Canon makes a wide variety of fantastic lenses, but they are rarely cheap, and you can quickly find yourself spending a lot of money trying to build out your lens library. Luckily, after decades of releasing lenses, there are a few hidden gems if you know where to look. Here are five lenses you should check out.
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Now in its seventh iteration, the Sony RX100 is a highly capable, ultra-portable camera that is a fantastic option for any photographer looking for a take-anywhere device that will enable capabilities beyond those of their cameraphone. If you are looking for such a camera, check out this great video review of the latest in the series.
The Mac Mini often gets overlooked, as computers like the MacBook Pro or iMac get a lot more attention. However, it is a surprisingly versatile and powerful computer and priced much lower than many other Mac models. This great video compares two versions of the Mac Mini to tell you which one is right for you.
Generally, photo lenses follow this rule: sharpness, low weight, low cost — pick two. And yet, Tamron seems to have bucked that trend with the 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD, which is sharp, light, and highly affordable. Here's why it has become the lens that spends the most time on my camera.
Canon's RF lenses are certainly spectacular, but they are also quite pricey. Samyang's new AF 85mm f/1.4 lens is quite affordable and seeks to fill the ultra-popular fast 85mm role for lots of photographers. Can it hold its own against more expensive options? This great video review will show you everything you need to know about the lens.
The vast majority of the time, we talk about the dangers of over-editing your images. However, just as much as you can over-edit an image, you can stray too far in the other direction and under-edit them as well. This excellent video discusses five signs that you may be under-editing your landscape photos.
The tone curve is easily one of the most useful and versatile tools for editing your images, and its power extends far beyond simply editing the light and shadow in your images. If you need to learn more about how to use it for your own work, this great video will get you up and running in no time.
On-location portraits can be a great way to add more visual interest to your images, but unfortunately, the sky does not always cooperate as you had hoped. You can't just cancel your shoots whenever you do not have great weather, though. This great video will show you how to retouch a portrait in Lightroom while replacing the sky using Luminar 4.
Photographers often love to throw money at problems. We think if we are not getting the photos we want, that new lens or body will do the trick. And sure, new gear is fun, but rarely does it solve the problem. Rather than spending money, try out this technique to improve your photos.