Nikon SB-700 Flash Review

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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.

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.

Nikon 35mm f2D Review: Most Underrated Nikon?

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The Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D Lens is a lens that I hold near and dear to my heart because of how it was there for me during the beginning of my wedding photography career when I needed a wide angle lens at a reasonable price.

Providing optics more than usable at a professional level but at a very affordable price point, the Nikon 35mm f2 packs the most value for price of any Nikon lens that I know of. I still use this lens to this day for professional wedding photography and I would not hesitate to recommend it to other professionals.

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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.

Nikon 70-200mm VR II Review

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This is an in-depth review of the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II AF-S Nikkor Zoom Lens. While my reviews aren’t super technical, I do try to give a good idea on the optics of lenses but you will not see sample brick wall pictures in this review.

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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.

Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Zoom Lens Review

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The NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED is Nikon’s professional lens covering the standard and very commonly used focal lengths between 24 and 70mm.

It’s an excellent performing lens with a relatively wide aperture of f/2.8 which stays constant throughout the zoom range, i.e. the aperture does not change as you’re zooming in and out with 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.

Nikon 60mm Macro 2.8 G Review

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The Nikon AF-S FX Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED is a short telephoto Nikon macro lens with a 1:1 focusing ability.

The lens was released in March of 2008. I was surprised to learn this, as 8 years have gone by and there’s still not a lot of reviews of this Nikon macro lens, at least not compared to other lenses out there.

The Nikon 60mm macro is sharp and provides a really nice working distance for the type of macro work I do, as its close focusing distance is 8 inches. Overall the Nikon 60mm f2 8 is a very solid performer for a lens of this type, so if you’re looking for a macro lens for Nikon cameras, you really can’t go wrong with this choice.

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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.