I've been seeing (and reading) more and more articles touting the use of Smart Objects as an effective way to stack images and reduce noise. So, I decided to test it the best way I know how - pitting RegiStax 188.8.131.52 versus Photoshop's Smart Object blending. (read more... )
Launched in 2006, the well constructed AT-X 100 PRO D from Tokina is still a leading choice in the 1:1 macro category in 2016. In this review, I test out this affordable macro lens that also doubles as a well-rounded portrait or product photography lens - on loan to us from architectural and nature photographer Jeremy Mudd . (read more...)
The Raynox DCR-250 provides a low-cost solution to convert standard telephoto lens into flexible and affordable macro lens. I've been wanting to purchase and test this lens for months (why did I wait? - see more).
Thanks to Jeremy Mudd, I had a quick chance to review out the Meike® MK-14EXT Macro TTL ring flash for Nikon yesterday. After an hour with the flash, the jury is definitely out on this flashes' usefulness for serious macro photography. (see more)
So, I've been very curious to review how the Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 SP Di VC USD would work with a teleconverter. Today I tested it out on some lunar photography using the Tamron 300F-FNs 2x. Here are the sample images from tonight (and last month without the converter). Take a look, and then I'll share my thoughts. (see more)