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Manfrotto 393 gimbal head

Looking for a cheaper alternative to the Wimberley but want a gimbal head to support your big lenses? Look no further than the Manfrotto 393… Build quality The Manfrotto 393 (or Bogen 3421 in America), whilst not the ultimate in build quality and maybe a tad bulky, it is very sturdy and far from poorly…

Giottos Rocket Blower

Another of the basic essentials that should be found in all camera bags. Dust on the sensor, the bain of all DSLR users out there. Of course you can photoshop it out later but keeping your sensor as clean as possible in the first place is more useful. Enter the GRB, a fast and effective…

Nikon 50mm 1.4 AFS review

Update 2017: The 50mm 1.4 AFS has mixed reviews over the years. Indeed I’ve changed my opinions on it, sometimes I love it, sometimes it frustrates me. When I first picked it up way back in 2008 I was still finding my photographic feet. More recently, I still have it and use it for panoramic…

Lowepro Lens Trekker 600 AW II

I’ve just taken delivery of the new version of Lowepro’s very popular Lens Trekker 600…finally! When I picked up my Nikon 600/4 I tried to get the Lens Trekker to go with it but was annoyed to find it had been discontinued! I looked at various other solutions, none of which appealed and after several…

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