Gear Talk

Ultimate Monopod Review & Buying Guide

Featured Wednesday, 12 June 2024 13:46

Over a dozen Monopods Compared - From $60 to $850!

50mm f1.2 Shoot Out! Nikon Canon Sigma Sony Compared!

Featured Wednesday, 05 June 2024 13:20

Sigma bringing the heat to the BIG 3.

Following the popular 18-35mm APSC lens, Sigma is back with a 28-45mm Full Frame version - & the optics are pretty great. But is the range broad enough? ?

I was quite surprised when pixel peeping - the answer of cropping vs TCs is not an easy one.

Fixing my Z9 with duct tape ?

Featured Monday, 20 May 2024 09:18

I did it again... broke my Z9... 

X100 Reinforcements are here!

Is this The Most Beautiful Camera EVER???

Featured Thursday, 02 May 2024 05:30

Hands down the most beautiful camera I have ever seen...

My Nikon & Hasselblad Pro Kit

Featured Thursday, 25 April 2024 13:16

Packing for Iceland ?? Landscape and Bird Photography.

Too Little Too Late? After 6 years we finally get 6 Sigma lenses on the way... all are APSC and all are the basic Contemporary range. NO Full Frame. NO Art or Sport lenses....

Sony 300mm f/2.8 GM Review: UNBELIEVABLY GOOD!

Featured Thursday, 18 April 2024 15:14

The Size & Weight savings is unbelievable - and the IQ remains top tier. Well done!

Which SONY Camera should you Buy in 2024??

Featured Tuesday, 09 April 2024 09:35

Every full frame Sony Alpha Camera Compared!

Nikon's Best LONG LENS... Ever!

Tuesday, 02 April 2024 10:42

This may be the best long lens I have ever used. Period. From any era. Any manufacturer.

INSANE RANGE! Nikon 28-400mm f4-f8

Featured Wednesday, 27 March 2024 03:29

Would you buy this? I compare it to the 24-200 Nikkor.

Sigma Art 50mm F1.2 vs Sony GM

Featured Tuesday, 26 March 2024 06:25

Cheaper and Lighter than Sony GM - is it better?

Canon 200-800mm Zoom - They NAILED IT!

Featured Tuesday, 19 March 2024 09:45

Small, light and decent price - is it worth the F9 trade off?

Seriously - the a9iii leads the Alpha range in SO MANY ways - and has their latest Sensor technology... shouldn't this cost more?

Nikon has entered the Pro Cinema Market

Featured Thursday, 07 March 2024 09:23

Nikon just bought RED Camera - 100% outright!

The Problem with Sony Mirrorless...

Wednesday, 06 March 2024 13:13

Sony need a pro level, flagship camera...

Sony 24-50mm f2.8 G - WHO IS THIS FOR?

Featured Sunday, 25 February 2024 02:49

Totally unnecessary, or a welcome addition?

This Bonkers F1.4 Fisheye lens can see 180° ?

Featured Wednesday, 21 February 2024 04:52

The Sigma Art 15mm Diagonal Fisheye lens has a 180° viewing angle, an F1.4 aperture and rear filters.

"Almost" Perfect - Fujifilm X100VI Review

Featured Monday, 19 February 2024 01:24

Some impressive updates, and one major Achilles Heel.

Sony a9 III: BUFFER Testing

Featured Tuesday, 13 February 2024 09:37

Less than 1 second of shooting = 10 seconds of buffering.

Nikon Focus FIX! Huge Z8 Firmware Update 2.0

Featured Wednesday, 07 February 2024 02:28

Nikon Z8 Firmware 2.0 brings over a dozen major updates, including BIRD AF!

The Problem with Nikon Mirrorless...

Featured Sunday, 04 February 2024 11:27

This Major Issue needs to be fixed.

How I Killed my Nikon Z9...

Featured Friday, 02 February 2024 13:36

The irony... the sensor shield, whose job is only protection, failed on me...

Hasselblad 907X 100C - Instant Modern Classic

Featured Wednesday, 24 January 2024 06:48

Retro - Modern - Classic. The 100C back is three cameras in one.

Birders, Bird Photographers, Bird Watchers... Prepare to have your mind blown.

DJI Osmo Pocket 3 VS Pocket 2 - Worth the Upgrade?

Featured Wednesday, 13 December 2023 10:12

Low Light, Audio, Stabilisation, Bokeh & More - Download sample files!

Hasselblad XCD 90mm f/2.5 V Lens - WORTH THE WAIT!

Featured Thursday, 30 November 2023 11:47

The 90V lens and face detect focus is here - and it was worth the wait!

Nikon 600 PF f6.3 vs 600 F4 TC vs 400 F2.8 TC

Featured Tuesday, 28 November 2023 04:33

$4800 vs $15500 - Is this a fair fight??

Nikon 180-600 vs 600 PF vs 800 PF

Featured Friday, 24 November 2023 11:02

Three f6.3 super telephotos - side by side with sample files for download.

Plena 135mm vs 200mm F2 - Ultimate Portrait Lens Shootout!

