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Gear is good - Vision is better

Gear is good - Vision is better

Wise words from David du Chemin have made this website something of a success story. David's nuggets of wisdom are liberally sprinkled across the PixelatedImage Blog, along with PDF e-books priced at just $5 each.


The Perfect Camera Bag

The Perfect Camera Bag

Getting the right bag to cradle your kit is not easy. Comfort, space and security are hard to balance. For a decade I've travelled with one pack and one pack only. All that changed with the Flipside 300.


Love is a Lens

Love is a Lens

Can you truly love your photography if you don't love your camera? It's the lenses I truly love however, that's where the character comes from.


Beijing Camera Market

Beijing Camera Market

Brand new camera gear in Beijing is not very cheap, but when you really need to go camera shopping in Beijing there is one place where the range and selection is pleasingly overwhelming. For fans of second hand cameras and quirky Chinese knock-offs there is even better news.


Photographers on a Plane

Photographers on a Plane

How many full frame DSLR cameras can you load onto an airliner before it just can't take off and fly?


Andris Envy

Andris Envy

The world is full of talented photographers but every now and then you see something that makes you truly humble. The limited edition trilogy of Fiordland books presented by Andris Apse is a unique offering filled with remarkable images. It also costs more than my 70-200mm lens.


My Other Birding Lens

My Other Birding Lens

Panasonic Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 – Long term review of this superb telephoto prime. How does it stand up to the 100-400mm options and how much better is the image quality?


EF to L-Mount Adaptor by Fotodiox

EF to L-Mount Adaptor by Fotodiox

This is an alternative to the Sigma MC21 that lets you mount Canon EF lenses onto your new Lumix S-series bodies such as the S1R and S1H. The short version of this review is that they work just fine and offer excellent value.


Nikon Vs Canon

Nikon Vs Canon

In reality there's little technical advantage to one camera system over another in the world of Digital SLR manufacturers. But there are some technology considerations that are worth a closer look before you buy.


Keeping The Lights On

Keeping The Lights On

One of the great advantages of shooting with flash is you can dial-up the lighting you require any time of day, or night. It’s a seriously big advantage over natural light, consistency and quality. For the last few months we have set aside our usual flash rig for something a little bit different. Continuous LED lighting is here, and it might just be useful.


Shopping for Sanity

Shopping for Sanity

The temptation to take your Aussie dollars overseas when buying camera gear is stronger than ever, but are you likely to get what you bargained for?


Lumix G9 in Kenya

Lumix G9 in Kenya

Review of the new Lumix after field testing for two weeks on safari, chasing big game and small.