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July 31, 2023 Doogee T30 Pro 11″ Tablet Review

I’m currently traveling out of country and have only brought the T30 along its keyboard and “pencil” (to use Apple language) for my media and work use.  So yes, that means that this whole review will be written from the Doogee T30.  For context, my typical tablet is the most recent iPad Pro 11 [Read more...]

June 30, 2023 Bluetti EB70S Portable Power Station Review

  I’ve seen a rapid rise in the popularity of portable power stations like the BLUETTI EB70S.  It seems everywhere you look on Facebook or Instagram, some new company is offering one.  The demand for portable power solutions has grown in recent years as people want to to camp, overland, or just have a relia [Read more...]

March 23, 2023 Powerness Hiker U500 Power Station and SolarX S120 Panel Review

I started reviewing portable power stations a few years ago because of the many crossover applications for photography like powering lights on location, charging cameras and other equipment, and even providing power for camping treks off-grid.  I’ve now reviewed product from 5 different companies and have gained a gro [Read more...]

February 27, 2023 Growatt Infinity 1500 Portable Power Station and UPS Review

I’ve reviewed portable power stations and solar panels from 4 different companies at this point, but the Growatt Infinity 1500 portable power station and UPS system is my favorite thus far if you are looking for serious backup performance.  I break down the various strengths in my video review below, but here are a fe [Read more...]

April 21, 2022 Jackery Explorer 1000 Portable Power Solution Review

Several months ago I took a chance on Jackery, a company that specializes in remote power options like powerful battery systems and portable solar panels, and reviewed their Explorer 300 and SolarSaga 100 (solar panel) combination.  I was very impressed with the build and execution of the package, and I’ve taken to fr [Read more...]

March 31, 2022 NiSi V7 Landscape Filter System Review + Gallery

My first encounter with the company NiSi was actually to review their first lens.  NiSi has historically been a company that has made filters for other people’s lenses, and a search of their products shows a lot of filters with very high reviews.  But at some point they clearly decided that their optical glass ex [Read more...]

February 14, 2022 Jackery Explorer 300 + SolarSaga 100 Portable Power Review

As a gear reviewer with a sizable following, I’ve become accustomed to the daily routine of being pitched new products by companies from around the world.  In most cases I simply respond with a kind, “No thank you” and explain that either the product is not a good fit with my audience or that I’m [&h [Read more...]

December 2, 2021 Godox MF12 Macro Ring Light System Review

  Macro photographer is a blast.  It opens up a whole new world of details that the naked eye simply can’t see, and the resulting images are often ones that delight viewers.  But macro photography has a major challenge:  the laws of physics dictate that as you get into macro range your effective apertur [Read more...]