Battle of The 50s: A Bokeh Comparison

This is a totally unscientific, just for fun bokeh comparison between three (four?) of Canon’s 50mm lenses.   What Makes Good Bokeh? What’s attractive to you may not be the same for everyone else, but in general the more rounded the out of focus elements the more pleasing the bokeh. Good bokeh shows the background […]

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Review: Canon 50mm f1.0L. Yeah, 1.0!

A Big Old Heaping Pile of Glass… The first thing you notice about this lens is the glass. This lens is all glass¬†with a little bit of that nice “L” series black plastic wrapped around it. This thing weighs 2lbs – it’s even heavier than the 5D Mark III camera it was attached to for […]

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Instagram… in Real Life

This is Gracie. She’s my family dog, and this is her “portrait”. The picture’s out of focus, the colors are horrible, and yet something about this picture screams awesome. It’s awesome because it’s real. No Instagram, no batteries, memory cards or digital cameras, and not much in the way of photoshop, either. In fact there’s […]

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My Favorite sub $1000 DSLR

I am not being paid to tell you about this camera. These opinions are entirely my own. If you’re thinking of buying a DSLR, what you’re really looking for is value. What’s going to give you the most camera for your money?¬†Looking at Canon’s lineup, the cameras available now are the Rebel T3i ($600), Rebel […]

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Review of the Canon 5D Mark III

This is a real world review of the Canon 5D Mark III DSLR camera, released in March of 2012. Let’s cut to the chase. I look for four main characteristics in travel cameras: image quality, usability, portability, and ruggedness. The 5D Mark III image quality is exactly what you’d expect – phenomenal. For usability, after […]

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