Nikon SB-700 Flash Review

Closeup image of the Nikon SB-700 flash

The Nikon SB-700 is Nikon’s mid-tiered flash, in terms of size, overall features, and price.

Nikon positions it as a flash for amateur photographers, but can be used professionally, albeit with maybe some added accessories.

In terms of my own assessment of this flash, overall I do like it and have gotten a ton of use out of it but I do have major gripes about it.

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Brandon Ballweg is a graduate of the University of Kansas and is a wedding and street photographer from the Kansas City area. He is the founder of ComposeClick.

iPhone 7 Plus Review [REAL WORLD REVIEW]

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The iPhone 7 Plus is Apple’s current iteration of their phablet-sized iPhone, albeit one that is rumored to be replaced in here in a couple months in September 2017. The iPhone 7 Plus is the cell phone that I’m currently using for the time being and a big reason I bought it was for the camera.

Although not perfect, I find myself occasionally blown away at some of the images the iPhone 7 Plus camera produces when the light is just right. Where it’s not perfect is when put in conditions that are less than ideal.

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Brandon Ballweg is a graduate of the University of Kansas and is a wedding and street photographer from the Kansas City area. He is the founder of ComposeClick.

The Best Nikon Lenses for Landscape Photography

Landscape picture taken from high vantage point of river on sunny cloudy day

In my opinion, lens selection for landscape photography is a lot less subjective than other types of photography. What I mean by that is that other types of photography give you more leeway for choosing to use a lens based on your personal style, whereas with landscape photography, there’s a few focal lengths you have to have covered if you want to take it seriously.

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Brandon Ballweg is a graduate of the University of Kansas and is a wedding and street photographer from the Kansas City area. He is the founder of ComposeClick.

Best Nikon DX Lenses: Top Picks for Crop-Sensor Nikon Cameras

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When it comes to buying DX lenses, the choices unfortunately aren’t all that clearly laid out. By that I mean there are almost too many options and there so many lenses with overlapping focal lengths that it’s hard to know where to begin in your research.

I think the focal lengths for FX lenses are actually much easier to choose from.

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Brandon Ballweg is a graduate of the University of Kansas and is a wedding and street photographer from the Kansas City area. He is the founder of ComposeClick.

The 9 Best Nikon Lenses for Portraits

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Unfortunately, there is no “perfect” portrait lens. And there’s no one lens you HAVE to have. There’s more than one way to skin a cat when it comes to portrait photography.

There are so many different stylistic choices, lighting conditions and factors depending on the location you’re shooting at that the best lens for one particular situation may not perform so well in another.

But that doesn’t mean you need a ton of lenses to cover every situation you may find yourself placed in. And there are several purchasing guidelines we can follow to make sure that we’re not throwing our money when it comes to shelling out and buying one or more portrait lenses.

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Brandon Ballweg is a graduate of the University of Kansas and is a wedding and street photographer from the Kansas City area. He is the founder of ComposeClick.

The 7 Best Nikon Lenses for Weddings (Both FX and DX)

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With so many options to choose from, it can be a bit overwhelming trying to narrow down the best lenses for wedding photography if you’re a Nikon shooter.

When I was first starting out, I got it in my head that I needed to have like a million lenses in my bag to successfully shoot weddings. But that really couldn’t be any further from the truth.

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Brandon Ballweg is a graduate of the University of Kansas and is a wedding and street photographer from the Kansas City area. He is the founder of ComposeClick.

The Best Lenses for the Nikon D750

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If you’re looking for the best lenses for the Nikon D750, it’s probably safe to assume that you already know what a powerful camera this is:

It’s fast to focus, has incredible dynamic range, a nice big full-frame sensor, and it’s all wrapped up in a relatively small and ergonomic package. It’s one of my personal favorites.

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Brandon Ballweg is a graduate of the University of Kansas and is a wedding and street photographer from the Kansas City area. He is the founder of ComposeClick.

Canon 50mm f1 8 STM Review: The Best Selling Lens on the Market

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For photographers who aren’t made of money, I think we’re always looking for the same thing in our lenses:

High quality optics at a cheap price.

And with the Canon 50mm f1 8 STM you get just that – a cheaply priced lens with a useful focal length

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Brandon Ballweg is a graduate of the University of Kansas and is a wedding and street photographer from the Kansas City area. He is the founder of ComposeClick.

Ricoh GR Review: Best Street Photography Camera?

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To start off this Ricoh GR review, I think it’s safe to say on behalf of photographers everywhere:

The smaller our camera, the more likely we are to take it with us.

Well, that’s where the Ricoh GR, with its little 18.3mm F2.8 GR lens comes in.

It’s a camera small enough to take literally everywhere with me. Small enough to fit in my jeans pocket.

…and that’s without sacrificing image quality because of its Ricoh GR APS C sensor.

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Brandon Ballweg is a graduate of the University of Kansas and is a wedding and street photographer from the Kansas City area. He is the founder of ComposeClick.

Fujifilm x100s Review – The Fujinon 23mm f2 Lens

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The Fujifilm x100s’s fixed lens, a Fujinon 23mm f/2, is just about as good as it gets for 35mm equivalent focal length lenses (due to the crop factor on APS-C lenses, it has a 35mm field of view).

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Brandon Ballweg is a graduate of the University of Kansas and is a wedding and street photographer from the Kansas City area. He is the founder of ComposeClick.