Spring is Here!

If you follow me on Twitter or my Facebook page you might have already seen this picture, but if you don’t, then here it is for the first time! haha.  The snow is FINALLY melting around here in Calgary! I shot this one on Saturday evening just before the sun started setting. (Click the picture …

Canon 28mm f/1.8 Video Review

I haven’t made a YouTube video for a while so I thought I’d make a quick review about the Canon 28mm f/1.8 prime. It’s a lens I enjoy using, so I thought I’d put my 2 cents on the lens out there :). Here is another random shot I took while making this video :). …

Cammy

I’m sure Saturday night is the worst possible time to post a picture, but here ya go anyhow haha. My son Cammy likes to watch me out the front window in the morning as I leave for work. I snapped this one on my way out the door the other day :). Camera: Pentax K-5 …

Fun at Canon Image Square

On Saturday a friend of mine and I met up downtown for a street photography mission. We started walking up 8th Avenue shooting random photos of people walking by and interesting things we saw. As we were walking along something very interesting caught my eye, it was the Canon Image Square. I had heard about …

Canon 28mm f/1.8

I picked up a new lens recently that I had been thinking about getting for quite sometime. I was torn between the Canon 28mm f/1.8 & the Sigma version. I decided to go with the Canon version because of the size and weight (smaller & lighter). The lens performs decent wide open as you can …

Big Zoom (Sigma 50-500mm)

Let me start off by saying this is not a full in-depth review of the Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5 -6.3 APO DG OS HSM zoom, but rather a quick look. The other night I was out shooting some skyline shots from a good distance from downtown and I thought this might be a good opportunity to …

Canon 50mm 1.8 vs 1.2

This photo was shot with Canon 5D mark ii & Canon 24-85mm @85mm & f/4.5 I did a little comparison between 2 of my favourite lenses, the Canon 50mm 1.8 mark i & the 50L. With a price differnce of at least $1500, the case one can make to buy the 50L can only be …

Confused By This Film

I recently got my hands on this old film camera. It is the Pentax Spotmatic F, circa 1973 -76. It’s got a very popular (even today) SMC Takumar 50mm 1.4 lens on it, so I was very excited to use it. When I got home I loaded up some old film I had laying around. …

Canon FD Lens to Samsung NX Converter

I have a Samsung NX100 mirrorless camera that takes really great pictures, especially of people. I also own some great old 70’s era Canon FD manual focus lenses from the film days. So I bought a FD to NX converter to use my Canon FD lenses on my NX100. The converter came in the mail today …

Love For The 1st Canon EF 50mm 1.8

Let me start off by saying I own and often use the Canon EF 50mm 1.2 L Series lens. However, I still love my 50mm 1.8 mark 1, it’s a wonderful lens and produces amazing images. The glass used in the mark 1 is exactly the same as the cheaper built “Plastic Fantastic” 50mm 1.8 …