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. [...]

Storing / organising photography gear

December 6th, 2017

Explanation of how I store and organise the various photographic equipment I use, covering lenses, cameras, lighting gear, batteries, filters, and more. [...]

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. [...]

An hour in Gwangju

August 10th, 2016

A few photos from an hour spent on a short walk in Gwangju, South Korea in November 2015. [...]

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. [...]

Converting a cheap umbrella softbox into a stripbox

January 6th, 2016

How to take a cheap umbrella softbox and turn it into a stripbox by using it with the umbrella only part-only. [...]