Essential Gear

Going Mobile: Review of the Kata T-214 Torso Pack

After having the pleasure of reviewing the Kata T-212 Torso Pack, we couldn’t resist the opportunity of taking a look at the updated version – the Kata T-214. Combined with the R-103 photo backpack, it forms a complete storage solution for mobile photographers.

The Crumpler Sinking Barge

Review of The Sinking Barge Photo Backpack from Crumpler

I had the opportunity to take The Sinking Barge from Crumpler – a backpack style camera bag that also accommodates a laptop and other gadgets – on a recent 4WD adventure to the country. Throughout the trip, even though the bag was bouncing around in the cargo area due to the uneven terrain, I had no reservations about the safety of my gear.

Original vs Hand-Coloured Image

Hand-Colouring Black and White Images with Photoshop CS

Just before Christmas I scanned a heap of old family photos, including many black and white ones in need of some restoration. In this tutorial, Adrian Broughton takes us through a step by step on hand colouring photos in Adobe Photoshop CS.

Sigma 18-50 f/2.8 EX DC(Image courtesy of Sigma Corp. of America)

The Sigma 18-50 f/2.8 EX DC Lens In Focus

Sigma’s 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC lens targets the higher end of the market – with features such as a constant maximum aperture throughout the zoom range, internal focusing and high grade optics. Mitch Schlesinger gives us a review of this standard zoom lens.

Ricoh Caplio R1V

Ricoh Caplio R1V Review

We take a look at the Ricoh Caplio R1V a 4.8x optical zoom camera with a 5 megapixel sensor and blistering operating speeds. With a compact form factor and scene modes, the R1V appears to be targeted towards the mainstream consumer category – though it does have more “pro” features.

The Canon PowerShot Pro1

Canon PowerShot Pro1 Review

With features such as a 28-200mm L-series zoom lens and an 8 megapixel sensor, Canon is evidently aiming to capture some of the SLR market share with the Canon Powershot Pro1. It offers almost everything a user could want in one package. Read our detailed review to see how it rates.

Front and Side Profile

Review of the Kata R-102 Photo Rucksack

Enough is enough – time for a new bag. After about 6 weeks of research, I decided on the Kata R-102 Photo Rucksack to meet my needs for organization, storage, transportation, security, and protection of my photographic gear. Rob Will takes us through the ins and outs of the Kata R-102 Photo Rucksack.

Canon DPP 1.5: Main Window

Review of Canon Digital Photo Professional 1.5

So you got a Canon EOS Digital SLR and now you’re wondering how to go about processing all of those RAW files you’ve got stored on the card. In this article, we take a closer look at Canon’s RAW image processor for its EOS Digital SLR cameras.