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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...]

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...]