Review – Kase Filters Wolverine 0.9 Soft Grad

Dave ZdanowiczReview, Trips / Locations

I love testing and trying new equipment. I’ve always been happy with my Hoya circular ND filters but in any photographers kitback the use of graduated filters are a must. Prior to using the new Kase wolverine series I have been using a Formatt- Hitech firecrest 0.9 and to date was really happy with this.  I very excited to try … Read More

NiSi 100mm System V5-PRO Filter Holder Kit

Dave ZdanowiczEquipment / Reviews, Review

I’ve been after a new filter holder for quite some time. There is nothing worse than having something that isn’t up to the job when you’re out on a landscape, picture having cold hands when you’re trying to fiddle about with expensive glass. It can be a nightmare. I’ve dropped a few filters suffering from this. I have read a … Read More

Cokin Nuances ND 1024

Dave ZdanowiczReview

I was very kindly given this new 10 stop ND filter to test this month whilst on my travels. Any one who follows my photograph will know that I’m a big fan of using ND filters to create a dramatic and ethereal effect to my photographs. This is first product from COKIN that I have used for a consistent amount … Read More

In my kit bag (Hoya ND 1000)

Dave ZdanowiczEquipment / Reviews, Image, Review

The Hoya ND1000 is my favourite filter to use. My entire style of photography has developed through experimenting with long exposures. Have you ever wondered how the water looks like silk on waterfalls ? or why the sea looks so peaceful ? 9/10 its due to a long exposure. An ND filter limits the amount of light picked up by … Read More

(In my kit bag) Tokina 16-28 F2.8

Dave ZdanowiczEquipment / Reviews, Image, Review

The Tokina 16-28 is a great piece of kit and is often my go to lens when I am after a sharp crisp image. The 2.8 is great for astro and lowlight photography. I have owned the lens for over a year now and it is built like a tank. I’ve used the lens in all sorts of conditions and … Read More

Vanguard Veo-AM264-R Test Drive

Dave ZdanowiczReview

This evening I took my new Vanguard Veo monopod for a test drive to see how it handles in the field. My first impressions of the monopod was that it was really light and easy to handle but the build quality was still fantastic. As a photographer who has always used a tripod this was a great opportunity to test … Read More

(in my kit bag) Hoya ND100

Dave ZdanowiczImage, Review, Trips / Locations

The Hoya ND100 is my second favourite ND filter in my bag. I’ll be honest and say I don’t use this one quite as often as I prefer to really extend the exposures (using the ND1000)to create a more ethereal effect with my shots. Again like the ND1000 there is very little colourcast with this product and to say it … Read More

Gear I love to use. (Part 1)

Dave ZdanowiczNews, Review

Kenko Tokina make some some amazing photography equipment such as lenses and filters. I am lucky enough to use some of these great products everytime I shoot.   I own the following Kenko Tokina products: Hoya ND1000 Hoya ND100 Tokina 16-28 (full frame) Tokina 14-20 (Crop Sensor)   HOYA FILTERS These are used pretty much every time I am out … Read More