Colin Peddle

Articles by Colin Peddle

Review: Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 is One Sexy Beast

When Sigma announced a new version of the much loved 120-300 f/2.8 I immediately kicked myself for buying a much pricier 300mm Nikon about 6 months earlier. The reasons why may not be readily apparent, but we'll get to that. First let's discuss the aesthetics and specs.

Review: Alien Skin Software’s Exposure 5 is a Solid Film Emulation Program

Alien Skin Software's Exposure 5 is a starting point for building stylish and creative photos that will impress even the harshest of critics. With hundreds of ideas to pick, layer and build upon there's really no limit to what you can make. Opening an image for the first time in Exposure 5 may prove a little overwhelming with the vast array of filters there are to tinker with. Everything from a subtle film look still available at your local shop to the original daguerreotype feel. It is impressive to say the least.

Review: Nero Trigger Replaces Your Slow Shutter Finger for Creative Photography

Bang. Pop. Zip. Zop. Welcome to the review of the Nero Trigger, a lightning, laser and sound sensor that will crank that shutter faster than you can. It also includes a timelapse, HDR and a DIY mode allowing utilization of external sources to trigger the Nero. As their ad copy claims, "Nero Trigger is built to help you shoot high speed photos for the occasions that your shutter finger would not be sufficient."

Review: The Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Feels Un-Zeiss-Like. Don’t Touit

If you're here to read about the Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 for the Fujifilm X-mount, you've probably heard words like "great", "amazing", "superb", "lovely" and "well damped" used to describe this lens. It's wider then the Fuji 14mm and maybe, just maybe, as sharp as the Fuji 35mm. These too are all things others will say about this lens. The jury, however, is still out for this guy.

Review: The Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM is Solid, But Hope For a Purebred

When I first began looking at the new Sigma 35mm f/1.4, I made judgements about its quality. "It's plastic, yuck." "I bet that focus control feels like a rusty zipper." "The AF selector switch will tick me off." "It won't match the speed of my Nikon's and my focusing tendencies." My preconceived notions were that I was set for a so-so experience.