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After side by side test shots

I have a very old Canon wide angle lens, a 17-35mm F/2.8.  Although it worked great for older camera bodies (550D, 40D, 7D) but its performance falls short on the 5DmkIV and the 7DmkII. So, I have been testing diffferent … Continue reading

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Olympus TCON 17X for Stylus 1 Review

Let me say right off the bat, I have used tele-converter lenses before, on my Lumix DMCFZ50. So I do know they have some quirks and limitations. Onto the review. The Tele-Converter attaches to the Stylus 1 with the CLA13 … Continue reading

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A pillaging we did go.. and it was good!

First stop was Camera Electronic. I brought the ‘what? you want ME to focus?” lens in to have it checked out, and to show that the dust in the viewfinder, that I paid to have cleaned, was still there. Good … Continue reading

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A slightly bizarre feeling

My 5DMkIII is getting its yearly service (remove any and all dust from sensor, viewfinder, check for any problems) so I am using my 7D. What’s strange is this: I have to go back to checking my Cliff Notes on … Continue reading

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Nice long weekend

Last year, I wanted to get a camera I could use when I didn’t want to use my bigger Canon Kit. I had looked at the Olympus E-P3 last year, but it was way over what I had budgeted. Last … Continue reading

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More photography ‘toys’

I needed a sync cord for my macro flash ring. I couldn’t find one anywhere. Saturday I went to the “Crack House” aka Camera Electronic, and their wonderful tech department fabricated one for me. They called me this afternoon to … Continue reading

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I wasn’t quite champing at the bit

Not quite. Got up, got dressed, packed a lens, a battery, and camera strap in my camera bag, and waited for Wing to get up. Rather patiently. If you know me, sitting around for 2hrs waiting is patience for me. … Continue reading

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Why do things have to be so damned complicated.

Wing gave me a new macro lens for our anniversary. (another mental hug your way, dear). I have a Macro light ring, with adapters, but the only adapter I don’t have is for the new lens. So, off on a … Continue reading

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Slight pet peeve

Camera bags. I have three, and none of them are quite what I want. It seems that many camera bags boast the ability to hold camera and at least two lenses, but beware! They neglect to mention lens hoods for … Continue reading

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I got a new lens

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II. I had a $40 gift card for JB Hi Fi so decided to get it the lens there. Ended up being almost half price. The Depth of Field is amazing with it. The perfect … Continue reading

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