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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

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

Dear Sony Users – It’s not Apple’s fault you can’t update your camera

Recently the forums and facebook groups have been littered with complaints about Apple. Yes, the evil people at Apple made their software incompatible with a whole heap of other software, and it’s all their fault. Except its not. Nearly a decade ago, Apple starting transitioning to 64-bit processors. The last

Melbourne Shooting Locations (Australia) – Part 1

Introduction I apologise to my non-Australian or non-Melbournian followers, but this article is dedicated solely to Melbourne, my hometown location as I focus on some of my favourite Melbourne photography locations for shooting. Most of these are portrait locations as I can’t cover any of the sports stuff. These locations

Changes to look of the webpage

Over the past month you may notice some changes to the page. I’ve been experimenting with various themes and unfortunately some of them haven’t really made the grade so I have had to turf them. I apologise to anyone who is getting frustrated by this.

Why Sony’s A9ii strategy​ makes no sense

There have been a floury of Sony apologist rushing to defend Sony with the disappointed fan base and the A9ii release. The excuses provided have been along the lines of: Sony needed a better backend workflow for professional users The A9 was good enough that not much was required This

Taking camera photos on a budget

Introduction I’m often asked how I get my gear photos. People like showing off their gear and as a result, camera photos have become more popular. There is obviously a lot of work (and gear) that goes into good stock camera photos, but there are also ways to produce good

The A9ii – Are our expectations to high or did Sony fail us?

The A9ii announcement has come and gone. There has been a floury of people saying Sony under-delivered and a number defending Sony and saying the user expectations were too high. So who is right? At the risk of opening myself up to criticism, when you have to ask the question

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