Category: <span>Reviews</span>

Review: New Neewer 44mm Low Profile Ball Head. Great price, but does it perform?

Having recently returned three other ball heads for various problems, does the New Neewer 44mm low profile ball head perform any better?


Pergear TH3 Pro ball head review. A seemingly very popular item. Any good?

The Pergear TH3 Pro ball head receives glowing reviews on Amazon, does this reviewer agree?


Tamron Adaptall II SP 90mm macro lens (72b). Review and video samples on Panasonic G9 in VLOG-L

A review and lots of samples of a classic legacy lens, the Tamron Adaptall II SP 90mm macro lens (72b). A sharp lens that can deliver outstanding results on modern digital cameras of all brands, and is usable with many sensor sizes including Full Frame, APS-C and M4/3 using the appropriate adaptor.

Sample video footage was recorded in VLOG-L on a Panasonic G9 in 4K.

Lens footage shot with Panasonic G80 & 12-60 kit lens.


My new Panasonic 14-140 lens with video samples in 6K photo mode on the Panasonic G9 using V-LOG L

I purchased from eBay a used Panasonic 14-140mm lens which replaces one that I destroyed last year.

I shot some sample footage whilst enjoying my allocated exercise time during the Coronavirus lock down and captured all the clips in 6K photo mode on the Panasonic G9. I hope that you enjoy!

The eBay seller that supplied the lens: https://www.ebay.com/usr/niels2211

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Panasonic G9 V-LOG L Upgrade – Video samples and review

Finally committed to the V_LOG L upgrade to the Panasonic G9. Is it any good?

If you are thinking about the upgrade then check out my sample clips. There are lots of high contrast shots to test the claim that there is 12 stops of dynamic range.

A must read: VLOG-L Based Production (from Panasonic): https://pro-av.panasonic.net/en/dvx4k/pdf/ag-dvx200_tech_brief_vol6_en.pdf


Review: Laowa 17mm F1.8 lens – MFT – M4/3 – Micro four thirds – Panasonic – Olympus

This is a user review of the Laowa 17mm F1.8 C-Dreamer lens for Micro Four Thirds – MFT – M4/3 system which include Panasonic and Olympus cameras. Don’t expect laboratory condition tests this was done in my living room during COVID-19 lock-down but I believe that the results are interesting.

It’s available at a great price especially if you buy direct from China. The delivery from Laowa in China was incredibly fast.

Overall this is a quality item but does it perform well?

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Presentation filmed with the Panasonic G80/85. Sample video filmed with the Panasonic G9.


Review: Waterproof Camera Case by B&W International type 4000

My review of the B&W International waterproof case (Type 4000) that I use for my M4/3 (Panasonic G9) camera and lenses.

These cases come in a variety of sizes and with various inserts for different uses, this one has ‘Pick & Pluck’ foam along with a DIY home made lens insert. This video also details a strap hack that you can use instead of buying the optional B&W International shoulder strap.


Olympus 60mm f2.8 Macro Lens – Summary review & 4K video samples

These are my first video clips (A Walk At The Lake) shot with the fantastic Olympus 60mm f2.8 Macro Lens mounted on the Panasonic G9.

The video contains a brief summary of my observations and recommendations for this lens.

I hope that you enjoy the video & samples.


Review – Rocketek USB 3.0 SD Card Reader – Cheap SD Card reader from China via aliexpress

A review of a cheap Chinese USB 3.0 SD Card Reader that I purchased from aliexpress, China. Surprisingly good value.


Review/food – Marble coated induction grill plate & our Chilli Chicken Kebab recipe

A review of a 47cm non-stick marble coated induction grill plate that can be used on any hob, along with our recipe for delicious Chilli Chicken Kebabs.

This item can purchased from Amazon: https://amzn.to/2QtVTum