Category Archives: Gear Reviews

What Constitutes Professional Gear

Lately I’ve been spending some time looking at camera gear reviews to get a better handle on what is currently available. I had to smile when I glanced at some of the reader comments on various photography sites. The debate on what constitutes professional gear seems to be one of those pointless exercises that never seems to end. Many folks seem to get downright glandular about the subject and attack each other’s opinion with some fervor.

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Nikon 1 eBook Announced: The Little Camera That Could

After many months in development we are pleased to announce the publication of our Nikon 1 eBook: The Little Camera That Could.
This 210-page eBook discusses various aspects of the Nikon 1 camera system and showcases the capability of the Nikon 1 system with over 450 original photographs.  Continue reading Nikon 1 eBook Announced: The Little Camera That Could

Getting Off the Gear Replacement Merry-Go-Round

The fall is one of those times of year when camera and lens manufacturers tend to launch a spate of new products. Accompanying those releases are the inevitable reviews and a plethora of commentary (both pro and con) by pundits and readers alike on photographic web sites. Amidst all of this din and distraction it is often difficult to assess whether to buy new gear or not. Getting off the gear replacement merry-go-round can be much more difficult than it first appears. Continue reading Getting Off the Gear Replacement Merry-Go-Round

Vello Deluxe Extension Tubes for Nikon 1 Review

As many readers will know I did a review on the Econo Vello Extension Tubes for Nikon 1 some time ago. While the auto-focusing with the tubes worked without any issues, the Econo tubes have a plastic lens mount which was prone to cracking and breaking. I recently had the chance to test the Vello Deluxe Extension Tubes for Nikon 1. Continue reading Vello Deluxe Extension Tubes for Nikon 1 Review