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Food Photographer Ariel Ip on the Sony A7R II: It “Blew My Mind”

When you think of professional camera gear, Canon and Nikon will always be the first and second brands to choose from. I am a Canon user for over ten years. I started my photography...

Fun-tography: Nikon D5600 Review

So simple, so small and lightweight; but don’t be fooled. Small size matters here with this little powerhouse, the Nikon D5600. If you are a two-camera shooter, you can carry one of these around...
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Nikon 105mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Review

It's not always easy deciding which lenses to invest in for your underwater photography kit, and hopefully this piece will make this one decision a bit easier. Without a doubt, the Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm...

#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...

Review: Nikon D7500 Digital SLR

When us amateur and professional photographers who have been around for a few decades, the Nikon (outside of the USA pronounced Nick-0n) brings to mind some of the greatest historical images made on film and,...

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...

#PhotoFriday Roundup: Samy’s Deal of the Day, Nikon & Dan Winters

Another week down... And, that means, another #PhotoFriday Roundup is here to keep you up to date on the best in photography, little gems of artistic inspiration, and upcoming Samy’s events. Here we go: Samy’s Deal of...

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...

#PhotoFriday Roundup: Olympus, Ricoh, Larry Clark & More

It's that time again... It's been a long week; but, you made it. It's Friday, and that means another installment of our #PhotoFriday roundup. We decided to mix it up a bit, and, along with some...