Matt Payne Photography Blog (Gear)

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

In the field review of the Shimoda Action X50 Camera Backpack
October 15, 2019

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. Shimoda has launched a new line of backpacks called the "Action X" collection...

Why I switched to the Sony Mirrorless System for Backpacking
December 8, 2017

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
September 27, 2017

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...