I thought Saturday was cold, Tuesday night was even colder as I was at the Fulham v Chelsea FA Youth Cup game at Craven Cottage. Fulham got beaten by probably the best youth set up in the country. F*ck it was cold, I mean cold! I reckon that it was about -3 during the game, did I mention that it was cold?
Red Bull does it, apparently some lady hygiene products do it and now I do it, Yep I’ve given my Desktop machine Wings. Having a couple of 256Gb SSD sitting around doing nothing seemed a bit of a waste, but seeing that all of my hard drive slots (plus one of the optical drive slots) were filled with spinning disks, with the exception of the boot up disk, i got in touch with my current supplier of all things Mac related, Create Pro and they suggested that I install a PCIe card with space for 2x SSDs.
The main reason for wanting to re-use these SSDs was a) well they hadn’t been used much, b) it seemed a waste of money not to, c) Photoshop & Lightroom are greatly speeded up if you have fast scratch disks.
So all installed, not tested in anger yet, but certainly has speeded up the access to my Archive in Lightroom.
The one that I opted for is the Angel Wings X2 (Yay even better than Wings they’re X-Wings) £155 inc VAT & Delivery.
I really couldn’t justify the £10k that a new 400mm F2.8 L IS II would cost, so I was fortunate enough to pick up a late 400mm F2.8 L IS from a private seller, I must admit that I love shooting with the 400mm F2.8, I got rid of my last one (a 400mm mkII non IS) a number of years ago when service parts became impossible to get. This one is in near mint condition, the paint is mostly intact (one or two marks) but importantly it is optically perfect, including a recalibration test done last week.