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 are four things to think about: Continue reading “The filter dilemma and why the costs don’t add up”
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 and gloom post. I think most of us are pretty nervous about what is to come and no one really knows what state the world will be in 6 months time. As a result, I wanted to wish everyone well. It’s a pretty surreal atmosphere at the moment.
Continue reading “The world is changing – wishing everyone well”
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 pelican case seemed like an overkill. Continue reading “Pelican repair – my new project”
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 … Continue reading Wacom Cintiq 16 Review (via Shotkit.com)
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 … Continue reading ONA Camps Bay Review (via Shotkit)
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 decision, but the reality is the A7Riv would be a better camera if they included it and including small / medium raw wouldn’t impact the users who don’t use it. Continue reading “Where is the small / medium raw, Sony?”
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 there are lessons to be learnt for both parties.
What kind of options are we talking about? Continue reading “Sony vs Fujifilm Part 8 – Sony could do with some AF customisation”
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 I got the A7iii, a grip was always on the cards, it was just a case of when. With lenses like the 135mm ART and 100-400 in my bag, the grips help balance the camera and lens. Continue reading “Sony VG-C3EM Battery Grip review”