Category: Articles

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

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

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