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 … Continue reading The A7C – Is Sony trapped in a bad cycle?
My review of the new Mindshift Rotation 180 (which has just gone onto Kickstarter) has gone up on Shotkit.com. The first Mindshift Rotation 180 was funded by Kickstarter and released in 2013. Seven years later, it’s time for a new … Continue reading Mindshift Rotation 180 Review (via Shotkit.com)
My article on how to build a PC for photo editing has gone up on shotkit.com 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 … Continue reading How to build the best PC for Photo editing (via Shotkit.com)
Occasionally I get access to pre-release gear through my writing job at http://www.shotkit.com. 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 my mouth shut the entire time which is a little like dating Keira Knightley and not being able to tell anyone about. Continue reading “Mindshift Rotation 180 34L v2”
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 seems to stay the same brightness before becoming dull at 0. It’s obscure and mystifying that Wacom would put out an application in this way. Yes, that strange behaviour is apparently apparently the settings working as designed? Continue reading “Wacom Cintiq 16 brightness issue solved”
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)