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DIY lens hood for Sony A6300 (SEL1650)

November 24th, 2018
Make lens hood for SEL1650 yourself

I own Sony A6300 camera, which came together with wide angle to standard portrait lengthĀ OSS lens SEL1650 (3.5-5.6). This lens is quite reasonable as entry level. It is worth to read this SEL1650 review, in order to learn the range of the aperture and the lens focal length values combinations, in which this lens is […]

DIY re-celling laptop battery

March 7th, 2016
Re-celling laptop battery Panasonic Li-ion cells

I have a Sony VAIO VGN-SR59 laptop, which batteries capacity significantly dropped from ageing šŸ™ ThisĀ laptop is already something like six years old. From the economical point, it is not worth to buy a new genuine Sony battery anymore because they are quite expensive. However the laptop runs still reasonable well for its age. But […]

Pros and cons of Gaggia Brera

March 25th, 2015
For and against Gaggia Brera

Gaggia is pretty well known brand among coffee lovers and it used to be a separate company with long history of making the espresso machines. However, first, it was acquired by Saeco and after that by Philips (just few years ago). Gaggia BreraĀ is really convenient gadget if you want to have some good expresso in […]