Our Gear Page

You might have noticed that the secondary navigation menu of our site now contains “Our Gear” page. I created it for four reasons: a) our readers constantly ask both Lola and I about what camera gear we use, b) I want to centralize all questions regarding camera gear to one single page, because replying to comments in many different articles is becoming unmanageable, c) some readers just want to see a quick review of a product rather than reading my long full camera and lens reviews and d) I can receive and test more gear when you buy through affiliate links on our site and “Our Gear” page contains links to our affiliates. Please bear in mind that the amount of money we receive from our affiliate program is very little – we typically give it back to our readers through our giveaways and various contests. That’s because we do not run any advertising and post very few links to external websites to not annoy our readers. Perhaps in the future, if the revenue from the links on our site grows, we might be able to use that money to pay for hosting and other expenses. As for now, I am just asking you guys to buy from our links to be able to keep the partnership with our affiliates and sponsors like B&H.

As for “Our Gear” page, while it has been there for several months now, I only had some text links to what we use, without much info on the gear. Today I updated the page with some short reviews of the camera gear we are using and finished the “Cameras”, “Camera Accessories”, “Lenses” and “Teleconverters” sections. I will soon update the page with a lot more content and provide more information and links to other tools we use, so please check back the page later.

If you have any questions about camera or computer gear, please ask them in the gear page rather than other articles. I will be checking this page more often and replying to your comments as soon as I can. Also, if you have been sending some case studies to me, please be patient, as I just have not had much time to work on them.

I am currently finishing up with the Nikon 24mm f/3.5D PC-E lens review and will soon start working on reviewing the new Nikon 50mm f/1.8G lens, along with the Nikon D5100 DSLR. Stay tuned!

Comments

  1. July 6, 2011 at 4:56 am

    Dear Nasim,

    Thank you. You have been doing really great job with your website. It is elegant, absolutely not annoying with pop-ups & subscriptions request. My sincere thanks for taking time to share your knowledge & help fellow enthusiasts. Unfortunately I am far away from US & cannot really use your affiliate/sponsor site, but wish I could. Your reviews, opinions & pictures simply have helped immensely. I always eagerly await your posts & wish you the best in all your deeds.

    Best Regards,
    Prashanth

  2. 2
    ) From Canada
    July 6, 2011 at 5:26 am

    This is a great update to the gear page! I find the descriptions concise and to-the-point with regards to their benefits. Much appreciated!

  3. 3
    ) cenasolo
    July 16, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Hi Nasim,
    I really like your website, so much helpful stuff has been provided to newbies such as me))) I have been reading your articles about photography which greatly benefited me to understand the basics. I finally ended up buying D3100 with kit lense, of course I love it, shooting and continuing to explore more. Presently I am thinking about buying prime lenses for portraits & low light and came across a challenge, speaking truly. After reading your recommendations about must have first lens and other materials, forums on the web which also suggest the same, I decided to buy 35mm 1.8G.
    The lens are said to be fast with good bokeh but I find that it costs not $200, but around $ 330 presently (in Russia). Newly announced 50mm 1.8G is available for the same price…
    So, what to get is my headache and can’t decide. Or save more money and then get one 50mm 1.4G ($535) ? Is it worth getting it rather than those two? I don’t know where to stop. Of course, budget is an issue, otherwise would be getting every one of them))
    Your suggestion is truly appreciated. My photography will be general, low light, portraits as well. Thx

  4. 4
    ) siju
    November 24, 2011 at 11:37 am

    hey Nasim,
    i know u get compliments like i like ur website a lot and stuff but trust me ….ur website has become like a site that is default on by safari..i cannot browse anything on net before i check what u have posted newly on your site…i am learning photography and it is my hobby ..i had mailed u an year back when i was using my d90…now i own a d7000 which i find is an awesome camera..u know even after reading the problems about d7000 on net i just went for it just reading your review and remarks and trust me i am happy with it….even i face the metering problem some times..but all i do is i lock my focus on a darker part of the image and recompose before i click again..the pic just turns out great…i just have the kit 18-105,50mm 1.4 d , 100mm 2.8 tokina macro lens and an SB 700 with me.i am still learning about the post processing techniques .U know when ever i get on sites like flikker the pictures are out of the world and how much ever i try with the settings specified i cant get as good as the snaps i see ..I know dslr pics is not complete without processing in ps or light room..

    Thank you for ur tips and topics that helps budding guys like us

    regards
    Siju

  5. 5
    ) Arun
    December 12, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Hi Nasim,

    First of all many thanks for sharing your experience and for guiding with valuable tips.

    I have one query regarding Tamron lens (Nikon mount, I have D5100). Tamron’s 18-270mm lens really lurked me. When I spent some time online to gather some info about it I found the following:

    1. Tamron have two different models under 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC specifications; one is with PZD motor (model no. B008) and the other with LD glass and aspherical optics (model no. B003).
    2. Both lens are for cropped sized sensor cameras
    3. The one with PZD motor is lighter in weight by approx. 110gm as compared to the other one
    4. PZD one is having a filter thread of 62mm and the LD one is having a filter thread of 72mm
    5. PZD one costs more than the LD one

    These are the major differences which I found; but actually I was more interested to know the difference in photo quality as by specifications they both are similar. I could not find anything which highlights the photo quality differences in the duo.

    Can you please throw some light on it. If I reframe my query then it would stand like: If you want to buy either of these two lens then which one you will go with and why?

    Best regards
    Arun

  6. 6
    ) StevenP
    August 13, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Curious to what filters, and what approach you use.

    We have recently included the Lee Filter Holder system in our kit (100×100). Presently we use this exclusively for our use of the Graduated Neutral Density filters (we have the Lee GND Hard-0.9 and Soft-0.6).
    We have also been working with the Singh-Ray filters and are considering the MoSlo-10 for long exposure. The Singh-Ray LB Color-Combo is a fantastic filter.

    Our challenge is the use of the polarizing filters with the Lee system. The same issue would apply with the Cokin P format, too many things are in play and we are trying to determine the best approach.

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