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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...]

March 2, 2019 Rotolight AEOS Dual-Mode Light Image Gallery

I’ve spent time with a lot of different lights since becoming a reviewer.  They typically fall into one of two categories.  They are either A) portable flashes/strobes for photography or B) fixed or continuous lights for videography.  Some of the more recent continuous lights have had the option to be run of [Read more...]

January 23, 2019 Moon Leather Dual Camera Strap Review

Check me out on:  My Patreon  | Sign Up for My Newsletter |  Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | 500px |  Google+ | When I show up to do a portrait shoot, a wedding, or shoot certain events, I’m often strapping on my Cotton Carrier harness system.  It’s very functional, helping to [Read more...]

January 16, 2019 BAGSMART Rücken Camera Backpack Review

BAGSMART Rücken Camera Backpack Photo Rucksack Review | Photographer Dustin Abbott checks out a nicely made, moderately priced photography gear backpack designed for those that want to safely transport their gear with some flair and versatility.  Is the Rücken the backpack for you?  Check out my video re [Read more...]