Neewer TT560 / TT520 Speedlites.

Neewer TT560 / TT520 Speedlites.

You can’t get much more budget friendly than the Neewer TT560. At the moment, they’re $37 brand new on Amazon, which is about as cheap as you’ll find for a hotshoe flash sold new from a legit retialer. Its little brother, the TT520 for some reason is $6 more expensive,  at $43, and a bit less powerful and useful, so...Read more
Canon Rebel XSi

Canon Rebel XSi

The Canon Rebel XSi (450D, Kiss X2,) in my opinion, is one of the first cameras in what I consider the “this is where things start getting good” phase of affordable DSRLs. Other cameras released at this time (mid 2007 to mid 2008) were the 40D, 50D, Nikon D300, D90, D60… What sets these cameras apart in my mind? (all...Read more
Nikon 85mm f/1.8D

Nikon 85mm f/1.8D

I fell in love with this lens the first time I used it. I acquired it as part of a trade. I had a Nikon 20mm f/2.8 that I had pretty much zero use for, and a friend had this that he didn’t use since he had upgraded to the 1.4 – so we decided to swap. I had a model...Read more
Coming Back from Hiatus!

Coming Back from Hiatus!

Well, it’s been a rather hectic past few months. Back in March, I had a small hiccup with the website – more specifically WordPress – it was unresponsive, and a real pain to work on. I decided to just say “screw it, I’ll work on it in a week or two”. That week or two turned into three… then four. At...Read more