Month: January 2008

Bogen tabletop tripod

Bogen tabletop tripod

Warren, Connecticut. Just a quick shot taken with my wife’s Canon A710 (not bad) of my Canon 5D with 300mm f/4 lens on a Bogen Tabletop Tripod.

I’ve had this little tabletop tripod for years and it holds a surprising amount of weight, quite well. This setup will not tip easily. I could even put the 1.4x extender on here without causing instability.

Note: the RRS lens ring plate isn’t necessary for this setup, it’s used to mount the lens on a full-size tripod with ball-head.

A small tripod like this is a useful part of any photo kit, even if you already have a “real” tripod.

Macworld Review: MacBook Air

Macworld Review: MacBook Air

There is no denying that the MacBook Air’s thinness makes it visually striking. But I’m not convinced of the utility of that thinness. Other than allowing Apple to declare the Air the current winner of the race to design the thinnest laptop, it seems that the Air has slimmed down in the least important dimension.

This is the piece that concerned me on seeing Jobs show it off and talk about it and after reading this article, if I were buying a new laptop in this category I’d go for a regular MacBook.

In the end, what they need is a repeat of the 12″ PowerBook (12″ MacBook Pro), maybe a tad thinner and lighter but with all the ports and all the power and a choice of flat or glossy screen.