Gear Reviews


Sony A6000 Initial Review & Field Testing Opinion

If you were to take the Sony A7 / A7R (which everybody seems to be raving about) and shrink it down to a 1.5x crop sensor size, you would have the Sony A6000.  Using the same...
Canon EOS M with Sigma 50mm F/1.4

Canon's EOS-M A Low Budget, High Quality Video Solution

I just came across another high praise for the EOS-M, in this case as an ENG/Documentary camera for journalists on a budget. This doesn't surprise me one bit, Caleb Pike over at...

GH4 Blows Both Canon 5D Mark III and BMPCC Away

If you are a video shooter, then there's no doubt you likely had your eye on the new Panasonic GH4. One of the things you may be interested in is how it compares to other high...

FOTGA Slim Fader 82mm Variable ND Filter Review

A review of the inexpensive FOTGA Slim Fader 82mm Variable ND Filter.

One Purchase that Can Save You Hundreds of Dollars on Lens Filters

Lens filters are expensive, or atleast they are when you buy quality filters. The problem with lens filters in my opinion has always been that you will no doubt own many lenses...

Canon's G1 X Mark II, the King of Compacts?

Despite common thought that compact cameras are going extinct, this is really only true of the low end of that market. On the high end of the market, you have really high...

Muslin Backdrops for Artistic Portraiture: Silverlake Backdrop Review

I've got a few backdrop ideas to cycle through which I'll be sharing here as I try them out, but the first one in the experiment was the painted muslin backdrop.

Some Initial Thoughts on the Canon 400mm F/2.8L IS II

As I mentioned in my previous comparison and initial thoughts on the Canon 400mm F/5.6L, I also have the Canon 400mm F/2.8L IS II lens in for review and today I wanted to share...

Some Initial Thoughts on the Canon 400mm F/5.6L

I have wanted to get my hands on the 400mm F/5.6 to review for a while now. It has a good reputation as a great lens for wildlife and day shooting where you may need a 400mm - a...

Can You Spot The Difference? $1300 Canon 400mm F/5.6L vs $11,500 Canon 400mm F/2.8L

If there was one way of thinking that I could eradicate from the photography world it would be the assumption that "lens a" is way better than "lens b" due to the price. Lenses...

One Action Cam To Rule Them All? 6 Action Cams Reviewed

Ask just about anyone about action cameras and GoPro will be the name that comes up. But popularity aside, there are actually some pretty good competitors out there for GoPro...
Vello BG-C8 Battery Grip on Canon 6D

Vello BG-C8 Canon 6D Battery Grip Review

While searching for other alternatives, one of the brands that came up was Vello. I searched a bit more and found that did indeed have a grip compatible with the my Canon 6D,...