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Vanguard SBH-300 Ballhead Mini Review

This is a quick look at the awesome Vanguard SBH-300. Manufactured by Vanguard, this ballhead is made of solid magnesium alloy, and I can tell that the build quality is excellent without the heavy price tag. The SBH-300 can support up to 70lbs./32 kg, which is an overkill for me. It can handle my eos […]

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Friday Gear Review : Opteka FS-80 Universal Flash Modification System First Impression

Opteka FS-80 Universal Flash Modification System I can’t believed my eyes when I saw this at Amazon. It’s an exact replica of the LumiQuest ProMax System, without the price tag. The Opteka FS-80 Universal Flash Modification System is only $19.95 compare to the $55.95 price of the ProMax.  Now take a look at what you’ll […]

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Review Friday – The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes by Joe McNally

The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes by Joe McNally To put it summary this book is awesome. Joe McNally’s approach to writing books is perfect, he makes it fun to read, I never got bored with this book. Short Description of the Book: When it comes to photography, it’s all about the […]

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Friday Gear Review : Visible Dust Sensor Swab

This guys are the best sensor cleaners. I have a few dust specs on the sensors of both my 20d and rebel xs, I don’t bother to clean them or send my camera bodies for professional cleaning because the dust are so few I can quickly remove them in post.

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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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Demb Flash Diffuser Pro Mini Review

First of, here's a few words to describe the Demb Flash Diffuser Pro, lite, simple, reliable and it simply works. I bought my Demb Flash Diffuser 4 months ago, and I have been using it ever since. I'm glad I bought it. I've use it in events, gatherings, children's party and it never fails me. […]

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Why consider getting a battery grip for you DSLR?

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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 50mm F/1.8 II Prime Lens. The Canon Nifty-Fifty

The Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 also known as the Nifty-Fifty is true to its name, it produces great image quality, sharp and is only around $100.00. Best bang for the buck. I highly recommend it.

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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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