Category: Gear

Express Review | The Nikon D750 Field Test in Tacloban

The McArthur Landing Site in Tacloban taken with the Nikon D750

I have this misconception that Full-frame cameras are humongous DSLR monsters where one have to take an extra effort to bring it to trips. I was recently asked to test out the latest of the Nikon DSLR FX-format, the Nikon D750. I was pretty surprised by how light it was basing it on the body itself. I’ve been using the DX-format Nikon D7100 for a couple of months already and I actually found the D750 slightly lighter and much solid in construction. That is until I fitted the camera with the Nikon 24–140mm f4 lens which is the standard kit. I had a scheduled trip to Tacloban and I thought it was the perfect time to try the camera.

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Gear | Miggo Strap and Wrap: Innovative Camera Strap

My Miggo Strap wrapped around my OM-D

One thing I often do when I buy a new camera, particularly DSLRs or Mirrorless, is ditch its bundled neck strap. Never really fond of those thin, branded straps that often feels tight and cuts through the neck. I don’t use them and they are much often kept in the box as I prefer to use my 3rd party camera straps. In buying a camera strap, most of the time my main concern is comfort and durability. Then there was Miggo Strap and Wrap. I got a chance to test out this Kickstarter-funded project by the some of the people behind the designs of the highly-popular Kata bags and camera accessories. I’m a fan of Kata products as I’ve used them before so I was interested in what they have worked on as they got independent from the company.

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Bags | Eagle Creek Travel Bug Mini Backpack RFID

Using the Eagle Creek Travel Bug Mini to a waterfall hike

It’s a little bag that holds the essentials. When I say little I mean little. The Eagle Creek Travel Bug Mini is really like a bug, it is smaller than I anticipated but big on pockets, organization and security features. Here’s my in-depth look of this handy bag from Eagle Creek if you are in the market for a small travel bag.

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Nikon D750 and D810 in the Philippines Launched

The Nikon D750

Nikon is back! Yes! In the Philippines that is. And they are more competitive than ever. Nikon Philippines, now under the distribution arm of ThinkDharma Inc, recently launched two Nikon’s latest FX full-frame cameras, the Nikon D750 and the Nikon D810. The black and yellow faithful would surely revel on the availability of the units which are competitively priced compared to the grey market sellers out there. So why not get from Nikon Philippines and enjoy 2-years warranty and support. Now let’s take at the key features of each cameras.

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UNIQLO 2014 Fall-Winter Collection for Travel, Work and Play

Travel Essential Life Cube
Travel Essential Life Cube
Travel essentials life cube

We are into the “ber” months and expect some cold climes up until the early months of the next year. I just came from Cordillera highlands and enjoyed the nippy weather there and I thought these UNIQLO 2014 Fall-Winter Collection would have been a fitting apparel while I was there. Unveiled the first week of September at the Fashion Mall in SM Megamall, UNIQLO presented in three “Life Cubes” where in their “Lifewear” lifestyle apparel applies – Work, Play and Travel.

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Sea to Summit | Travelling Light: Toiletry Bag, Laundry Bag and Document Pouch

Sea to Summit Travelling Light accessories
Sea to Summit Travelling Light accessories

In the Philippines, Sea to Summit brand is mostly known for its quick-dry microfiber towels and sturdy line of dry bags. Well, Sea to Summit has other range of products geared for travel. The Travelling Light series of accessories are light, compact and durable. This is made possible by the tightly-woven Cordura Fabric which is thin yet tough and resistant to light rain. Here are some of the products I have used from the Travelling Light line – the Hanging Toiletry Bag, Laundry Bag and Document Pouch.

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