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Capture Amazing Wildlife Scenes With The Canon EF 70-200mm F/4 L IS USM

Canon EOS 60D with Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L IS USM Lens. ISO 1600, 200mm, 1/250, F/5.6, manual exposure. When I want to get close to nature and shoot wildlife, I turn to my favorite lens, the Canon EF 70-200mm F/4 L IS USM. I’ve had the this telephoto lens for almost two years now and […]

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Yongnuo RF-603 and Cowboystudio PT-04 Comparison

The Yongnuo RF-603 Wireless Radio Flash Transceiver (left) and PT-04 Wireless Flash Receiver Let’s compare the specs: The Yongnuo RF-603 Wireless Radio Flash Transceiver (left) and PT-04 Wireless Flash Receiver (right) The RF-603 (left) has a much lower profile than PT-04. You can see from the photo above that the Yongnuo RF-603 transceiver unit has […]

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Review Yongnuo RF-603 Wireless Radio Flash Trigger and Wireless Shutter Release

The Yongnuo RF-603 Wireless Radio Flash Trigger and Wireless Shutter Release I was looking for a wireless radio shutter release remote control for my Canon camera’s when I found this on Amazon. I’ve heard about the Yongnuo RF-602 before, but since I already have a set of PT-04 which has almost the same features and […]

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Yongnuo YN-560 Speedlite Review

What's in the box? YN-560 Flash unit, flash stand, soft pouch, instruction manual and a 2 page leaflet with a quick guide and overview of the flash unit. This is a review of the Yongnuo YN-560 Flash unit. A month ago, I bought my first Yongnuo flash unit, the YN-560. At first, I was really […]

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Quick Look at The New YongNuo Speedlite YN-560

Wow!!!! All I can say when i first saw it, was Wow!!!. It looks like or close to a Canon 580EX flash, the build quality seems very good. I bought this as an additional flash for strobist setup. Now I have two flash the 430 ex II and this. YongNuo Speedlite YN-560. First off, the […]

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Macro / Close-Up With a Tamron AF 28-75mm F/2.8

Cropped – Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 – Macro / Close-Up Test Shot 75mm at F/4 The Tamron AF 28-75mm F/4 can also be use to get some pretty amazing close-up, it is not a true macro lens since it won’t give you a 1:1 magnification. According to it’s specs it’s magnification ratio is 1:3.9 at 75mm, […]

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Tamron AF 28-75mm F/2.8 Mini Review

  The Tamron AF 28-75mm F/2.8 Mounted on a Canon EOS 60D    Before anything else, I got mine from Amazon for a sale price of only $468.16 on April 1, and I just mailed the $25 rebate form to Tamron USA, so this lens only cost $443.16 after the rebate, and all I can […]

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Canon EF-S 10-22mm Ultra-Wide USM Lens Mini Review

A quick look at my new lens, the Canon EF-S 10-22mm Ultra-Wide USM Lens. This is the newest lens in my collection and my second dx / crop / aps-c format lens (not compatible with full framed sensor cameras like the 5d and the 1ds series Canon cameras), the other is the Tamron 17-50mm F/2.8 […]

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Review Update on My Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC

This is a follow up on the mini review a wrote for my Tamron 17-50mm VC back in March of 2010. You can read the post here. For the past 1 year and 19 days at the time of posting, the ┬áTamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC ┬áhas been my primary lens. It’s […]

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Final Moments with my Canon EF 70-210mm F/4 Macro Telephoto Lens

Friday, Jan. 21, 2011. I have finally decided to sell my Canon EF 70-210mm and posted it on eBay for $155, this includes shipping and handling, and on Saturday at 11PM, it was sold. When I got this lens over a year ago, I said, I wasn’t going to sell it. It’s a keeper, I […]

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Wacom CTL460 Bamboo Pen Tablet

Wow, first review for 2011. Ok, this review is about my Wacom Bamboo Pen Tablet, model CTL460. The Wacom Bamboo Pen Tablet is a type of computer input device that can be use to write, sketch or even draw on your computer. Instead of using the mouse, you use a Pen. Just like writing on […]

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Lowepro Fastpack 350 Mini Review

In this week’s review, I’m going to talk about my favorite camera backpack, The Lowepro Fastpack 350. I have the red one that I got from ebay for only $70.00 which is a good price at that time because as I remember, at the time I bought this bag, probably a year ago, this bag […]

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PT-04 Four Channel Wireless Flash Trigger Review

Photo of the PT-04 Wireless Flash Triggers. The transmitter on the left and the receiver with umbrella holder on right These wireless flash triggers are cheap chinese made triggers that are sold everywhere under different names. As long as you see the model no. PT-04 or UNPT-04, they are compatible with each other, and you […]

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Review Canon EF 85mm F/1.8 USM Prime Lens

Before I start, let me just tell you that the Canon EF 85mm F/1.8 is a suprisingly awesome lens and I highly recommend it to anyone. Product Description. A highly practical medium telephoto lens with superb delineation and portability, the Canon EF 85mm F/1.8 USM lens produces sharp and clear images at all apertures. Through […]

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Part II – Pro Optic Budget Auto Extension Tube Review

To read Part I, please click here: Continuation of the Pro Optic Mini Review. Close Focusing Distance Comparison. Below are photos of the Extension Tube in use with a EF 85mm F/1.8: Close focusing distance 85mm with 13mm Extension Tube = 14.5 inches ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSExposure ProgramManualExposure Time1/160ISO200Focal Length85mmMetering ModeCenter weighted average

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Pro Optic Budget Auto Extention Tube Set for Canon EOS SLR Cameras Review

Months ago I sold my awesome EF 100mm F/2.8 Macro thinking that I wasn’t really into macro photography, but guess what, it’s been three months and I’m still shooting macro and close up photos here and there. A month after I sold my 100mm macro I bought an extension tube from Adorama, just for the […]

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Lowepro Outback 200 Camera Backpack Mini Review

This is a Mini Review of my favorite walk-around bag the Lowepro Outback 200 Camera Backpack . I Bought this on May 24, 2010 just in time for the Memorial Day Parade in Washington DC, and since then, it’s been my bag of choice for all around street photography. First off, the features that I […]

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Tamrac Adventure Messenger 4 Mini Review

The Tamrac 5534 Adventure Messenger 4 Camera Bag is my goto bag when I needed to bring 1 extra lens like a EF 85mm F/1.8 in addition to my Tamron AF SP 17-50mm F/2.8 VC attached to my Canon Rebel XS, a flash and a lenovo mini netbook on the outer front compartment.

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Protection from Rain – Rainsleeve from OPTech USA

Optech Rainsleeve, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. Remember my post, Glad I have Glad? Most of you know that I always carry around a couple of Glad freezer bags on my camera bag, this might come in handy in cases like rain or dust. Feezer bags are the cheapest protection you can find for your gear […]

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Macro Gear : Canon EF 100mm Macro USM : SBH-300

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