Ralph Elliott Starkweather

Review: Sigma SD Quattro H Has The “Wow” Factor

The Sigma SD Quattro H Mirrorless Digital Camera is a highly unique APS-H sensor mirrorless camera designed with the Foveon Quattro sensor. This sensor is renowned for its incredible image quality and color fidelity and produces...

REVIEW: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is a Camera for the Serious Photographer

The new Olympus camera model name, the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, takes the prize for the longest name/model designation for a camera I have ever encountered; so appropriate because is has a long list...

From Here To Eternity Zoom: Panasonic Lumix FZ2500 is The Perfect Bridge Camera

Let me start by saying that I recently bought the FZ2500 that I am reviewing from Samy’s Camera. So, I must admit bias here. Yep, one of the hazards of working with Samy’s Camera...

Sony RX100 V Review: Big Things Come in Small Packages

Imagine being able to put an incredibly powerful and feature-rich camera that can do almost everything you want in your shirt pocket. Well, it does exist in the small Sony RX100 V. I have had...

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...

Review: The Phototools Table Top Photo Kit

I have to admit that after reviewing many of the products from Phototools which is exclusive to Samy’s, I am amazed at the thought of detail and the build of the various photographic products...

Priced to Sell: Nikon B500 Review

Are you looking for an affordable gift for a family member or maybe even yourself? This Nikon B500 is priced to sell. Are there better cameras out there? Of course; but, for this price, you...

No Pain No Gain: Sigma 85 1.4 Lens Review

No Pain no Gain.....this is one helluva a lot of glass from Sigma. First impression on a Canon 5D Mark III: substantial heft! Who needs to pump iron; This will do! The gains are incredible sharp...

Review: Panasonic DMC-G85MK 12-60mm Kit Lens

Let me start by stating that the camera division of Panasonic are a collection of clear thinking, creative geniuses working with very capable engineers to realize these Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras packed with...

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...