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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

Panasonic DMC-GH4 comprehensive hands on review

April 2, 2015 |

It took a while before I was able to borrow the Panasonic GH4 – a camera I’d been looking forward to for some time. I hadn’t reviewed the GH3, so this was my first exposure. The GH4 truly leads the pack, … Read More

Fuji X100T detailed hands-on review

December 27, 2014 | | 2 Comments

Fuji continues to expand and improve their lineup. The X100T is a third-generation release of a well-regarded product. When they offered to lend me one to review, I happily accepted.

Prices are quoted in Canadian dollars.

My sincere thanks … Read More

Fuji X30 Hands On Review

October 26, 2014 |

The Fuji X30 is a premium compact camera that takes great pictures, but has a few shortcomings.

Fuji had invited journalists and loyal customers to drop by their Toronto offices to see what they’d been showing at Photokina. A very interesting … Read More

Sonos Play:1 review

November 4, 2013 | | 2 Comments

Update: I’ve produced a video review of the Play:1

Attending a Sonos demo is an interesting experience. Several times during the Play:1 demo both Craig (Sonos’ director of product management) and I seemed to enter an alternate space, where … Read More

The MaarTech Promo Video

July 5, 2013 |

Everytime I login to my youtube channel, I get a pop-up encouraging me to post a promotional trailer for my channel home page (

I have no idea how to describe or promote the grab-bag of videos and interests that … Read More

Full Frame Cameras and Artists

February 28, 2013 |

For The Artist Project in Toronto, Sony loaned ten artists a camera with a full frame sensor – the A99 or RX1. The gave them a specific assignment. I wanted to ask the artists where they found the inspiration for … Read More

BlackBerry Ten Launch Event (Toronto)

January 30, 2013 |

Blackberry Ten Launch

Spent most of the day at the Blackberry Launch event at the Carlu in Toronto. Arrived before 9h00 to register, the presentations started about 10h00. And in the interests of full disclosure, I did eat their snacks, … Read More

Philips Hue Video Review

January 12, 2013 |

I’ve posted a review of the Philips Hue starter kit, the Philips Hue App as well as the Magic Hue and Hue Disco apps on Youtube.  All scenes with the bulbs (with the exception of the party scenes) were shot … Read More