Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 40-150mm F4-5.6 R ED Review

The Olympus 40-150mm is an inexpensive ($99 new) micro four thids kit lens that performs very well for the price. The 35mm equivalent of 80-300mm in a very compact package compares favorably to the cheap 70-300mm options out there: Build quality is good and handling is nice on a variety of m43rd bodies. The lens is not stabilized and therefore pairs better with cameras that feature in body image stabilization (most Olympus bodies and a few Panasonic bodies) to help

Compact APS and FF Fixed Lens Cameras

This is a draft of an eventual roundup of fixed lens APS (or larger) sensor cameras… there are some very nice compact APS and Full Frame cameras here 🙂 The Online Photographer: Bunnell: Fujifilm X70 vs. Ricoh GRhttp://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2016/04/bunnell-fujifilm-x70-vs-ricoh-gr.htmlThe new Fujifilm X70 and its evident inspiration, the Ricoh GR II – Guest post written and illustrated by Ned Bunnell I was intrigued when Fujifilm announced the X70 in January. The press release touted it as a premium fixed-lens… Fuji X100 .

How long to file for & receive an EIN online? [SOLVED]

Q. How long does it take to file for and receive an EIN??? A. Generally, it takes less than 15 minutes to receive an EIN. Here are the details: If you visit the IRS website during normal hours of operation and your principal business is located in the United States: You can complete the process online at the offical IRS website: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/apply-for-an-employer-identification-number-ein-online It takes about 5-10 minutes, after which the IRS will assign you an EIN You will immediately receive your EIN

Orange solid status light on Synology NAS? [SOLVED]

Q. What does a solid orange status light on my Snology DS 1813+ mean? -Sean T. A. Great question! Here are the meanings of the status lights Green Static Status LED Volume Normal Orange Static Status LED Available volume space < 1GB Available volume space < 1 % Orange Blinking Status LED Volume degraded or crashed DSM not installed Green/Orange Alternating Status LED No internal disk No Color / Status LED Off  HDD Hibernation In your instance, it would appear that

The “best” camera, 2017 edition

Preface: the “best” camera most certainly depends on the needs of the photographer… with that being said, here are some very good cameras that I immensely enjoy using. During the past month, for work projects and for personal enjoyment, I have been very fortunate to use the following cameras extensively: Sony RX1 mirrorless, full frame Nikon D750 DSLR, full frame Olympus E-M10 mirrorless, four thirds sensor Olympus TG-4 Tough rugged camera, 1/2.3 inch sensor Three of them fall into the “best of

New parenting and natural living blog

My good friend Joy recently launched her new blog called EarthMamaJoy. Joy is an excellent mother with smart, well behaved kids. She is also very knowledgeable about living a naturally healthy life. 🙂 Her blog is hosted by Weblogs.us and she already has some great blog entries under her belt. She also does a nice job with her photography so I am looking forward to seeing more of her photos as well. 🙂 EarthMamaJoy – Healthy, happy living.http://earthmamajoy.com/