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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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EF 70-210mm F/4 Low Light Performance, Impressive Despite It’s Old Age and Limitations.

Yesterday I had the opportunity to watch the Ringling Bros. Circus. I brought my Tamron 17-50mm F/2.8 VC, EF 85mm F/1.8 and my only telephoto the EF 70-210mm F/4 Macro. 90% of the  time I was using the EF 70-210mm, the 85mm was sleeping in the bag all time. I was impressed with the performance […]

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Canon EOS Rebel XS – 7th most popular Canon Camera in Flickr

tamron17-50mmF28VC-03090, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. Canon EOS Rebel XS – 7th most popular Canon Camera in Flickr. Still in No. 1 Position is Canon Rebel XSi, followed by : 2. Canon Rebel XTi, 3. Canon EOS 40D 4. Canon EOS 5D MKII 5. Canon Rebel XT 6. Canon Rebel T1i 7. Canon Rebel XS 8. […]

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Update on my Canon EF 70-210mm F4

Read my first post about this lens here. It has been more than three months since I got this lens last december, and the more I use this lens, the more I like it. I mentioned before that I will replace it, when i have the money to upgrade, but now, I decided, I’ll keep […]

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My Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II VC exceeded expectations

I have an updated review of the lens here. You can read it when you're done here. Thanks. I Not really a thorough review, just my impression and experience with this great lens. I bought my Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 SP XR Di II VC (Vibration Compensation) Zoom Lens for my Canon XS from Amazon […]

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Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, Still Is a Great Lens

The Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras is a “standard” zoom lens that was introduced in February, 1998. The lens has a 4.82x zoom range and is based on the EF Lens Mount and works with all film and digital EOS cameras that support this mount. The lens […]

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Opteka Battery Grip for Canon Rebel XS, XSi, T1i

The Opteka Battery Pack Grip / Vertical Shutter Release for Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS, XSi and T1i with 2 LP-E5 Batteries (3600 mAh Total) is one of my favourite accesorry for my Canon XS. It has been with my camera since the first day I got it. With this battery grip I can shoot […]

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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens Review

Introduce around Jan. 2008, the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS SLR Lens is a low-cost kit lens for Canon EOS APS-C(Crop Sensor) DSLRs. It is the successorr to the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II which didn’t get much attention. Compared to its older siblings, and even to other Canon consumer zooms, the IS lens is sharper […]

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Canon EOS Rebel XS 10.1 MP DSLR

Canon EOS 1000D is a 10.1-megapixel digital single-lens reflex camera announced by Canon Inc. on 10 June 2008 and started shipping in mid August of 2008. It is known as the EOS Kiss F in Japan and the EOS Rebel XS in the United States and Canada. The 1000D is an entry-level DSLR that has […]

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