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.
Sigma has been doing some amazing things in recent times. Gone are the days of big heavy, oversized monsters that required you to have a Sherpa with you at all times. Some of the bags taken up Mount Everest are smaller than the old Sigma ARTs.
Continue reading “Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Review”
My review of the new Mindshift Rotation 180 (which has just gone onto Kickstarter) has gone up on Shotkit.com. The first Mindshift Rotation 180 was funded by Kickstarter and released in 2013. Seven years later, it’s time for a new … Continue reading Mindshift Rotation 180 Review (via Shotkit.com)
Occasionally I get access to pre-release gear through my writing job at http://www.shotkit.com. 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 my mouth shut the entire time which is a little like dating Keira Knightley and not being able to tell anyone about. Continue reading “Mindshift Rotation 180 34L v2”
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 customer want, I probably had more chance of falling pregnant through wind pollination.
For those looking at the context of my switch, you can read about it here. I won’t bore you going through it again. Continue reading “HP Dragonfly 2 in 1 Review”
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 … Continue reading Black Ember WPRT Review (via Shotkit.com)
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 … Continue reading TAMRON 70-180MM F/2.8 DI III VXD REVIEW (via Shotkit.com)
This is my review on the Samyang 18mm from Shotkit.com 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 … Continue reading Samyang 18mm FE AF Review (via Shotkit.com)
This is a review I put together for shotkit.com 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 … Continue reading Wandrd DUO Daypack (via Shotkit.com)
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 hold of models for either right now due to the Covid 19 lockdowns. Continue reading “Tamron 70-180mm High res samples”
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 … Continue reading ThinkTank Retrospective 15 Backpack Review (via Shotkit.com)