Review of the Canon MP-E65mm 1-5x f2.8 Macro Lens has begun

Yesterday I received a Canon MP-E65mm 1-5x Macro lens for review. This is an unusual lens, in that it focuses from 1x magnification to 5x magnification to a full frame sensor. This is a manual focus lens that does not focus to infinity. It is exclusively for macro. To start the testing process I grabbed […]

False Color Infrared Images with the XDP Filter

MaxMax.com, the people who converted my 350D and will do my next camera, also sell filters. I’ve been testing a number of their infrared filters of late and the first one I will talk about is their unusual XDP filter.

Infrared on the Land, IR Photography of the Rural Landscape

Over the last month I’ve been doing a lot of photography out in the country. Some of this has been of wild areas but much of it has been  the rural farm country. I shot with my converted for infrared Canon 350D digital camera, mostly with either my Canon 100-400mm L series lens or with […]

After the Fires, an Infrared Photography Series Dedicated to Resilience and Recovery, Part 1

The Black Saturday bushfires in central Victoria occurred on the 7th of February, 2009. The day had temperatures that peaked at 46.4 degrees Celsius (115.5 Fahrenheit) and very high winds.

Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM

An extended range Zoom Lens with Hybrid Optical Stabilization and Hyper-Sonic Motor Sigma’s newest innovation is in the 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM 13.8:1 extended range zoom lens.  The Hybrid Optical Stabilizer, an anti-shake system providing image stabilization in both the camera body and viewfinder for Pentax, and Sony is offered only by Sigma.  This […]