Billingham 72 vs. 4 Other Billingham Bags

Billingham 72 vs. 4 Other Billingham Bags:

Today, I’m going to talk a bit more about the new Billingham 72 camera bag.  For those interested, I wrote a long review earlier, and it can be found here.  Anyway, a reader wanted to know how the new Billingham 72 compares to the M Combination, and the Hadley Small.  I was actually going to write up a comparison between the 72, Stowaway Compact, and Stowaway Pola but I figured I might as well just put it all together, and compare all five bags at once. [click to continue…]


The ACROS Film Mode in the Fujifilm X-E3

The ACROS Film Mode in the Fujifilm X-E3:

Hey everyone!  So, I am definitely a RAW shooter.  I have friends that shoot in jpeg, and they even edit from them but my personal preference has always been to shoot in RAW.  In fact, pretty much every photo on this blog has been processed from a RAW file.  So, when Fujifilm came out with the ACROS film simulation mode for their X Series cameras a while back, I thought it was really cool but I haven’t really used it much.  I think I tried it once or twice but that was about it. [click to continue…]


Billingham 72 Camera Bag Review

Billingham 72 Camera Bag Review:

Billingham have been manufacturing camera bags of the highest quality since 1973, and their range of bags have grown significantly since then allowing them to satisfy the demands of many photographers.  Recently, they’ve added to their portfolio of bags with the introduction of the Billingham 72.  The 72 is currently one of Billingham’s smallest bags, and it is designed for a rangefinder or a mirrorless body with a fixed prime.  Quite frankly, I’ve always felt that this is a bag that Billingham needed in their collection, especially with the popularity of mirrorless cameras these days.  The Billingham 72 really fits nicely between the Stowaway Series and Hadley Digital in my eyes, and I’ve been especially excited to try it.  Thanks to Billingham, I was able to get one in to review.  Here are my thoughts on it. [click to continue…]


Gitzo Century Compact Camera Messenger Review

Gitzo Century Compact Camera Messenger Review:

Gitzo is probably best known for their excellent tripods but for their 100th anniversary, the company has released new bags that should appeal to many photographers.  There are three bags total: one backpack, and two messenger style bags.  The smallest of these bags is the Gitzo Century Compact Messenger, which is what I am going to talk about today.  It’s designed to carry a mirrorless or rangefinder camera with a variety of lenses.  Let’s take a closer look. [click to continue…]


Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions With Sample Photos

Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions With Sample Photos:

I’ve been a huge fan of the X-E series since the X-E1 was first released.  In fact, I had the X-Pro1 at the time, and I ended up trading it in for the X-E1.  I later upgraded to an X-E2 but ultimately, I left the X-E series for an X-T1 later on because it suited my needs better.  I now use an X-T2 as my primary Fuji body but don’t think for a second that I don’t have a soft spot for an X-E series camera.  So, when I heard the news about the Fuji X-E3, I knew I had to get my hands on one.  Here are my first impressions of it. [click to continue…]