Featured Monday, 20 November 2023 11:22

2 Outstanding lenses compared

Sony a9 III - a Niche $6000 24mp camera

Featured Wednesday, 08 November 2023 04:00

? The age of Global Shutter is upon us - Thank you Sony!

King of BOKEH - 85mm vs 105m vs 135mm Plena

Thursday, 26 October 2023 08:05

Thee of the best modern portrait prime lenses compared!

Nikon ZF is awesome with Adapted Lenses!

Sunday, 15 October 2023 22:00

Over a dozen F mount, Manual & third party lenses tested.

Fujifilm GFX100 II vs Hasselblad X2D 100C

Sunday, 15 October 2023 00:11

At $7500 vs $8200, these two 102mp cameras are obvious rivals

Nikon 180-600mm Bikini Portrait Shoot!

Featured Saturday, 14 October 2023 15:06

Three lens bikini shoot featuring the 180-600mm Z.

If Cameras were Cars....

Thursday, 12 October 2023 16:05

Is a Sony a Fiat or Audi? Is Canon a BMW or KIA?

Testing a $5,000 Portrait lens

Featured Wednesday, 11 October 2023 15:21

Comparing TWO $5,000 Portrait lenses ?

Testing the Nikon Zf in a Typhoon

Featured Tuesday, 10 October 2023 18:12

Don't try this at home...

NIKON Z9 FIRMWARE V4.1 - Leaves the Z8 behind...

Featured Thursday, 05 October 2023 12:23

This is a clear signal to users - The Z8 and Z9 lines are diverging...

GFX100 II + 55mm F1.7 - First Photoshoot

Featured Thursday, 28 September 2023 09:56

New flagship is better in almost every way - and 25% cheaper!

135mm Plena - The Worlds Best Portrait Lens ?

Featured Wednesday, 27 September 2023 00:35

Absolutely Stunning Optical Performance!

The Best Value Full Frame Mirrorless - Nikon Zf

Featured Thursday, 21 September 2023 13:49

At $2000 the Zf offers amazing value, and it easily the best value Z mirrorless camera - IF 24.5mp works for you!

Nikon Zf - a $2000 powerhouse!

Wednesday, 20 September 2023 02:01

A genuinely impressive camera, and a win for film lovers.

Smaller, lighter and cheaper - the Sigma is putting up a good fight.

GFX Buying Guide - 2023 Edition

Featured Tuesday, 29 August 2023 10:05

5 groundbreaking Fujifilm cameras - which GFX should you choose?

Best Prime lens for Street Photography

Featured Tuesday, 22 August 2023 08:04

Size, weight, image quality, AF - all important elements for Street Photography.

70-200mm Showdown

Featured Friday, 18 August 2023 02:55

Comparing 5 Telezooms for Nikkor Z Cameras

F1.2 Shootout! Nikon 85 1.2 Z vs 50 1.2 Z

Wednesday, 09 August 2023 08:37

Nikon's top f1.2 lenses compared!

$550 for an f1.2 portrait lens - too good to be true? Actually... no. It's great!

Nikon Zf Preview

Featured Tuesday, 01 August 2023 02:41

Future classic or another retro clunker??

Nikon FTZIII with AF Motor - Come on Nikon!!

Featured Sunday, 30 July 2023 13:31

It's time for Nikon to launch the FTZIII with built in AF motor to support AF-D and screw drive lenses.

Bargain Lens Review - 65mm f1.4 XCD | GFX

Thursday, 27 July 2023 11:59

$799 for a 65mm f1.4 medium format lens ? That's equivalent to 50mm f1.1 with full sensor coverage!

Nikon Z 70-180mm VS 70-200mm F2.8

Tuesday, 18 July 2023 12:04

How does the 70-180mm compare to the KING??

Half the price, 1/3 lighter, 85% of the range... with a few drawbacks.

My Fave modifier for studio portraiture!

Nikons top Z portrait lenses - head to head!

Most Filters SUCK! (These DON'T!)

Featured Sunday, 25 June 2023 04:05

So many filters ruin your image and cost a fortune...

Voigtlander NOKTON 75mm + Hasselblad X2D

Featured Sunday, 18 June 2023 13:11

Amazing value M Mount lens.

Nikon Z9 v4.0 - The BEST Keeps Getting Better!

Featured Tuesday, 13 June 2023 09:59

Firmware 4.0 clearly differentiates the Z9 from the Z8 - and leaves the competition for dead!

At this price point - nothing comes close!

Hasselblad X2D - HUGE UPDATE - Firmware V2.0.0

Featured Friday, 02 June 2023 10:42

Finally! Some major updates for the X2D are here.

Nikon Z7ii vs Z8 - PORTRAIT Shootout!

Featured Friday, 02 June 2023 10:39

Time to stop blaming the equipment

My final thoughts on the Nikon Z8

Nikon Z8 - 7 Disappointments

Featured Thursday, 18 May 2023 11:19

The Z8 is an impressive machine - I may buy one - but nothing is perfect...

Nikon Z8 vs Z9 - Buffer, Speed and Action testing

Featured Friday, 12 May 2023 11:02

No - the Z8 is NOT as fast as the Z9...

