Sony A7r is no more

Well I’ve had my fun with the Sony A7r. I was tempted like so many and for a brief moment I was a Sony shooter. I loved the little camera…but that love was short lived. I’ve learnt my lesson, the grass certainly isn’t greener and the Sony is gone. Sold to the next photographer that…

Lightweight Camera Setup

Ever since I started weighing all my gear for winter hiking and camping in the mountains, I’ve been really conscience of reducing the load I’m carrying. It has actually been quite enlightening (or should that be lightening). I no longer feel the need to lug around all this heavy gear. I can get away with…

Filters do we still need them?

With the advent of better camera technology and clever processing software, do we really need neutral density filters any more? Can’t we just replicate the effect of filters in Photoshop or even in camera? Isn’t the dynamic range sufficient in my shiny new Sony camera? Well yes and no… Graduated Neutral Density filters I used…

New camera: Sony A7R

I’m a bit late to the game but i finally bought me a Sony camera. Yep, it’s heralded as the ultimate landscape photography camera, the Sony A7r. You mean the Sony A7rII? Erm no, sorry, not the much hyped Mark II version, but the years old Mark I. There are a number of reasons why…

Winter Camping Tips

Winter camping in sub zero temperatures is not something you should commit to light heartedly. It requires lots of planning, and very specific knowledge and equipment. Neglecting anyone of these can have dire consequences. I don’t say this to scare you, or for shock value. In reality you are going to a very hazardous environment…

dehumidifier lens

Camera Care & Cleaning

Taking care of your camera gear is paramount for some, even to the extent where some camera owners would prefer not to use their gear rather than risk getting dirt, dust, water or any other nasties near it. Of course all of these can be camera killers, but not using our cameras and being super…

Kolor Panobook 2012

Straight from France is this years Kolor Panobook 2012. I’m delighted to have two of my panoramic images included in this years edition after submitting my images to their annual competition. I use Kolor’s excellent software to stitch my panoramic photos together. It offers many powerful tools for stitching panoramic images and I wouldn’t hesitate…

My first dSLR

So which dSLR should I get? Well there are a few things to consider, here are my recommendations: Which flavour? First up you need to decide on a brand. In reality there is no wrong decision although you might think so later down the track. Nikon’s are better in low light, but Canon’s do video…

f-stop Tilopa camera bag review

F-Stop Tilopa Back Country

Is there anything such as the perfect camera bag? Read on to see how the F-Stop Tilopa BC stacks up. The Lowepro Mini Trekker camera backpack I have been using for years has lasted me really but was not suitable for a trip I had planned to the snow. It has limited space for extra…