Gear Talk

8K - The Future of Video Resolution

Featured Tuesday, 18 April 2017 08:28

8K video is 4 times higher resolution than 4K and 16 times the size of 1080!

Nikon D7500 Preview (Vs D7200 & D500)

Featured Wednesday, 12 April 2017 19:52

WHO IS THIS CAMERA AIMED AT? Maybe VLOGGERS? Hikers wanting the lightest camera possible?

Hand Painted Photography Backdrops

Featured Tuesday, 28 March 2017 20:52

I just set up 3 unique hand painted backdrops from Gravity backdrops in Europe

Eliminating REVERB & ECHO (Echo... echo)

Featured Friday, 24 March 2017 03:45

Echo and Reverb are a BIG PAIN for filming. Today we overhaul the studio with some pretty cool acoustic panels to up our video and audio game!

Stylish Camera Messenger Bag - Buying Guide

Featured Thursday, 23 March 2017 03:55

Blackforest vs Artisan & Artist vs Lowepro... what should you be looking for?

FX vs DX - $6500 vs $2000 - the results are impressive!

Tamron 70-200 G2 - Bokeh & Close Focus test

Featured Tuesday, 21 February 2017 22:01

The New Tamron vs the Nikon 70-200mm and the 200mm F2!

Tamron G2 70-200mm f2.8 SP - HANDS ON

Featured Friday, 17 February 2017 00:30

Hands on with the new Tamron 70-200mm - includes loads of sample images.

Sony just announced a new 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS that is $1500 and T5.6!! & a 85mm f/1.8 that looks like a bargain!

Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 G2 - half price of the Nikkor!

Featured Tuesday, 07 February 2017 03:10

At $1299, this is LESS THAN 50% of the price of the new Nikkor 70-200mm.

Whether you are shooting surfers, wildlife or spy photography, 1200mm opens up loads of possibilities.

Zooms VS Primes - the real trade off

Featured Wednesday, 11 January 2017 17:58

Do you shoot primes or zooms? What is your favourite lens? 

The BEST Nikon Portrait Lens - ULTIMATE SHOOTOUT

Featured Thursday, 29 December 2016 06:07

These are the SUPERSTAR lenses of the portrait world - from 50mm f1.2 to 85mm Otus to 200mm f2.0. Check it out!

2016 RECAP + Free downloads & Holiday Sale!!

Featured Thursday, 22 December 2016 23:52

Review GIVEAWAYS and sale

What is a 'standard lens'? Is it 50mm? Is it 35mm? Is it somewhere in between? And why would Tamron make a 35mm and a 45mm lens when they are only 10mm apart?

What is a Rectilinear Lens? (Lens distortion explained)

Featured Saturday, 26 November 2016 10:42

In this video I explain the main forms of distortion and why true rectilinear lenses are so damn big and expensive!

Real FIELD TESTED Review - Portraits, landscape, sports, street & more.

NEW Nikon 70-200mm f2.8E FL ED VR

Featured Wednesday, 19 October 2016 15:26

Just announced - check it out.

Samyang Xeen Cine lenses

Featured Friday, 23 September 2016 06:24

7 pieces in the new collection - let's take a look

Sandisk 1tb SD Cards

Featured Friday, 23 September 2016 06:22

Progress marches on.

Sigma 500mm f4.0 Sport lens

Featured Friday, 23 September 2016 06:22

Live from the floor of Photokina - with sample images

Zeiss Loxia 85mm vs 85mm Batis

Featured Friday, 23 September 2016 06:20

Two Zeiss 85mm lenses for Sony full frame compared - includes some sample images

Great to see some new lenses from Tokina

Featured Friday, 23 September 2016 06:19

Great to see some new lenses from Tokina

Manfrotto - Whats new at Photokina 2016

Featured Friday, 23 September 2016 05:23

Hands on with the Hasselblad X1D mirrorless

Featured Wednesday, 21 September 2016 20:17

sweet... I wish.

