Archive for February, 2007

Sunday, February 18th 2007

Vertical Grip BG-E2 is Great

A couple of weeks ago I got myself a vertical (battery) grip for my Canon EOS 30D. It’s wonderful!

It stops you from having to flap your elbow around when shooting vertical shots, and since the normal grip is made longer you can use your whole hand to support the camera.

Especially when I’m using an external flash or my EF 70-300mm IS it feels so much better to hold.

I can agree with those who say that it feels plasticky. It does feel less solid than the camera itself, but I would still recommend it to anyone who uses an external flash or a heavy lens (or both).

Wednesday, February 7th 2007

Top Gear’s The Stig without a helmet?

After the latest episode of Top Gear (season 9, episode 2), there has been some speculation as to whether a blonde guy who can be seen driving the Bugatti Veyron in a few shots is the Stig.

Here are the sharpest frames:

Blonde guy driving a Bugatti Veyron, possibly Top Gear's the Stig

Blonde guy driving a Bugatti Veyron, possibly Top Gear's the Stig

Blonde guy driving a Bugatti Veyron, possibly Top Gear's the Stig

Blonde guy driving a Bugatti Veyron, possibly Top Gear's the Stig

The BBC say on their website that the Stig drove the Veyron back to Italy after the big race with Hammond and May in a light aircraft, and that a film crew went along and got some shots of it. Maybe these clips were used in Sundays episode?

As for identifying the guy behind the steering wheel, I’ll leave that to you guys 🙂

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