More UV flash and torch tests

August 16th, 2016

Test of Convoy S2+ Nichia LED 365nm UV torch for reflected UV and UV induced fluorescence photography & if clear plastic on a flash reduces UV transmission. [...]


Sigma 24mm f2.8 macro & Nikon Series E 100mm f2.8 lenses mini-reviews

April 25th, 2016

Very brief reviews of the Sigma 24mm f/2.8 macro AF lens and Nikon Series E 100mm f/2.8 manual focus lens. Including IR hot spot and UV pass tests. [...]


Fixing up the Haoge mini ball head

February 28th, 2016

How to fix the Haoge mini ball head by adding a safety pin to it so that the head cannot separate when used at an angle. [...]


Cheap Chinese Mini Ball Head Review

February 14th, 2016

Review of two cheap Chinese mini ball heads - a generic unbranded model and a Haoge branded model, and how they compare to a much more expensive Manfrotto. [...]


Mini ballhead with umbrella holder Review

October 5th, 2015

Review of a mini ballhead umbrella holder, which has a 1/4″ threaded screw on top and comes with a cold shoe adapter for mounting a flash inside an umbrella [...]


XCSource ND2 ND4 ND8 Neutral Density Filter Set Review

September 21st, 2015

Review of the XCSource ND2, ND4, ND8 (1 - 3 stops) Neutral Density filter set. Looking at resolution, colour cast, infrared leakage, and flare resistance. [...]


Fuji 16-50mm XC vs 14mm and 35mm for IR photography

July 23rd, 2015

A comparison of the Fuji XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, 14mm f/2.8 lens, and 35mm f/1.4 lens to see how they fare for false colour infrared photography. [...]


Are mirrorless cameras actually that small?

June 27th, 2015

Mirrorless cameras are quite small compared to DSLRs, but how do they compare to film cameras with their effective larger size 'sensor'? [...]


The single element lens & Radioactive Horses

June 22nd, 2015

My experience using a single element close-up filter as a taking lens to create soft focus glowing images. [...]


Long Exposure Daylight Photography Strong ND filter test

June 8th, 2015

Comparing the Zomei 10 stop, Zomei 6 stop, XCSource 10 stop ND filters, and a piece of shade 9 Welding glass for daylight long exposure photography. [...]