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When zoom camera lenses creep – who do you call? Lensband!

May 6, 2012
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Are you a DSLR shooter and do you own a super zoom lens? If you can answer yes to that double-question, then you’ve probably already heard about “lens creep”, or perhaps you’ve experienced it yourself, on your own lens(es), maybe even quite often. If you answered “no” to the double-question, but you’re considering buying a […]

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Sony NEX converters: Ultra Wide Angle & Fisheye, on 16mm f2.8 [Photos]

February 29, 2012
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Here’s a quick comparison shot between three Sony NEX lenses. Actually, it’s only one lens, but with two converters. So what we have here, are the following lenses/converters: Sony SEL16F28 which is a 16mm f2.8 wide-angle lens. Sony VCLECU1 which is a 12mm ultra-wide angle converter. Sony VCLECF1 which is a fisheye converter. Voigtländer Nokton […]

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Tamron 18-270mm PZD review – well, kinda, it’s just my impressions!

February 26, 2012
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The thing about opinions is that they change from time to time. Just one year ago, I was on about “lens quality” and “pixel sharpness” etc., I was shooting with expensive, good quality glass on my D7000. I even published a blog post comparing the expensive Nikon 24-120mm F4 VR lens with the cheaper superzoom […]

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Nikkor 24-120mm f4 (vs Nikkor 18-200mm VR in quick lens sharpness comparison test)

June 6, 2011
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I’ve been a happy user of Nikon’s 1st generation Nikkor 18-200mm VR f3.5-5.6 DX lens since I got it for my Nikon D5000 shortly after I purchased the D5000. However, I quickly learned that a fast prime was a must so I also purchased the Nikkor 35mm f1.8 AF-S, which is an amazing (and cheap) […]

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Nikon 70-200mm lens thermos bottle [review]

May 16, 2011
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Last year I reviewed the Nikon 24-70mm lens thermo cup, which I think was pretty cool (and I still use it sometimes when I’m out and about). This time I got something even better to review;  a Nikon 70-200mm thermos lens bottle from LensMug.net, a 1:1 model of the real Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 lens. Specifications: […]

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Nikon’s “Nano Coating” – an interesting video…

May 10, 2011
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When I first decided to buy my Nikon 24-120mm f4 lens, I had no idea what Nikon’s “Nano coating” was, but everybody seemed to love it and I figured it was better to have it, than not to have it. After watching this video, I now know more about “nano coating” and what it does. […]

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Fixing Lens Creep on Nikon 24-120mm f4 and 18-200mm VR lenses

April 14, 2011
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What’s lens creep? Well, lens creep is basically what happens when your zoom lens is quite front-heavy so if you hold it down it might creep out (zoom) by itself, or if it’s already zoomed out and you hold it up, it might creep back down again. If your lens is creeping in or out […]

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Nikon: New cameras & lenses in 2010

December 15, 2010
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We probably shouldn’t expect any more product announcements from Nikon this year as we’re closing in on 2011, so here’s a list of the camera-related products released/announced by Nikon in 2010: Click on the pictures below to enlarge! DSLR & Speedlight Nikon D3100 ($647 with 18-55mm kit lens) Nikon D7000 ($1,199 body only) SB-700 Speedlight […]

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Photo of the week: Chillin’ in the sea

November 17, 2010
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This photo was actually shot Sunday, so depending on what part of the world you live in, Sunday is this week – but that’s a minor technicality. The point is, the photo I’ve decided for this week’s Photo of the Week, is this one… Chillin’ in the sea This one was shot at around 5pm […]

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Top 10 Gadgets I Want For Christmas – And Maybe You Would Too? [2010]

November 12, 2010
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Christmas is closing in on us, but according to the stores and malls it kinda looks like it’s Christmas already. It’s amazing how they manage to make everything look Christmassy sooner and sooner almost every year. Anywho, what’s a tech blog without a top 10 list of some of the greatest gadgets that most of […]

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Review: Nikon Lens Cup (24-70mm, 1:1, zoomable)

November 8, 2010
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Hmm, a lens cup. How to review a lens cup. Well, it’s a cup. You can keep hot or cold drinks in it as well as drink from it. I guess that’s about it. But if you want more information… Canon lens cups have been around for quite some time now, though I doubt they […]

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Nikon introduces a new mouth watering DSLR camera: D7000

September 15, 2010
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Yesterday I was working myself to come up with reasons I do not need Nikons new 55-300mm VR lens. Today I got myself a much bigger task at hand because Nikon has introduced their new D7000 camera which has everything I miss about my current D5000. I can’t really cover everything about this camera in […]

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Photographing Lightning [pictures included]

September 10, 2010
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Last night we had some thunderstorms over Malta with a good amount of lightning as well and I’ve always wanted to get a really great shot of a lightning strike, so I figured I might as well begin to practice and figure out how to do it. At first I stepped outside on the patio […]

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