Category: Articles

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.

The world is changing – wishing everyone well

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

Morality and professionalism vs Legality – The Hillary Duff question

For those who don’t know, there has been some publicity around a situation where Hillary Duff posted a video to her followers of her confronting a random photographer who was filming a sports event that her child attended. https://pagesix.com/2020/02/22/hilary-duff-blasts-creepy-photographer-for-taking-pictures-of-her-kids/ Now I don’t want to get into whether he was paparazzi

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN ART Review (via Shotkit.com)

This is a review I put together for shotkit.com In 2019, Sigma released their first DG DN lens – the Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN ART. This was one of the first Sigma lenses to be made for a full-frame mirrorless mount, as opposed to the DSLR lenses Sigma produced

Welcome to number 2 spot, Sony…

Contrary to what the title sounds like, this isn’t a congratulatory blog to Sony for lifting themselves to #2. They were #1 when it came to the best mirrorless cameras on the market. Like Microsoft, Apple, Nikon and Canon previously, they got lazy. They thought the competition was too far

My Pelican 1550 Repair Project – Part 1

In a previous blog post, I previously mentioned I was embarking on a Pelican repair project. I was looking to buy one, but someone offered the case for free, and I thought it was worth trying to refurbishment. At worst, I could buy a new case later, and it would

The Tamron apologists are out in full force…

With Sigma’s release of the 24-70mm ART, there seems to be a floury of Tamron apologising for something, and I’m still not quite sure what. The Tamron is a great lens. The challenge is when a manufacturer releases a good lens, suddenly owners of similar lenses feel they need to

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

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