Godox Witstro AD360 Review

THE OVERVIEW Website : Godox Witstro AD360 Get from eBay : Click here Get AD360II from eBay : Click here Entire set with trigger and accessories : Click here Disclaimer : Fat affiliate links above and in this review, read my disclosure message here Price : About USD 399 (as of Feb 2017) Build Solid. Dropped it, still working. Features Manual flash, missing modelling light mode. AD360 II support TTL though. Value Affordable and powerful flash-strobe. Usefulness Use it like a normal flash or strobe in softbox. Overall Portable and good strobe alternative….

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Nikon 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Review

THE OVERVIEW Website : Nikon 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Get from eBay : Click here Disclaimer : Fat affiliate link above, read my disclosure message here Price : About USD 1050 for new, about USD 850 for used (as of Feb 2017) Build One solid lens, weather sealed. Optics An eye candy producer. Sharp. Very sharp. Mechanics Accurate, smooth and quiet. Value Expensive gold ring lens, but worth the price Usefulness Good for landscape, street, and maybe some portrait. Overall A great lens for landscape photographers. THE BIRTH OF ANOTHER KING? In 2007, Nikon released…

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Samyang 8mm f/3.5 CS II Fisheye Lens Review

THE OVERVIEW Website : Samyang 8mm F3.5 UMC Fish Eye CS II Get from eBay : Click here Disclaimer : Fat affiliate link above, read my disclosure message here Price : About USD 250 for new (as of Feb 2017) Build Feels rugged, but rather plastic. Not weather sealed. Optics Decently good optical quality at around f/8. Mechanics Not much moving parts that can break. Value Cheap ok-good lens! Usefulness For a few super ultra wide landscape and unique shots. Overall Cheap interesting lens, why not? SOMETHING LOOKS FISHY Looking to do something…

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[Review] Haida 10 Stops Neutral Density Filter

THE OVERVIEW Website : Haida ND3.0, 1000X Optical Glass Neutral Density Filter Get from eBay : Click here Disclaimer : Fat affiliate link above, read my disclosure message here Price : About USD 90 Build Excellent optical quality. Usefulness   Landscape staple. Value   Decently priced. Average Mighty decent ND filter, well priced. THE BLACK GLASS ND filters have always been a staple to landscape photographers. While the “usual suspects” have always been 1 to 3 stops ND filters, some use a very dark ND filter of 10 stops and above for long exposures,…

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[Review] Hoya R72 Infrared Filter

THE OVERVIEW Website : Hoya R72 Infrared Filter Get from eBay : Click Here Disclaimer : Fat affiliate link above, read my disclosure message here Price : USD 38 to USD 110 (Depending on filter size) Build Solid build, excellent optical quality. Usefulness   Offers a different perspective. Value   Decently priced. Average An all-round interesting filter. SCIENCE IS COMING Brace yourselves, science is coming. Sorry folks, but we need a few boring paragraphs to explain to those who are new to infrared photography. I am not too bright in physics, so don’t burn me if…

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[Review] Lee Filters Graduated Neutral Density

THE OVERVIEW Website : Lee Filters Graduated Neutral Density Price : USD 275 (Set of 3 filters, you can buy them separately, but that will cost more) Build Excellent optical quality. Usefulness   Must have for landscape photographers. Value   On the expensive side. Average Expensive, but excellent filters. A STAPLE FOR LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHERS Every landscape photographer will probably have a set of Graduated Neutral Density (GND) filters and a Circular Polarizer (CPL) in their bag. I have a set of 3 Lee Filters GND in my bag for like, years now. It…

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[Review] Kenko Astro LPR filter Type II

THE OVERVIEW Website : Kenko Astro LPR Type II Get from eBay : Click Here Disclaimer : Fat affiliate link above, read my disclosure message here Price : USD 160 to USD 360 (depending on filter size) Build Good build quality, but watch that reflection. Usefulness   Astro photographers will love this one. Value   Very expensive. Average An interesting filter to have… except the price. EXPENSIVE ASTRO MIRACLE FILTER? The Kenko Astro LPR filter is one heck expensive filter. Priced at 32000 JPY or about USD 320 for the 77mm version, this is the…

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[Review] Singh-Ray Gold-N-Blue Polarizer

THE OVERVIEW Website : Singh-Ray Gold-N-Blue Polarizer Price : USD 240 to USD 480 (depending on the filter size) Build Excellent build quality and optics. Usefulness   Good for landscapers, unique filter. Value   On the expensive side. Average   An all-round good filter. SPREAD THE POISON!? Welcome people! Let me first explain “poisoning”. Here in Singapore, we have a very special way to categorize our gear. The better the gear, the more irresistible it is, the more “poisonous” it gets. So yes, this is another of my evil posts to poison…

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