Month: April 2016


User review of Sigma AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO macro telephoto lens for Nikon

Share it onFacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedinemailPrint  I own a Nikon D5100 Camera with 18-55mm kit lens. And I am kind of amateur photographer, always keen to experiment and learn. I was not happy with the 18-55mm kit lens since getting adequate depth of field was not possible with this lens. Hunted for some cheap telephoto lens for Nikon for a couple of days. That is where I encountered Sigma AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO macro telephoto lens.Sigma AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO macro telephoto lens. Image source I purchased the lens for around Rs. 8500 from Fort, Mumbai around 1 and half-year ago. According to the seller, the optic elements present in Sigma 70-30mm Telephoto Macro lens is better than Nikon 55-200mm. I had no idea what he meant at that point of time. Later on, I discovered what his words meant. I am using the lens for past 18 months and it has become my primary lens. The lens offers good zoom and decent depth of field. The lens is recommended only for beginners and intermediates on choice. If you have …


5 travel tips that will keep you healthy on motorcycle tours

Share it onFacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedinemailPrintHow wonderful is the feeling of being surround amidst snow-capped mountains, swift running streams, clean air of high altitudes and the vast open stretch of plains? Superb!! Right. But the same scene looks unpleasant when our health goes down. However, some simple tips can help us in the long trips to stay fit. When the health strikes, we literally have no option, but to return. The planning of several months, all the gears and accessories purchased, the reservations, fight from the manager for leaves, everything seems hopeless and a waste of effort. Just not ourselves but our sickness becomes a burden for others too. Staying healthy on the road is as important as the trip itself. We can try our best to avoid falling ill by following simple travel tips.  Let’s take a look at the important factors responsible, for making us sick during the journey. Change in the climate/weather Change in food Fatigue Yes, the list is this small. Preparing ourselves to defend the above factors is not enormously painful. So, what is the secret of being …

Normal tyre pressure for motorcycle

Why tyre pressure is important for motorcycle riders

Share it onFacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedinemailPrintTyre pressures are the most important check that is plainly ignored when it comes to motorcycling. Do you remember when did you check your tyre pressure consciously? Do you know what should be the normal pressure of rear and front tyres of your motorcycle? A lesser or over-inflated tyre does not only risk your motorcycle but can also be fatal to your life. But no worries! We will go through the bare minimum that every bike rider should be aware of, particularly the long distance tourers.   Considering the fact that the whole motorcycle runs on tyres, it makes extremely important to gauge the health of tyres timely. A less/over inflated tyre may reduce the handling capability and loss of traction and in some cases bursting of tyres. I will share you my story, which made me realise how important tyre pressures are. I was riding an Enfield Thunderbird 350cc loaded with around 190 Kilogrammes on the Yamuna Expressway. The 165 km stretch from Greater Noida to Agra is certainly one of the …