Blog Category: Gear

Haida ND 3.0 1000x (10 Stop) Filter Review

Haida ND 3.0 1000x (10 Stop) Filter Review
In this review, I take a look at the 82mm Haida ND 3.0 1000x, a Chinese made, 10 stop neutral density filter that is often compared positively to other industry leading ND filter manufacturers such as those offered by Format-High Tech, Lee Filters and the ‘Big Stopper’ and Singh-Ray with some reviewers even going so far as to call the Haida..

The SensorKlear II by LensPen: A Review

The SensorKlear II by LensPen: A Review
Keeping your sensor clear and dust free can be a somewhat daunting task. Fear of damaging your camera is always there, leading many photographers to send out their gear to be professionally cleaned or to resort to never changing their lens outdoors. I’m neither of these photographers. Too cheap to send my kit out to Canon (I’d rather spend my..

Fotga 77mm ND Filter Sharpness Test

Fotga 77mm ND Filter Sharpness Test
About a year ago I wrote a review of the Fotga 77mm ND filter. Though this filter certainly wasn’t brilliant the ultra-low budget price certainly in my mind made up for its shortcomings, making it a product that I recommend for those shooters who don’t use a ND filter all that often and may not necessarily need the highest quality image. Since..

Cheap Ebay Sensor Gel Stick Knock-off

Cheap Ebay Sensor Gel Stick Knock-off
Reviewing a made in China, Knock-off Sensor Gel Stick Having had a few opportunities to shoot more landscapes than I typically do, over the past few weeks, has resulted in me both using much smaller apertures than I usually would and the growing awareness that I am possibly the owner of one of the dirtiest DSLR sensors on the plant (dust spots..

FOTGA 77MM Fader ND Filter Review

FOTGA 77MM Fader ND Filter Review
A few months back I read a pretty favorable review for the FOTGA  46mm variable ND filter on CheesyCam.com. In fact the author was so pleased with the results that he even stated that he was going to buy the 77mm version.  Though I couldn’t find a decent review at the time, having been in the market for a cheap variable ND filter and the fact..