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.

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

Sony 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM Review (via Shotkit)

This is a review I put together for shotkit.com As a sports shooter, telephoto lenses are bread and butter lenses. For most of my sports work, I prefer being in the water with a water-housing and a wide-angle, but there are some occasions where I don’t have that luxury. With

ONA Camps Bay Review (via Shotkit)

I have been a bad with updating this blog with some of the recent reviews I put together for Shotkit due to some travel. I’ll be posting these up over the next couple of days. Enjoy… There is a common phrase in life that also applies to photography: “Buy once,

Snowboarding/Skiing with the Sony 100-400GM

I’ve always loved my Sony 100-400mm GM but it was only in Saalbach, Austria that I got to full appreciate how good this lens is. I’d been wanting to get out for a photography session with Snowboarding and Skiing for a while but sadly the Australian conditions aren’t that suitable

New firmware – no coloured AF points. Bad Sony!

A new firmware has arrived for the A7iii and A7riii and as usual, Sony like most camera manufacturers have proved that they are bottom feeders when it comes to customer service. The single most requested feature for the A7iii and the A7Riii is the ability to change the colour of

Wotancraft Nomad Travel Backpack Review (via Shotkit.com)

The great thing with writing for Shotkit is that I get to try out camera bags from a lot of brands (and I have somewhat of a bag fetish). The downside is my camera bag closet already looks like Taylor Swift’s shoe closet, and I’m already on thin ice after

Why Tamron’s strategy makes sense

There have been a lot of complaints about Tamron with “strange focal lengths” and their line of zoom lenses for Sony. 17-28mm, 28-75mm and now 70-180mm. There are also some complaints about the f/2.8 lenses. With the zooms, they are unusual focal lengths. I think most of the talk will

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