Category: Reviews

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Review

It’s been a while since I posted a review. Work has been busy, and I’ve barely had enough time for photography, let alone reviews. I have, however, had access to a couple of new toys, hence this review. Introduction Sigma has been doing some amazing things in recent times. Gone

Mindshift Rotation 180 Review (via

My review of the new Mindshift Rotation 180 (which has just gone onto Kickstarter) has gone up on The first Mindshift Rotation 180 was funded by Kickstarter and released in 2013. Seven years later, it’s time for a new and improved version: Introducing the Mindshift Rotation 180 v2.0. For

Mindshift Rotation 180 34L v2

Occasionally I get access to pre-release gear through my writing job at As a photography geek, it’s exciting, although my wife fails to see the appeal. I’ve been fortunate enough to have access to the Think Tank Mindshift Rotation 180 34L since about February. Unfortunately I’ve had to keep

HP Dragonfly 2 in 1 Review

I’ve been looking to shift to a hybrid/2 in 1 for some time now to complement my new desktop. I was hoping that would be with Apple but we’ll all know where that has gone. Maybe it will change with Apple’s switch to ARM, but with Apple’s attitude to what

Black Ember WPRT Review (via

My review of the Black Ember WPRT went up on shotkit. here are so many new camera bags these days that sometimes it’s hard to differentiate one from another. As a reviewer, I like to look for that something special that makes a bag stand out. To say the Black Ember


I don’t get many pre-release lenses, so when the opportunity arises to test one, I jump at it. When that lens is the long-awaited Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD, it makes it all the more exciting. The problem in Sonyland is that there aren’t any other real alternatives to

Samyang 18mm FE AF Review (via

This is my review on the Samyang 18mm from In August, the new Samyang AF 18mm f/2.8 FE lens was announced. It’s one they claim is the smallest and lightest full-frame on the market. So who are Samyang? While they may be somewhat new to the autofocus game, they’ve

Wandrd DUO Daypack (via

This is a review I put together for The Wandrd DUO Daypack serves a particular crowd… Which crowd? Well, there’s a large proportion of photographers that will never take on a full-time career in photography. Some of us would love to take it on as a career, but the photography

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

ThinkTank Retrospective 15 Backpack Review (via

It’s been nearly eight years since I found my first camera bag love. It was a Think Tank Retrospective 20, and one of the first bags I found that didn’t look like a camera bag. It started my love affair with stylish camera bags – one that has turned out

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