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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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Minolta AF 75-300mm F/4.5-5.6 “Big Beercan” Review

Here’s a brief look at the Minolta AF 75-300mm F/4.5-5.6  zoom lens.  Scroll down for the main review.

Lens Minolta AF 75-300mm F/4.5-5.6 Box contents
Front and rear caps, users manual, a possible hard-case, and a hood. Cost Available on eBay at the time of this review for around $350, depending on condition. Build quality Good, to very good Additional

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2800mm F/10 Lens – Celestron Telescope Review

Here’s a brief look at the Celestron 2800mm F/10.   Scroll down for the review. Lens Celestron 2800mm F/10 Nexstar GPS Box contents
Front and rear caps, and a users manual. Cost Around $2599 starting price with tripod. Build quality Good Additional information
Requires T-ring and focus adapter for your camera, about $50 for both. Specifications below
Optical configuration One zero…

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Sony NEX LA-EA2 Adapter Review

Sony NEX LA-EA2 Box & Case

Here at Photojottings, the most requested photo accessory to review (lately) is the LA-AE2 adapter, which seems to be very appealing to Sony alpha users that plan on jumping on the NEX cameras, especially the NEX-7.   This adapter allows Minolta AF and Sony a-mount lenses to auto-focus when mounted on the newer NEX cameras.  Currently, Sony’s US website is …

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May 10 2010



Gila woodpecker flying out of nest in Saguaro cactus.  This image was taken with the Sony 70-400mm @400mm F/5.6.  Obviously, I could’ve used more focal length here to make this a decent shot, but I’m not posting this image because of the overall image quality, I’m attempting to draw your attention to the background on either side of …

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