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ProMediaGear Pro Stix 77 Carbon Fiber Tripod Review

This is a review of the ProMediaGear Pro Stix 77 Carbon Fiber Tripod (model TR424L), a tall, heavy-duty, yet lightweight tripod considering its size and functionality. Generally, this is a bigger tripod than many will ever want or need, but because the company makes such nice gear and has a...

Apple MacBook Air M1 Review for Photography Needs

As a travel and landscape photographer, I want to be able to pack as light as possible. While my camera gear has been getting slimmer and lighter, thanks to the advancements in mirrorless camera technology, my computer needs have also grown tremendously in the past few years. I recently had...

Nikon Z5 Review

The Nikon Z5 is a budget-friendly full-frame mirrorless camera that was introduced in July of 2020. Despite its $1,399 retail price tag (at the time of introduction), the Z5 is a very capable camera that has most of the functionality of its higher-end sibling, the Nikon Z6.

ASUS ProArt PA278QV Monitor Review

ASUS has been known for making quality PC components, but few people know that the company also makes mid-range and high-end monitors for professional photographers, graphic artists, and content creators. Specifically, the "ProArt" line has been designed for those who want high-end IPS displays for accurate color reproduction. The ASUS...

Nikon 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR Review

The Nikon 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR is a professional-grade super-telephoto zoom lens designed for sports and wildlife photographers. Its predecessor, the Nikon 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II, was a very popular lens for many years among many action photographers. When Canon released its 200-400mm f/4L IS USM with...

Nikon 600mm f/4G ED VR Review

For nearly a decade the Nikon 600mm f/4G ED VR lens reigned supreme as the most desirable lens among many sports and wildlife photographers. A beast of a lens, it was known to be exceptionally sharp, producing beautiful and contrasty images. Nikon finally updated the lens with a lighter modern...

TourBox Controller Review

TourBox (by TourBox Tech) is a plugin controller that lets you speed up your creative workflow when using editing programs such as Lightroom, Photoshop, Affinity Photos, Capture One, Premiere, Final Cut Pro X, and other design-based applications. It allows you to assign keyboard shortcuts to wheels, dials and buttons, all...

Nikon 600mm f/4E FL ED VR Review

Nikon updated its 600mm super-telephoto lens in July of 2015, replacing its “G” version with a completely brand new design and optical formula. The Nikkor 600mm f/4E FL ED VR was released with the best optical technology Nikon had at the time…

Fuji XF 14mm f/2.8 R Review

This is an in-depth review of the Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R, a 21mm full-frame equivalent wide-angle lens that was introduced in September of 2012. Although the lens has not been updated for many years now, it has been considered to be one of the best in the Fuji X...

Turboant X7 Pro Electric Scooter Review

What does a review of an electric scooter have to do with a photography site? With the world still in chaos from the Coronavirus pandemic, I figured it would be fun to do something completely different for a change. While I have been posting quite a few "catch-up" reviews recently...