Repairing the Take-up Spindle in a Leica CL

It wasn’t so long ago that I had my beloved Leica CL overhauled (well, actually a Leitz-Minolta CL), but both were produced by the same standards and at the same factory in Portugal. The CL had a brief run because it was underselling the Leica M models which were more profitable for the company. “CL” […]

A Lightweight HD Video Kit for the Amateur Videojournalist

Are you looking for portable and versatile equipment for shooting HD video?  Consider using a small DSLR or four thirds camera, two broad range zoom lenses, and a small external mic. I use the fairly small Nikon D5100 and two relatively inexpensive zooms, the 18-55mm kit lens, and the 70-300 telephoto.  This gives me all […]

What’s the Best Operating System for a Cyber Shepherd?

The best operating system for instructing others in a cross-platform environment is Windows.