eos m mirrorless

Canon EOS M Mirrorless Camera – Review

Introduced in 2012, the EOS M was Canon’s first foray into the world of interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras. It’s 6 years old now, but the technology holds up well and used prices are very low, making it a great option…

Travel Photography Camera Bag

Travel Photography Camera Bag – Review

There are many, many camera bags to choose from, but if you need one that is optimized for travel photography (especially airline travel and its often ludicrous requirements), read on for a very inexpensive option. 

Lens Distortion - Barrel

Lens Distortion: Pincushion vs Barrel

There are a handful of lens distortion types cited in lens reviews, but the two most common are pincushion distortion and barrel distortion. Both types are classified as optical aberrations that make straight lines deform and  appear to be curved….

Opteka 85mm f/1.8

Opteka 85mm f/1.8 – Review

Now is the golden age of cheap dSLR lenses, and a popular option lately (for many lens mounts) is the Opteka 85mm f/1.8 manual focus lens. Read on for a review and sample images (dat bokeh!).

focus breathing

What is Focus Breathing?

This is a term that gets thrown around a lot in lens reviews, but what does it actually mean? Focus breathing is the minuscule change in focal length of a lens that occurs as the focus of the lens is…

nikkor af-s 35mm f/1.8 G

AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 G – Review

Designed for crop-body Nikon dSLRs, the AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 G is one of the cheapest new prime lenses available for DX Nikon systems (along with the AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G), and it is a nice lower-mid-level alternative to the kit…