The Tamron apologists are out in full force…

With Sigma’s release of the 24-70mm ART, there seems to be a floury of Tamron apologising for something, and I’m still not quite sure what. The Tamron is a great lens. The challenge is when a manufacturer releases a good lens, suddenly owners of similar lenses feel they need to

Sony 24-105mm f/4 G OSS Review

This is a review I put together for shotkit.com In 2017, Sony released the Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G lens. The 24-105mm lenses form a popular “do it all” or travel lens, and it was only a matter of time before Sony joined the race. Some manufacturers have hit the mark

ONA Astoria Review (via Shotkit.com)

This is a review I put together for shotkit.com As much as I love backpacks, there are times where nothing beats a messenger bag. I think every photographer should have at least one in their camera bag arsenal. Despite brands having a side access point on modern backpacks, you still

Pelican repair – my new project

Someone offered me a relatively well used Pelican 1550 which I’ve decided to take on as a project. I’ve been wanting a pelican case but the intended purpose is largely as a storage case for all my camera gear to go into when not in use so buying a new

Wacom Cintiq 16 Review (via Shotkit.com)

This is a review I put together for shotkit.com I’ve always been a fan of Wacom tablets, but the models without displays never did it for me. Conversely, the models with displays were too expensive for the kind of use cases I had. I’m not a heavy post-processor so my

Sony 24mm f/1.4 GM Review (via Shotkit.com)

This is a review I put together for shotkit.com I have very little loyalty to brands, and I buy what is best for my individual needs. I own several Sony lenses, but also have a selection of other manufacturers in my bag: Zeiss, Sigma and Tamron. I often get asked

Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN ART Review

In 2014, Sigma said the size of the Sony mount made it difficult to make fast glass for Sony. In 2019 they released an amazing piece of fast glass in the form of the Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN ART. It’s also one of the first Sigma lenses to be

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