Gitzo Century Compact Messenger First Impressions

Gitzo Century Compact Messenger First Impressions:

When I first heard about Gitzo coming out with new camera bags, I have to admit, I was a bit surprised.  From personal experience, I know they make fantastic tripods that are built to last but camera bags?  Well, the more I looked into them, the more they peaked my interest.  Take for example, the Gitzo Century Compact, which is what I will be talking about today.  First off, the storage space looks decent.  There’s even room for a tablet yet the bag itself isn’t that big.  It’s actually quite small.  Plus, it looks like this series of bags have some pretty unique features, and best of all, the prices aren’t crazy high.  Gitzo currently makes one backpack, and two messenger bags.  The Century Compact is the smallest.  It has just enough room for a decent mirrorless setup, and here are my first impressions of it. [click to continue…]


Fujifilm X-T20 And Two Lens Kit w/Grip Deal

Fujifilm X-T20 And Two Lens Kit w/Grip Deal:

For those interested, there’s a deal on a Fujifilm X-T20 with the 16-50mm, and 50-230mm lenses along with a Grip for $1,199, which basically saves you $329.90.  The link is below:

Fuji X-T20 w/16-50mm, 50-230mm, and Grip at B&H Photo  

If you want more info on the X-T20, you can read my review.  It is a fantastic camera that I have to say, comes pretty darn close in performance to the higher end X Series cameras like the X-T2 and X-Pro2.

For those waiting on the X-E3, I am getting one in to review, which I’m quite excited about.  I’ve always been a huge fan of the X-E series.  I love the series so much that back in the day, I traded my X-Pro1 in for an X-E1, and later bought an X-E2.  So, I will definitely be doing more than just reviewing the camera here.  I plan to put it through its paces while I have it, and of course, I will write up whatever I find here from the review to even a couple of comparison write ups.  So, stay tuned, and thanks for stopping by!


Fujifilm Instax SQUARE SQ10 Review

Fujifilm Instax SQUARE SQ10 Review:

Instant film is very popular, and with good reason; at least for me, it can be a nice change from the “perfection” of digital.  With an instant film camera, you’re getting a tangible print with all the little imperfections that are often associated with this type of device.  Fujifilm has been producing analog instant cameras for quite some time and recently, the SQ10 was released.  The SQ10 is a bit different than other Instax cameras because not only does it print on square instant film, it’s what Fuji calls a hybrid because it’s essentially a digital and analog camera rolled into one giving you essentially the best of both worlds.  Let’s take a closer look. [click to continue…]


Fuji X-T2 And Flashpoint Xplor 600 TTL in The Woods

Fuji X-T2 And Flashpoint Xplor 600 TTL in The Woods:

I haven’t posted in a while, so my apologies for that.  I’ve actually been busy trying out the Flashpoint Xplor 600 TTL Battery Powered Monolights.  As some of you know, these monolights are basically Godox AD600s.  This is not a review, so don’t expect anything with painstaking detail here but I’ll mention that overall, these products are pretty awesome.  You’re essentially getting a portable high powered strobe that is battery powered, which makes it very convenient for on-location shoots.  No power cords or any generators here. [click to continue…]


New Fuji X Series Gear Announced

New Fuji X Series Gear Announced:

Did any of you see the new Fuji X Series gear coming out?  Like the new Fuji X-E3?  I have to say, it looks pretty darn cool.  I also like that they have a kit that includes the 23mm f2 lens.  I think the body is a great match with that lens given that the X-E3 is rangefinder styled and compact.  Also, there’s a new XF 80mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro lens coming out along with the GF 45mm f2.8 R WR lens for the GFX.  You can pre-order these below:

Fuji X-E3 

Fuji X-E3 with XF 23mm f2

Fuji X-E3 with XF 18-55mm

XF 80mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro

GF 45mm f2.8 R WR

I can’t wait to give the X-E3 a go.  It would be interesting to see how this compares the the X-T20.  The XF 80mm doesn’t sound bad either :).  Thanks for stopping by!