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Friday, September 22, 2017

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Reviews on digital imaging, Nikon Cameras, Canon Cameras, Macro, Micro, Telephoto and Super Telephoto lens and all things photo optics and equipment, such as the D5, D500 and D850. My ambition is to provide useful and solid photography tips and information with the best real world reviews of all the photographic gear and astronomy equipment - that I use.

Nikkor 200mm F4 Micro Macro Lens Review Read more

Nikkor 200mm F4 Micro Macro Lens Review

The first thing you notice when you pick up the Nikkor 200mm F/4 Micro lens is its build quality, VERY solid. This type of lens build represents an era before plastics became standard fare. Holding this lens you know it is one of the best built Nikkor lenses ever and although this is one of Nikon's older lens with a long service life it is a premium Macro / Micro lens holding it's favor among macro enthusiast since its first release in 1993.
Nikon 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Review Read more

Nikon 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Review

Nikon 60mm f2.8 AFS-S Micro-Nikkor Lens is a super choice for your first intro into Macro. You may find others who state they don’t recommend this lens as a Macro due to the very close distance you must get to the subject in order to achieve 1:1, about 2 inches at the closest focus distance (1:1). The lens needs to be 2 inches from the subject for 1 to 1.. I simply believe each lens offers a special interface between the camera and user. I use most all focal lengths of Macro/Micros. I agree a 200mm Macro will put distance between you and the subject but it also has it’s own drawbacks (you can read about it in my blog). I like a 60mm because there are sometimes I need both detail and more of the subject without lugging a 2 pound lens around. With todays mega pixel cameras, even if your not 2 inches from the subject you can crop (as most of us do) to get amazing details. Overall I am very pleased with the lens and look forward to using it more often.

Nikon R1C1 Close-up System Review Read more

Nikon R1C1 Close-up System Review

Time for macro Photography & I am ready to get out and shoot.
In the early days, one of my least favorite aspect of photography was flash, simply because I sucked at it, and normally got mixed results when I tried using it. Since discovering Nikon's Creative Lighting System (CLS) my Macro has improved.

Sigma 150mm F2.8 Macro Review Read more

Sigma 150mm F2.8 Macro Review

This is my review of the Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG HSM APO Macro (non-optical stabilization) version.
Pros:  Well made, very good quality and sharp.
Cons: The material that Sigma choose to coat this lens make the lens seem cheap, it feels like felt and wears poorly, the auto focus is not all that reliable.
  

In a nutshell, if your into Macro and need a medium reach lens - this is a serious contender, Sigma now makes an updated version of this lens.

Nikkor 105mm Micro Lens Review Read more

Nikkor 105mm Micro Lens Review

One of the best micro macro lens available. By the way, Nikon uses the term Micro that basically means the same as Macro, go figure. Anytime i venture out into nature, you will almost always find me with this lens. Reasons are numerous but the bottom line is it is simply a very nice piece of glass. Not the mention it is rugged, two things you need out in the wild. Don't forget to get a reverse adapter!!
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