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October 4, 2021 Godox V860III Camera Flash Review and Gallery

  Godox has become one of the few companies that reliably pumps out new flash and strobe options on a regular basis.  I did my first Godox review in mid-2019, and, since that point, I’ve done at least a half dozen others.  I’ve used bargain flashes in the past, and the bargain origins of the […] [Read more...]

December 7, 2020 Godox AD 300 Pro Review

Godox has developed a strong following for their lighting products due to a winning combination of good engineering, reliable performance, and reasonable pricing.  They saw a gap between their “pocketable” Godox AD200 Pro Flash unit and the considerably larger AD400/600 units.  The solution is the AD300 Pro [Read more...]

November 27, 2019 Freewell Vari-ND Filters Gallery

I’ve just spend some time with an impressive set of Variable Neutral Density filters from Freewell.  This is the second time I’ve reviewed their products, and I’ve been pleasantly impressed both times by the innovation and quality of the products along with the reasonable pricing structure.  In this c [Read more...]

August 5, 2019 Godox AD200 Pro Review

Godox has developed a strong following for their lighting products due to a winning combination of good engineering, reliable performance, and reasonable pricing.  That trend continues to the Godox AD200 Pro Flash unit.  While Godox styles this a “pocket flash”, that is only relative to the larger flash hea [Read more...]

June 19, 2019 Godox V1 Round Head Flash Review

The Godox V1 is a unique take on the portable flash design.  Instead of the traditional rectangular flash head, it has a round head that produces a softer light spread and more pleasing light pattern than competing flashes.  Here’s how Godox illustrates it: Follow Me @  Patreon  |  My Newslett [Read more...]

April 22, 2019 PolarPro QuartzLine Filters Review

I was introduced to the company PolarPro near the beginning of 2019 when they reached out to me to see if I had any interest in reviewing some of their products.  I get a lot of review requests (most of which I turn down), but I do take the time to do a quick investigation […] [Read more...]

March 17, 2019 Vello M42 to Sony E-mount Macro Adapter Review

I have a serious soft spot for my vintage glass (I’ve got about 12 vintage lenses that I still use adapted modern cameras).  Some of my favorites are classics from Japanese-made Takumars, Soviet-made Helios lenses, and German-made Zeiss (and their derivatives).  While many of those classic lenses have greater fla [Read more...]

March 6, 2019 BAGSMART Xpedition Modular Backpack Review

The current trend among photography backpack makers seems to be the idea of a modular backpack that can be reconfigured for different purposes – travel, business, photography, or some blend of the two.  I can understand the logic.  I own 8 different camera bags/backpacks at the moment, because different situation [Read more...]