Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Review

It’s been a while since I posted a review. Work has been busy, and I’ve barely had enough time for photography, let alone reviews. I have, however, had access to a couple of new toys, hence this review. Introduction Sigma has been doing some amazing things in recent times. Gone

The filter dilemma and why the costs don’t add up

I saw the 7345th post on a forum about whether the user should buy filters or not to protect their lenses from accidental damage. There are advocates for filters and there are people who say its a waste of money. This is my take on the matter. First off, there

Sigma is one reason Sony will continue to lead…

My Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN arrived yesterday and you can colour me impressed. It’s marginally bigger than my Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 and Sony 24mm f/1.4 GM which is the holy grail of Sony lenses. Sigma is producing world class glass at a fraction of the price of the

Why does Sony have so many “#&%$ you” users?

Not sure what it is with Sony, but wow, the user base never ceased to surprise me. I’ve yet to see a camera user based filled with the same degree of self obsessed assholes, for lack of a better word. Why do I say this? Well simple. I commented previously

The A7C – Is Sony trapped in a bad cycle?

The A7C was announced and like many people, I can’t help feeling disappointed. No, contrary to what people may think, I’m not disappointed with the specifications of the camera. Sony could have put the full A9 spec into the camera and I’d still be disappointed. Sony seems to be trapped

Mindshift Rotation 180 Review (via

My review of the new Mindshift Rotation 180 (which has just gone onto Kickstarter) has gone up on The first Mindshift Rotation 180 was funded by Kickstarter and released in 2013. Seven years later, it’s time for a new and improved version: Introducing the Mindshift Rotation 180 v2.0. For

How to build the best PC for Photo editing (via

My article on how to build a PC for photo editing has gone up on I hadn’t built a PC for about 15 years before venturing into this. That’s a long time in PC land. The last time I built something, fans were tiny, and hard drives spun. For

Mindshift Rotation 180 34L v2

Occasionally I get access to pre-release gear through my writing job at As a photography geek, it’s exciting, although my wife fails to see the appeal. I’ve been fortunate enough to have access to the Think Tank Mindshift Rotation 180 34L since about February. Unfortunately I’ve had to keep

Wacom Cintiq 16 brightness issue solved

Since my switch from Apple to Windows, I’ve had a less than stellar experience with my Wacom Cintiq 16. I couldn’t get brightness and contrast right and it has this odd behaviour. Minimum brightness is at 75, goes up to 100, however when you move from 75 to 0 it

Embarking on some video work

Yeah, it’s been a while since I’ve written anything. Unlike most photographers, the area I work in has been absolute mayhem which has impacted my ability to do much writing. I used to write a couple of articles a week for, at the moment I’m writing one review every

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