Olympus OM-D EM-1 camera review - RobertH
Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS MACRO HSM - Owen
Micro-Nikkor 70-180mm f/4.5-5.6D ED - bgorum
AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D IF-ED - bgorum
AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED - bgorum
AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED - bgorum
Nikon 200-500 f/5.6E ED VR - bgorum
Graslon Spark 4500 Flash Diffuser - Dalton Lund
Metz Mecablitz 15 MS-1 Macro Flash - chrish
F-Stoppers Flash Disk diffuser - Stohlgren
Wimberley F-2 macro flash bracket - bgorum
Bags, Tripods and other camera gear:
Gitzo GT3542LS tripod - bgorum
Cotton Carrier Harness System - chrish
DiCAPac Underwater Housing for (D)SLRs - chrish
F-Stop Gear Tilopa BC Camera Bag - MonarchzMan
Lowepro Photo Hatchback 22L - Jeremy Wright
I thought it might be useful for us to start putting some "herp-centric" photo gear reviews up here. Sure there are lots of reviews of particular lenses, bags, tripods, etc., online but how many of them are written by herpers with field herp photography in mind? None so far....but we can change that.
We should try to follow a few ground rules:
- 1. Only review gear you own and have used (i.e. no second hand reports)
2. Let's only have one review thread for each piece of gear. You can add your own reviews as reply in the original review.
3. Let's try to keep the reviews (and replies) on topic.
4. Write "REVIEW - Sony Alpha HVL-F20AM Flash" (or whatever you are reviewing) in the subject line so they are easy to find.
5. Make sure you know the correct name/model number so others can find more about it
6. Please feel free to review home made rigs, modifications, etc, but tell us how you made them.
7. Remember that sample photos are useful, but make sure you are showing a photo that provides information about the qualities of the piece of gear. Just putting in 10 photos you took with a lens doesn't necessarily tell us anything and just burns bandwidth. Explain what the photo is intended to show and if it doesn't add anything...why put it there?
8. Make your review informative. Saying "I have this piece of gear and it rocks" doesn't tell us anything. What's good? What's bad?
9. Make the review herper-centric. I can read a ton of reviews about most of the gear we use, but it doesn't give me herp specific information. We want to know how your gear works for field herp photography.
I think this could be a great asset. Let's get some reviews up!