Nikon Z6 nameplate

I’ve resisted mirrorless cameras for a long time, just like Canon and Nikon did. But as it, along with cellphone photography, becomes much more mainstream, the expectation of theatre audiences has become such that DSLR’s are not welcome in such venues any more. So, although I’ve cut back on thisRead More →

After owning for about four years, I’ve sold my Nikon D610, and that means I’m now without a full frame camera for personal gigs. I’m intending to replace it with a mirrorless Nikon Z6 this coming week, all being well, but it means learning a new system, quickly, and learningRead More →

Indian Monsooned Malabar - beans in a cup

So far, I have consciously sampled fifteen different coffee beans, most being single origin. One stands out way above the others, and that’s Indian Monsooned Malabar. I Drink Coffee roasts this dark, and I don’t know how it could possibly be any better. It’s not even expensive. I start gettingRead More →

Ever since I got serious into this espresso thing, I’ve been using two tools to prepare my grounds in the portafilter – a distribution tool, and a tamper. I wasn’t really sure about the voodoo power of either at the time, and bought cheap off Amazon, rather than the expensiveRead More →

Canada Post is driving me nuts this year. They’ve always been bad in St. John’s, but there used to be a time where you could get someone on the phone willing to call the local depot and follow up on a package that was overdue, or missing. Now you can’t.Read More →

One of the things that seems to elicit different viewpoints where espresso is concerned, is the importance of crema. Some claim it to be “the worst part” of espresso and if you don’t get it, it’s no big deal, while others claim it to be essential to a well-prepared espresso.Read More →