Gear Talk

ZEISS OTUS 55MM F1.4 T* COMPLETE REVIEW

Featured Tuesday, 01 April 2014 21:06

http://www.mattgranger.com/otus55mm

Canon release a monochrome camera with NIKON F Mount??

Featured Tuesday, 25 March 2014 02:47

The CANIKON Is finally here! Yep, you heard it right. A 15mp monochrome with a Nikon F mount.

Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 - Complete Review

Featured Monday, 17 March 2014 21:38

 

Outdoor sports (& bird) test with the lens, as well as 100% crops and studio tests.

Nikon Df - 3 Month Owners review

Featured Saturday, 15 March 2014 18:15

 

I have owned a Df for 3 months. Here I share honestly how it has been, what I think of it, and I put a case for and against it.

Nikon 1 V3 with 20fps! & two new lenses

Thursday, 13 March 2014 05:19

Nikon have just announced yet another 1 series camera... think this will be a hit?

D4s image quality - ISO still short of the Df!

Featured Wednesday, 12 March 2014 03:15

The D4s has just been tested, with surprising results.

Nikon 58mm f/1.4G PREMIUM lens - Review

Featured Tuesday, 11 March 2014 02:34

 

More than triple the price of the 50mm f1.4G, and almost the same as the OUTSTANDING 85mm f1.4G - how does the 58mm really perform?

Worlds best standard prime lenses - head to head!

Featured Saturday, 01 March 2014 23:38

Some of the worlds most desirable standard prime lenses put head to head.

Panasonic GH4 - the 4K revolution is here

Featured Saturday, 01 March 2014 22:10

 

How does the GH4 stack up against the GH3?

Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH

Featured Friday, 28 February 2014 10:30

Hands on with the new Leica/Panasonic monster prime.

Zeiss Otus 55mm f1.4 - WORLDS BEST LENS???

Featured Wednesday, 26 February 2014 18:33

 

Zeiss claim it is "the absolute best lens in the world today" - here we show 100% image crops,

Nikon D4s - Quick Look

Featured Tuesday, 25 February 2014 07:23

 

Specs just released - new sensor, crazy ISO & More - let's take a look.

Sigma DP2 Quattro - Hands on

Featured Tuesday, 25 February 2014 00:04

 

What do you reckon??

Photographers - STOP Giving your work away!

Featured Monday, 24 February 2014 20:43

 

Giving away your work for others to profit from is stupid and damaging to the industry!

Tamron 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD

Featured Thursday, 20 February 2014 22:32

Monster zoom lens from Tamron - How is the image quality and VC?

50mm f1.0 vs 1.2 - Bokeh SHOWDOWN!

Featured Wednesday, 19 February 2014 11:06

Nikon 50mm f1.2 AIS vs Canon 50mm EF 1.2L & 1.0L lenses!

Fujifilm X-T1

Featured Friday, 14 February 2014 13:24

The BEST X Camera Ever. It may be the one that makes me consider Mirrorless!

50mm F1.4 DG HSM | ART

Featured Friday, 14 February 2014 11:07

From CP Plus in Yokohama

85mm showdown - Sigma vs Canon vs Nikon

Featured Monday, 03 February 2014 12:39

 

85mm showdown - Sigma 1.4 vs Canon 1.2L ii vs Nikon 1.4G. Let's do this.

Panasonic GH 4

Featured Monday, 03 February 2014 12:32

 

Amazing camera, updated with higher specs and 4K video.

Canon 50mm f1.0 - Bokeh Porn

Featured Sunday, 02 February 2014 22:44

 

Testing the legendary Canon 50mm f1.0 EFS Lens - BOKEH PORN!

10 Best Film Cameras

Featured Monday, 27 January 2014 21:21

The 10 best & most important film cameras - EVER!

Elinchrom Quadra Hybrid RX - A

Featured Wednesday, 01 January 2014 21:14

Unboxing, set up and explanation

Video editing & Computer discussion with Dave Dugdale

Featured Friday, 27 December 2013 23:33

I recently had a chat with Dave Dugdale from http://learningdslrvideo.com about video editing software and hardware options.

The best and worst of 2013

Featured Tuesday, 24 December 2013 00:42

What was the best mirrorless? Best lens? Most over rated? Ugliest and dumbest products?