Tamron 150-600 & new teleconvertors

Featured Wednesday, 21 September 2016 20:17

A great improvement over generation 1 - which I already own and like.

Nikon 105mm f1.4 - Hands on at Photokina

Featured Wednesday, 21 September 2016 17:20

It is huge and expensive. It is also SUPER sharp with creamy bokeh. This is so nice... I think I will buy one!


Featured Wednesday, 21 September 2016 17:13

OMG it's the OMD too! Sorry this video kind of sucks... we were told we had maximum 10 minutes with the camera... 8 minutes after we started - midway through filming.

Zeiss Milvus - 15mm, 18mm and 135mm

Featured Wednesday, 21 September 2016 17:12

Introduction to these new milvus beauties.

Sigma 85mm Art Hands on + Sample images

Featured Tuesday, 20 September 2016 18:11

This lens is going to be verrrry popular.  Check out the samples

Tokina 20mm f2 FiRIN Lens

Featured Tuesday, 20 September 2016 18:10

New 20mm lens for Sony E Mount cameras.

Hands on with the Sony A99ii

Featured Tuesday, 20 September 2016 18:08

Speed demon in a tiny body.

GoPro Karma - Collapsible Drone Hands On

Featured Tuesday, 20 September 2016 18:03

Collapsible 4k drone.

Sigma 12-24mm f4 ART - Hands on + sample images

Featured Tuesday, 20 September 2016 18:01

Beast of a lens - with some serious distortion!

Tokina 20mm f2 FiRIN Lens

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 17:45

New 20mm lens for Sony E Mount cameras.

Sony 50mm f2.8 Macro - E Mount

Featured Tuesday, 20 September 2016 17:29

First native 50mm macro for Sony A7 series.

Nikon Photokina Press Conference - KeyMission

Monday, 19 September 2016 20:35

3 new KeyMission action cams.

Remember Sony A mount?? Turns out it hasn't been abandoned after all! Here is the full Press Conference from Photokina.

Fuji GFX - New Medium Format Mirrorless

Featured Monday, 19 September 2016 19:26

51.4 megapixel medium format mirrorless camera

Canon 5D Mark IV testing - 4k, ISO, Dynamic range & more

Featured Friday, 16 September 2016 13:27

Hands on review of the new 5D Mark IV

Samyang Premium 85mm f1.2 and 14mm f2.4

Featured Thursday, 15 September 2016 06:25

Sweet new lenses from Samyang

Nikon D820 - What I want from a D810 Replacement

Featured Wednesday, 14 September 2016 09:47

The D810 replacement will be with us soon - here is my wishlist of improvements.

My new Travel Tripod - Manfrotto BeFree Live

Featured Sunday, 11 September 2016 11:09

A few weeks travelling in Bhutan with this new video tripod. What do you think of the results?

Nikon D3400 announced (& 70-300mm AFP lenses)

Featured Wednesday, 17 August 2016 07:20

The D3400 is the new entry level DSLR offering from Nikon, replacing the D3300 - so what's new??

Is the Nikon 58mm f1.4 worth $1600?

Featured Monday, 01 August 2016 21:17

Triple the price of the 50mm 1.4G?

Nikon 105mm f/1.4E - worlds fastest 105mm AF lens

Featured Sunday, 31 July 2016 08:54

Nikon have just announced the worlds fastest autofocus 105mm lens. It looks good, but I foresee a few problems - let's talk it through.

Nikon 400mm f2.8 FL - Review and Comparisons

Featured Sunday, 31 July 2016 08:53


D5 vs 1DXmkii - High ISO and shadow recovery

Featured Sunday, 31 July 2016 08:52

Full res sample images

Hasselblad X1D-50C Mirrorless - A game changer??

Featured Thursday, 23 June 2016 01:39

The future? Or still over priced and pointless?

How to get the best results using long lenses for travel photography

Photo storage and back up - Ultimate Studio set up

Featured Thursday, 16 June 2016 01:20

2.5tb of data in a month... it is a lot to process - LITERALLY!

