time to get them something special, help the Nikon take some fabulous pictures in the New Year. A prime lens amongst other things can be a gift that brings a tear to their eye and probably get you a nice portrait afterward. Also be sure to check out our listing of the best budget lenses.
These days, camera lenses are available in every shape and size and to fit every budget. From the most basic kit zooms to exotic professional primes, it takes a little practice and technique to get the best results possible. Whatever lens you may be slinging along to your next shoot, here are four quick tips to maximize image quality.
We did a quick posting when the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 APO EX DG HSM OS FLDlens came in, but it’s now time to start the full field review. For those of you in the dark, this lens is designed in Canon mount and marketed as a more affordable option to Canon’s 70-200mm F/2.8 L IS II. Because we tend to use too many letters of the alphabet and I believe they need to be conserved before the Sigma lenses’ name gets any longer, it will be referred to as the Sigma 70-200mm F/2.8 EX OS.
Recently, I had the fine pleasure of meeting the nice folks at Lensbaby. I’ve always have been interested in their system am I am looking to get one someday. The Lensbaby Creative Aperture Kit 2 has pushed me a step closer to that purchase with these new aperture designs. Essentially, it allows you to get shaped bokeh. I am a great lover of bokeh and I find these designs created and submitted by photographers during the Lensbaby “Get Appy” contest, to be awe-inspiring. Take a look at some of the samples.
Many postings on the blog have been written about the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USMlens. However, a proper field review was never completed. With that said, we decided to do one long, kick-ass review of this lovely gem. Although equivalent to one month’s rent, in the hands of a skilled user it will be able to bring back more than the equivalent amount of money.
I’ve already explained how a 50mm F/1.8 lens has changed my shooting after years of using zoom lenses, but after New York Comic-Con a little while back, I feel the need to expand upon it. On my first day at the con, I shot cosplayers with a Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USMlens because I felt I needed the wide angle to get the best shots on the crowded floor. The second day, I used my 50mm F/1.8. The difference was night and day, both in how I shot and how the pictures turned out. Read the rest of this entry »