Love, Hate and Gitzo Tripods


This is the second anniversary of WC’s purchase of a Gitzo GT2542L Series 2 6X Carbon Fiber 4-Section Tripod. There’s a lot to love about this piece of equipment. But it’s also failed WC two times in the field, and sheds parts like WC’s Border Collie sheds fur in June. Some details. The carbon fiber technology…

Product Review: MacBook Air


As a nature photographer, the weight of your gear is always a serious consideration. Big lenses are heavy; there’s no way around it. And in the age of digital photography, you simply have to carry a laptop computer to review what you have shot. Since there’s no practical way to reduce the weight of lenses,…

Product Review: Steger Mukluks


Folks, it’s -40 F outdoors right now. Keeping warm isn’t just comfortable, it can be a matter of life and death. Or at least serious risk of frost bite. Stuff that keeps you warm is absolutely critical. And keeping your feet warm is an important part of the goal. Which takes WC to Steger Mukluks.…