Gear Talk

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?

QNAP TS453-mini 4 bay NAS

Featured Monday, 13 July 2015 22:39

Set up and overview of the new TS 453 mini

85mm Otus vs Batis - Zeiss showdown

Featured Monday, 13 July 2015 07:44

Two premium 85mm lenses from Zeiss, head to head on the Sony A7II body.

What is the fastest and most stable portable storage option??

Sony In Body Image Stabilisation test (IBIS)

Featured Monday, 06 July 2015 14:02

How does the latest generation IBIS compare to in lens stabilisation, or no stabilisation at all?

UV Filters - A Waste of Time & Money

Featured Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:04

Based on my experience,  for 99% of people, and in 99% of situation, UV Filters are a total waste of money.

My Sony Mirrorless experience

Featured Monday, 29 June 2015 12:13

After testing the A7R and A7S extensively, here are my thoughts.

The truth about DXO Camera sensor ratings

Featured Wednesday, 24 June 2015 13:03

So a Nikon D5200 scores higher than a Phase one P45 or a Canon 1Dx?? Whats the real story here?

Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8

Featured Monday, 15 June 2015 11:51

Full Frame, weather sealed, with image stabilisation and this nifty OLED that shows your depth of field scale.... But it is 'only' a f1.8 and costs $1200. Is it worth it?

Artisan & Artist DCAM 7000 Bag Review

Featured Thursday, 04 June 2015 22:19

A great bag, with a big catch.

Travel Kit - What's In My Bag

Featured Monday, 18 May 2015 12:28

Check out my DSLR FREE travel kit.

How I killed my Nikon D810

Featured Monday, 11 May 2015 22:06

Damn it... not again.

Buying my Hasselblad 503CW

Featured Tuesday, 28 April 2015 03:38

The newest addition to my gear bag.

Post Op Medical Update

Featured Friday, 24 April 2015 12:52

The operation went well it seems.

Medical Leave - See you in a month!

Featured Sunday, 12 April 2015 00:43

Thank you for the support and messages of good luck - I sincerely appreciate it.

An hour long Q&A of your questions.

Photography Buying Guide - what should you get next?

Featured Wednesday, 01 April 2015 01:07

Cameras, lenses, bags, accessories - there are SO many options. How do you know what you should buy?

Lowepro SlingShot 302 - hands on review

Featured Thursday, 26 March 2015 20:31

My first ever video...

It's time to start shooting 4K video - Here's Why

Featured Monday, 09 March 2015 12:09

What do you think?

Nikon D7200 Preview

Featured Monday, 02 March 2015 07:59

Nikon calls it "Our most advanced DX-format DSLR" - But is it any good?

Hasselblad CFV-50c - Testing, Review, Dynamic Range & ISO

Featured Monday, 23 February 2015 21:55

50mp CMOS - not its not the Canon 5DS - this is the Hasselblad implementation of the new medium format chip that hit the market in 2014. Check it out!

Sigma 24mm Art - Hands on & image tests

Featured Friday, 13 February 2015 00:46

Full hands on testing and download full res images

Canon 5Ds & 11-24mm f4 - Hands on & image review

Featured Thursday, 12 February 2015 09:48

Hands on testing with Canon's new flagship camera and lens

Tokyo used camera shopping guide - Ginza

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 14:04

Find your next dream camera in Ginza!

Canon 5DS & 5DS-R - pointless or outstanding?

Featured Saturday, 07 February 2015 04:40

Photography is a passionate, personal and professional endeavour. Don't be boxed in by what others are saying - look at the features and performance and decide if it suits YOUR needs.

Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R are now official!

Featured Friday, 06 February 2015 04:06

No longer a rumour - these two are now up for pre-order!

Tamron 15-30mm VC FULL REVIEW - vs Nikon 14-24mm

Featured Monday, 02 February 2015 08:46

Wow - this thing shocked me - especially when compared to the legendary Nikon 14-24!

Nikon - Pure Photography #6

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 06:40

Announcing the Nikon Df - a revolutionary fusion of timeless quality and modern technology.

D7100 vs 70D - Canikon showdown

Featured Monday, 26 January 2015 21:05

Which speedy crop camera is best?

Nikon 14-24mm vs Zeiss 15mm - 2.8 Showdown

Featured Wednesday, 21 January 2015 21:07

Two ultra premium, Ultra wide angle lenses - head to head.

Nikon 300mm F4 - Hands on & image samples

Featured Wednesday, 07 January 2015 22:42

$2,000 for a 300mm f4 prime? A great deal, or over priced??

3 new products just announced - full info here.

Genelec 8040b monitor speakers - unbox and set up

Featured Tuesday, 09 December 2014 08:07

Top of the line audio montiors for video work.

What is the Fastest Lens POSSIBLE?

Featured Monday, 17 November 2014 19:51

How do they get past f1.0?

Used lens buying advice

Featured Thursday, 06 November 2014 23:24

What are the 6 things you should check to ensure the lens is in good condition?

Sony A77ii embarrasses the Canon 7D Mark II

Featured Thursday, 06 November 2014 00:56

The Sony A77 mark 2 decimates the Canon 7D mark 2 on DXO Mark

Wide angle vs Telephoto Depth of Field

Featured Wednesday, 05 November 2014 07:55

Wide angle does NOT necessarily mean bigger DOF and a lack of Bokeh!

