Reviews

Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sport Lens Review
by E.J. Peiker | April 11, 2017

Sigma 500mmThe Japanese lens manufacturer Sigma has been around since 1961 and for much of its history it has been known as a company that makes budget lenses for Nikon and Canon cameras (and others at times). In late 2012, Sigma went public with a desire to no longer be seen only as a budget third party l...

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Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4E FL ED VR Lens Review
by Nikhil Bahl | September 1, 2015

Copyright Nikhil BahlIn 2011 Canon released the lighter versions of their 500mm and 600mm lenses. At that time, I owned Nikon’s very first AF-S 600mm f/4 version which weighed in at 14.5 lbs, on my scale. Safe to say, I didn’t do much hiking with it and was very envious of Canon’s new offerings. About 4 years...

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Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR Review
by Nikhil Bahl | February 3, 2014

© Nikhil BahlWhen I bought my first long lens (AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II Lens) in 2007 I didn’t even consider the older 80–400mm lens as it was inadequate for my needs. I was looking for a lens to photograph birds and other wildlife. With moving subjects, the auto focus on a lens is critical an...

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Photoshop CS6 Arrives
by E.J. Peiker | May 31, 2012

Photoshop CS6 reviewTwo years after Adobe gave us Photoshop CS5, Photoshop CS6 was released. It continues its run as the choice for fine-tuning photographs by professionals and serious hobbyists. In the past two years, Adobe’s other photography oriented product, Lightroom, has taken some market share from Pho...

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D800, D800E – A New Generation Of Tools
by E.J. Peiker | May 10, 2012

© E.J. PeikerIt has been four years since my switch back to Nikon after 8 years with Canon. In mid-2008 I acquired a D300 and D700 to fulfill my DX (1.5x crop) and FX (full frame) shooting needs. In November of that year I added the Nikon D3x for my serious landscape photography. After acquiring the D3x, the...

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2012 Updates to Gitzo Systematic Tripods
by Kari Post | March 7, 2012

Gitzo tripodsEveryone loves new toys, right? Well Gitzo’s Systematic tripod family just got a facelift. The Systematic series has long been the choice of many top nature and outdoor photographers, who rely on Gitzo’s durable, reliable carbon fiber tripods to support their heavy lenses and expensi...

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EIZO ColorEdge CG245W
by Marsel van Oosten | January 24, 2012

© Marsel van OostenMy first serious computer monitor was a LaCie Electron Blue IV, an incredibly heavy, blue beast. It served me well for many years until recently. It can no longer reach the desired brightness, so I had to start looking for an alternative.

At the time when I bought the massive LaCie CRT scree...

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PowerEx Batteries and MH-C801D Charger
by Glenn Bartley | August 31, 2011

PowerEx batteries and chargerProduct Overview

The Batteries

PowerEx batteries come in two types—the standard high capacity 2700 NiMH version and the newer Imedion low discharge 2400 NiMH version. Both are very high quality batteries that can be charged hundreds of times and have no charge memory (meaning that they can...

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Gitzo GT1541T 6x Carbon Fiber Tripod Review
by Kari Post | February 21, 2011

Gitzo GT1541T reviewI love the wilderness. There is nothing quite like the feeling of venturing into the untamed back country and finding yourself in a remote area, seldom touched by man. It is here where the beauty and complete awesomeness of the natural world overwhelms me and fills me with inspiration. Surrounde...

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