Colin Peddle

Articles by Colin Peddle

Review: Lomo’Instant Wide Expands Instax Photography

The Lomo’Instant Wide is an Instax wide format camera that opens the flood gates to an unprecedented level of creative Instax photography. Packed with more features than I can count, I immediately got to work snapping imaginative, fun, and downright hilarious photographs.

Review: The Fujifilm X-Pro2 is One Solid and Sexy Camera

Take a moment, rewind back to March of 2012 and remember the buzz that surrounded the release of the Fujifilm X-Pro1. Many of my close photography friends — professionals, casuals, Sony fanboys, and even film shooters — were talking Fuji and discussing how they must have the X-Pro1.

Review: CamFi Will Make Your ‘Dumb’ DSLR Smart for Just $130

The day I bought my first Wi-Fi enabled "smart" camera was the day I realized how inconvenient it was to use a camera that lacked the enhancements offered with a built-in wireless connection. Not ever having been able to interact with my camera via my iPhone, it was truly a case of not knowing what I'd been missing.

Review: CaptureLENS is a Doodad That Does Come in Handy for Lenses

"Lens management"... Zzzz... I'm bored already.

If there's one area of photography that continuously plagues just about every photographer, it's what to do with your lenses. Where and how to store them at home, how to pack them for airplane travel, how to keep them on your person when you're actually shooting. The many questions and solutions grow tiresome after a while.

Review: The PFixer MiniMal MIDI Controller Fixes Up Your Lightroom Workflow

Developing an efficient workflow is probably one of the greatest battles of any photographer, self included. This applies doubly to the professional who works from home, with so many distractions all trying to peel me away from sitting at that desk any longer than I have to. It's a challenge to stay on point, day to day, getting work done in a timely fashion, especially when hey, I'm a photographer, I should be out photographing things, right? Thankfully the Pusher Labs' PFixer and MiniMal is here to help.

Review: The Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 Has Great Quality But a Grip That Grates

Well, well... what do we have here. Another amazing Sony E-Mount lens from those young, hip lens dreamers over at Zeiss. Perhaps you've heard of them, they're the blue logo'd company looking to take a cool $1,499 out of our collective pockets so we get the pleasure of owning the newest piece of the growing lineup that is Loxia E-Mounts. And you know what, they may have just succeeded... just.

Samsung NX1 Review: Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

The other day I was speaking with a friend and he was lamenting about having to deal with 2 minutes of aimless introduction at the start every review. "There's always something" he said. He now skips the beginning just to get the beans of the review and the conclusive notes.

By definition a conclusion must come at the end, but photography is about breaking the rules isn't it? So today that is what I'm doing. I'll start with the conclusion at the top and if you care enough after reading the TL:DR, you can keep going.

Review: The Fujifilm X100T Has Changes Galore, But Should We Buy It?

When the X100 was first released by Fujifilm the camera world popped with excitement. It was revolutionary in the eyes of many photographers. When the X100S dropped, we lauded Fujifilm shouting "Yes! They fixed so much!".

Now with the December release of the X100T, we are tickled pink with excit... err... well... In a market now saturated with vintage-styled cameras, all of which are more than capable in every aspect, do we still care about the new Fuji offering?

Review: Sigma’s 50mm f/1.4 is Simply Stunning, Stunningly Simple

In a world where there's an always-on march of forward progress driven by the notion that bigger is better, I find it refreshing to see that at least one company is keeping things simple.

Sigma is rumored to be releasing three new primes in the coming months: a 24mm, 85mm and 135mm. These would add to an already amazing set of standard prime lenses for full frame cameras, the superb 35mm f/1.4 and the 50mm f1.4. And it's that 50mm that I've been positively loving for the past month and is our focus today.

Review: The Olympus TG-850 is a Capable Tough Cam with a Selfie Problem

Beaches, babes, sun and surf. It's summer, and that equals one thing: you can't take your precious DSLR to the beach. Well, not unless you want to gamble on a costly repair bill after butterfingers drops it in the sand. The beach is a time for relaxation, not being an overly protective nanny of the expensive camera that mom won't let you get wet.

Photography of your family while you ride the waves and soak up the sun should be carefree, and for that you'll be wanting a tough and waterproof camera. One that not only stands up to day-to-day abuses, but that you can hand off to your little ones worry free so they can go do what they do best and take selfies in the surf: the TG-850 is that camera.

Review: Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus, Beauty and a Beast

The Zeiss Otus is easily the biggest DSLR 55mm currently available. I say currently, because I'm sure in some lab in the depths of upper Siberia a technician made a 50mm the size of a small child, just because. But the Otus shouldn't surprise us, Zeiss will never shy away from the pursuit of image quality at the expensive of "convenience."

Hands-Off First Impressions of the Fuji X-T1

Well, well. Fuji's done it again. They've simultaneously wowed fans and foes with the newly announced X-T1. There's a lot to learn here and a lot to discuss. Let's take a look at some of the details and perhaps more subtle or overlooked points.