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Tamron NEX 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 review

Here’s a brief look at the Tamron NEX 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 zoom lens.  Scroll down for the main review.

Lens Tamron NEX 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC    Model B011 Box contents
Hood, front and rear caps and a user’s manual. Cost $739 retail as of 2/12 Build quality Good to very good. Additional information
Introduced in late 2011.  Has built-in optical…

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Visual Echoes Better Beamer Flash X-Tender Review

Visual Echoes makes a slick, but odd looking devise that extends the working range of your accessory flash unit via a “Fresnel screen” placed at a fixed distance from the flash head.  Although the “Fresnel screen” is made from flimsy plastic, it really does work, but there are some limitations you should know about.  They recommend using the 50mm zoom …

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Vivitar DF-293-SON Flash Review

Vivitar DF-293-SON flash quick review

Box and contents Back with zoom extended LCD lit up, showing manual mode settings

Specifications and general information.

Model Vivitar series 1 DF-293-SON Price About $99 Tested on
Sony A580 In the box
Flash, nylon case, white bounce card, wide angle diffuser and instruction manual.  Nice picture on box, but it’s not being enhanced…

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Yongnuo YN560-II Review

Yongnuo YN560-II flash review

The made in China Yongnuo YN560-II is for manual use, meaning it’s meant for people who will most likely use it off-camera, or in full manual mode where the operator determines the power output and zoom settings.  I bought it as a low cost alternative to the expensive Sony factory flashes that work great in full …

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