Category Archives: Cameras

Christmas Camera Recommendations

Two of my favorite cameras EVER: white Olympus XZ-1 and blue Canon ELPH 100 HS

I always enjoy hearing from friends and readers. Recently a long time friend emailed me asking for a camera recommendation. And thus begins my 2011 Christmas Camera Recommendation post! JD, I hope all is well, and congrats on the 2nd little one coming your way. Michelle and I are expecting our 1st in February which brings me to the reason I am e-mailing. We are looking to upgrade our digital camera so we can take lots of photos! We currently use

Nikon flash size comparisons? SB400, SB600, SB700, SB800, SB900

Nikon SB-700 Speedlight Flash Press Photo

Looking to purchase a Nikon speedlight (flash)? It may be helpful to checkout the size differences beforehand as there really is a big size difference between the smallest and the largest! Here are some videos and photos showing the different sizes for comparison. I will eventually try to post a high-res photo of ALL the flashes together but that may take me a bit… until then, checkout the first link below for a lower-res version and the subsquent links for

Cheap tech gear for telecommuting jobs in Colorado

Mountains and wildflowers diagonal

Colorado is a wonderful state to visit for business or pleasure. This summer my wife and I will be spending almost a month there. We have a housesitter for home and will be staying at a cabin at 10,500 ft. For the portion of the stay where I’ll be working (telecommuting) I have tried out a variety of hardware and software for the job. If you are thinking about telecommuting from Colorao, this post illustrates a surprisingly capable telecommuting setup

Info on the dreaded “not charging” iPad and iPad 2 screen + solutions

Simple tips for charging the iPad via USB | Digiupdates we found in all of our test is that although the iPad might say “not charging€ on the display, in reality, juice is still trickling to it and the iPad is in actuality still charging; albeit at a slower rate. No wonder: The iPad is designed to charge from the 10-watt wall adapter it comes bundled with, but many USB ports supply only 2.5 watts (5 volts at 500ma). As

Bought & Sold: Olympus E-P1 – 12.3 MP Digital Camera & 14-42mm lens


Introducing: Bought & Sold This entry marks a new feature on Bought & Sold Here I will list items that I purchased and then sold at a later date. Simple enough huh? Here we go… First item: Olympus E-P1 12.3 MP & 14-42mm kit lens This was my second Micro Four Thirds based camera and it was quite a lovely little camera. Purchase date: 2009.06.16 Purchase price: $799.99 (from Sale date: May 27th, 2011 Sale price: $320.00 Owned for: 710

Official OLYMPUS Battery Charger for XZ-1 the LI-50C

Olympus XZ-1 Battery Charger - LI-50C

SUMMARY: Normally the XZ-1 charges via USB but Olympus also makes an official plug-in battery charger for the XZ-1 AND it is available via Amazon with Amazon Prime free 2-day shipping Olympus CHARGER LI-ION LI-50C: Camera & Photo Weight: 13.6 ounces Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies) Shipping:  ASIN: B0017GSPN0 Item model… Item price, approximately $23.57 USD     BACKGROUND INFO: The Olympus XZ-1 is a wonderful little camera. My wife makes extensive use of

Page 2 of 3123