Blog Category: Reviews

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..

A Review of Joe McNally’s The Moment it Clicks

I’ve come to know a fair bit about Joe McNally this past year. I’ve seen his courses on Kelby training and I may have come across one of his DVDs or two. Knowing his style, I purchased an electronic version of this book without checking out a sample first (something I don’t typically do) as I assumed I knew what to expect. The Moment it Clicks,..

A Review of Scott Kelby’s Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers with Photoshop

I purchased Scott Kelby’s Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers with Photoshop (in electronic format) a little while back and didn’t give it much of a chance. I popped it open (virtually of course), flipped to the contents, went straight to a couple areas that I wanted to tweak in a photograph that I was working on at the..