Everyone has their own approach when it comes to zoo photography. My preference is to get in as tight as I can so I can capture the personality and details of a subject. During a recent visit to the Toronto Zoo I took a minimum of gear with me – a Nikon 1 J5 along with a 1 Nikon CX 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6 zoom, and a 1 Nikon 30-110 mm f/3.8-5.6 zoom. I also packed a set of MOVO extension tubes and ended using the 20 mm tube for some of my images. All … [Continue reading...] about Up Close and Personal at the Zoo – By Thomas Stirr
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The Fujifilm GFX 50s is the first medium format camera I've ever had the chance to review. I was really excited about the idea of trying it and seeing how the quality of a digital medium format sensor compared to the cameras I usually review. Luckily, I wasn't disappointed. After using the GFX for … [Continue reading...] about Fujifilm GFX 50s Medium Format Camera Review
A few months ago, Think Tank Photo announced its Signature series of shoulder bags and we've had the good fortune of being able to test the 13-inch version almost from day one. In contrast to the more rugged Retrospective series, Signature places equal importance on functionality and fashion, making … [Continue reading...] about Think Tank Signature 13 Shoulder Bag Review
The M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.2 PRO is one of Olympus' most recent offerings for Micro Four Thirds, and also happens to be the fastest moderate wide-angle AF prime for the system at the time of writing. Its most appealing feature is its fast f/1.2 aperture which is useful for low-light work and environmental … [Continue reading...] about Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.2 PRO Review
Last week, Mathieu and I ticked off a big item on our bucket list: seeing and photographing the puffins on Skomer Island in South Wales. Every year between April and August, these beloved birds flock in the thousands to the island to breed, only to return to the sea for the rest of the year once … [Continue reading...] about Visiting Puffins on Skomer Island with the Panasonic GH5 and GX80