Gear Reviews


Canon T5(1200D) Is Built For Beginners, But Is It Their Best Option?

Canon released their new T5, or 1200D if you do not live in the US, to little fanfare. Why? Because it is a camera aimed at beginners to photography and DSLRs. It is meant to be...
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Nikon 35mm f/1.8 G FX – Field Review

Nikon's Awesome f/1.8 AFS-G Prime Lens Lineup Almost exactly three years ago, Nikon announced the (FX) 50mm f/1.8 G as Nikon's first f/1.8 AFS-G prime lens for full-frame...
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How the Fujifilm X-T1 Shocked Me: A Quick Hands-On Overview

At first, I was unsure if I liked the design, the button placements or even the smaller size and weight. Pre X-T1, I was a huge fan of the X-Pro, I am still thinking the X-Pro...

Best Charger Ever? The Titanium 16 Bay Battery Charger Review

The Titanium Innovations 16-bay battery charger has become our favorite battery charger because it can hold 16 AA or AAA batteries in any combination,

DXOMark Results Are In On New Nikon 1 V3, Finds More Of The Same

Nikon's new highly touted 1 V3 has recently been tested by the guys over at DXOMark, and the results are rather disappointing. According to DXOMark's lab test results, the new...

Panasonic GH4, An Early Hands On Look

The Panasonic GH4 seems to be gaining more and more momentum every day, and it has not even been released yet. The camera has been likened to the 5D Mark II in what it could...

Rokinon, Samyang, and Bower Long-Term Quality

These three companies, which are actually one and the same, have emerged from Korea over the past few years as one of the hottest new lens makers on the market.  However...

Initial Thoughts On The New Sigma 24-105mm F/4 DG OS

One of Sigma's latest lenses is the new 24-205mm F/4, and being an F4 it has not gotten the hype that the 35mm F/1.4 or the 18-35mm F/1.8 has received, but in my opinion, it is...

Why I Chose the Canon EOS 6D Over the Sony A7R: A Personal Decision

The A7R looked like a godsend especially to landscape photographers. 36MP, no low pass filter, the possibility to use my Canon lenses, especially the superb Canon 17mm and 24mm...

Nikon Df Outshines New Flagship D4s in High ISO Test on DxOMark

We, and almost everyone else, gives the Nikon Df a hard time. But today, I have some news that is both surprising and firmly in the "reasons to buy" column for the Df. According...

Panasonic GH4: First Impression and High ISO GH3 Comparison

I recently had a chance to use the Panasonic GH4 for about an hour and from my first impression as a GH3 user, Panasonic may have a real winner here. We will cover the video...
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A Different Approach to the Rolling Camera Bag: Think Tank Airport Navigator Review

A rolling camera bag with a different approach - my thoughts on the Think Tank Airport Navigator.