Panasonic Lumix GH5 Queenstown Tour 2017

I have just spent three days in Queenstown (New Zealand) attending the Panasonic GH5 launch event. About 60 journalists and industry specialists from the Asia Pacific region were invited as well as the Panasonic team from Japan and a few other countries as well as the local Panasonic New Zealand were also there to support this event. …

Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro Lens Review

You may not have heard of the company Venus Optics before as it is quite a new optics company from China. But just like some other new Chinese optics companies, they have already created a few very interesting camera lenses. The lens I’m reviewing this time is their Laowa 15mm F/4 Wide Angle Macro, the …

Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Model A022) Review

Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Model A022) with the two optional teleconverters (Left 2.0x, Right 1.4x) With Nikon and Sigma both have released their super telephoto lens recently, it’s finally Tamron’s turn and it has recently announced the Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Model A022). (G2 = Generation 2) After …

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 / LX15 Review

It’s not really a secret that the compact digital cameras market that is heavily shrinking over the last few years because of the advancements in the smartphone cameras. But while the smartphone’s camera are really good these days, there are still lots of things smartphone can’t do, or do very well, for example a good fast optical …

Atmosphere Aerosol Review

As a wedding photographer, I always try to capture the best moments from each wedding. But quite often just capturing the moment passively is not good enough. I want to create something special. I want to add some magic touches to my photos and I use off camera flash, light modifier and various tricks to spice …

Nanoblock X Nikon F Review

Technically this is not a camera review, or even a camera accessory review. The product I’m reviewing this time is the Nanoblock X Nikon F kit, a plastic block model of the iconic Nikon F SLR camera. If you have never heard of Nanoblock before, basically it is tiny plastic building block. Some people call it micro size Lego kit. …

Leica Q (Type 116) Review

I recently had a chance to borrow a Leica Q (Type 116) and used it for about a bit over a week. I wasn’t going to do a review but since I’ve posted some photos I took using the Q I’ve received quite a few emails and messages asking for a review, so here you go. The …

Leica New Zealand – Leica S workshop

  Leica Q (Type 116) | ISO 500 f/1.7 1/250s Leica New Zealand has recently held their first Leica S (007) workshop. The 3 hour workshop was guided by Australian fashion, advertising, and glamour photographer Darren Centofanti. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend this workshop and would like to share some photos from this workshop …

Travel with film camera

I don’t travel a lot. But I really enjoy every holiday trip and also love taking photos during the trip. I love taking photos of my kids, my family, and documenting what we did, what we saw. But just like a lot of you, I have collected quite a few cameras over the years. Choosing which camera …

35mm prime lens shootout

35mm is my favourite focal length. I shoot most of my daily photos using a 35mm lens, I also use it to shoot quite a bit of weddings and other documentary type photos. In this review I’m comparing a few Nikon mount 35mm prime lenses. The lenses I’m testing are: Nikon AI-S 35mm f/1.4 Carl Zeiss …