New Camera: DJI Osmo Action

Over the last two years, I’d been contemplating the purchase of an action camera. Something compact, light in weight, mostly waterproof durable and capable of accepting an external microphone, which is one of the few drawbacks with my otherwise-faithful Olympus TG-4.

I was never going to splash out on the very latest GoPro, although I had been eyeing up refurbished Hero 5 models at around £200 on eBay… In the end, I went for the DJI Osmo Action. DJI are a well-regarded manufacturer of drones and, as per usual, I liked the opportunity to own something that fewer others would have.

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Photo Adapter for Leki Poles

On Saturday’s group walk in the Black Mountains [you’ll see photos from that, soon], I received a bit of interest in my Leki walking poles, on top of which I recently added the photo adapter attachment.

This is designed for Leki walking poles with the Aergon grip design and I felt it would be timely to write about it.

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Being Offline

It’s Sunday afternoon, as I sit down to write this. A dismal day outside and this is my first visit to my computer since Thursday evening!

I felt physically tired and ‘mentally unwell’ as the weekend arrived. I knew something was up. I’m impressed with myself, for being able to avoid the PC for two whole days (and half of the third). Whether or not that was the issue, I’ve found the time away to have been beneficial.

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I Bought a Wonnie

An overview and thoughts on the Wonnie action camera (GoPro clone) that I purchased several weeks ago.

A few weeks ago, I treated myself to a Wonnie 4K action camera as an early Christmas present. It’s essentially an ‘affordable’ GoPro clone.

I bought this out of curiosity and also, because my Olympus TG-4 picks up too much auto-focus noise from the camera’s lens while I’m filming outdoors.

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Cullmann Alpha 380 Mini Tripod

Today I’ve been out walking the Severn Way through Gloucestershire and it was a good opportunity to take my new mini tripod with me:

It’s the Cullmann Alpha 380. Flexible, compact and similar to the GorillaPod brand.

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