Posts Tagged ‘Lenses’

British Virgin Islands – What’s in my Camera Bag?

LowePro filled with gear

It’s amazing how much equipment you can cram into a camera bag when you travel. That being said, it’s almost impossible to actually use your gear when this much equipment is stacked up so this is more of a travelling to your destination set-up. Lowepro Mini Trekker backpack : Nikon D800 body Nikon D300 body […]

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Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens review

Fairchild 24W shot with the Sigma 15mm fisheye

Having made the switch from the Nikon DX format to the Nikon FX (full frame) format I’ve had to completely renew my arsenal of lenses. This hasn’t been as tough as I thought with many of my DX lenses selling for about the same price as purchasing used FX lenses. I did purchased a number […]

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Digital Photography: Do Megapixels Really Matter?

In my post Thoughts on the Nikon D800 I discuss the number of megapixels in my Nikon D2X and Nikon D300 and try to convince myself that buying a new Nikon D800 or D800E might be a smart idea. I’m a little torn on this as you will read if you follow the link. This […]

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Defishing Nikons 10.5mm fisheye lens?

Wooden boats shot with the Nikon 10.5mm lens, image defished with Nikon NX2 software

As many of you know one of the interesting lenses I shoot with is the Nikon 10.5mm f2.8 DX fisheye lens. This lens covers a lot of territory with a 180 degree corner to corner diagonal view giving you a full frame but somewhat distorted image. I don’t use the lens regularly but the odd […]

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Photography in Bad Weather – Tips and Techniques

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Let’s face it, the weather in most parts of the world is not always picture perfect. Where I live on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada we have our share of rain and what I like to call heavy mist. As a photographer what do we do to prepare ourselves for this? On a […]

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Macro Photography – What equipment do you require?

Close Up Lens

There are a number of ways to get into macro photography ranging from inexpensive to outrageously expensive. Tough decisions to make, especially for someone that doesn’t make their living from photography. If you decide you want to explore macro photography you have a number of options. I have listed these options starting with what I […]

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Boys Will Be Boys – My 4th Annual 50th Birthday Party

Space Ship One takes to the skies... beware!

Another year, another party. In the big scheme of things, this is as good as it gets. The day we aren’t celebrating will be a sad day! Also another photo a day, this time for the 22nd of January. My last birthday report was 2 years ago. You can visit it here. I’m not sure […]

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Kevin’s Lens Test Archive

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Most of you realize that for me a lens test doesn’t require a fancy lens testing chart or a brick wall. It’s not that I don’t think that this type of test is valid, it’s just that I don’t think that photographing charts has much to do with real life photography. The only real exception […]

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New toys on the way!

Nikkor 10.5mm Fisheye

There have always been a few lenses that I thought I would never buy. This was for a number of reasons but generally due to extreme cost (Nikkor 600mm f4 at a cool $9,699.95 US: I’m still looking for a benefactor here) or total impractibility in the case of extreme wide angles. It’s amzing what […]

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Sigma 150mm f2.8 APO Macro review

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I haven’t owned a macro lens for a number of years since making the move to digital. At that time I was using a classic manual focus 105mm Nikkor and thoroughly enjoyed it. About a month ago I got the urge to shoot up close and personal again and after a little research decided on […]

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Another new lens – Sigma 30mm f1.4

Sigma 30mm f1.4 - hosta

(Originally posted June 18th, 2007) I spent the past weekend in Portland, Oregon. As is usually the case I take advantage of the fact there is no sales tax and prices tend to be a little more reasonable than up here in the great white north of Canada. What did I bring home? Well, the […]

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Sigma 50-150mm lens

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I just received my Sigma 50-150mm lens and took it out for a quick shoot during some wet and windy weather here at home. I’ll be taking this lens to Costa Rica next week and will put it through its paces. In the meantime I have set up a quick gallery at http://www.pbase.com/islaguy/sigma_50150. Overall I […]

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Sigma 10-20 mm lens – 8 month report

Swimming at Ko Lanta, Thailand

I purchased my Sigma 10-20 in January before flying to Asia. The lens has been used primarily on a D2X with the occasional use on my backup D100. After reading reports here and on other web sites I decided to give this lens a try knowing full well that there seem to be issues with […]

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