Peak Design Everyday Backpack V2 and Backpack Zip Review Posted

By bdery in Review Announcements on May 11, 2020

In this new accessory review, we take a look at two new backpacks launched by Peak Design in Fall 2019.

The Everyday Backpack (in charcoal) and the Everyday Backpack Zip (in blue) have many similarities, but a number of elements setting them apart. The former is an update to an existing backpack, while the latter is a completely new product.

Peak Design is a darling of the photography world, but their products come with high expectations and the company is held to high standards. Do these backpacks live up to the hype? To which kinds of users are they best adapted? Read our review to find out!

Pentax D FA 70-210mm Review Posted

New, lighter full-frame tele zoom

By bdery in Review Announcements on Apr 20, 2020

We are happy to announce our in-depth review of the HD Pentax-D FA 70-210mm F4 lens.

This lens has been present on the K-mount full-frame roadmap for some time, and was eagerly awaited by many Pentax users. Officially launched in February 2020, the lens was quickly picked up by many users looking for a more compact alternative to the heavier and more expensive D FA* 70-200mm F2.8.

With a useful zoom range, reasonably fast F4 maximum aperture, weather sealing, internal zooming and silent focusing, this new lens has a lot going on for it. Despite not being a star lens, the 70-210mm comes with high expectations. Can it reach the level of quality expected by users in 2020? 

Read our review of the new Pentax 70-210mm to find out!

Veer 18L Inflatable Backpack Review Posted

By bdery in Review Announcements on Apr 7, 2020

WANDRD is a camera bag manufacturer which has rapidly made a name for itself. The company tries to explore new paths and offer innovative products. One such product is the Veer 18L backpack.

This minimalist backpack has an inflatable back panel and camera cube, and can be compressed to the size of a hardcover book. It weighs about as much as the FA 31mm Limited lens, while offering a surprising amount of features for its 18 liters volume.

The Veer 18L is certainly not your typical backpack. How does it deliver? Is it a viable option for photographers?

Continue on to the WANDRD Veer 18L Backpack Review

Mindshift Gear Photocross 15 Backpack Review Posted

By bdery in Review Announcements on Feb 6, 2020

After releasing two sling bags in the Photocross line, Mindshift recently added a backpack option with the introduction of the Photocross 15.

Just as rugged as its smaller counterparts, this backpack is aimed straight at photographers wishing to reach inclement locations, particularly in hard weather like rain or snow. Instead of targeting hikers on multi-days outings, the Photocross 15 is designed for a lighter load with an inner volume of 20 liters. This does not mean the bag is in any way less rugged. It uses weather-resistant materials and shows that the company gave a particular thought to the needs of winter photographers.

Continue on to the Mindshift Photocross 15 Backpack Review

Irix 150mm F2.8 Macro Review Posted

By bdery in Review Announcements on Dec 4, 2019

After releasing a pair of ultra-wide lenses (the 11mm and 15mm), Irix recently launched a different type of lens with the 150mm F2.8 Macro.

With a weather resistant body, automatic aperture control, a tripod foot, a long focal length and covering the full frame image circle, this macro lens has a lot to offer and several differentiating elements. Can it deliver on its promises? Read on to find out!

Irix 150mm F2.8 Macro Review

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