It’s time to demand reliability from DSLR manufacturers

Update: After sending the camera in for service to a Canon authorized repair facility, it turns out I took somewhere between 75,000 - 100,000 shots with my 5D when the shutter mechanism failed. Still, most of what I wrote below is appropriate commentary on the whole situation.  When DSLRs (and now HDSLRs) cost thousands of … Continue reading It’s time to demand reliability from DSLR manufacturers

Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-13

New Acer notebooks feature NVidia 9-series, Blu-ray options # An Introduction to Time-Banking # Zooffice! # The Real Opportunity of iPhone Games # Dev Team Unlocks iPhone 2.0 Already # 101 Farting Dalmatians? (Disgusting) # Sharp's new air purifiers combine purification and humidification # Trend Micro Lightens Exchange's … Continue reading Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-13


This is a bit after Thanksgiving, but it's pertinent. It was just last summer (in 2006) that I got frustrated with my photography, and decreed that I must improve. Even though I'd been taking photos since 1994, and I had a feel for what looked good, I had no idea what I was doing with … Continue reading Thankful

Camera review: Canon Rebel XTi DSLR

Released on August 24, 2006, the Rebel XTi is Canon's newest entry-level prosumer DSLR. It's an update on the popular Rebel XT, and it's different from it as follows: Slightly thinner body, heavier (2.56in vs. 2.63in and 510g vs. 485g) Newer, re-designed sensor with higher resolution (10 megapixels vs. 8.2 megapixels) Sensor cleaning technology (dust … Continue reading Camera review: Canon Rebel XTi DSLR