Negotiating A Private Sale on a Car

I have learned a lot about negotiating and due diligence on a car when buying privately. This is from my own experiences and talking to other people that have purchased used vehicles and what they feel is important. If you don’t think you need to do any of these items, then feel free not to. …

Buying A Used Car

My wife’s car has just about had it and I am looking at used vehicles in Calgary. It has been awhile since I purchased a vehicle. The last time I puchased one, it was through the old faithful Buy and Sell guide at the local gas station. This is my second time buying a used …

Replacing The Tailpiece On My Mandolin

I unfortunately broke a piece of the tailpiece off on my mandolin the other day. I was restringing it and was putting on some old strings (they hadn’t been used) I purchased a few years ago. I don’t know if that was the problem or not, but one the little pegs in the tailpiece that …

Hoya Macro Filters Review

I have always wanted a macro lens to get those close up shots, but have convinced myself out of it. They are more expensive, take up more space in the bag, and can be a bit cumbersome to change lenses depending on the situation. Anyhow, my wife purchased the Hoya Close Up Filters for me …

Kill A Watt – Measure Your Power

Have you ever wondered how much power you are using? I’m a bit of a geek and I always wanted to know how efficient the devices are in my home. A friend of mine recommended the “Kill-A-Watt” a couple years ago and I have ended up buying them for gifts now (for those fellow geeks …

Nikon D70s and Hot Flash

I have owned a Nikon D70s for a year now and it has been a great camera. Unforunately, I do find that when using the built in flash, it tends to make the pictures look overexposed and too white. It looks like you were using your flash, which you don’t necessarily want. I notice this …

Nikon 50mm 1.8D Lens

This was the second lens I every purchased for my camera. I was waiting on my 18-200mm Nikon VR to arrive and all I had was a 10-20mm Sigma wide-angle. I was going nuts because all I could take was wide-angle shots. Anyhow, this fille the gap nicely and I would definitely recommend it as …

Nikon Remote – ML-L3 – Review

I received this for Christmas this year. What a handy little gadget. The NB-3L is the infared remote for Nikon cameras that support remote shutter release. It lets you snap the shutter from a distance. Why would you need this? Well for a few reasons. Situations where you want everyone to be in the picture …