Sigma 30mm f/2.8 on Sony a7rii

I was looking for a small, relatively cheap lens to use on my a7rii.  I tried a few manual focus options like the Voigtlander Nokton Classic 40mm with a Leica adapter (I have the excellent Yeenon adapter), but that was not…

  • January 1, 2017

Plantronics Voyager Edge

I have tried tens of bluetooth headsets over the years and this one is by far my favorite.

  • September 28, 2016

Sony a7Rii + Lenses

I changed over to the Sony a7Rii camera from my Sony RX1. I was looking for a bit more variety in my photography than the fixed lens 35mm RX1 and the a7Rii looked like a perfect upgrade. Definitely not cheap, but…

  • November 14, 2015

B&O Beoplay H6

After listening to many different headphones over the last few months, I finally bought a pair of these Beoplays (second hand on Amazon… spotless, and at a 40% discount!).  A few things I really like about them: The sound is really…

  • March 6, 2015

Sony RX1

I am upgrading my ‘point and shoot’ from the Ricoh GR to the Sony RX1.  Looking forward to some beautiful bokeh, low-light shooting, and going from 28mm to 35mm shooting.  Whoo-hoo!  The price of the RX1 has now come down to…

  • August 28, 2014

Wahoo RFLKT and Strava

Original Post This device is awesome if you like using your iPhone as your cycle computer. I sold my Garmin Edge 305 on eBay and bought this little device instead. So far I love it. I recently started using Strava…

  • April 14, 2014

My iPad Mini keyboard

I bought a Clamcase keyboard/case for my iPad mini and really like it.  It is an interesting option for a light computing device, as well as a relatively affordable computer/reader for a child. I have been looking at options for a homework…

  • February 6, 2014

Starbucks with the Coolpix A

I took these three shots with the Nikon Coolpix A in Starbucks while waiting for my car’s oil change.  I had to crop them to about a quarter of their original sizes in Lightroom, since the super-wide 28mm (effective) lens…

  • July 13, 2013

Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Zoom

I played with Barend’s Tamron zoom (Amazon link) and thought I would compare it to my Canon 28-135mm zoom.  The Tamron is an impressive, fast lens… but you need to stabilize it.  It is heavy, and there is no image…

  • July 2, 2013

Time Machine on my Buffalo Linkstation

I wanted to create a backup solution for my new Macbook Pro at home using my existing Buffalo RAID NAS.  It ended up being a bit tricky, but after a few hacks, I now have Time Machine working using the…

  • June 29, 2012