Matt Payne Photography Blog (Gear)

Here you will find and filter for various articles, tutorials, product review, trip reports, and other thoughts relating to photography, including show notes for my podcast, "F-Stop Collaborate and Listen."

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Shimoda Action X50 Camera Backpack Review
March 17, 2022

Updated on 3/17/22 - I still love this backpack and it is my daily bag plus the one I use for almost all of my backpacking adventures into the Colorado backcountry.

Over the past month I have been testing the new Shimoda Designs Action X50 Camera Backpack and am ready to share my thoughts with you...

Sony Mirrorless for Backpacking

A great deal of my landscape photography is conducted on long backpacking trips into the mountains of Colorado. As such, in late 2016, I made a conscious and well-calculated decision after months of research and spreadsheet manipulation to switch from Nikon F-mount system to Sony FE-mount system...

Recommended night photography equipment for Nikon photographers

The question I get asked the most when people view my night photography is what kind of gear I use. I also receive many messages from folks asking for recommendations on what kind of camera and lenses they should invest money in...