RAVPower NP-FW50 Compatible Batteries & Charger – Review

Those of us who own digital cameras know the price we have to pay for official accessories. Generally we don’t mind ‘too’ much because the official ones are generally better than anything third-parties make, right?

In the case batteries this may not hold true. OEM batteries are often exceedingly expensive because of the brand name that is attached to them, and sometimes a third party battery can offer very similar (or sometimes even better) performance than the official one.

In this instance we’re looking at the the Sony FW50 (NPFW50) compatible RAVPower FW50 Compatible two-pack of batteries with an included twin battery charger. Continue reading “RAVPower NP-FW50 Compatible Batteries & Charger – Review”

Sony MDR-ZX770BN Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones – Review

Sony MDR-ZX770BN

Wireless headphones are all the rage now – I’ve owned a pair for a good amount of time (the amazing August EP650’s), and use them regularly. However when I was traveling in February I noticed that they were not the perfect pair for use in a plane. I think I was jus spoiled by the Bose QC15’s that I got to wear in Business Class that one time…

After many months I finally spotted a deal for the Sony MDR-ZX770BN on Amazon UK Deals for £80, and figured I’d take a chance on them, and as I have a two week excursion to Canada coming up, I figured I could (just about) justify them. Continue reading “Sony MDR-ZX770BN Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones – Review”

PocketWizard Mini/Flex – Third Party Compatibility

Many years ago, my first Canon 430EX II Speedlite drastically changed the way I looked at Photography. At the time I was getting started, and inexperienced with the advanced techniques such as off-camera lighting. Adding a decent Speedlite with a rotatable head opened up whole new worlds to me. Then came my Canon 7D with an IR Transmitter built into the on-camera flash. This meant triggering (With ETTL) of off-camera Speedlites. Again, new worlds were opened to me – now the possibility of professionally lighting a scene with one or two off-camera Speedlites was a whole new realm of exploration and learning. Continue reading “PocketWizard Mini/Flex – Third Party Compatibility”