Category: Technical

  • Solved: Canon 600EX-RT flash not turning on

    I’ve had several situation where the low battery warning symbol on my Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT shows when I turn on the flash, even though the batteries are fully charged. The flash refuses to turn on despite trying to Clear settings, removing and installing fresh batteries, etc. ┬áThis has annoyingly happened on a few shoots. I […]

  • Solved: iPhone 5s unable to activate touch ID on this iPhone error

    About a month ago I encountered the following error on my iPhone 5S: Unable to activate Touch ID on this iPhone And sure enough, the Touch ID to log in was not working. When I logged in using my passcode, I went into the Touch ID settings in the Settings app, and saw that Touch […]

  • London Drugs Print Quality – Wet versus Dry Technology

    Backgrounder I recently had a chance to compare some prints made on the new “dry printing” technology from the photo labs at London Drugs.  I had a print previously done by them on the traditional photographic chemical “wet” process (often referred as silver halide technology) and was able to informally compare with a new print […]

  • Nikon AF-S 50/1.4G and Sigma 50/1.4 DG EX HSM

    I’ve had the fortune to have these two lenses to shoot with for a while now.  I own the Nikon (Nikkor to be exact) and the Sigma was a nice loaner from Gentec International, the importer for Sigma in Canada.  I figured I might write down a few thoughts. Introduction The "normal" 50mm lens is […]

  • D3x – first impressions

    After much agonizing, I bought a Nikon D3x.  After owning the D3, unwrapping and getting started with the D3x is totally anticlimactic.  Everything is identical across the two cameras and instantly familiar.  This is definitely a good thing when using your muscle memory and working quickly under stressful situations.  I took it out, unwrapped it, slapped […]

  • A year with the D3

    A year has passed since I rushed out of work to pick up my Nikon D3 at Lens and Shutter and arrived 10 minutes before closing time.  I had previously filled out the application form (aka Customer Worthiness form) that Nikon Canada was requiring all prospective purchasers to fill out and send in.  At the […]