Category: Articles

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

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

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

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