La Crosse BC900 RS900 Battery Charger

The LaCrosse Technology BC-900 / RS-900 Rechargeable Battery Charger is also known in Germany as the Technoline iCharger IC8800 and it is the exact same model of charger. I have no idea which of the companies designed the charger. I suspect that it is actually Technoline. LaCrosse offers mainly weather stations which of course need batteries, so it would make sense for them to seek an OEM partner that makes a quality battery charger. Anyway that is only speculation. Read the rest of this entry »

Canon Filter Adapter FA-DC58B for G10 G11 G12 Review

Previous lens or filter adapters for the Canon G Series had some big compromises. Then in 2010 Canon released the FA-DC58B which unusually moved with the lens. It does this by having a spring mechanism. When the lens is at wide the adapter does not extend. When the lens is moved to telephoto then the adapter extends with the lens and using the spring mechanism retracts when the lens is set to wide. This is quite clever. Read the rest of this entry »

Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F2.8 XR LD IF Lens Review

Many people detest the thought of purchasing an EF-S lens. However it must not be forgotten that such lenses are optimised for the APS-C or crop sensor cameras because they are designed for them. Personally I was not going to purchase such a lens but had the opportunity to try it in the shop, was interested in the range and the price at 350 euro was very interesting indeed. Whilst the Tamron products are cheaper than Canon they are definitely quality products and recommended. Read the rest of this entry »

Canon DSLR Chamber

Here are a few pics of the 20D chamber and related mechanisms to help people to understand the DSLR mechanism a bit before they buy one. Read the rest of this entry »