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,…

Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM

Canon 50mm f/1.4 – Dreamy and Fast

At $329 new retail, the Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM is far from the cheapest option in the 50mm focal length options for Canon SLRs (see the full 50mm roundup post here), but it’s got a few standout features that make…

From Russia with Love

Zenitar 50mm f/2 – Quirky But Sharp

If you love quirky/oddball lenses, the Zenitar 50mm f/2 is something you should check out. It comes in M42 screw mount, but can be used with almost any mounting system through the use of an adapter. And, in true TightCamera…

RAW? Naw!

You Don’t Always NEED to Shoot in RAW

You don’t always *need* to shoot in RAW. There, I’ve said it. And by so doing, I have contradicted just about about every respected digital photography guru on the planet. And somewhere out there, Jared Polin (Fro Knows Photo) just…