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  • Real World Field Report on the Canon 7D Mark II

    Oct 7th, 2014  |  155 Comments

    Hi gang: This weekend I got a chance to take two Canon 7D Mark IIs out for a real world field-test shooting two football games: On Saturday the Tennessee Vols vs. the Florida Gators, and on Sunday the New York Giants vs. the Atlanta Falcons at Met Life stadium in New Jersey. (Note: the twoContinue…

  • First Look: Think Tank Photo’s “My 2nd Brain” Briefcase (laptop bag)

    Jun 27th, 2014  |  42 Comments

    Above: Look how much smaller the new bag is, yet it holds all my junk. Ahem…I mean my essential gear for travel. ;-) If you’re like me, you’re never really happy with your laptop bag. That was me for most of my life (well, most of my laptop toting life anyway), until about 5 yearsContinue…

  • 90-Second Review: PNY’s Thinksafe Lock for an Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display

    Aug 20th, 2013  |  7 Comments

    Above: The rear view, with the included combination lock attached to the PNY hinge-link.  A few weeks back I reviewed MacLock’s “MacBook Pro Security Bracket” for securing your laptop from theft when unattended (here’s the link). When I posted that review, a few of the commenters pointed me to PNY’s new “ThinkSafe” lock for theContinue…

  • 90-Second Review of MacLocks’ Much Better Lock For Your Retina Display MacBook Pro

    Aug 5th, 2013  |  25 Comments

    Above: Here’s the small metal locking hole that attaches to the bottom of your Retina MacBook Pro.  Since this is supposed to be only a 90-second review of MacLocks ”MacBook Pro Security Bracket,” I’ll cut to the chase (and then give you the back story if you’re so inclined). Pros: It’s super-easy to attach (took allContinue…

  • First Real World Field Test: NEW Nikon D7100 & AF-S Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5 – f/5.6 ED VR Lens

    Mar 18th, 2013  |  73 Comments

    I got to shoot these two all weekend long in a real-world test and today I’ve got the straight scoop in the video right above. :) If you’ve got any questions I didn’t answer in the video, post a comment below and I’ll do my best to get back to you as the day goesContinue…

  • Apple’s iPad mini: my 60-second review

    Nov 19th, 2012  |  25 Comments

    I just got mine on Friday and here are my initial thoughts: Take an iPad and make it smaller, thinner and lighter and you’ve got an iPad mini. The experience is really just about identical. OK, 50-sec onds left: Q. Is it as light and thin as you thought it would be? A. Actually, it’sContinue…

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