Category: Gear Review

The new Dell XPS 17
First Look
Colby Brown

Dell XPS 17 Exclusive Hands-On Review

This morning at 9 am Central Time, Dell officially unveiled a handful of new laptops, including the long-awaited XPS 17 9700. It has been nearly 10 years since Dell last offered a 17″ version in their popular XPS line of laptops for creatives and prosumers and I couldn’t be more excited to not only see

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In-Depth Review of the Dell XPS 13 9380 Ultrabook
Gear Review
Colby Brown

Gear Review – Dell XPS 13 9380

Announced at CES earlier this year in Las Vegas, the new 2019 Dell XPS 13 9380 is the companies latest take on perfecting the 13″ ultrabook. While I enjoyed reviewing the 2018 Dell XPS 13 9370, it wasn’t perfect as it had a few shortcomings that kept me reaching for the larger XPS 15 9575

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Gear Review
Colby Brown

Gear Review: Sony 200-600 f/5.6-6.3 G Telephoto Lens

On June 11th, 2019 the brand new Sony 200-600 f/5.6-6.3 G OSS was announced to much fanfare, especially from wildlife photographers like myself. While I initially got my start in this industry through travel and landscape photography, my passion (and arguable obsession) with wildlife photography for the last few years has taken me to all

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Sony RX0 II Review
Gear Review
Colby Brown

Sony RX0 II Review

In April Sony released the successor to its RXO line of compact cameras, the RXO II. Although when I say “compact”, I actually mean tiny! This thing is incredibly portable, coming in at just 2-3/8 in x 1-5/8 in (59.0 x 40.5 x35.0 mm) in size and weighing only 4.7 oz (132g).  But it wasn’t

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Gear Review
Colby Brown

Gear Review: A Photographers Look At The Dell XPS 15 2:1 (9575)

In May of this year (2018), Dell launched the XPS 15 2:1 9575 hybrid laptop powerhouse, a device I have personally been looking forward to for some time. Back in November of last year, Dell invited me and a handful of people to a private event in Austin where among other things, I was able

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Gear Review
Colby Brown

Gear Review: A Photographers Take Dell XPS 13 (9370) Quad-Core Laptop

When it comes to finding the perfect laptop as a photographer, we are often torn between the choice of getting something fast and powerful or lightweight and portable. While thin and light machines were typically underpowered but provided good battery life, the more powerful laptops were thicker and heavier, often weighing between two or threes

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Gear Review
Colby Brown

Gear Review: Sony 16-35 f/2.8 GM Wide Angle Zoom Lens

While Sony has continuously been putting out impressive lenses over the last few years, one of the most requested pieces of glass has been a fast ultra wide, especially for landscape and astro photographers. So when the Sony 16-35 f/2.8 GM was announced back in May, it wasn’t suprising to see just how excited everyone was that

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Gear Review
Colby Brown

Gear Review: Sony 12-24 f/4 G Ultra-Wide Angle Zoom Lens

While most of the attention Sony gets these days is directed towards their innovative cameras and sensors, they have consistently been pushing out great glass at a slow but steady pace over the last few years. On May 17th, 2017 Sony announced the 12-24 f/4 G ultra-wide angle lens, filling a highly requested hole in

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