Tag Archives: BC

Training for the Granfondo Week 2

I have now settled into a routine for training for the Granfondo that looks like the following: Tuesday morning – rid to UBC and back (16km, with about a 1.5km hill on 8th avenue from Alma to Blanca) Wednesday evening: … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a minivan camper conversion

Last summer as my wife and I drove around Vancouver Island we kept seeing a lot of RV van conversions. We decided to stop in an RV dealership and have a look at some. We saw many that ranged from … Continue reading

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Sigma 105 DG macro Lens Test

As part of my search for a short telephoto prime lens, I rented the Sigma 105 DG Macro lens in the Pentax mount and walked around False Creek, Granville Island and a bit of Commercial Drive to test the lens … Continue reading

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Pentax FA 77mm Lens Test Part 2

The second part of the evaluation of the FA 77mm lens was to photograph a scene at different apertures and observe the CA/PF effects. I set up the camera on the tripod and photographed the scene across the street. This … Continue reading

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Pentax FA 77 Lens Test Part 1

The FA 77mm limited lens has a legendary reputation for containing “pixie dust” inside and giving the pictures a particular quality that is hard to describe, but that excites the photographer. As a long time shooter of prime lenses, and … Continue reading

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