How trustworthy are reviews

If you’re like me, you’ll check the reviews before you buy something on amazon.com and other e-shops. Perhaps you’ll also read reviews on publications’ websites to be on the safe side. And only when you’re satisfied, you’ll go on buying the product. Are you sure, though, if a review is ever trustworthy?… Read More How trustworthy are reviews

Review of the Crucial X8 portable SSD

External SSDs are becoming increasingly popular, faster and bigger. Crucial sent me their 2TB X8, a 110mm model. It’s not their newest, that would be the X6 which is even smaller at 70mm and available in sizes up to 4TB, but it’s the fastest with a performance that reaches 1050MB/sec. Both X models are drop proof to 2.30m on a carpeted floor, made from aluminium and formatted with ExFAT for use in any device, including Macs, iPad Pros from 2018 onwards, Windows, Xbox One, PS4 and Android devices.… Read More Review of the Crucial X8 portable SSD

Aputure Fresnel 2X: twice the output, small price

We all know what a fresnel lens can do from observing a lighthouse. The lamp in a lighthouse is not all that powerful. It’s the lens that sits in front of the bulb that intensifies the light output to a level that ships can use it as navigation aid from a large distance. Aputure’s Fresnel 2x is a fresnel lens for intensifying the light from an Aputure LS120D and LS300D. It also works with Aputure’s budget Amaran lamps. I tested with the Amaran 100d and 100x.… Read More Aputure Fresnel 2X: twice the output, small price

The LIGHTBRIDGE Cine Reflect Lighting System, for photographers too

If you’ve ever had to lighten a scene and couldn’t do it properly without lugging around back breaking numbers of flags and other devices to stop the light from spreading and spilling, you should take a look at the LIGHTBRIDGE CRLS (Cine Reflect Lighting System), a lighting system based on lightweight aluminium reflectors that don’t spill. CRLS is used in cinematography but begs to be discovered by photographers.… Read More The LIGHTBRIDGE Cine Reflect Lighting System, for photographers too

Meet Photo Mechanic Plus, the database-driven photo management solution for professional photographers and photo journalists

Photo Mechanic Plus is a new version of the application for ingesting, managing and processing image files before and after you edit them. The Plus version includes all the features of Photo Mechanic with the addition of an image database for making catalogues of every photo you’ve collected on both online and offline storage… Read More Meet Photo Mechanic Plus, the database-driven photo management solution for professional photographers and photo journalists

DxO PureRAW review

DxO announced PureRAW, its newest application, to the press on March 29, 2021. DxO AI-based PureRAW removes noise, chromatic aberrations, unwanted vignetting, distortion, and insufficient sharpness with an unprecedented level of quality. When a company tells the press its new product can turn any RAW image into a perfect linear DNG that can be further processed in any linear DNG aware image editor, reviewers become suspicious, so I it was with some devilish pleasure I took a pre-release version of PureRAW to the test.… Read More DxO PureRAW review