LAOWA 65mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro Fuji-X Review

Venus Optics is a fairly young company but it has carved itself a reputation making some fairly unique Laowa branded lenses for both the DSLR and the APS-C market. They made interesting forays in macro lenses, some of which I had the chance to test out like their 60mm f2.8 2:1 Ultra-Macro Lens or their … Continue reading LAOWA 65mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro Fuji-X Review

Blurb Photobook

Review of Blurb Book Layflat Photobook

Blurb is a online publishing platform that allows anyone to create, self-publish, share and sell their own prints, wall art, books and ebooks. It's been a long time since I made a photo book. The last book I made was over a decade ago using Photobook Australia. It was a small square softcover book that … Continue reading Review of Blurb Book Layflat Photobook

Melbourne Street photography

My experience using the Fujifilm X100F for life and travel

The Fujifilm X100F was release back in 2017 and the X100V replacement was announced earlier this year. As I mentioned in my previous blog post on my initial impressions of the X100F, I was curious to try out the X100F to see what the fuss was all about (spoiler alert, it’s a fantastic little camera … Continue reading My experience using the Fujifilm X100F for life and travel

Review: Profoto Off Camera Kit A1X and Connect

Introduction Profoto is a Swedish company that produces photographic lighting equipment as well as a host of light modifier accessories for their range of studio lights. Their products are known for being high-quality, well-designed and are well-regarded amongst fashion and wedding photographers. Profoto, which has traditionally produced larger, higher-powered studio strobes, launched in 2017, their … Continue reading Review: Profoto Off Camera Kit A1X and Connect

Wandrd Duo backpack – Dual purpose bag for travel and client work

While I wish there was the “perfect” camera bag that would meet all my needs, I know the reality is you may need more than one camera bag to ensure you have the right bag for the right purpose/job. I have been following Wandrd for the last few of years and always had my eye … Continue reading Wandrd Duo backpack – Dual purpose bag for travel and client work

Product Review – Hahnel Pro Cube 2 – Robin Mascall

Recently, I purchased a new Xpro3. I got it home, unpacked it, and was rather confused. There was no battery charger! A quick Google suggests that this trend is growing, the newer Sony A7 III does not come with a charger either. Surprised, I began to hunt for a battery charger. After all, charging multiple … Continue reading Product Review – Hahnel Pro Cube 2 – Robin Mascall

Fujifilm X100F

My initial impressions of the Fujifilm X100F

The Fujifilm X100F is Fujifilm's fix focal lens crop sensor camera offering. the X100 series was the camera that first Fujifilm camera that caught my eye when I started looking into the mirrorless camera systems. When I had an opportunity to borrow the X100F, I was eager to try it out. I have decided to … Continue reading My initial impressions of the Fujifilm X100F

Como Jetty at sunset, WA

Wide Angle Lens Experience: Fujinon 14mm f2.8

This is the third and final part of my wide angle lens experience blog series. If you haven't read my two wide angle lens write-ups, you can find them here Laowa 9mm f2.8Fujinon 16mm f1.4 and f2.8 Today my focus is on the Fujinon 14mm f2.8. The lens that I ultimately bought and added to … Continue reading Wide Angle Lens Experience: Fujinon 14mm f2.8

London Court in Perth City, taken with the Fujinon 16mm f1.4

Wide Angle Lens Experience: Fujinon 16mm f2.8 and 16mm f1.4

If you haven’t read my first of the three wide angle lens write-ups, you can find the first one on my experiences with the Laowa 9mm f2.8 lens here. This is the part II of my 3 part series on my wide angle lens experience. Today, I focus on the the two 16mm offerings from … Continue reading Wide Angle Lens Experience: Fujinon 16mm f2.8 and 16mm f1.4

Cathedral Square, City of Perth

Wide Angle Lens Experience: Laowa 9mm f2.8

A few months ago I was fortunate enough to borrow a few Fujifilm X mount lens to experiment and play around with (thanks Camera Electronics) as I was interested in getting a wide angle lens to complement my current kit of Fujifilm camera lenses. There were a few reasons for expanding my kit to include … Continue reading Wide Angle Lens Experience: Laowa 9mm f2.8