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Out of Focus – And Now There Are Kids… (full story)

Story and Photography by Ethan Meleg   For the past 43 years, I’ve enjoyed a freewheeling, staunch bachelor lifestyle where I’ve basically done just about whatever I wanted. My house was clean, tidy and quiet. I slept all night, making it easy to wake up early each morning and seek out the tranquility and beauty […]

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Posted in Articles, Ethan Meleg

Gear — Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lens (full review )

Review by Mark and Leslie Degner We were quite surprised, for a couple of reasons, when Nikon announced its new AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR back in late summer of 2015. The first reason was because Nikon already produces two well-respected super telephoto zoom lenses that have somewhat similar focal lengths: the AF-S NIKKOR […]

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Advanced Shooter – The Unlikely Landscape Lens (full story)

“Often, I will slap on the 300mm lens and just explore a distant scene to grab graphic elements that attract my eye”   Ask any landscape photographer what their favourite lens is and you’ll most likely get answers that include wide-angle focal lengths or maybe the inclusion of a mid-range telephoto, like a 70–200mm lens, for those more […]

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Posted in Articles, Darwin Wiggett

Beginner Basics — Beyond the Basic Kit Lens (preview)

Story and photography by Don Komarechka One of the first limitations many photographers seem to notice after purchasing a camera with interchangeable lenses is the lack of “zoom” compared to the smaller and lighter point-and-shoot cameras. Let’s take a look at what’s in a lens, and what you should consider when looking to expand beyond […]

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Posted in Articles, Don Komarechka

Gear — Rokinon T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC Tilt-Shift Lens (full review)

                                          Review by Mark Degner For a large percentage of my landscape photography I turn to my trusty 24mm tilt-shift lens. Why this lens? First, I love the 24mm focal length for landscape photography as […]

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Posted in Gear, Mark & Leslie Degner

Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 Lens (full review)

Review by Mark Degner The Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 lens is a 15mm f/2.8 manual focus super wide-angle lens that’s available for Canon EF (ZE) and Nikon F (ZF.2) mounts. Although the two versions are identical in most of their specifications, there are a few slight differences based on the camera mount, but none of […]

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Posted in Gear, Mark & Leslie Degner