Mac Pro - Pricing & Upgrades

Featured Friday, 20 December 2013 08:56

What do you think? What could you build for this kind of money??

Holiday Gift Buying Guide

Featured Wednesday, 11 December 2013 22:29

What to get for photographers AND their partners!

Gear Upgrade & Buying Advice

Featured Tuesday, 10 December 2013 21:17

Get & share gear advice at the Community Forum here - http://bit.ly/GearAdvice

DJI Phantom Quadcopter - Setup & Review

Featured Monday, 09 December 2013 23:18

DJI Quadcopter with GoPro video camera - simple aerial footage set up.

Calibrate your Lens & Camera for Perfect Focus

Featured Thursday, 05 December 2013 23:42

How to get razor sharp focus from your gear.

Nikon Df Hands On review

Featured Thursday, 05 December 2013 23:39

Pure Photography, or Pure Rubbish?

Rokinon 85mm F1.4 - Complete Review

Featured Saturday, 23 November 2013 18:49

At under $300 the Rokinon with focus confirm seems like a bargain - but is it too good to be true?

Buy local vs grey market?

Featured Saturday, 23 November 2013 18:44

What do you think? Here i share my thoughts and experiences of buying electronics locally and from Grey market sellers.

Nikon Df - Digital Fusion - PREVIEW

Featured Saturday, 23 November 2013 18:43

Full discussion on specs, features, pricing & alternatives. Please share your thoughts.

Nikon D4 vs Canon 1Dx

Featured Saturday, 23 November 2013 18:41

GYGO review - this is not based on specs, or even pixel peeping - this is based on months of testing and thousands of images.

NEW Fuji 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 vs 18-55mm f2.8-4

Friday, 04 October 2013 03:14

Full testing and image quality comparison to the premium 18-55mm f2.8 to f4.

Fuji X-A1 - Full review & samples & 100% crops

Featured Friday, 04 October 2013 03:13

In Singapore testing out the brand new Fuji X-A1 - new entry level Mirrorless from Fujifilm.

Olympus OMD E-M1 hands on & sample images

Featured Friday, 04 October 2013 03:09

Includes 100% crops and sample video. This is an express hands on - I am hoping to do extensive testing in the next few weeks - including taking it to Singapore to shoot with.

iPhone 5 S & C Keynote (Parody)

Featured Friday, 04 October 2013 03:04

OMGOMGOMG - finally an update. These are real game changers, they up the ante and bring mobile communication to a whole new level of refinement...

Best focal length for PORTRAITS (FX & DX)

Featured Tuesday, 03 September 2013 11:50

What is the best focal length to take portraits for FULL FRAME and CROP cameras? 85mm? 105mm?

Teleconverters - pros, cons & alternatives

Featured Tuesday, 03 September 2013 11:48

Include 100% crops, image comparisons and discussion of the alternatives.

Shirts on Sale!

Featured Monday, 26 August 2013 04:11

BEST 70-200mm f2.8 lens

Featured Friday, 23 August 2013 12:16

Includes full comparison and star ratings. Tamron, Nikon & Canon.

I get a LOT of questions about this jacket - you can find it at any Manfrotto dealer.

Speedlights vs Studio Strobes

Featured Wednesday, 21 August 2013 02:58

Power, recycle time and versatility. Here I compare YN560 flashes and Elinchrom D-Lite 400s.

Rechargable Battery & Charger - Buying Guide

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 02:56

What are the best rechargables? What are the options? And best quality/speed chargers? Check it out.

Tamron vs Canon vs Nikon - including 100% crops and samples from Miss Pole Dance Australia 2013.

Stabilisation & Autofocus - 70-200 Showdown pt2

Featured Wednesday, 31 July 2013 00:02

Which stabilisation is most effective? Which focuses best? Is original Nikon/Canon superior to third party Tamron??

Sigma 35mm F1.4 - is it really ALL THAT?

Featured Wednesday, 24 July 2013 23:27

Amazing reviews and worldwide waiting lists - is the hype justified?

70-200 Showdown pt1 - Tamron vs Canon vs Nikon

Featured Wednesday, 24 July 2013 23:25

Part 1 of a complete showdown of the stabilised Canon, Nikon & Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 lenses.

Light stand buying guide

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 23:24

What to look for when buying a light stand.

Umbrella buying guide

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 23:22

What to look for in a photographic umbrella. Which parts break? What size is best? What I use.

