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Get your free Blackberry Wallpaper for the 8830 and Storm

Thursday, March 12th, 2009 Posted in Equipment | 1 Comment »

Anyone wanting some free wallpaper sized for your Blackberry 8830 (or Curve) or your Storm, look no further. The horizontally cropped are for the 8830/Curve and the portrait are for the Storm - obviously. Please leave a comment and let ...

Chess pieces and a home made lightbox

Thursday, July 24th, 2008 Posted in Things, Equipment | No Comments »

I recently constructed a light box using foam board and a glue-gun. Nobody was harmed during construction, amazingly. For about $12, it works pretty good but I need to get one more thing...a piece of poster-board so that there is ...

Sigma 50mm 1.4 coming soon

Monday, June 9th, 2008 Posted in Equipment | No Comments »

According to Adorama and other sites, the new Sigma 50mm 1.4 is due out this month at a price tag of $499. That's a bit steep as you can get the Nikon for less than $300...even if it doesn't ...

Sigma to the rescue

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008 Posted in Equipment | No Comments »

So if Nikon won't add their AF-S motors to their prime lineup, it appears that Sigma is willing to add their HSM motor to their prime lenses. I saw this article today on DPReview.com which announces the arrival of Sigma's new ...

Retro gear

Friday, March 7th, 2008 Posted in Equipment | 3 Comments »

I've come across some older gear in pristine condition. Both are twin lens reflex cameras. The first one is a Yashika MAT-124. The second is an old Rolleiflex. I have no plans on using these but they are ...

AF-S Primes?

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008 Posted in Equipment | 5 Comments »

After the lens announcements at PMA, there has been some constant chatter among the Nikonians out there - mostly negative - that Nikon is ignoring requests from their customers about adding AF-S to their existing prime lineup. I'm on ...

The Beast is here

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 Posted in People, Animals, Equipment | No Comments »

I traded the 35-70/2.8 for the 28-70/2.8 (AKA the Beast) and have the first few shots. Overall, I'm pretty pleased. It's a bit heavier but more than manageable. Having the 28-35 range will come in handy. I ...