Third-Party Equipment Reviews
Gura Gear Chobe 19-24L Camera Bag Review
Finding a camera bag that carries the right mix of durability, size, and weight can be a challenging process. Read my review of the Gura Gear Chobe 19-24L camera bag to see whether it hits those goals.
Sigma 18-250mm f3.5/6.3 DC OS HSM Lens Review
The Sigma 18-250mm f3.5/6.3 DC OS HSM lens comes in Sigma, Canon, Nikon, and Pentax mounts, and it includes optical stabilization (as denoted by the "OS" in the lens' title). It is slightly cheaper than most of its rivals, but this is a lens that is trying to cover a huge focal length.
Joby Gorillapod SLR Zoom Tripod
It's only a miniature tripod, but what's unique about the Gorillapod is that all three of its legs are bendable and flexible. The bendable legs mean that you can wrap the tripod around almost everything.
Sigma 50mm f1.4 EX DG HSM Lens Review
Optically, the Sigma 50mm f1.4 is a spectacular lens, particularly if you're using an APS-C camera, and you want a good portrait lens. Results are excellent. However, there's no getting away from the sheer size of the thing ... and the extra weight you'll need to lug around.
Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Lens Review
Tamron's 28-75mm is a good all-purpose lens that will suit camera users without a massive budget ... and its autofocus can take a beating!
Tokina AT-X 116 Pro DX Lens Review
The Tokina AT-X 116 Pro DX Lens is a superb wide-angle lens which is ideally suited to those using Nikon, Sony, or Canon APS-C cameras.
Tamron AF 10-24mm f3.5/4.5 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Lens Review
This Tamron offering is the 10-24mm lens, designed to replace their first wide-angle lens exclusively for crop-frame cameras -- the 11-18mm.
Manfrotto 190XPROB Tripod Review
Manfrotto is one of the most respected names when it comes to good quality, sturdy tripods. The 190 range is designed to be a smaller and more compact tripod that is easy enough to carry around. The 190XPROB is the "top of the range".