Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens Hands-On Review

Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM-2

I received my new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens today and wanted to share my initial impressions.

This lens is situated as the next Nifty Fifty in Canon’s line-up, offering the popular 50mm focal length at an affordable $125 price point. Of course, on APS-C cameras like the Canon EOS Rebel series will provide a field of view equivalent to an 80mm lens on a full frame camera. This makes it a nice option as a beginner’s portrait lens for the Canon Rebel shooter. [Read more…]

Photography Bay Giveaway: Domke Next Generation Chronicle Camera Bag

This week, Photography Bay has teamed up with Tiffen to give away one of its awesome Domke Next Generation Chronicle camera bags in the military ruggedwear color scheme.

Domke Chronicle Camera Bag

The Next Generation Chronicle camera bag holds a DSLR with an attached lens, plus an unattached lens such as a 70-200mm f/2.8, two additional lenses, and a flash between the GearProtex customizable insert system. Additionally it can accommodate an iPad or similar tablet inside a padded, zippered sleeve at the front. There are several external pockets and pouches that let you haul a variety of accessories.

Domke Chronicle Camera Bag open

Previously, I reviewed the Chronicle’s smaller cousin, the Herald. These are well-built bags with a great sense of style. The best part about this Domke Next Generation Chronicle camera bag is that you might just pick it up for free.

To enter for a chance to win this Domke Next Generation Chronicle camera bag, just leave a comment on this blog post and use the Rafflecopter widget below to confirm that you commented. You can earn additional entries by following or engaging with Photography Bay and Tiffen on social media or by referring others to this giveaway. Due to the intricacies of international law regarding giveaways, this giveaway is open only to U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older.

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This giveaway will run from Monday, May 25, 2015 at 9:00PM Eastern Time through Monday, June 1, 2015 at 9:00PM Eastern Time. A random winner will be notified via email within 48 hours of the giveaway end. A response is required within 48 hours of the email send time or the winner will forfeit the prize and we will pick another random winner.