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Don’t Be Afraid to Walk Away from a Deal – aka The Tale of the Used Front Focusing Nikon 58mm f/1.4 Lens on Craigslist
Nikon D850, Nikon 58mm f/1.4G, Nikon 50mm f/1.8G

Don’t Be Afraid to Walk Away from a Deal – aka The Tale of the Used Front Focusing Nikon 58mm f/1.4 Lens on Craigslist

If you would like to see the full resolution photos from this article – complete with EXIF data, click here [https://photos.app.goo.gl/sYgHoq2YGCvu6JNr9]. I’ve read mixed reviews regarding the Nikon 58mm f/1.4 since it came out, but I’ve always been interested in owning one. When I saw one on Craigslist for $900 this past weekend, I contacted the seller and scheduled a meeting. His price was right in line with used grey market lenses of this kind – which this was. My schedule has been quite bus...

West Hylebos Wetlands Park with Snow
Fuji X-Pro3 Fuji 35mm f/2

West Hylebos Wetlands Park with Snow

I worked this morning, but was able to take some time off midday to go out for a walk and have lunch with Vanessa. It's the first time we've had a chance to hang out with just the two of us since before Christmas break. Here in the Pacific Northwest, it rarely snows, but we had a nice dusting last night. Perfect to go out and shoot some photos. Today, I grabbed the Fuji X-Pro3 and 35mm f/2 lens - both weather sealed and Fuji has become my go to camera system for the snow. Why? Tradition, it ju...

A Review of the Panasonic S1R When Shooting Sports
Sony a9 Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Panasonic S1R Panasonic 24-70mm f/2.8 Karate Review

A Review of the Panasonic S1R When Shooting Sports

Before today’s shoot… The only sport that I shoot on a frequent basis is karate (at the dojo where I train) – usually belt tests (like today) and tournaments. I primarily use a Sony a9 and 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens. That combo really does everything that I need, and it does it spectacularly well. Today’s experiment is to see what kind of results I can’t get with one of my favorite camera’s – the Panasonic S1R. Of course the Panasonic S1R wasn’t designed for sports, but with 6 FPS (during continuous...

2019 16" i9 Macbook Pro

Bluetooth Stopped Working on My 2019 16” MacBook Pro

I’m posting this in case anyone else has this issue and is searching for answers. If you Google long enough, you’ll see lots of people are having similar problems with their 2019 MacBook Pro and Bluetooth. Mine stopped working suddenly two days ago, and all the suggested fixes online didn’t work. I spent hours troubleshooting this issue, even reinstalled a fresh copy of the OS, did various PRAM and SMC resets, as well as deleted Library files, etc. I even spoke with Apple directly, and went thro...