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Vanguard VEO 204AB Tripod Review
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Vanguard VEO 204AB Tripod Review

I couldn’t be happier with the size, quality, durability and especially the lightness of weight of the Vanguard VEO 204AB tripod. As soon as it arrived in my hands I knew it would be a game changer. As a photographer who blends the genres of landscapes with whimsical portraiture (usually […]

Shooting with the new Tamron SP 35mm F/1.8 VC
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Shooting with the new Tamron SP 35mm F/1.8 VC

Recently, I had the opportunity to test the Tamron SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD lens, which would be considered a standard wide angle lens on a full-frame sensor camera like my Nikon D750. In preparation, I scrolled through my library of pictures and noticed that I rarely shoot at […]

Review – VEO CM-264 Monopod with GH-300T Pistol Grip Head
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Review – VEO CM-264 Monopod with GH-300T Pistol Grip Head

Wildlife is typically shy, weary, unpredictable and difficult to control. Catching frame-filling images of animals usually involves large and heavy equipment. Maximizing image quality requires a steady camera, typically supported on a tripod with a flexible head. Unfortunately, this slows your response time as photo opportunities unfold. Monopods provide a […]

Tamron SP 35 and SP 45 F/1.8 Di VC USD Preview
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Tamron SP 35 and SP 45 F/1.8 Di VC USD Preview

Tamron recently announced two new prime lenses – SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD and SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD. The SP line of Tamron lenses are known as professional grade lenses and these two are no exception. For those wondering, a prime lens means it only has one […]

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC Review
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Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC Review

Tamron is a company on the move. Some of their recent releases like the 15-30mm f/2.8 VC have instantly been hailed as class-leading, professional-grade lenses and the expectations for the new stabilized primes (35mm and 45mm) are equally high.  Yet Tamron hasn’t forgotten the fact that there is also a […]

150mm Filter System
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150mm Filter System

The Tamron 15-30mm F2.8 lens is a brilliant piece of glass that is getting quite a bit of fan-fare from photographers. One common issue with these ultra wide angle lenses however are the protruding front elements which make it very difficult to mount traditional threaded filters. As a result photographers […]

The Tamron Trinity
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The Tamron Trinity

Boldly Going Where No Company has gone before… It always gives me pause when I stop to consider the fact that Tamron introduced its 24-70mm F/2.8 VC lens in February of 2012 and that no company has managed to produce a direct competitor yet.  It was the first of its […]

Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Review
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Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Review

Every year there are a select number of lens announcements that I find personally exciting.  I reviewed no less than 15 lenses last year, and this is the fifth already this year, so a lot of gear passes through my hands.  Not every lens has the same capacity to excite […]

Vanguard Tripod Review
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Vanguard Tripod Review

Ahhh, photography, the hobby that keeps taking…  You bought the camera, you bought a few lenses, you bought the carrying bag or three, and you even got yourself a copy of some editing software.  Then it dawned on you that to shoot macros, long exposures, or even some long distance […]

Thomas Stirr highlight the superb Vibration Compensation of the Tamron 150-600mm
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Thomas Stirr highlight the superb Vibration Compensation of the Tamron 150-600mm

Photos of Orangutans taken at the Toronto Zoo by Thomas Stirr highlight the superb Vibration Compensation of the Tamron 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD lens. All photos were taken hand- held on a Nikon D800. –> View the video