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 Shotkit.com, at the moment I’m writing one review every 3-4 weeks with a backlog of about 5 items to get through. Continue reading “Embarking on some video work”
I’ve been looking to shift to a hybrid/2 in 1 for some time now to complement my new desktop. I was hoping that would be with Apple but we’ll all know where that has gone. Maybe it will change with Apple’s switch to ARM, but with Apple’s attitude to what customer want, I probably had more chance of falling pregnant through wind pollination.
My review of the Black Ember WPRT went up on shotkit. here are so many new camera bags these days that sometimes it’s hard to differentiate one from another. As a reviewer, I like to look for that something special … Continue reading Black Ember WPRT Review (via Shotkit.com)
I don’t get many pre-release lenses, so when the opportunity arises to test one, I jump at it. When that lens is the long-awaited Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD, it makes it all the more exciting. The problem in … Continue reading TAMRON 70-180MM F/2.8 DI III VXD REVIEW (via Shotkit.com)
This is my review on the Samyang 18mm from Shotkit.com In August, the new Samyang AF 18mm f/2.8 FE lens was announced. It’s one they claim is the smallest and lightest full-frame on the market. So who are Samyang? While … Continue reading Samyang 18mm FE AF Review (via Shotkit.com)
My review on the Peak Design Everyday Messenger published on Shotkit In 2016, over twenty-five thousand backers put their hard-earned cash down on the Peak Design campaign making it one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns in history. The bags … Continue reading Peak Design Everyday Messenger Review (via Shotkit.com)
This is a review I put together for shotkit.com The Wandrd DUO Daypack serves a particular crowd… Which crowd? Well, there’s a large proportion of photographers that will never take on a full-time career in photography. Some of us would love … Continue reading Wandrd DUO Daypack (via Shotkit.com)
I know a lot of people have been waiting so I thought I’d post some high resolution shots. Nothing exciting. I’ve had it for 24 hours and the weather was miserable.
Many of the photos are mediocre. I shoot sports and portraits and it’s not an ideal time to get hold of models for either right now due to the Covid 19 lockdowns. Continue reading “Tamron 70-180mm High res samples”
Image: From AMD’s Ryzon 3900X Product Page
So I’m here at the point of replacing my current aging Macbook Pro 15″ and I’m stuck with a dilemma. It’s been running as a desktop for a while and it’s getting to a point where it needs a bit of a kickstart.
Normally I replace year after year but I’ve watched the Apple pricing rise a lot faster than the cost of living is going, and I say this as someone who is in a fairly good place financially. I’ve ended up letting it lag and now it’s about 5 years old and reaching its end of life.Continue reading “Goodbye, Apple, it’s not me, it’s you…”
I don’t normally write non-photography related posts on this blog, but I think were all facing an unprecedented crisis in the coming weeks and months. Life as we know it will change and some of the freedoms we take for granted will disappear temporarily.
I’m going to avoid a doom and gloom post. I think most of us are pretty nervous about what is to come and no one really knows what state the world will be in 6 months time. As a result, I wanted to wish everyone well. It’s a pretty surreal atmosphere at the moment.Continue reading “The world is changing – wishing everyone well”