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September 23, 2018 Aurora Aperture PowerND Rear Filter Kit Review

Wide angle lenses and filters are a bit of a nightmare.  One of the main challenges many photographers have to consider is that using anything but the bare lens involves expense, bulk, and inconvenience.  Lenses with less focal lengths and smaller maximum apertures can often use typical screw-in filters, but at the cos [Read more...]

May 29, 2017 August EP750 Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones Review

  Putting on a good pair of headphones is a revelation for a music lover. The degree of sonic immersion possible allows music to come alive in a way like nothing short of a very high end audiophile system. The EP750 are the third set of headphones that I’ve reviewed from the audio company August, […] [Read more...]

May 24, 2017 Vanguard Alta Fly Rolling Camera Bags (48T) Review

This article was originally published in Photo News Canada and is republished here by permission. One of the most daunting things to do as a photographer is to travel with your expensive gear. There have been moments that I carried a bag of gear worth more than the car that dropped me off at the […] [Read more...]

February 3, 2017 Vanguard Heralder 51T Rolling Backpack Review

Vanguard Heralder 51T Review A few months ago I flew to a different country to shoot a wedding. I needed to pack wedding related gear, which for me meant two DSLRs with 24-70mm f/2.8 and 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom lenses along with a few primes (macro and portrait primes). I also carried a collapsible reflector, two […] [Read more...]

November 7, 2015 DJI Phantom 2 +GoPro Hero 4 Review

You’ve probably all been walking through a mall and seen someone demonstrating a little remote control helicopter from a kiosk in the middle of the hallway. Oohs and ahhs are heard as the little copter swoops around and soars like a bird high above the second or third floors. Maybe you’ve even bought one, and […] [Read more...]

February 10, 2015 Senal SMH-1000 Studio Headphones Review

Headphones just never go away. It seems like the craze in our house right now is all about headphones. “So and so just got Beats…” There is just something about the immersive experience of a great pair of headphones that makes music shine like nothing else. Viewed even on that basic level, the Senal SMH-1000 […] [Read more...]

February 8, 2015 RØDE SmartLav+ Review

The Challenge of Sound Anyone who has done video on a DSLR is familiar with the challenge of getting good audio. The Canon 5DMKII started a DSLR video resolution, and people were floored by the quality of the video footage out of what everyone viewed as only being a stills camera. The quality and quantity […] [Read more...]

January 16, 2015 Metz 64 AF-1 Flash Review

Quality “speedlites” or compact flash units are amongst the most indispensible tools in any photographer’s arsenal. Photography is about light, and good photographers not only use light but through tools shape it to their purpose. I love using natural light, but there are moments when I recognize that the available light i [Read more...]