105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art 020 1/200th @ f/2.8 ISO 1250 Lumix DC-S5M2
Tamron 20-40mm F2.8 Di III VXD A062
I took this lens to Nepal and Bhutan for a few months in late 2023. If you're interested in more than just tech specs, and what it's like to work with this lens for an extended time then you've come to the right place.
My detailed thoughts on the Tamron 20-40mm F2.8 are covered in a blog post where I travelled with both this lens, and the Tamron 35-150mm F2-2.8. I created this page to make it easier for people and search engines to find my detailed post that doesn't have such a specific title!
This was a great lens and easily one I can recommend to photographers. Very sharp. Very good AF performance. Very compact form factor and delivers professional results.
Very selected features on the hardware, software and extra wares that help me get the job done.
Tamron 35-150mm F/2-2.8 Di III VXD
I travelled in the Himalayas for a few months in late 2023 with this lovely lens. If you're interested in more than just tech specs, and what it's like to work with this lens for an extended time then you've come to the right place.
20mm is the new 24mm
20mm is now far more common than ever for both primes and zooms, but is 18mm the better option for photographers? And why even bother with 24mm? When shooting wider than wide does it make a difference to buy an extra few mm of perspective?
Tamron Got It Covered
The Tamron 20-40mm F2.8 and 35-150mm F2-2.8 narrow the gap between primes and zoom. I didn't think I'd like these new lenses from Tamron so much, but the fact is every time I took them out to shoot I ended up with a tonne of great images. That’s a little bit annoying for a prime lens snob like myself.
My Favie Magnetic Filter
From the studio to the harsh sunlight of Australia's North-West, I dragged my little pouch of magnetic ND filters around the country to find out which system works best. And found myself a new best friend in OKKO.
SIGMA 60-600mm Field Review
I spent a few weeks in The Outback with the new SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG DN OS SPORT L-Mount. The name is a mouthful, and the lens is a handful. This super telephoto represents the latest in AF and OS technology from Sigma, packaged into a superbly flexible and optically impressive full-frame wildlife lens. Available for both L-Mount and E-Mount.
Neutral Density Theory vs Chaos
Planning and shopping for a simple solution to my ND filter needs has been a major drama, right up there with renovating a house or planning a wedding. It’s just not nearly as straight forward as it should be. Will magnetic filters be the saviour of the stills+video shooter?
Ewen's Photography Book
"ReIMAGINE" is now available to order online. It's a very big and very generous book that will help you to reconnect with your creative side.