Nikon D500 - Field Tested Review

Featured Sunday, 12 June 2016 10:33

Join us as we put the new flagship crop camera through it's paces in the field - birding, sports and outdoor portraiture.

Travel Photography - Backup & Work Flow

Featured Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:57

My top travel tips.

How to take SHARP Portraits (Tamron 85mm VC)

Featured Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:54

Gear, settings and technique to get the sharpest portraits

Nikon D5 - Field Tested Review

Featured Monday, 02 May 2016 11:39

With close to 10,000 shots taken in REAL challenging situations - this is a FIELD TESTED REVIEW.

Why I bought the Nikon D5 (& UNBOXING & RAW files)

Featured Wednesday, 06 April 2016 11:12

Unboxing and sample images

Last Chance to SAVE 50%

Featured Friday, 25 March 2016 22:03

Last chance! All of my video courses on 50% sale for March 2016 only.

Fujifilm X-Pro2 vs X-T1 - testing & sample images

Featured Monday, 21 March 2016 12:24

Impressive camera. Check it out

Why I am dropping Sony E Mount from my PRO kit

Featured Monday, 14 March 2016 11:04

It all comes down to SERVICE.

Tamron 85mm F1.8 VC - Hands on preview

Featured Sunday, 28 February 2016 00:35

Check out this bad boy - VC handholding down to 1/8th a second!

Sony 85mm G Master vs Zeiss Batis

Featured Saturday, 27 February 2016 03:38

Two outstanding 85mm options for your Sony full frame mirrorless.

Sigma 50-100mm f1.8 ART - Hands on Overview

Featured Saturday, 27 February 2016 00:50

New superfast zoom for the art series.

Canon 1Dxii Hands On Overview - VS Nikon D5 + D4

Featured Saturday, 27 February 2016 00:49

The new king of speed.

Tamron SP 90mm MACRO f2.8 Di VC USD

Featured Friday, 26 February 2016 11:36

Handling, focus, VC testing and image samples.

Sony G MASTER 24-70 hands on review with TEST IMAGES

Featured Friday, 26 February 2016 11:33

Check out the sample images

Sony G MASTER 70-200 f2.8 - HANDS ON

Featured Friday, 26 February 2016 11:32

G Master is here... almost

Nikon Premium Compact DL 18-50 f1.8-2.8 HANDS ON

Featured Friday, 26 February 2016 11:32

F1.8 to f2.8?? Sounds pretty sweet!

Are Compact Cameras DEAD? (Nikon DL)

Featured Tuesday, 23 February 2016 11:04

3 new premium compacts... is there a market for them?

Sigma 50-100mm f1.8 ART - Preview

Featured Tuesday, 23 February 2016 11:03

Hotly anticipated super fast zoom lens from Sigma.

Tamron 85mm VC and 90mm Macro - PREVIEW

Featured Tuesday, 23 February 2016 01:21

Two sweet new lenses from Tamron

Pentax Full Frame - FIRST LOOK - K-1 & 15-30mm f2.8

Featured Thursday, 18 February 2016 02:44

How does it compare to the Nikon, Canon and Sony options??

How do these 3 premium telephoto lenses compare once you add a teleconvertor into the mix??

Is Sony Finally a Pro option? (G MASTER Lenses)

Featured Wednesday, 03 February 2016 23:35

Just announced a 24-70 f2.8 and 70-200 f2.8 as well as an 85mm f1.4. And a new a6300 APSC camera.

Canon 1DX Mark II vs Nikon D5 - Preview

Featured Tuesday, 02 February 2016 06:21

The Canon EOS-1DX Mark II & how it compares to the Nikon D5 - and why I think Nikon will revise the D5 price and specs before launch.

How to use Medium Format Lenses on your digital camera

Featured Monday, 01 February 2016 20:37

Don't let your old lenses gather dust!

