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The Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens – Key Points Review

This is the Midwest Photo review of the new Sigma 40mm f/1.4 Art Lens by Spencer Lookabaugh. In this review Spencer touches on 3 main points: Sharpness, Focusing Speed/Accuracy and a comparison to the two other Sigma Art lenses that are very close to focal length to the 40mm. Enjoy!   Here is a little […]

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Creating Primo Optik-al Images – The Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Primoplan P58 – Written by Connor Quinn

Introduction Within a week of shooting with the new Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Primoplan P58 58mm f/1.9, it’s very easy to see why this lens costs as much as it does. Just holding the lens in your hand screams the high-end build quality that the German engineer’s require. Seriously, it’s amazing! Keep in mind that this is […]

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Panasonic Lumix TS7 is a Summer Adventure Sidekick

The Panasonic Lumix TS7 is the newest waterproof and shockproof compact camera in the Lumix lineup and it is all about being in water, sand or snow, all with no questions asked. Cell phones cameras never actually killed the point and shoot camera, they just made them tougher. Not everything in photography is like that. With a tough […]

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Sharp, Small & Smooth Macro. The Sigma 70mm f/2.8 Macro – First Look

There is a new Sigma Art lens that has been added to the line-up and we got a chance to do a first look! This time it’s a true 1:1 macro 70mm f/2.8. Even before picking it up and shooting with it, I was intrigued by the potential versatility of this lens. It’s built to […]

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Short And Sweet | Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD Lens | Soft Lite Studios

“I was particularly impressed with the lens mount, as it looks well machined, and in application, it firmly mounts the lens to the camera, with a smooth twist of the wrist.” Introduction: Working on hitting the trifecta, Tamron has released a new lens which includes a very respectable 70-210mm focal range, a quality packaged compact […]

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Sony E-Mount Splash | Sigma Art Series Lenses | Soft Lite Studios

Introduction: If you are a Sony E-Mount camera fan, and many are, you’ll be happy to hear that Sigma has just announced nine (9) Sigma Art Series lenses, offered as E-Mount versions. If you have previously used any of the Sigma Art Series lenses, you are already familiar with the fit, finish, and quality of […]

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Discipline 02 | More Discipline Of Photography | Soft Lite Studios

Refresher If you read article one in this series, you are already up to speed on what the premise is here. If not, then the next paragraph will bring you up to speed. Better yet, if you are so inclined, the first article can be found here. In this mini-series, “The Discipline Of Photography,” we […]

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Layer It On | Landscape Composition | Soft Lite Studios

Something for you landscape photographers. Tim Neumann and Lorie McQuirt of Soft Lite Studios have a few insights to share for those wide angle landscapes. “Start to think in layers, draw that viewer in right from the beginning of the scene.”

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Discipline 01 | The Discipline Of Photography | Soft Lite Studios

The Discipline Of Photography Introduction If you think about it, and I promise there won’t be too much thinking required here, photography is more than just a visual pursuit. Sure the vision quest is the end game, but for that end game to be effective there’s a lot more that should go into the overall […]

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A Little Twirl | Photoshop Image Twirling | Soft Lite Studios

Twirling Images In Photoshop – A Tutorial So the Photoshop twirling craze is once again taking the photography world by storm. About two years ago this twirling thing was all the rage and droves of people were spinning their images out of control. Well, the look is back once again, and this time it would […]

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