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Canon 5D Mark IV: Bang for your Bucks

Canon 5D Mark IV Bang for your bucks. Canon is just that, a lot of bang for your bucks. This is a great camera to add to your arsenal. As digital cameras get more and...
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Pentax 645Z Digital Medium Format Camera Review

I was lucky to get my hands on Pentax’s new and very exciting digital medium format camera. It was only a few months ago when I first caught wind of Pentax’s first digital medium...

Camera Review: Nikon D850

What a pleasure it is to have written these reviews for Samy’s Camera this past year. I have tried just about every camera brand and in all sizes and megapixels and have enjoyed them...
sigma review

Is it Sigma or is it Zeiss? That is the question: Sigma 20mm 1.4...

I am Ralph Elliott Starkweather, a professional photographer with over 40 years of experience and a customer of Samy's Camera since they first opened their doors. My goal with this and upcoming reviews will be...

#PhotoFriday Roundup: The Great Pumpkin, Canon, and One Cool Kodak Hack

What’s up, Friday. via GIPHY Lot’s of big things are happening at Samy’s Camera. So, let’s jump right into our #PhotoFriday Roundup. The Great Pumpkin Want a chance to win an awesome camera and lens kit? Head over...

Tamron SP 90mm F2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro Review

When one mentions the name Tamron the first thing that comes to mind is the legendary lens with a great reputation ….ta da.. the 90mm Macro. Well, Tamron has worked very hard to up...
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Fuji X-T1 and X100T Camera Reviews by Kimberly Genevieve

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to try the new Fuji X-T1 mirrorless digital camera as well as the Fuji X100T digital camera. I’ve always wanted to test out the X100T, but to get my hands...
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Two Zeiss Touit Reviews For The Price Of One

Let me just start with this that immediately comes to mind: Zeiss...man...Zeiss!!! Zeiss is almost Godlike in the world of glass.  Zeiss lenses have long been my choice of glass for my own professional...

Review: Phototools Beauty Dish with Grid (32 In.)

When one is testing a beauty dish, it helps to find willing beauties to pose for the review. Fortunately, we have two brave enough to face my lens here at Samy’s Playa Vista. So, with...

PERFECTION: Sigma 135mm f/1.8 ART Lens Review

I feel so honored to have been able to test this incredible lens, thank you. Thank you Mr. Yamaki and thank you to your employees in Aizu, Japan, who strive for perfection in what...