The 9 Best Nikon Lenses for Portraits

The 9 Best Nikon Lenses for Portraits

Brandon BallwegOctober 28, 2016

Unfortunately, there is no “perfect” portrait lens. And contrary to what some may try to make you believe, 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 and any type of photography for that matter. There…

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

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

Brandon BallwegOctober 25, 2016

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 a ton of lenses in…

The Best Lenses for the Nikon D750

The Best Lenses for the Nikon D750

Brandon BallwegOctober 19, 2016

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…

Beginner Photography: How to Take Pictures Like a Pro

Beginner Photography: How to Take Pictures Like a Pro

Brandon BallwegOctober 12, 2016

When it comes to starting out at the beginner photography level, the amount of information you need to learn can be overwhelming at first. It can seem that there is so much to take in that you don’t know where to start in regards to how to take pictures properly.…

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

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

Brandon BallwegSeptember 20, 2016

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 …Which has a…

Ricoh GR Review: Best Street Photography Camera?

Ricoh GR Review: Best Street Photography Camera?

Brandon BallwegSeptember 13, 2016

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…

Fujifilm x100s Review: Is It Worth Considering in 2020?

Fujifilm x100s Review: Is It Worth Considering in 2020?

Brandon BallwegSeptember 12, 2016

The Fujifilm x100s’ 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). My experience using this camera has mostly been doing street photography. The…

Nikon 35mm f2D Review: Most Underrated Nikon?

Nikon 35mm f2D Review: Most Underrated Nikon?

Brandon BallwegSeptember 1, 2016

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…

Nikon 70-200mm VR II Review

Nikon 70-200mm VR II Review

Brandon BallwegAugust 28, 2016

This is my 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 won’t see sample brick wall pictures in this review. The Nikon 70 200mm…

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

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

Brandon BallwegAugust 25, 2016

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 a well-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…

Nikon 60mm Macro 2.8 G Review

Nikon 60mm Macro 2.8 G Review

Brandon BallwegAugust 21, 2016

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…

Big Nikon News: The Nikon 105mm 1.4 Is Coming!

Big Nikon News: The Nikon 105mm 1.4 Is Coming!

Brandon BallwegAugust 2, 2016

Lens manufacturers are constantly pushing the boundaries of new technologies. Camera and lens technology has come a long way in recent years. We have lenses with specs that photographers thought impossible just a few short years ago. Same thing goes for camera bodies. If you told professional photographers back in…

Nikon 85mm 1.8 G Review

Nikon 85mm 1.8 G Review

Brandon BallwegJuly 29, 2016

The Nikon 85mm 1.8 G, released in January 2012, is part of Nikon’s 1.8 G series lineup of lenses. These lenses are great choices for hobbyist photographers or professional photographers on a budget. There’s even a few areas where this lens outperforms the three-times-as-expensive Nikkor 85mm f 1.4. Much like…

Nikon 50mm 1.8G Lens Review

Nikon 50mm 1.8G Lens Review

Brandon BallwegJuly 21, 2016

The Nikon 50mm 1.8 G is Nikon’s 50mm option within their growing lineup of budget-friendly/lightweight 1.8G lenses. The G series fills a gap between the very expensive professional 1.4 lenses and Nikon’s aging D series lenses. The f/1.8 G series lenses offer professional-grade image quality at an affordable price. But:…

Welcome to ComposeClick!

Welcome to ComposeClick!

Brandon BallwegApril 12, 2016

Hello everyone and welcome to ComposeClick! So what exactly is ComposeClick? The ComposeClick site was built to educate photographers and to help photographers make smart, informed decisions when it comes to buying gear for photography. Read moreWelcome to ComposeClick!