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Thursday, 24 December 2015

Nikon coolpix p900 83x optical zoom pictures and video of the moon with tripod, on a clear night

I am enjoying my new Nikon coolpix p900. I bought a tripod which I was testing tonight and it is brilliant. The moon felt really close on a cold but clear night. Enjoy and see my other videos at


Sunday, 20 December 2015

Nikon coolpix p900 83x optical zoom review with videos and photos

So I threw in the towel and decided to get a Nikon Coolpix p900. Got mine for £360 used twice only. The zoom is incredible and I took my camera to the nearest airport to do a bit of plane spotting. The weather was humid and overcast, with light showers. I was about 2.5km away. I am not a professional photographer and I did not use a tripod, otherwise the photos would have been much better. Enjoy!

                                          Without zoom this is how far i was. Can't even see
                                           the planes.

                                      Now you can just about see the orange "EasyJet" planes

                                          Getting closer.

                                          Full zoom, including digital.

                                          Caught this one before it disappeared into the clouds  

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Friday, 25 September 2015

Photos from the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.

I went for a walk in the park this evening and decided to take photos with my edge plus camera to share. Flash was off and the camera was set to auto at 16megapixels.

Spot the moon.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Which is the best Samsung smartphone of 2015?

Many of us will be struggling to decide which smartphone to get or maybe firstly, which platform e.g android or iOS. In the past few years, I have tended to go with Samsung. The clear contenders are the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge plus and Galaxy Note 5.

Galaxy S6
This is a beautiful phone, introducing the glass finish and premium look. However, the edge display is sexier looking and so you could do better.

Galaxy S6 edge
Worryingly, many people who bought this device were disappointed to later learn that Samsung was releasing the edge plus. Pretty much the same phone but bigger display at 5.7 instead of 5.1in, bigger RAM at 4gb instead of 3gb, bigger battery at 3000mAh instead of 2600 and a higher pixel density on the edge plus.

Galaxy S6 edge plus
If you are looking for bigger is better, this is your device.

Galaxy Note 5
The best Samsung device ever, up to last year in my opinion, was the Note 4. Multitasking capability was from another dimension. There were high expectations for the Note 5 and it did not deliver. The Note 4 is still a beast that is only let down by its design and feel. It lacks that elegance that Samsung has introduced with the 2015 devices and poor RAM.

For me, there is one clear winner. Samsung devices struggle with lag, mainly due to 2 things being RAM and touchwiz. The edge plus has shown absolutely no lag in the time I've had it. It has all the goodness of the other devises but bigger and better. I hope Samsung do better with the next Note as I have always preferred them, but for now, I'm sticking with the edge plus.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Galaxy Note 4 S Pen tip not aligned

If you use a magnetic phone case/cover, it will affect your S Pen's response on the screen of the phone. This will be greater where the screen is right above or next to the magnet. I tried many screen configuration settings before I found out what the cause was and how to fix it.