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I must admit to being a bit of a gear junkie. These brief reviews are purely subjective and focused on expedition whitewater photography, where weight and size can be key. I base my opinion off extensive field use and personal preference, not shooting test charts in a lab, and these are just that: opinions. A significant benefit to not being sponsored by a camera company is the ability to pick and choose the best of each manufacturer.

This is a work in progress, completed reviews are underlined. Recommended products get a *

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Sony Zeiss 16-70mm f/4 OSS vs Sony DT 16-105mm

Olympus OM 50mm f/1.4 vs Olympus OM 50mm f/1.8

Nikon 10.5cm f/2.5 vs Nikon 105mm f/2.5

Another copy of the Nikon 28mm f/2 Ai does quite well in testing.

Zhongyi Mitakon Turbo II & Nikon 16mm f/3.5

Zhongyi Mitakon Turbo II & Nikon 24mm f/2.8

Zhongyi Mitakon Turbo II & Nikon 35mm f/2

Zhongyi Mitakon Turbo II & Nikon 50mm f/1.4

Small & Light Tripod - Cullman Magnesit Copter

Nikon Teleconverters TC-201 and TC-14a

Sierra Designs Flashlight 1 FL

Pentax SMC "K" 28mm f/3.5*

Sony FE 28mm f/2

Nikon 28mm f/2.8 Ai-S vs Minolta MC W.Rokkor-SI f/2.5

Nikon 20mm f/4 pre AI vs Tamron 20-40mm f/2.7-3.5 SP Aspherical AF

Turn In Concepts TiC 5MT for Subaru OBS

Samyang 12mm f/2 on A6000 vs Samyang 14mm f/2.8 on A7

Real Reviews

Five 2p Tents under $250

Six adventure camera backpacks go head to head

Camera Bodies
















Nikkor 20mm F/2.8 AF-D

Nikkor 24mm F/2.8 AI-S

Nikon 24mm f/2.8 AI vs the Sony Zeiss 24-70mm f4 FE

Nikkor 28mm F/2 AI-S *

Nikkor 28mm f2 AI vs 28mm f2.8 Ai-S

Nikkor 50mm F/1.8 AF-D

Nikkor 50mm F/2 K*

Nikkor-S 5.8cm f/1.4*

Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 AIS vs Sigma 50mm f/1.4 HSM

Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G AF-S*

Nikkor 135mm f/2 AF DC

Nikkor 200mm F/4 AI-S

Nikkor 300mm F/4.5 ED-IF *


Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX

Nikkor 18-200mm  f/3.5-5.6G AF-S ED  DX VR

Nikkor AF-S 24-70G  f/2.8 ED-IF N *

Nikon 25-50 f/4 AI-S

Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED

Nikon 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 IF Macro

Nikkor 50-135mm f/3.5 vs Nikon 75-150mm f/3.5

Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 ED AF-S VR

Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G

Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR *

Nikon 75-150mm f/3.5 Series E *

Third Party lenses

Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM

Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED IF UMC *

Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC AF

Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX HSM Macro

Tamron AF 24-135MM F/3.5-5.6 AD Aspherical (IF) Macro

Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8 SP XR ZL Di LD Aspherical (IF)

Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di

Tamron 70-300 Di VC USD XLD

Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 VC USD*

Tokina ATX Pro I 28-70 f/2.6-2.8

Arstat 35mm f/2.8 Tilt/Shift

Tamron SP 70-210 f/3.5 19AH

Vivitar 70-150mm f/3.8 Close Focusing

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical

Phoenix  100mm f/3.5 Macro




12-35mm f/2.8

35-100mm f/2.8

100-300mm f/4-5.6


Nikon 24mm f/2.8 AI vs the Sony Zeiss 24-70mm f4 FE

Zeiss Sonnar 135mm f/1.8 ZA

Maybe NEX Time

Metabones Speedbooster Nikon G to Sony NEX

Nikon to E Mount Shift Adapter

 Fotodiox Nikon F to Sony NEX E Adapter

Neewer Nikon to Sony Adapter

Sony LA-EA1

Sony LA-EA2

Sony FDA-EV1S*

NEX cameras and Chromatic Abberations

Sony E Mount Lenses

Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS

Samyang 12mm f/2

Sony 16mm f/2.8 E

Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

Sony Zeiss 16-70mm f4 OSS vs Sony Zeiss 24-70mm f4 FE OSS

Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 (F Mount) on NEX-5N

Sony 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN*

Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN*

Canon FD 35mm f/2 concave element

Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS

Sony 50mm f/1.8 OSS

Sony Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 FE

Sony E 55-210mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

Nikon 75-150mm on the NEX-5N and NEX-7

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 (F Mount) on Sony NEX-5N

Essential Gear Mini Solar USB Charger

ThinkTank Retrospective 30*