photography: how good do your lenses need to be?

photography: how good / sharp do your lenses need to be?

Olena, who I photographed during a recent individual workshop in New York. camera settings:  1/320 @ f/3.5 @ 800 ISO  (available light) I was trying out the new Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 VC (B&H) for the images I shot during this workshop. (It comes in a Canon version too.)  It appears to be a fantastic  Read more inside...

review: Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L fisheye zoom lens

review: Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L fisheye zoom (lens review)

Venturing out again after posting a few images with the Canon EF 8-15mm f/fL fisheye zoom lens, I tried for a more diverse range of images to show what this lens is capable of ... and also compare it with the Canon 15mm f2.8 fish-eye lens to see how the brand-new zoom lens stacks up against the older fixed focal  Read more inside...

review: Nikon 85mm f/1.4G

review: Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4 G

So after a slight delay, my copy of the brand-new Nikon 85mm f1.4G (affiliate) actually did arrive. I was itching to try it out on a photo session, and yesterday afternoon had Jessica model for me. During the short photo session, I used the new 85mm f1.4G and the classic 85mm f1.4D side-by-side. As you can see in the photo  Read more inside...