Godox TT685S TT600S X1T-S and TT350S 2.4G HSS Camera Flash

I have recently bought a couple of flashes, they seem great so far. They’re much better value for money than the Sony flashes, in my opinion.

 

 

The Godox TT685S and TT600S are almost identical except one has TTL and the other doesn’t. The X1T-S transmitter is a little bulky on my Sony a7rII but it works well.

 

I’ll write a full review after Christmas but I definitely recommend checking them out :).

I haven’t bought a Godox TT350S yet but it works with the same transmitter and it’s a smaller flash, requiring only 2AA batteries as opposed to the others which require 4AA batteries. You might also want to give that a look.

Black friday is coming

Black Friday is extremely close and I should be buying quite a lot of camping equipment then. I’m only about five months away from attempting to hike 2650+ miles across the Pacific Crest Trail in 2017.

I have recently discovered a great third party battery for Sony cameras. Please check out the RAVPower NP-FW50 batteries. They come in packs of two, complete with a charger, all for £20. Apparently the charger doesn’t charge native Sony batteries, but the RAVPower NP-FW50 batteries still seem like a great buy even if you don’t use the charger. Continue reading “Black friday is coming”

Pacific Crest Trail Camping, Hiking and technological equipment update

I have completed the main aspects of my gear list as far as technology is concerned:

I have to decide on cases and a few little things, but that’s basically my camera equipment sorted. Now I have to focus on hiking and camping equipment, permits and whatnot. It’s going to be a busy next few months. I will blog about camera equipment a bit because technology interests me but when I do the hike, it’s likely that I will only blog about the Pacific Crest Trail itself :).

Geotagging photographs with any DSLR or mirrorless camera

I have written a lot about the Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire watch, please check out the review page. For those interested in geotagging photographs, it’s the ideal companion. I will update the review to include more of its other features at some point, but my main priority was to demonstrate how easy it is to geotag photographs with a DSLR or mirrorless camera with Adobe Lightroom.

Possibly the worlds lightest lights for the Pacific Crest Trail

I recently stumbled upon a YouTube video regarding 20w and 100w LEDs. I’m not sure how it took me there since I was looking at something completely unrelated, but I had this idea that perhaps I could get something smaller for my travels. After searching Amazon for a little while, I found some wonderful USB powered LEDs. They’re only about 1 or 2 watts, but they’re probably quite useful if I want to take a photo of the tent from the outside.

Unlike most USB devices, these can work when they’re reversed too. They’re amazing. I’ve bought a couple, and I’ll see if I can use one of them in a reversed position, this way it would provide a 360 degree light source (a bit like a lantern) when they’re placed in a USB power bank. I’m not sure if these would be sufficient to replace a headlamp; I’ll provide an update soon when they arrive. It would certainly save a few grams. Considering the cost and weight of these devices, I think they’re at least worth trying out.

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