• Gear
  • Good News, Everyone

    Canon EF 50mm f/1.4

    This morning, at 7:16am I received an email, from Canon, about the status of my EF 50mm f/1.4 USM, which was submitted for repair due to the inherent fragility of the lens’ autofocus design. Without explicitly acknowledging that the EF 50mm f/1.4 suffers from a design flaw, Canon accepted my argument that the autofocus system […]

  • Artistic Nude
  • Chinatown Special

    The image above was created with $20 $40 worth of mixing bowl, pizza pan, machine screws (plus a ¬†flash bracket from an inexpensive $20¬†softbox)¬†and spray paint, all sourced from Amazon and Home Depot. Building my own Chinatown beauty dish, following the instructions provided by Todd Owyoung, probably saved me between $90 and $250. The only […]