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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Why Local Is Better For Used Camera Gear

The cameras and lenses featured in the photos throughout this article are currently in stock at Midwest Photo, in addition to many more vintage and classic cameras. Call the shop at 614-827-1264 and ask for Casey or Jake for current pricing and availability. You can also email Casey at casey@mpex.com, and Jake at jacob@mpex.com for more information. Click […]

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Shooting Pinhole-Style Photographs with the new Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN

Photographers today are often looking for lightweight equipment that still performs at a professional level. Everyone wants image quality and performance, just without the size and weight. The just released Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens walks the line beautifully between build quality and light weight, and impresses with a small lens with big performance. The lens itself […]

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TJ’s Daily Blog #72- Imperfection

TJ’s Daily Blog #72 Imperfection Photographers, especially in the digital age, can get caught up in chasing perfection. We think we need the sharpest lens, the perfect composition, the best light, etc… The pursuit of perfection over all else can be smothering. Sometimes it is just good to experiment and enjoy yourself. Embrace the mistakes. Mistakes can […]

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TJ’s Daily Blog # 71- Finally Blue

The Daily Blog # 71 Finally Blue The cold, grey weather in Ohio can be good for making us appreciate the nice weather when it finally arrives. For that I am grateful. It really is nice to soak up the light when it makes through to us down here on the ground. When the blue skies finally arrive amidst a string […]

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