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Hands On with The Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 G2 VC

In the ever heated debate of Tamron vs. Sigma vs. Nikon/Canon, a new competitor has arrived. Tamron has released an update of their popular 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. Ever since Tamron began to create the new SP series lenses, starting with the 45mm, 35mm, and 15-30mm lenses, they’ve been hitting home runs. Having extensively used the […]

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Pop, Pop, Power To Spare, Anywhere – First Look, Profoto B1X 500 AirTTL Monolight

As destination workshop providers, instructors and guides, we don't get to shoot nearly enough studio images. So when an opportunity comes along to break out the studio strobes and craft some well thought lighting and imagery, we get excited. When Profoto sends us their new flagship portable strobe we get downright ecstatic. As we both love landscape images, what better product to test out, in the great outdoors and put it through its paces.

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Panasonic Aims for Top Spot in 4K Video with New Lumix GH5

Introducing the Panasonic GH5… Back in 2009, I learning to shoot video on the now-classic Panasonic HVX200. At that time shooting HD video to memory cards was pretty new in the video world. The HVX was released just a couple of years before the Canon 5d Mark II changed the whole video market. The HVX200 […]

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Flexing the FujiFilm GFX 50S: From the street to the moon!

Columbus-based photographer and our friend, Aaron Sheldon, took the new Fujifilm GFX 50S for a test drive around town while capturing images with astronaut extraordinaire, Harrison, for their ongoing photography project, Small Steps are Giant Leaps. A few weeks ago, Midwest Photo offered me the chance to try out the brand new Fujifilm GFX 50S for 24 […]

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The Fujifilm X100F – Is it the perfect pocket camera for serious and casual shooters?

There’s no doubt that Fuji has been making some serious waves these past few months with their newest camera releases. The X-T2 has proved to be a worthy contender to the high end options of Canon and Nikon and the new X-T20 is solidifying Fuji’s commitment to improving their video features. In addition, the GFX has […]

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Hands On With the New Tamron 70-200mm G2

If you’ve read any photography website or stopped into our store recently, you probably know that the creative options available to photographers are as numerous as ever. One aspect of photographic gear that has seen the most rapid expansion in quality options as of late, is lens selection. With brands like Tamron leading the way in […]

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The MeFOTO Roadtrip Air: Tough and Tiny Travel Tripod

A few years ago, MeFOTO released their wildly popular selection of travel tripods in about every color of the rainbow, with four different height options and their five year warranty. With everything from a small tabletop option to a full-sized-yet-compact tripod, they are a very attractive option for the traveling photographer. Late this year they seemed to […]

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Gear Review, Hands-On Impressions, MPEX Experience, TJ Hansen's Blog

The New Sigma 85mm and 12-24mm Art lenses

Recent announcements from Sigma have made a lot of portrait and landscape photographers very happy- the question is, can the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art and the Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art  replace the current favorites from Canon and Nikon? The Sigma Art series prime lenses are steadily taking over the entire range of focal lengths. With the recent announcements, Art primes now cover […]

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Hands-on with the Profoto D2 AirTTL, the “World’s Fastest Monolight”

When Profoto added TTL, High Speed Sync, and studio-level power to the Profoto B1 battery-powered monolight, it was revolutionary. But the newest flash, which the company describes as the “World’s Fastest Monolight,” is built to take the Profoto AirTTL system to the next level with even faster and more powerful lights. The Profoto D2 500/1000 AirTTL monolight may […]

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Flying High with the Fujifilm X-T2 X Series Camera

The recently announced Fujifilm X-T2 X Series digital camera is what I can consider part of the next level of Fujifilm’s mirrorless system. I say next level because the bar has already been set pretty high by both Fujifilm’s previous cameras and some other recent additions to the mirrorless market by Sony and others. It […]

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