Best Portrait lens? 85mm vs 70-200mm

Featured Wednesday, 24 July 2013 23:19

What should you buy? Which is best for portraiture? If you own a 70-200mm, is it worth getting an 85mm f1.4 or 1.2 prime? Is there much difference in BOKEH?

85mm Focus speed SHOOT OUT

Featured Thursday, 04 July 2013 05:38

Canon f1.2L vs Nikon 1.4G - is there really a difference in focus speed? Let's find out with some gunslinging style shoot outs!

Reflector buying guide

Featured Wednesday, 03 July 2013 22:55

What to look for when buying a photographic reflector.

Lensporn - unboxing the Canon 85mm F1.2

Featured Thursday, 27 June 2013 00:14

Adults only. Few things get the blood pumping like truly fast glass. Here I unbox the Canon 85mm f1.2L.

ThatNikonGuy buying a Canon?!

Featured Thursday, 20 June 2013 23:34

What is going on? 

My D4 on Ebay here: http://bit.ly/TNG-D4 (Will post almost anywhere worldwide)

Unboxing my D4 replacement - the Canon 1DX

Featured Monday, 24 June 2013 22:52

I am selling my D4 here: http://bit.ly/TNG-D4

F Stops vs T Stops - what is the difference?

Featured Monday, 24 June 2013 22:51

Yourf2.8 lens does not deliver 100% of the light to your sensor... that is where the T Stop comes in.

D800 Battery Grip - Vello BG-N7

Featured Saturday, 15 June 2013 11:36

http://bit.ly/VelloBGN7 - 25% the cost of MBD12.

Fuji X100S vs Original X100

Featured Saturday, 15 June 2013 11:28

A classic versus its replacement... Can it be THAT much better?? Should you upgrade?

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Switching Camera Brands

Featured Wednesday, 22 May 2013 17:03

Canon to Nikon - Nikon to Sony etc - is it a viable option? have you considered it?

Nikon 32mm f1.2 Prime

Featured Tuesday, 14 May 2013 14:42

This CX format lens is designed for the Nikon 1 series - will have an effective field of view of 86mm.

Olympus E-P5 announced - OMD Killer?

Featured Tuesday, 14 May 2013 14:39

Who would buy an OMD now that the E-P5 is announced?

D7100 Quick Set up Quick & full overview

Featured Monday, 06 May 2013 22:06

This video explains what every button and key mention function does. Set up your D7100 with ease, and get your gear out and start shooting!

 

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Nikon D7100 is best value Nikon DSLR

Featured Sunday, 05 May 2013 21:49

In this review I present full images and crops, run through the new features and explain why I think it is the best serious DSLR in terms of value (and specs) in the Nikon DSLR range.

HyperJuice Mini 7200mAh External Battery

Featured Friday, 03 May 2013 05:10

Charge 2 USB devices at the same time - recharge an iPhone up to 8 times!

Fuji XE-1 & 18-55mm f2.8-f4 lens

Featured Friday, 03 May 2013 05:08

See the 'Lace' photoshoot I did with Tina Yong using this camera here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liJpxLOgPYc

Wacom Cintiq 24 inch interactive display

Featured Friday, 03 May 2013 04:49

Amazing all in one tablet, display and input device - perfect for editing my book - http://bit.ly/Privatebodies

UV Filter - Torture testing

Featured Monday, 29 April 2013 11:50

Crappy filters ruin images and deserve to die. Here I scratch and smash test some filters to talk about their value optically, and as lens 'protection'.

Ricoh GR - APS-C sensor compact

Featured Sunday, 21 April 2013 09:44

Smallest APS-C sensor camera ever - 28mm f2.8 lens.

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Preview

Featured Saturday, 20 April 2013 19:58

Dang - this thing will sell like crazy - but is it for you?

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Mirrorless cameras are not for me

Featured Monday, 15 April 2013 16:49

Mirrorless technology has developed quickly - and there are some AWESOME models on the market.

Drobo Mini - complete set up

Featured Monday, 11 March 2013 00:10

Step by step setup of the Drobo Mini.

Sh*t street photographers say (Spoof)

Featured Monday, 11 March 2013 00:06

It's all the right gear and technique... Leica + wide angle.

