YongNuo 35mm f/2 – Round 2: Outdoor Portraits.

YongNuo 35mm f/2 – Round 2: Outdoor Portraits.

I was such a big fan of the YongNuo 50mm f/1.8 and so I was super stoked when they announced the YongNuo 35mm f/2 (Amazon). I love my Sigma 30/1.4 and was happy to find a similar, more affordable option. Sure it’s got a 5mm and a stop difference, but aside from the discontinued Canon 35mm f/2 there’s not much in...Read more
YongNuo 35mm f/2 – Round 1: Aesthetics

YongNuo 35mm f/2 – Round 1: Aesthetics

There’s only so much that can be tested in home without fancy gear (MTF charts and the like) so I did a few tests that gauge common aesthetic qualities, using techniques that are often recommended for testing at home. It’s not super scientific, but it does give some further input on the lens and what you might expect. And all...Read more
YongNuo 35mm f/2

YongNuo 35mm f/2

First and foremost a hands-on comparison of the lens itself – how does it fare against the Canon 35mm f/2 – there will be more image-based comparisons to come. While discontinued and a few decades old, the Canon still costs more than double the YongNuo (YN 35mm runs $125 from YN themselves on Amazon, the Canon 35mm f/2 tends to...Read more
Back to my roots.

Back to my roots.

Every few articles I write I feel a little disingenuous. I write about budget friendly gear, and even though I am reviewing budget friendly gear, it is often paired with some higher-end stuff as well. If you’ve read my camera trading stories, you’ll know that for a couple years I have been shooting with a Nikon D600 and a few...Read more
YongNuo 50mm f/1.8 – Round 1: Low Light

YongNuo 50mm f/1.8 – Round 1: Low Light

This is going to be a multi-part review, since there aren’t many reviews up yet, and I want to be as thorough and specific as I can manage. I will be the first to admit that I am not a street photographer, not a wedding photographer, and don’t generally shoot in low light, but… it’s Christmas Eve, I don’t have...Read more
I’m not taking another hiatus!

I’m not taking another hiatus!

Posting won’t be as regular as I had originally planned, at least while things get settled down. What’s happening? Well, for whatever reason I decided free time was overrated. I’ve decided to pursue a Master’s Degree (MBA). Nonstop classes from now until January 2016. Oh, and that’s on top of a full time job.  Suffice it to say that I’ll be fairly busy....Read more