The Short Story I was looking for a more discrete camera bag for travel, exploring cities, and photo-walking. I ended up picking up the Think Tank Retrospective 30. Since then, I have moved to a mirrorless system, the Fuji X to be exact, so I picked up the Retrospective 7. Somewhere in between I picked up the Retrospective 10. After a few years with them all, here are my thoughts… A Bit Longer … [Read more...]
Here at The Photo Frontier, we don't do reviews. You'll never see and MTF chart or a photograph of a brick wall. We share real world information about stuff we like. That's why we call them 'Fan Clubs'. If you see it here, we use it and we like it.
No question we think the Fuji X system is pretty darn cool, but here are are few things that make it cooler. Behold...the Fuji Xcessory Fan Club! 3Pod Travel Tripod (Adorama Exclusive || It's Own Fan Club) - Hands down, this is the best mirrorless travel tripod on the market...and for once, it happens to be the cheapest too! Extra Batteries (Adorama || B&H)- You know as well as I do, … [Read more...]
The Short Story Let's get right to it. In the words of Nick Cage…'high praise'. Hands down this has to be the best compact tripod for the buck. It checks all the boxes....carbon fiber, twist locks, ground level set, super light, super small, well built, cool looking and cheap. Seriously, check this price. The Longer Story If it's not in your cart already, and you need to conduct further … [Read more...]
My review of the Lomography Petzval Art Lens is not going to be the typical lens review covering its technical capabilities like sharpness, chromatic aberration, or of pictures of grids under controlled lighting. This is a review of the experience I had while photographing with the Petzval lens while on a trip to Moab, Utah (read our guide || join us on our tour). Sure I can get into all the … [Read more...]
The Nikon 45mm PC-E is a curious creature. It was designed by brilliant engineers to create super sharp images in low light as well as maintain straight lines on buildings. However, in certain hands (mine included) it can be used to create mysterious focus effects and utra-wide panoramas. (get the full specs at B&H -af link). Note: This page is constantly evolving, so make sure to bookmark it … [Read more...]
What Is It? In short, it is a bad ass piece of glass! There really isn't anything that comes close. With a maximum aperture of 1.4, it is a wide angle light bucket that transforms your camera into a mythical tool for creating dreamy goodness. It is a lens that will call to you when you are away from it. I can hear it now...."Justin, quit typing...let's go make magical bokeh together". … [Read more...]