Coming soon: review of the QNAP TS-451+

Just a note that I will soon be reviewing my new QNAP TS-451+. It has been performing admirably since I picked it up.  Great for photos, videos, DLNA, VPN and TimeMachine backups. I used to have all kinds of trouble with TimeMachine backups being corrupted with the Western Digital My Book Live Duo.  Not a single problem since I moved to the QNAP!  The My … Continue reading Coming soon: review of the QNAP TS-451+

Flapping mirrors

Just thought I’d share a quick one with you.  I was watching on YouTube the press conference given by President Barak Obama and President-elect Donald Trumb.  You can watch the video here.  You can barely hear President Obama speaking with the sound of all those DSLR flapping mirrors. Several photographers firing away with Nikon D5’s and Canon 1Dx’s in a small room like the oval office … Continue reading Flapping mirrors

Why does Wacom take so long to update their drivers?

When Mac OS 10.12 Sierra came out last September, most of the applications I have, had either updated their software or updated it within a few days of the release of the operating system. The only standout was Wacom.  This is the second year in a row that it takes them well over a month to update their drivers and software.  To make matters worse, … Continue reading Why does Wacom take so long to update their drivers?

What use is a GPS in a camera?

When I read blog posts or camera reviews, there is very little talk about GPS units included in the camera.  Most “experts” seem to think that it is an unnecessary accessory.  I’ve read blog posts that exclaim: “I know where I am when I take a picture!”  I had a recent experience that would make me disagree with that. Five years ago, I went on … Continue reading What use is a GPS in a camera?

Now, EVFs are popular! Who could have predicted this?

I remember when I started reading about Sony’s translucent mirrors and EVFs (Electronic View Finders).  Just the mention of EVFs was like using a four letter word in public.  All the purists just hated them.  Nothing, and I mean nothing, could compare to an optical view finder. Well, I went against the grain and moved from my trusty Sony Alpha A700 (with a very bright … Continue reading Now, EVFs are popular! Who could have predicted this?