My Gear

Sony Alpha a7 III Review

My review of the Sony Alpha a7 III mirrorless, full-frame camera body. My primary use is as a walk-around camera for hiking and backpacking.

Review: Nikon D780

Review: Nikon D780 - The Nikon D780 is perhaps the best DSLR I have ever shot with. Its low-light capability is phenomenal for a camera in this class. The autofocus is accurate and incredibly fast....

Try it – Don’t just buy it
Try it – Don’t just buy it

Photography equipment is expensive. In case you didn't know. Like, really expensive. I don't personally own top-of-the-line gear, at least not much. When I do buy good gear, it's almost never new.

Review: Gregory Alpinisto Pack (35 and 50)
Review: Gregory Alpinisto Pack (35 and 50)

My review of the Gregory Alpinisto 35 and 50 liter backpacks. These are great packs for skiing, snowshoeing, or any winter sport with lots of useful features for a pretty streamlined pack.

Photo of a tokina camera lens - Gear and Photography Reviews by Lee Petersen
Review: Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X116 Pro DX II Digital Zoom Lens

My review of the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 wide angle lens. A great lens for aurora and night sky photography! Gallery with some sample images.

Brands I Trust

A few of the brands I trust - Since I am writing gear reviews on equipment I use, a few brand names will keep reappearing. Here's a few points on picking brands and staying unbiased...

Review: Nikon AF-S FX 200-500mm f/5.6E

My Review of the Nikon AF-S FX 200-500mm f/5.6E lens. Great for wildlife or sports photography!

Review: MSR WindBurner Personal Stove System
Review: MSR WindBurner Personal Stove System

The MSR Windburner is an exceptional personal stove system made by Mountain Safety Research. My review, tech specs, and recommendations for use.

InReach Explorer+ satellite communication device by Garmin
Review: Garmin InReach Explorer+

The Garmin InReach Explorer+ is a handheld GPS and Iridium satellite communication device. It has a long battery life and great navigational capability.

Review: Peak Design Capture Camera Clip

As an avid hiker carrying a DSLR, I find this to be a necessity. I love it and have used it now for 5 years. It's durable, comfortable, and easy to use.

sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 lens
Review: Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM FLD Standard Zoom Lens

The Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 lens is an excellent, general purpose or walk-around, wide to standard zoom lens. It takes detailed images with minimal distortion.