I first heard of Marie Kondo - also known as KonMari on NHK World a couple of years ago. The mantra she was peddling was something like (heavily paraphrased) “If it doesn’t spark joy in you, get rid of it”. Being a bit of a “hoarder” myself, I was rather intrigued by this proposition.Read More
One of my favourite brands, Peak Design just launched a kickstarter for their new travel line. While I haven't received any samples to review, I'll try to provide some analysis based on specs and photos I've received from Peak Design.Read More
The XF50-140mm is a must-have for any serious Wildlife, Portrait or Landscape photographer out there. It’s fast, sharp, has excellent Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) and is weather resistant.
Its unique focal range and aperture is a testament to Fujifilm’s focus on the APS-C sensor, solely aimed at emulating the classic 70-200mm full-frame equivalent at F2.8. You don’t get a lens like this with other manufacturers’ mirrorless systems.Read More
I’ve been using Version 1 of the Peak Design Everyday Messenger (EDM) bag for over two years now. It’s always been one of my heavily used bags. Not just as a camera bag, but as an everyday work bag too.
Needless to say, I rushed to order one when I heard that they were releasing a Version 2 of the product.Read More
One of my favourite camera apps for the iPhone is one year old and having a 50% off sale - today only. If you haven't downloaded it already, today's the day.Read More
The X100 series is an interesting camera. With a fixed lens that befuddles new enthusiast photographers, it’s one of those cameras alongside the Leica Q that seems to be designed just for capturing memories.
I once took the X100T to Japan in 2015, shot exclusively with it, and came away impressed with the results. Now I find myself deeply considering the X100F as an “on-groom” camera for my wedding.Read More
Since my previous article on accessories for the X-T2 was rather popular, I thought it would be appropriate to share some of my thoughts on what are the best accessories I have for the X-E3. This time, I’ll add lenses to the mix too.Read More
It’s no secret that I came away extremely impressed with the camera on the iPhone X. The set of dual stabilised lenses and Apple’s willingness to partially post process images in-situ made it close the gap even further on point and shoot cameras.
With interchangeable lenses, the iPhone X has even replaced my mirrorless cameras in “broad daylight” or “bad lighting” conditions 90% of the time.Read More
A chorus of pundits complains about Apple’s obsession with thinness, every time a new device with a fresh hardware iteration - painstakingly designed to be as thin as possible, is announced.Read More
I already own the Bose QC35 and the Sony MDR-1000X, but the real estate they take up on my carry on baggage always felt like a luxury for short to medium haul flights. Can this smaller pair of in-ear headphones save the day?Read More
As someone who grew up in the late 90s and early 00s, the iPod is to me what a vinyl record player is to someone who grew up in the 60s and 70s.Read More
So after many months of rumours, Fujifilm finally announced the X-H1. X-H is a reverse-play of the abbreviations for Hyper-X. Like most of the bodies that come out of Fujifilm, I’m sure it’s a solid camera.
My question is, who is this exactly for? And why is there a need to amalgamate the new features it brings into a new product line?Read More
8 years ago this day, Steve Jobs introduced iPad to the world. It was to herald the coming of the “Post-PC” era.Read More
2017 was a great year for Video Games, Technology and Photography. One recurring theme that I noticed is that several successful products were designed to be “good enough” in particular performance metrics and as a result. be great at performing several “jobs-to-be-done”.Read More
There's a Time Machine server built into macOS High Sierra that hasn't been publicised much. You can now share any folder on a host Mac as a Time Machine destination. This guide shows you how, and some mistakes I made that you shouldn't.Read More
I was lucky enough to be able to get my iPhone X before my vacation in Italy last November and was very excited to take it with me given what I’ve heard about the newer camera modules in the iPhone 8 Plus. Could this be the best pocket camera ever?Read More
The Fuji X-T2 is a fantastic camera, and you’ll probably be spending quite a fair bit more on Fujifilm’s fantastic lenses. Don’t forget some of these other essentials that can make your Fuji X-T2 an even better camera though. Here are my recommendations:Read More
It seems like an eternity since Apple decided to ditch its headphone jacks on the iPhone 7 devices and caused a whole bunch of (what I thought was) overly dramatic reactions.
Now that the iPhone 8 devices are out and that the iPhone X is looming over the horizon, more people are going to face life without a headphone jack. If you’re getting your first pair of wireless earphones, I cannot think of a better pair to recommend than the Apple AirPods.Read More
I’ve compiled a list of settings that I have changed when I bought the Fujifilm X-E3. Some of them make your camera function better out of the box, and the other are tied to your shooting style.Read More