Category: Articles

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

How to build the best PC for Photo editing (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 built something, fans were tiny, and hard drives spun. For

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 Shotkit.com, at the moment I’m writing one review every

Peak Design Everyday Messenger 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 were delivered as promised, and the range went on to

Tamron 70-180mm High res samples

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

Goodbye, Apple, it’s not me, it’s you…

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.

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