Putting your gear on display

Putting your gear on display

There are many different philosophies and solutions when it comes to storing one’s camera gear. Since the hunter-gatherer blood runs strongly in my veins I amassed quite a collection of gear over the years. After some interim solutions with shelfes and boxes I...
Good customer relationship management

Good customer relationship management

A few months ago I wrote about the re-organization of my workspace. I purchased an electrically actuated desk, assembled it by myself and re-arranged the messy wiring I had produced over time. Shortly after New Year’s Eve I received an email from the company...
Less is more: Sifting through your gear

Less is more: Sifting through your gear

Between Christmas and New Year’s Eve I took some time to look at my gear and re-arrange my photo shelf. As I went through the lenses, flashes and other items I came to realize that some items were just collecting dust. I have the unpleasant habit of hastily...
Low-cost LED background light for your computer

Low-cost LED background light for your computer

When working at a computer it is advisable to have some sort of background lighting. It is less strennous for your eyes if the contrast between the screen and the surroundings is not too big. I used to have a lamp on a boom arm which shone behind my iMac. But the lamp...
WalimexPro (Samyang) 12 mm f2.8 full-frame fish-eye

WalimexPro (Samyang) 12 mm f2.8 full-frame fish-eye

Back in September 2014 Samyang announced a new lens – a 12 mm f2.8 fish-eye for full-frame cameras. A prototype was shown at Photokina in Cologne (see picture below) but the lens was not available until now. I already own the Samyang 8 mm f3.5 fish-eye and it is...