Tag: Photography

The filter dilemma and why the costs don’t add up

I saw the 7345th post on a forum about whether the user should buy filters or not to protect their lenses from accidental damage. There are advocates for filters and there are people who say its a waste of money. This is my take on the matter. First off, there

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

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

Wacom Cintiq 16 Review (via Shotkit.com)

This is a review I put together for shotkit.com I’ve always been a fan of Wacom tablets, but the models without displays never did it for me. Conversely, the models with displays were too expensive for the kind of use cases I had. I’m not a heavy post-processor so my

ONA Camps Bay Review (via Shotkit)

I have been a bad with updating this blog with some of the recent reviews I put together for Shotkit due to some travel. I’ll be posting these up over the next couple of days. Enjoy… There is a common phrase in life that also applies to photography: “Buy once,

Where is the small / medium raw, Sony?

The A7Riv has been released and on paper, the specs look amazing. but there is one glaring shortfall I am utterly confused as to why Sony missed, particularly with a camera with this megapixel count. Small / medium raw There will be usual Sony apologists who try to defend the

Sony vs Fujifilm Part 8 – Sony could do with some AF customisation

Whilst I believe that Sony has the upper hand with autofocus, I would still like to see some of the autofocus customisation options from Fujifilm offered on Sony. There are some aspects Fujifilm also gets wrong on the autofocus side so this isn’t to say Fujifilm is better, more that

Sony VG-C3EM Battery Grip review

Introduction I’m a fan of battery grips. I’ve got big hands and they help balance out long lenses. I like the idea of being to put the grip on and off as required, as an example, when I am shooting events with long lenses, so grips appeal to me. When

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