My First YouTube Video - Lowepro SlingShot 302 review

Featured Friday, 24 October 2014 03:43

That Former Nikon Guy (Matt Granger) reviews the Lowepro SlingShot 302 AW backpack.

Best Portrait lens? 85mm vs 70-200mm

Featured Thursday, 09 October 2014 11:22

What should you buy? Which is best for portraiture?


Olympus OMD-EM1, Fuji X-T1, Sony A7R, Panasonic GH4, Leica M240 - what is best for you?

Best voice over microphone - Rode Mic options compared.

Featured Monday, 29 September 2014 21:36


In camera vs laptop vs Rode smartLav+ vs NT-USB vs Podcaster vs Procaster vs Broadcaster.

Leica M240 Review - Mirrorless on Staten Island

Featured Wednesday, 24 September 2014 20:34


Is the M240 really a Mirrorless? Is Staten Island really NYC?

Red Epic DRAGON - 6K video camera

Featured Tuesday, 23 September 2014 06:22


100fps 6k video... insane!

Saumsung NX1 - 4K video and 15fps!

Featured Sunday, 21 September 2014 07:22


Hands on with an early prototype

Lens Design 101: Interview with a Zeiss Master

Featured Saturday, 20 September 2014 19:34

 I sat down with Dr Hubert Nasse to talk about lens design & optical technology.

Future of the Sony A Mount

Featured Thursday, 18 September 2014 13:40


With the popularity of the E mount - does the A have a future at all?

Sony a7r Review - Mirrorless in Queens NYC

Featured Thursday, 18 September 2014 07:25

Manfrotto PL220 backpack (RIP KATA)

Featured Wednesday, 17 September 2014 15:02


RIP my beloved Kata, long live the Manfrotto!

Leica M60, MP and MA

Featured Wednesday, 17 September 2014 12:49

Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 and Silver EM1

Featured Wednesday, 17 September 2014 06:50


Shame we could get test images - looks pretty interesting.

Panasonic LX100 review - sample photos and video

Featured Wednesday, 17 September 2014 06:42


4k at under $1000 - this is a great development.

Panasonic CM1 Android Camera Phone

Featured Wednesday, 17 September 2014 06:39

With a 1 inch sensor this thing means business!

Canon 7DII - hands on review and sample images

Featured Wednesday, 17 September 2014 06:37

Incudes high iso and hig hres images.

Nikon 20mm f1.8G review with sample images

Featured Tuesday, 16 September 2014 19:06


More fun from the floor at Photokina 2014

Canon G7X review & Sample images

Featured Tuesday, 16 September 2014 15:39

Olympus OMD EM1 Review - Mirrorless in The Bronx

Featured Wednesday, 10 September 2014 23:00

Episode 3 in Brooklyn - I mean The Bronx!

Zeiss OTUS 85mm - worlds best lens?

Featured Tuesday, 09 September 2014 09:02


4 months, 8 countries and thousands of frames - here are my thoughts.

Zeiss Otus 85mm Announced!

Featured Monday, 08 September 2014 07:44

The amazing 55mm now has a big brother!

Pentax 645z - detailed review

Featured Sunday, 07 September 2014 12:08


Includes 100% crops, High ISO tests, and image comparison to D800e.

Panasonic GH4 review - Mirrorless in Manhattan

Featured Wednesday, 03 September 2014 22:00


Shooting, food, filming, food, seeing the hotspots, meeting cool locals, and more food with the GH4

IOSafe Torture Testing - Water & Fire & Guns

Featured Sunday, 31 August 2014 13:28


Let's do this!

Fuji X-T1 Review - Mirrorless in Brooklyn NYC

Featured Wednesday, 27 August 2014 21:18


Part one of a 6 part series comparing the X-T1, the Olympus OMD EM1, Sony A7R, Panasonic GH4 and Leica M240.

Why I sold my Canon 1DX

Featured Monday, 25 August 2014 21:43


After owning it for 13 months I have decided to sell it off. Here is why.

Top 5 Mirrorless Cameras - COMING SOON

Featured Wednesday, 20 August 2014 21:41

COMING SOON! Small cameras in the Big Apple

Photokina 2014

Featured Saturday, 02 August 2014 04:50


Only 6 weeks away - this is going to be big!

Eizo CG277 Unboxing, set up and Calibration

Featured Tuesday, 22 July 2014 00:58


Arguably the best, most colour accurate monitor on the market.

The best thing about Mirrorless

Featured Monday, 14 July 2014 23:32


For me it goes beyond portability - it's all about the FLANGE!

Cactus V6 & RF60 demo & testing

Featured Monday, 07 July 2014 21:23


Testing the new V6 to control Canon, Nikon and Cactus branded flashes all at once.

Nikon D810 & Soft Shutter Release AR-11

Featured Thursday, 26 June 2014 05:16

New announcements from Nikon.

Sigma 50mm Art - Best 50mm AF?

Featured Thursday, 12 June 2014 14:22


Following the 35mm success, there are a lot of HIGH HOPES for this lens.

Cactus V6 & RF60 unbox & intro

Featured Friday, 23 May 2014 21:13

Take 2 - check out these new wireless devices from Cactus - they introduce some cutting edge features, and still at a really competitive price.

Mitakon 35mm f0.95 - Fuji X Mount

Featured Thursday, 15 May 2014 20:54


Hands on with sample stills and video footage from this hyper prime lens.

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