Hilarious Reviews: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 lens

The Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 lens is a 35 lbs. telephoto zoom lens that is repeatedly mis-reviewed as a rocket launcher, portal gun, space telescope, doomsday device, etc. Last I checked, there were no more than 3 serious reviews in the whole batch. The $26,000 price tag probably prevents it from getting into too many people’s […]

Gear for a New Strobist

One student recently asked me about what gear to get if he’s just getting into flash photography after watching me work on-location. I wanted to share the thread for others who may be similarly interested. What do I need to get started in flash photography? I want adequate gear at a student photographer price. Though […]

Lightroom 4 “Files Could Not Be Read”

Last night, I was working in Lightroom 4.1, trying to import a number of video and photo files from a SanDisk Extreme IV 16GB compact flash (CF) card used early that night with a Canon 5D Mark III, but kept getting this message on two of the HD MOV files: “The following files were not […]

Canon 5D Mark III price drop!

I recently posted the following note on Facebook:  Can’t believe the Canon 5D Mark III dropped to $3199 on Amazon already! Only means that they’re gonna go out of stock for weeks on end again after the rush of eager buyers. =] http://bit.ly/canon5d3 One of my readers who has not been following the Canon news then […]