Tag Archives: Canada

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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Minivan conversion one year later

We used the minivan as a camper van quite a few times in the summer and fall last year. In the early winter I had to replace the tires. I had run flats which had already been replaced by the … Continue reading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 Part 3

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After testing the FA 77mm lens and then testing the Sigma 105mm Macro lens, I purchased the FA 77 lens. I had a few concerns about the CA/PF at wide open apertures, but figutred if I could tame the beast, … 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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Northern BC, Yukon 2010 – Whitehorse

With the truck and ourselves refueled, we headed west towards Whitehorse. A short break from lakes, and we were along side Marsh Lake, the closest of the lakes to Whitehorse and the start of the Yukon River. We had been … Continue reading

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Northern BC, Yukon 2010 – Teslin Lake

The next morning we headed north west towards Teslin Lake, about two hours west of Watson Lake and 2 hours east of Whitehorse. Teslin Lake is one of the Southern Lakes chain of Lakes that we had visited a few … Continue reading

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Northern BC 2010 – Watson Lake, YT, Liard Hot Springs

The next morning we headed North and then East on the Alaska Highway to Liard Hotsprings. The last section of the Cassiar was the worst of the entire 700km, however, it was still quite driveable, just a bit bumpy, curvy … Continue reading

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