SLR Magic Image Enhancer Pro UVIR cut filter review

March 11th, 2019

A review of the SLR Magic Image Enhancer Pro UVIR cut filter, particularly looking at how effective it is on a full spectrum converted camera, and how it compares to other IR cut filters. [...]


What’s in my bag? (Nov 2018)

November 16th, 2018

A look at the shoulder bag I use and what gear I carry in it (and why) for general photography. [...]


Adding an aperture to an irisless lens

August 18th, 2018

Comparison images showing the difference between mounting an iris in front of a lens, behind the lens, and why really the iris should be inside the lens. [...]


Canon 55-250mm STM on A7R II

July 30th, 2018

Review with comparison images of the Canon 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens used on a Sony A7R2 camera body with and without a 1.5x teleconverter. [...]


LowePro FastPack 350 camera bag review

June 30th, 2018

Review of the Lowepro Fastpack 350 backpack designed for carrying camera equipment and accessories, based on several years of usage. [...]


Lens test for UV photography 27mm – 58mm

June 9th, 2018

Testing a selection of lenses with focal lengths between 27mm and 58mm to see how suitable they are for ultraviolet photography, in terms of the amount of UV light they pass. [...]


Hoya U360 & U340 UV pass filter comparison

April 29th, 2018

A comparison of the Hoya U360 and U340 filters against the Baader U and Schott UG11 filters for reflected ultraviolet photography. [...]


Andoer CL-50LS Arca-Swiss QR lever clamp review

April 14th, 2018

A quick review of the Andoer CL-50LS Arca-Swiss quick release clamp with lever release, and the benefits it offers over a standard QR clamp with knob release. [...]


Leica M – Sony E mount adapter review

March 23rd, 2018

A review of a couple of cheap eBay Leica M - Sony E/FE mount lens adapters - one unbranded, and one branded as Dollice. [...]


IR cut filters compared

March 1st, 2018

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. [...]