A quick look at the Godox AD-200 ‘Pocket Flash’

by NFG - 5th September 2017 in Photography

I’ve been having trouble with my Cactus speedlights lately. After two and a half years four of the five lights started acting up, failing to fire, failing to charge, or firing when I didn’t want them to. It cost me […]

Cactus Radio Trigger for Ricoh Theta S

by NFG - 29th August 2016 in Camera, Hard Hackin, Hardware, Photography, Technology

Recently I picked up a Ricoh Theta S 360-degree camera. You can read my experience with the Theta S if you’re curious. It’s pretty cool and Ricoh has been good about supporting it with different ways to use it. One […]

The Hitachi HiSaturn Navi

by NFG - 3rd March 2016 in Games, Instagram

The HiSaturn Navi is the only non-standard Saturn system sold to gamers. It had a built-in GPS navigation system, karaoke features, a 12-Volt power supply for use in cars, and it looked -amazing-. You can read more about the HiSaturn […]

The Korean Vistar 16

by NFG - 3rd March 2016 in Games, Hardware, Instagram

Korea hates Japan, but they do love making money off their stuff. Korean companies released several Japanese consoles, including most Sega systems, some Nintendo ones and NEC’s PC Engine. Or rather, the TurboGrafx 16. It was renamed the Vistar 16, […]

Getting to know the Cactus V6 (again)

by NFG - 3rd October 2015 in Hard Hackin, Hardware, Photography, Review, Tech

I don’t know what happened, but the original of this article has evaporated into the internet ether. Let’s all thank the internet archive and maybe give them some money. Anyway, the Cactus V6! — The Cactus V6 transceiver is a […]

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Over on DPReview there’s a 3-way comparison between DxO Optics, Lightroom and my favourite, Capture One. Check it out and if you already use one of these apps, be sure to have your confirmation bias locked and loaded.

Giant Beetles Ahoy

by NFG - 23rd January 2013 in Photography

When I lived in Japan I was introduced to the local beetles, giant rhinoceros and stag beetles like we never, ever saw in Canada. They’re awesome, and I was delighted to find they existed in Australia. Every christmas they emerge […]


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