The Vello FreeWave Plus II is a wireless shutter release that can trigger the shutter from up to 320′ (~97m) away. The FreeWave Plus works with most cameras that have a remote port, including Canon mirrorless and DSLRs, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Fuji, and Panasonic, among others. I’m using the Canon version, which ships with both a Canon 3-pin cable, as well as a 2.5mm sub-mini cable. [Read more…]
I was sad when Apple stopped producing the old standard A1234 (MB110LL/A) wired keyboard a couple of years ago. If I’m using an iMac, Mac Pro or Mac Mini, I prefer a wired keyboard. You can still buy some used and refurbished Apple wired keyboards; however, their days are numbered.
Over the past couple of years, I’ve gotten by with a cheap Macally keyboard in a pinch but they are very plastic and just don’t look or feel right with the modern aluminum Mac builds. There are tons of knockoffs and lookalikes but everything is a compromise, which brings me to the new Xcellon keyboard that I’m typing on right now. [Read more…]
B&H has the full-frame Sony A7 II with the 28-70mm kit lens for $998 (reg. $1598) for a limited time. The kit also includes a spare battery, SanDisk Extreme Pro memory card, and a camera bag. Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.
This isn’t really much of a review . . . just a quick note on how to improve your aging headphones.
I’ve had a couple of Sony MDR-7506 industry-standard headphones for over a decade now. One pair I use more regularly than the other, and they’re starting to show some wear and tear on the earpads. I was getting black flaky vinyl crap on my ears and shoulders and they are coming apart at the seams.
To help extend the life of these headphones for a few more years, I picked up a set of Garfield Headphone Softie Earpad Covers from B&H a couple of weeks ago. For $17, they made my decade-old go-to headphones like new again.
There are loads of options for replacement earpads on these headphones. I like the price and comfort of the Garfield Softies. They may even be better than new because my face/ears don’t sweat where the earpads make contact as I did with the original vinyl earpads. Maybe I should have gotten some of these covers sooner…?
Adding the earpad covers to the Sony MDR-7506s is done by simply sliding the covers over the existing earpads. It takes a few seconds and then you’ve got nice, comfortable headphones again.
Again, these are $17 and can be found in several colors here at B&H Photo.
The Nikon D850 got its biggest price break ever this morning with a new instant rebate. The D850 is now available for $2796.95 (reg. $3296.95) and this deal includes a 4TB external hard drive and a 64GB SDXC memory card. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
B&H has the Apple 21.5″ iMac 4K for $899 (was $1499) as one of its Deal Zone deals for today only. This model includes a 3GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 16GB RAM, 1TB hard drive and the AMD Radeon Pro 555 2GB GPU. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
B&H has this deal again, featuring the full frame Sony A7 II with the 28-70mm OSS lens for $998 (reg. $1598). This deal has popped up a couple of times this year but doesn’t seem to last long. Check it out while you can here at B&H Photo.