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Review: Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM Lens

I recently rented a Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM Lens for a project I was working on.  After many MANY recommendations, from fellow photographers and from the various photography websites I read, I was truly looking forward to playing around with this lens. My immediate impression when taking the lens out of the box was, […]

Photography Gift Ideas

Friends, there are only 90 shopping days left until Christmas! Here are some gift ideas for the photographer in your life: A gift subscription to a photography magazine is always a sure bet. A subscription to Popular Photography is $24 for two years and $14 for one year (12 issues per year). For our friends […]

Budget Lens Recommendation: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.5-5.6 IS

Continuing our recommendations for budget lenses, today we talk about budget telephoto lenses. Most ‘good’ telephotos out there today are VERY expensive. And there’s a reason for that too – they’re sharper, faster, focus better, and are built to last. But of course one needs at least a temporary solution till the time you get […]

Lens Hood

The day that my Nikon D40x was delivered by Fedex I opened up the box, took out the lens, attached it to the body of the camera and then I had this extra piece.  I didn’t know what the extra piece was and I had a new camera so I didn’t really care.  A year […]

Tip for DSLR Beginners: Get a 50mm Lens

“I’m upgrading to a digital SLR. What camera model and lens should I get?” We get asked this often, and our reply is always the same. It matters little what DSLR you have, so long as you’ve got great lenses. And when you’re starting out, there’s really no need to shell out thousands of dollars […]

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