Author: The Overrated Photographer

I am a forty something year old Melbourne based photographer covering a broad range of genre’s from sports to portraits and travel. My introduction into photography started with doing some kitesurfing photos, but with the arrival of my first daughter, my focus shifted to family and the vast majority of my photos are either family or street. I still try to get extreme sports when I am not kitesurfing myself. My current non-personal photography work is confined to charity and not-for-profit engagements where I am engaged in photography for a number charity events to give back to the community and help support fund raising for these organisations. These include the homeless and cancer events. I do not currently do any paid commercial work as I run a successful non-photography business and this allows me to explore my personal creativity with photography.

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

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 vs Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 – Initial thoughts

I’ll be producing a detailed review of the Sigma 24-70mm DG DN ART but I thought I’d put together some initial thoughts between the two. So how do the Sigma 24-70mm and Tamron 28-75mm differ? The focal length – that’s pretty obvious Construction – It’s difficult to put these two

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