Archive for August, 2014
 

 
Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS @ 150mm

Portrait Lenses: Which One Is Best And Why??

So, which portrait lens is actually the best and why you ask? In this article I’ll go over depth of field as it relates to focal length, aperture, distance to the subject, and crop factor. Why some glass is better than ot...
by Jay
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Sony A57 - SLT-A57

Canon T4i vs Nikon D5100 vs Sony A57!! Which Camera is the Best Bang for the Buck?? – Updated with Poll!!

In this article I will compare the Canon T4i vs Nikon D5100 vs Sony Alpha A57!! I actually just reviewed the A57 and you can check it out Here: Sony Alpha A57 Review >>. All these cameras are around the same price point a...
by Jay
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Sony’s new action camera

Sony’s New GoPro Killer?? Sony RX100 Hands On Reviews, Sony Nex-F3 Hands On Reviews, and more!!

Sony is on the move as always, and with the latest installment of the Sony RX100 the, they are clearly not playing games when it comes to beating the competition. In fact, they destroy the competition in my opinion in almost ev...
by Jay
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Sony LA-EA2 Adapter VS Regular E-Mount lens in Real World AF Testing

Sony LA-EA2 Phase Detection AF (PDAF) Vs Contrast Detection AF (CDAF) – Focus Tracking!!

I got a chance to do a more thorough “Real world” test comparing the PDAF Phase Detection Auto Focus system of the LA-EA2 Lens Adapter Vs the standard Contrast detection AF system of the Nex-5n. To do this I simple ...
by Jay
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Sony Nex-5n and the Sony 50mm f/1.8 OSS Lens

Sony 50mm f/1.8 OSS E-Mount Lens – (SEL50F18) – Hands on Review

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Nex-5n, Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens

Sony Nex-5n and the Sigma E-Mount 19 and 30mm EX DN Lens, SIgma 10-20mm Lens!! Sample Photos, Auto HDR!!

Using the Nex-5n, and a trio of Sigma lenses, I finally got the chance to take a few decent pics at a new water fall area I found today!! The three Sigma lenses I used were the 19 and 30mm f/2.8 EX DN E-Mount lenses, and the Si...
by Jay
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Sony DT 35mm f/1.8 Lens Mounted to the Sony La-ea2 Lens Adapter

Nex-5n and La-ea2 Lens Adapter w/ A-Mount Lens Vs E-Mount Lenses – Low Light and Low Contrast Testing!! New Nex-7 Book!!

Always curious how the LA-EA2 lens adapter with an A-Mount lens would perform in low light, low contrast situations Vs the standard E-Mount lenses, I put together this really quick test together with results that may surprise y...
by Jay
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Nex-5n and the Sigma 10-20mm

Sony Rebates, Sigma Rebates, A pretty cool cable finder tool, and the Sigma 10-20mm on the Nex-5n!!

Hey guys and thanks for checking in!! I apologize for the lack of activity on the Lab, but work has been crazy and I just haven’t had any free time to put a decent article together. Here’s whats up: I have some nake...
by Jay
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Nex-5n and the Sigma E-Mount 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens

Sony Nex-5n and the Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN lens – Sample Pics and 100% Crops!!

I’ve been using the Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN lens for the past few days on the Sony Nex-5n. The lens is extremely light weight at 4.9oz, but is actually slightly heavier than the 30mm version which weighs in at 4.76oz. The ...
by Jay
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Sony Nex-5n AutoFocus Testing using the LA-EA2 Lens Adapter vs Standard E-Mount Lenses

Sony Nex-5n AF Testing with LA-EA2 and A-Mount lens vs Native E-Mount Lenses

I did a quick test today with the Sony Nex-5n, LA-EA2 lens adapter, and the Sony DT 35mm f/1.8 Lens.  I then compared the Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN lens and the Sony 50mm f/1.8 OSS lens to see how each of these lenses performed i...
by Jay
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Nex-5n and the Sigma E-Mount 30mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens

Sony Nex-5n and the Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens – Sample Pics and 100% Crops!!

I took a bunch of sample photos with the Sigma E-Mount 30mm f/2.8 EX DN lens and the Sony Nex-5n and I again tried to get a decent variety of images for your viewing pleasure. This time I found an old abandoned Chemical factory...
by Jay
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CS5 - Set-up and color management

Photoshop CS5 – Set-Up and Color Management – Three Part Video Tutorial Series

In this video tutorial we will cover setting up Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Lightroom 3, and Adobe Photoshop CS5 so our color spaces and profiles match across the board. This set-up process is incredible important for proper color ...
by Jay
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Adobe Bridge - All you need to know

Adobe Bridge CS5: All You Need to Know!! Three Movies, all Free!!

In this video tutorial series geared towards the New Adobe Bridge User, we will be going through Adobe Bridge CS5 the way I use it. Being a Photographer and camera gear reviewer I use a lot of different features to help speed u...
by Jay
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Sony Nex-5n and the Sony 50mm f/1.8 OSS Lens

Sony Nex-5n and the Sony 50mm f/1.8 OSS Lens – Sample pics and 100% Crops!!

I took a bunch of sample pics around the house yesterday with the Sony Nex-5n and Sony 50mm f/1.8 OSS Lens. I tried to get a decent variety of photos that show off the incredible depth of field, sharpness, and bokeh. This lens ...
by Jay
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Sony Nex-5n, La-ea2 Adapter, DT 35mm f/1.8 Lens, 50mm f/1.8 OSS

The Month of June Product Photography – Sony Nex-5n, LA-EA2, Sony 35mm DT Lens, Sony 50mm f/1.8 OSS Lens, and the Sigma 19mm and 30mm f/2.8 EX DN Lenses

I went down to the lab the day before yesterday to take all of the product photography for the month of June. The gear for this month consists of the Sony Nex-5n for a camera body, and the LA-EA2 Lens adapter. I also got the ve...
by Jay
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Leica X2 Digital Compact Camera With Elmarit 24mm f/2.8 ASPH Lens (Black)

New Camera News and New Kenko E-Mount Extension Tubes!!

We had some pretty big news yesterday from Canon and Leica as it pertains to cameras!! Canon announced their latest EOS Rebel series camera and it’s tagged with the T4i label. Canon stepped up to the plate with this model...
by Jay
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