Nikon Z8 vs D850 - Portrait Shootout!

Featured Thursday, 11 May 2023 11:37

Nikon are promoting the Z8 as a D850 replacement - Does it live up to the title??

Nikon Z8 - The Best just got Smaller

Featured Wednesday, 10 May 2023 06:52

After almost 18 months wait, The Z8 is finally here. And it really is a mini Z9...

Not another Mirrorless VS DSLR video.... well kind of.

Not another Mirrorless VS DSLR video.... well kind of.

Nikon Z8 - What to Expect

Featured Wednesday, 19 April 2023 09:26

11 Features I want to see in the Z8.

The ULTIMATE Nikon Portrait Prime Lens

Featured Tuesday, 28 March 2023 13:35

50mm f1.2 vs 85mm f1.2 vs 105mm f1.4 vs 200mm f2!

Nikkor 85mm f1.2Z - Worth the price, size & weight??

Featured Thursday, 23 March 2023 14:31

New king of portrait lenses?

Best Value RGB LED Light Tubes? GVM Unboxing

Featured Tuesday, 14 March 2023 11:40

In this unboxing and demo I will demonstrate the different light modes they offer and share my first impressions.

A week with the Nikon 28ti

Featured Tuesday, 07 March 2023 13:10

It's been a while - but it felt great to shoot film again!

Did we really need this lens when we have the great 28mm f2.8 already?

Sony a7R V - Full Review - NOT WHAT I WAS EXPECTING!!

Featured Friday, 17 February 2023 11:19

The new king of Sony's High Res system. But the Raw size options produce some surprising results!

Fujifilm X-T5 - Fun but disappointing...

Tuesday, 14 February 2023 02:43

A great, but flawed release.

Nikon Z 24-120mm f/4 S Lens Review

Featured Monday, 06 February 2023 21:27

Ultimate all-in-one lens.

Best Nikon Telephoto Lenses Compared

Featured Monday, 23 January 2023 13:20

6 of the best - head to head at a tennis match.

Canon R6ii - Simply The BEST Camera under $2,500

Featured Thursday, 19 January 2023 04:28

Having shot with the R6ii for several weeks I can say it is easily my favourite full frame mirrorless under $2,500 - I would take it over the Sony A7IV or the Nikon Z6ii.

My Entire 2023 Pro Kit (8 Cameras and 19 Lenses)

Featured Wednesday, 11 January 2023 09:31

8 Cameras and 19 Lenses - What I own and HOW I use it.

Hasselblad Need New XCD Lenses... Testing the X2D 100C

Featured Monday, 09 January 2023 10:10

The X2D deserves more great lenses... Testing the 80mm f1.9 and 35-75mm zoom.

Nikon 85mm F1.2S Z Lens

Featured Thursday, 05 January 2023 10:06

I estimate 3lbs, $2800 and first samples out mid February.

10 Best Nikon Lenses of All Time

Featured Friday, 30 December 2022 10:35

My top 10 All Time Favourites!

Sony a7R5 - The ultimate Portrait Camera?

Thursday, 22 December 2022 14:37

First hands on impression with Steph & Matt

Weather Sealing my Camera for Iceland

Featured Friday, 02 December 2022 17:28

The Nikon Z9 has a major weather sealing flaw - Let's Fix it!

Sigma 18-50mm f2.8 FUJI X lens review

Featured Sunday, 13 November 2022 22:53

Sigmas first zoom for Fuji X Mount!

Designing the ULTIMATE CAMERA ?

Featured Tuesday, 08 November 2022 08:09

Combine That sensor, this EVF, Those ergonomics to make the Ultimate Camera!

Alpha 7R V - SONY'S ULTIMATE PORTRAIT CAMERA

Featured Thursday, 03 November 2022 11:49

My favorite Sony camera just got a big update.

Nikon's Best 600mm Prime is HERE!

Featured Wednesday, 02 November 2022 10:01

Incredibly expensive but exciting new release!

Canon R6ii - Reality Check... ?

Featured Wednesday, 02 November 2022 09:54

As always, there are a few reality checks needed to balance out the spec sheet...

The Best Value Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod

Featured Tuesday, 01 November 2022 10:49

Half the price and better quality!? ?

Z9 Firmware v3.0 is Here!

Featured Wednesday, 26 October 2022 04:03

The best just got even better.

Best lenses to adapt for MF Mirrorless

Featured Tuesday, 18 October 2022 13:20

Check out My top 3. 

F2.8 vs F4 Nikkor Zooms

Featured Monday, 17 October 2022 09:28

Size, weight, price VS Optical precision

EPIC IBIS! Game Changing Stabilization

Featured Sunday, 16 October 2022 01:50

Shooting high res stills hand held at 1+ seconds!? What is this Vodoo!?

WTH is Canon doing....?! (R1 R6ii & Lenses)

Featured Saturday, 15 October 2022 15:26

Help me make sense of this...

Size Matters! Medium Format VS Full Frame

Featured Friday, 14 October 2022 10:37

Is it time to upgrade to Medium Format??

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