Drobo 5D speed test vs Drobo S

Monday, 04 March 2013 00:20

Speed to initialise / load up, and transfer speed tested, including USB2.0, USB3.0 and Thunderbolt.

Pocket Wizard Plus X

Featured Sunday, 03 March 2013 05:23

New Kid on the block - looks like great value with same range and many of same functions as higher models.

$4000 for a manual focus 55mm f1.4?? (Cheap compared to Leica) But Damn... it does look amazing...

Nikon D7100

Featured Friday, 22 February 2013 07:33

24mp, 51 point AF, advanced video, 7fps = this looks like a contender. Launch price $1200

Lowepro Pro Roller X300

Featured Friday, 22 February 2013 07:32

Damn - this is a MASSIVE roller. Can fit EVERYTHING in it. check it out.

Drobo 5D setup & migrating HDDs

Featured Friday, 22 February 2013 07:29

Here I show unboxing, setting up, installing mSATA SSD and migrating HDDs from older Drobo S.

How to kill a Nikon D4 & 24-70mm f2.8

Featured Tuesday, 12 February 2013 05:59

Well, damn. Rushing and careless - I managed to badly damage the D4 and destroy the 24-70mm

Worlds best Cameras - Grand Prix

Featured Wednesday, 06 February 2013 03:06

Each year the Japanese industry votes on the best camera of the year. Here I walk you through the last 30 years winners.

Whats in my bags - overseas assignment

Featured Wednesday, 30 January 2013 00:25

International travel, several portrait shoots, 2 workshops and a bunch of reporting from CP+ - here I run through all the gear I am taking and why.

Canon 50mm shootout - 1.8 vs 1.4 vs 1.2L

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 00:24

How will these fair? A HUGE range in terms of price.

Packing for an indoor portrait photo shoot

Featured Monday, 21 January 2013 10:29

What's in my bag for a nude portrait shoot? In this case - two shoots back to back?

Nikon D5200 Complete user guide

Featured Monday, 21 January 2013 10:27

Full demostration of all controls, menus and set up of custom menus.

3 Legged Thing Frank - Extreme testing

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 00:37

Includes torture test... of sorts.... weight testing... and Tina!

Fuji X-E1 review - vs X Pro 1

Featured Wednesday, 16 January 2013 00:36

The X-E1 is like the Z Pro 1 at fighting weight - trimmed of a few features to reduce the price. But how does it compare?

Black Rapid FastenR T1 Tripod adapter

Featured Wednesday, 16 January 2013 00:34

How to use your black rapid and your tripod quick release plate together.

Portrait Lens shoot out! - used vs budget vs prestige

Featured Wednesday, 16 January 2013 00:33

70-200mm 2.8 vs 55-200mm kit lens vs 70-210mm Exacta used MF lens.

The Best and Worst of 2012

Featured Friday, 21 December 2012 21:56

Best DSLR, Best Mirrorless, trend, brand and ugliest camera, most out of touch brand...

Holiday gift guide - camera accessories

Featured Saturday, 15 December 2012 00:46

Gift Ideas that photographers will appreciate and actually use.

Holiday gift guide - camera accessories

Featured Tuesday, 04 December 2012 21:04

Gift Ideas that photographers will appreciate and actually use.

Lens Porn - Canon 85mm f1.2L

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 04:25

Adults only. Few things get the blood pumping like truly fast glass. Here I play with the Canon 85mm f1.2L.

Professional photography - minimum gear required

Featured Wednesday, 28 November 2012 04:24

What is the minimum gear needed to make money? Is a D7000 ok for commercial work?

What batteries I use (and viewer response)

Monday, 19 November 2012 11:09

In Australia I recommend Digital Camera Warehouse: http://goo.gl/WVkR9

New Canon 24-70mm F4 IS announced (vs f2.8 vII)

Featured Thursday, 15 November 2012 04:50

New 24-70mm f4 IS lens announced -- here discussed in comparison to the 24-70mm f2.8 version 2 that Canon recently released.

Wide Angle vs Tele - Depth of Field

Featured Thursday, 15 November 2012 04:48

Looking at getting a fast lens? Not sure about depth of field, bokeh and focal length?

Nikon D5200 is here! (vs D5100 & D3200)

Featured Tuesday, 06 November 2012 05:22

Just announced - the new D5200 has a couple of subtle but important upgrades. Let's compare it to the D3200 and D5100.

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