Welcome to Ricks Reviews

My name is Rick Roeven. I’m an amateur photographer, tech and gadget lover and I have started this blog to share my passion with others.

On my blog I write about cameras, lenses and accessories. I only write about products I’ve used for some time and when I feel I know enough about the products. I write about my experiences in day to day use, so you will not find any laboratory tests or pictures of photo-charts on my site (there are enough sites on the internet that do those tests, and do them very well).

If you have a question or comments about my reviews, please leave a reply on the page of the review or use the form below.

Photography has been my hobby for about 20 years. In the first years I used a simple Minolta bridgecamera with 3.2 MP and 10x zoom. Had a lot of fun with this versatile camera. After some time I was looking to upgrade, and bought my first DSLR. In 2005 I bought a Nikon D50, one of the first affordable DSLR camera.

Over the years I’ve been buying and selling a lot of camera’s and lenses as I love to try new things and love the process of reading reviews and then trying stuff for myself. I’ve owned the following camera’s:

  • Nikon D50
  • Nikon D7000
  • Sony A6000
  • Sony A7
  • Nikon D700
  • Nikon Coolpix A
  • Nikon D800
  • Sony A7 (again)
  • Nikon Df (current)
  • Nikon D750 (current)

I’ve also owned a lot of different lenses, here’s a small selection:

  • Nikon AF-S 18-35mm f3.5-4.5
  • Nikon AF-S 18-70mm f3.5-4.5
  • Sony E 16-50mm f3.5-5.6
  • Sony E 24mm f1.8 Zeiss
  • Minolta AF 80-200 f4 beercan
  • Minolta AF 50 f1.8
  • Sony E 16-70 f4 Zeiss
  • Sony E 28mm f2
  • Sony FE 28-70 F3.5-5.6
  • Sony E 35mm f2.8 Zeiss
  • Sony E 50mm f1.8
  • Nikon AF-S 28mm f1.8
  • Nikon AF-D 50mm f1.8
  • Sigma AF 35mm f1.4 ART
  • Nikon AF-S 50 mm f1.8 special edition (current)
  • Nikon AF-S 105mm VR Micro (current)
  • Nikon AF-S 28-300mm f3.5-5.6 VR
  • Sigma AF 24-105 f4 ART (current)
  • Nikon AF-S 35mm f1.8 (current)

Bag wise I use a Tenba (Cooper) shoulderbag as my daily bag or a Lowepro backpack when I need to carry all my stuff. I enjoy using both brands and I haven’t found any other brands that suit my preferences as good as Tenba or Lowepro.

Ricks Reviews is a hobby, I don’t make any money writing these reviews. If you want to help me keep this site online please use one of the affiliate links to buy the products. It won’t cost you any extra, but I’ll get a small commission for every sale.

If you have a product you want me to review please contact me, you can use the following form to send me a message or send me a email at rick (at) ricksreviews.nl