Tag Archives: gear

May 25

Review: Pentax DA* 55mm f/1.4

A few weeks back I decided to rent the Pentax DA* 50mm f/1.4 lens.  Many call this one of the best modern prime lenses offered by Pentax so I was intrigued by it.  Also, I would be covering a student robotics competition typically in low light environment and with a lot of opportunities to give […]

March 21

Event Photography – The Gear

A few weeks back I had the privilege of covering a large event once again (I think this is the 2nd or 3rd year now) in Pittsburgh as an event photographer.  The event, History Uncorked, at the Heinz History Center is one of the largest events in the region and a blast to photograph.  So […]

February 17

Sometimes Less Is More

Yeah…yeah…I know.  Been forever since I posted on here.  Just have had little to no motivation to sit and write as of late.  But a few new posts in the works coming soon.  Actually the next couple of posts will be some insights on event photography as I will be covering the annual History Uncorked […]

December 21

Review: Pentax DA* 60-250mm f/4

Thought I would share some insights on a really great Pentax lens.  The Pentax DA* 60-250mm f/4 is part of the high-end series of professional lenses that Pentax has available.  I rented this lens as I was looking for a longer option that had better quality and a set aperture.  There are not many options […]

September 10

Review: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG HSM APO

I had the opportunity to attend the 2010 Steelers training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA on August 16.  Having attended in the past, I knew much of the activity would stretch across three practice fields and be wide ranging in distances, but mostly far away.  Solution?  Rent a long zoom lens.  Unfortunately […]

November 24

Black Friday Buyer’s Guide

‘Tis the season to go shopping!  And many times this means shopping for a camera for yourself or for a loved one.  Which then likely means staring at a row of cameras in a retailer totally perplexed on what to buy and if the guy “helping” you has any clue what he is talking about […]