camera gear

Canon Admits they are Lagging Behind

Canon holds the highest percentage of market share among DSLR users though many of their customers are complaining about their lack of innovation or focus on new technologies.  During an interview with Nikkei Asian Review Canon was asked what the biggest issue they are currently facing.

10 Ways to Improve your Photography

Learning photography is a process and one many would say is a never ending one.  Below you will find 10 recommendations to improve your photography.  If you do these you will notice an immediate improvement.

Canon 7D Mark III Rumored Specs

Back in July, 2017 I reported on a Canon Rumors article about the 7D Mark III rumor it would be released in 2018.  While this rumor remains unchanged some of the rumored specifications have started surfacing.  I say 'rumored' because it is... rumored...  as in not set in stone or guaranteed to be true.  Still, it's fun to take a look.

Nikon D820 to be Announced July 25th

That's right!  Nikon rumors says there is an announcement from Nikon slated for July 25th, 2017.  This announcement is supposed to be the Nikon D810 replacement.  July 25th is the exact day of Nikon's 100th year in business. 

Sigma 14mm f1.8

Several years back I was one of the photographers who would only stay with lenses produced by the brand of the camera I owned.  Admittedly, I still only have Nikon lenses all of which do a fantastic job.  Lately though the quality of glass being produced by Sigma has been, by all accounts, great so when they announced a new 14mm f1.8 I took notice.  Well, the time has come and the lens is now available for preorder.  The new Sigma 14mm f1.8 Art series Lens is a reasonably priced and almost exactly what was expected.  This has a place in my kit I’ve no doubt however I will likely rent the lens first to test out the quality as the price does come in at $1,599.00. 

For those interested here are a few of the tech specs for the lens:

  • Full Frame and APS-C compatible
  • Angle of View 114.2 degrees
  • Minimum Aperture: f16
  • 14mm f1.8
  • Lens Construction: 16 Elements in 11 Groups
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 10.6in
  • Filter Size:  None.  Due to the rounding and size of the lens element it is not compatible with screw in filters.
  • Dimensions: 3.8in x 5.0in
  • Weight: 41.3oz
  • Available Mounts: Sigma, Nikon, Canon