Nikon 200-500 vs Tamron 150-600 Lens Comparison

Now that Nikon is shipping their new 200-500mm f/5.6e VR lens, one common question I am asked is how does it compare with the Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 VC USD. The lenses are similar enough that I decided to do a side-by-side test with the differences between the lenses noted. Read more Nikon 200-500 vs Tamron 150-600 Lens Comparison

Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Lens Review


For filmmakers and photographers who want the look and feel only possible with extreme wide angle and fisheye photography, the new Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM is a world-class choice. It delivers 180° diagonal angle of view images for all EOS SLR cameras with imaging formats ranging from full-frame to APS-C, and provides 180° circular fisheye images for full-frame EOS models. It features UD glass for suppression of chromatic aberration, a Subwavelength coating for reduced ghosting, a newly developed Fluorine coating that keeps soiling, smears and fingerprints to a minimum, has full-time manual focus for instant switching from AF to Manual operation, and is built to the standards of the amazing Canon L-series of lenses. This means the finest optics, the best construction and the best performance available, all in a lens designed to stimulate creativity and deliver stunning images every time. Read more Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Lens Review

Canon 70-300mm IS vs Tamron 70-300mm VC

One question I am frequently asked is how does the Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 VC USD compare with the Canon EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM. The answer is “extremely well”. But don’t take my word for it, look at these purely non-scientific examples for yourself. Read more Canon 70-300mm IS vs Tamron 70-300mm VC

Recommended Photo Accessories

I am frequently asked for accessory recommendations by my students. In order to help them, I have created this list of the accessories that I think every photographer should have. I have included links for many of the recommended products to purchase from amazon.com. Your purchase helps support this site. Thanks!! Read more Recommended Photo Accessories

Nikon D3300 Review

The Nikon D3300 is targeted at people looking for a SLR that is simple, small and a step up from their camera phones and point and shoot cameras. With it’s 24mp APS-C sensor and interchangeable lenses this is a great starter DSLR camera. The Nikon D3300 is Nikon’s smallest DSLR currently available with an APS-C sized imaging chip. Continue reading my Nikon D3300 review to get my overall impression and recommendation. Read more Nikon D3300 Review

Canon Rebel T5 Review

Refurbished Canon Rebel T5 $209.99

The Canon Rebel T5 is Canon’s current budget oriented DSLR camera. Featuring the same 18mp CMOS sensor of other recent Canon DSLR’s from the Rebel series and up to the 7D, the image quality is excellent. Because of the budget price, there are some features that the camera will be lacking when compared to the Rebel T5i, but when compared to some of the other cameras in the same price range it competes quite well. Read more Canon Rebel T5 Review

Sony A6000 Review

The Sony A6000 is another camera that I not only recommend, but personally own as well. My wife and I went to Disneyland in 2014 and I carried with me my Canon Canon 70D with EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens and the entire time I kept thinking to myself, “I really wish I had the Sony A6000 for this trip instead”. A month after we got back, I bought mine, along with the 55-210mm lens at a killer discount. Read more Sony A6000 Review