Nikon 200mm F2 - Unboxing

Featured Monday, 25 January 2016 15:15

The newest member of the team

Filming NYC with Samyang Cine lenses – 21mm and 50mm

Featured Friday, 15 January 2016 23:40

2 manual cine lenses and the a6000 make for a great compact travel video set up.

Nikon D5 - Surprise Spec Fail (Potential Deal Breaker?)

Featured Friday, 15 January 2016 03:15

Delving deep into the spec sheet reveals a very surprising limitation on the video functionality of this camera!

D500 hands on - worlds best APSC Camera?

Featured Friday, 15 January 2016 03:14

Check out all the news at

Worlds best sports camera?

Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VS 200mm f2 Prime

Featured Friday, 15 January 2016 02:50

Lets see how they perform side by side.

Zeiss 135mm f2 APO - As good as OTUS?

Featured Monday, 21 December 2015 21:07

At less than half the price of an Otus lens, how close is the 135 APO image quality??

TOG LIFE - New series coming soon

Featured Wednesday, 25 November 2015 19:50

New show, starts next week.

Sony Uncompressed RAW & the A7RII buffer Problem

Featured Wednesday, 18 November 2015 20:34

14 bit uncompressed RAW is here... and it totally kills the buffer!

Nikon D5 Announcement

Featured Wednesday, 18 November 2015 05:09

Well, kind of an announcement.... more of a placeholder

How to use a Tilt Shift Lens

Featured Monday, 16 November 2015 23:11

There is more to Tilt Shift lenses than you may realise.

Prime Lens Buying Guide

Featured Thursday, 29 October 2015 14:21

Looking to buy a prime? Make sure you get the RIGHT one with this 3 step buying guide.

Is the A7RII Really a PRO camera?

Featured Monday, 26 October 2015 15:14

Three A7R2s went with us to Mongolia... only 2 survived.

Nikon 24-70mm VR - First look

Featured Sunday, 25 October 2015 15:03

Very annoying to not be able to take any sample images with it - maybe the staff were tired of being asked, but I found both I spoke with rude and unhelpful... pity, this looks like a fantastic lens.

Tamron 35mm and 45mm Primes - First look & VC Test

Featured Sunday, 25 October 2015 15:03

New for Tamron - their first ever primes - both f1.8 and both with VC, I am sure these will interest some folks. Here I have a hands on test and check out the VC capabilities of them versus the 24-70mm VC from 2014.

Sony A7Rii field tested review (vs Nikon D810)

Featured Friday, 18 September 2015 01:45

A few weeks in the field, thousands of frames - here are my thoughts.

QNAP TVS-871T - Faster than SSD!

Featured Tuesday, 01 September 2015 11:17

Filled with NAS HDD's, this thing flies - fastest realistic storage option I EVER tested!

Professional Nikon & Sony Kit - Whats in my bag

Featured Monday, 31 August 2015 02:41

My biggest packing video ever!

Flash Sync Speed & High Speed Sync explained

Featured Wednesday, 26 August 2015 12:16

Understand what is happening inside your camera - what is sync speed?

World's first look at the Commlite Nikon to Sony AF Adapter.

Mirrorless vs DSLR - what's the real issue?

Featured Monday, 24 August 2015 22:06

Few issues get people as upset as this one - is mirrorless the future?

Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm f1.4 Vs ZEISS f1.4

Featured Tuesday, 18 August 2015 22:56

Looking for a fast premium 35mm for your FE Sony??

Sony A7RII - 10 minute review

Featured Thursday, 13 August 2015 21:11

ISO, Detail, Stabilisation, battery life, 4k Video... all the top line tests to see if this camera suits YOUR needs.

Metabones Speedbooster Review

Featured Monday, 03 August 2015 13:27

Extra light? Less DOF? Better optical performance!?! Sounds too good to be true.

Sony FE 70-200 f4 - Photoshoot REVIEW

Featured Monday, 27 July 2015 06:09

$1500 for an f4 native zoom... worth the investment?

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