Canon 6D Full-Frame SLR Review

Full-frame SLR cameras are generally pretty expensive, especially the latest models. So getting into the full-frame SLR game on the cheap means you have do two things: 1) buy older models, 2) buy used. Buying a used Canon 6D, which…

Attack of the Drones!

DJI Phantom 3 Standard: A Great Intro Drone

I’m new to the world of good drones, but I’ve owned a few of the cheaper offerings as well over the past few years. The DJI Phantom 3 Standard is currently a serious bang:buck winner for anyone looking to add…

Cheap Drone

Cheerwing U42W Drone: The Best Cheap Drone?

There is a seemingly endless sea of options for cheap drones for photography these days. Among them is the Cheerwing Petrel U42W that offers FPV video, altitude hold, and one-button takeoff, among other features. And at under $50, it definitely…

Diana 38mm

Diana / Lomography 38mm Plastic Lens Review

If you fancy a go with a film camera, and you think 35mm is just way too common to be cool, the Diana 38mm Super Wide-Angle lens might be a good first step. Not only will give you that old-time…

Garbage!

Holga 60mm Plastic Lens for Canon and Nikon Bodies

So Bad It Must Be Good? Do you want inconsistently soft-focused pictures that are heavily vignetted? If you do, then the stunningly sub-mediocre $20 plastic Holga 60mm lens is custom-designed for your needs (click here for Nikon mount).  I’ve never used…

UV Filters

Don’t Buy UV Filters for your Lenses

The conventional wisdom in the days of film photography was to buy a UV filter (or a “skylight” filter) for each and every lens in your bag. The thinking was that UV filters provided some very  minor positive visual effects,…