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New Media, Tech and Maarten

Fuji X-T10 hands on review

September 28, 2015 | | 2 Comments

I’m immediately drawn to Fuji’s X-series cameras. Their design, functionality and the quality of the images never fail to impress me – so I’m always happy to receive the latest model to review.

The loan coincided nicely with a … Read More

Linksys Amplify AC1200 WiFi Range Extender (RE6700)

July 6, 2015 |

I’ve never had any luck with network range extenders. Linksys sent me home from a product briefing with an Amplify.

So simple to use, so useful.

Product placement notes: Maarten uses Neutrogena SPF60, drinks Thornbury cider, is reading “The … Read More

Silky waterfalls – how to make water look creamy

July 2, 2015 | | 2 Comments

There are several photo techniques, but time exposures that let parts of the image blur while others remain sharp are among my favourites. In response to the question “How do you get those silky looking waterfall pictures?”, Paul and I … Read More

Nikon D7200 detailed and extensive field test and hands on review

June 26, 2015 |

Although it wasn’t on my to-do list, when Nikon’s media agency contacted me to offer the loan of a D7200, I said sure.

It took me a little while to adjust to shooting with a DSLR. Although I still sometimes … Read More

Sony A7II (ILCE 7M2) detailed and extensive field test and hands on review

June 10, 2015 | | 3 Comments

The Sony A7II arrived with all of the lenses and accessories I’d asked for. Although this started as a single video, as I worked through the edit, it seemed best to divide it into three parts. As a result, there … Read More

Panasonic G7 Media Launch Event

May 21, 2015 |

Holding an event at Cluny Restaurant in Toronto’s Distillery District is a great way to get a positive RSVP from me. And of course, I’m very interested to see what Panasonic does next in the digital camera space.

The … Read More

Ricoh Theta m15 hands on review

May 12, 2015 | | 3 Comments

Ricoh’s email to announce the new Theta m15 sounded interesting, so I asked if they would send me a review unit for a few weeks.

The overall experience was a pleasant one, and family and friends really enjoyed the … Read More

Sony Camera Apps – Touchless Shutter

April 24, 2015 |

I’ve meant to do reviews of Sony’s smart camera apps for some time. A beta app was released this week which provides a touchless shutter function, so here goes.

  I’ll get some more done in the next few weeks … Read More

Kate Siobhan Mulligan and Chris Large – Sony Imaging Ambassadors

April 21, 2015 |

Last week (April 17, 2015) Sony introduced their Canadian Imaging Ambassadors – Chris Large and Kate Siobhan Mulligan. I had the opportunity to sit down with Kate and Chris to ask them a few questions about photography.


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Canon G7X comprehensive hands on review

April 13, 2015 |

Cameras with one-inch sensors seem to provide a good compromise between sensor/camera size and quality. I was interested to see how Canon’s implementation performed.


I do my best to be objective. The camera was on loan from Canon. I’m … Read More