In this post I'll share a few test shots taken with a selection of my lenses from 27mm - 50mm. The goal of this test is simply to see which lenses pass enough UV light to make them usable for reflected ultraviolet photography.Read the rest of this entry »
I recently purchased a pair of Hoya U340 and U360 UV pass filters, for potential use in reflected UV photography. The filters let through a small amount of IR, so cannot be used for UV photography by themselves, but need to be combined with an IR cut filter. Thankfully I already have a Schott BG40 filter that will cut IR.
So in this post I thought I'd share the results of my test comparing the Hoyas against the Baader U and Schott UG11 UV pass filters.Read the rest of this entry »
This is an initial review of the Andoer CL-50LS quick release clamp. At the moment I haven't actually used the clamp a great deal, and so I will update this review at a later date if I find any problems (or just to confirm that it is still working well X months later).
I will be reviewing this clamp from a point of view of how the clamp is useful (and better than other clamps) to me. Of course your needs for a clamp may be quite different to mine. The main two uses (I bought two) of this clamp for me are as a quick release plate on my pano head, and as a quick release plate on my gimbal. It should also be noted that I normally use my camera(s) with an L plate bracket.Read the rest of this entry »
This will be a fairly short review of a couple of cheap eBay Leica M to Sony E mount (AKA FE mount and NEX mount) adapters.
One is an unbranded adapter, just labelled with 'Leica M - Nex'. It was sold on eBay as
The other adapter is the Dollice L/M - Nex. The item I bought was sold asRead the rest of this entry »
A look at the B+W 486 UVIR cut filter, Tiffen Hot Mirror filter, Tiffen T1 IR cut filter, and Schott BG40 IR cut filter to see how they compare for taking visible light photos on a full spectrum converted camera. [...]