Mavic Pro Platinum

DJI Releases New Mavic Pro Platinum Drone

A few days ago, DJI announced the release to the Mavic Pro Platinum drone, an upgrade to 2016’s Mavic Pro. According to DJI, the Mavic Pro Platinum takes all of the advanced features of the Mavic Pro and builds on…

Canon RC-701

15 Photography Facts / Historical Notes

All the photography facts that are fit to post online. Okay, not ALL the photography facts. But here are 15 interesting (to me) photography facts: In the mid-19th century, it took as long as several hours to properly expose the…

Rikenon 135mm

Rikenon 135mm f/2.8 M42 Mount for DSLR

In the quest for all-things-cheap in photo gear, a great area of exploration is older M42 screw-mount lenses, such as the Rikenon 135mm f/2.8. With a cheap adapter, you can mount these old gems to your sparkling new dSLR or…

Viltrox M42 > Nikon F Adapter Review

There are a ton of old M42 screw-mount lenses out there for cheap. The catch is that you need an adapter to mount them on modern cameras. One option for Nikon shooters is the Viltrox adapter for Nikon F mount. …

Canon 6D Mark II

Canon 6D Mark II – Is it Worth Upgrading?

Five years after the debut of the landmark 6D full-frame dSLR, (my review is here) Canon recently announced the release of the 6D Mark II. Canon has a full page now on the 6D Mark II showing the new features,…

Nikon D3300 SLR Review

I was a Nikon shooter back in the days of film, but went with Canon when dSRLs started to get affordable. I’ve been wanting to check out Nikon’s newer bodies, and I found a great deal on a used Nikon…

range extender

Range Extender for Phantom 3 Standard

If you’re phrugal like me and snagged a DJI Phantom 3 Standard at an amazing blowout price, you’ve probably noticed that in populated areas there is a lot of wireless interference that stymies the performance of the drone > controller…

Phantom 3 Backpack / Case Review

So you’ve got your crazy-cheap and excellent Phantom 3 Standard (my review is here) on a blowout deal, but now you need some kind of case to carry it and all the related accessories around. There are a ton of…

Available Light

Some Thoughts On Available Light Photography

I’m a huge fan of available light photography. That’s probably because when I got started, I was a college student. I had no extra money for studio lights, softboxes, backdrops, flash triggers, and all the gear that goes with even…