Review: Joby Gorillapod Focus

Photography, Reviews

I bought my copy of Joby’s Gorillapod Focus 2.5 years ago, used for about 80$, off some private seller through a Swiss photography marketplace website. After some first tests, I was convinced that this great little tripod thing would be a lot of fun to work with during my coming two months of traveling. I did not have a fitting lightweight ballhead for it, though, so I planned on buying one in New York’s huge B&H megastore. I used it without a ballhead for like two days and even like that, due to the enorm flexibility of the «legs», it was performing quite well.

Review: Magic Lantern

Filmmaking, Photography, Reviews

So I’ve installed Magic Lantern on my 500D / Rebel T1i / Kiss X3 last December and used it for the first time when I got to New York on Christmas Day. I really put ML on my camera because of the advantages for timelapse photography. It should be nice to have one less thing to carry with you when shooting and making your way to the spots you’re shooting at. I got the hang of the menus and the basic functionalities in a couple minutes. Of course the menus do look very different from the default Canon firmware menus, though they are designed quite user-friendly and logically. They’re packed with so many functions though. I instantly liked the firmware and its […]

Review: Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX, 11-16mm, f/2.8

Photography, Reviews
Review: Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX, 11-16mm, f/2.8

I ordered my copy of the Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX, 11-16mm, f/2.8 for Canon on digitec.ch, one of Switzerland’s leading online shops for camera gear and electronics in general. As cheap as possible in Switzerland at the time of purchase I had to spend 593 Swiss francs (~620$) and could pick it up at the local post office just a couple of days later. It is a bit bigger and heavier than I’d expected it to be, it seems to be built really solid, looks like great quality (just like mentioned in most reviews). And still it’s not that heavy.