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Ben Haley

About Ben Haley

My name is Ben. I live in Denver, Colorado and I have a few great passions: cheeseburgers, photography, music, and flyfishing. I think too much about technology (ask my wife), and I obsessively research everything I buy (ask my wallet).

30 03, 2015

The iPad Air 2 is Great, and the Apple Watch Stinks

By |March 30th, 2015|Categories: Opinion, Tech|Tags: , , , |

I recently (and unnecessarily) sold my original iPad Air to help fund the purchase of an Air 2. I had read scant information on whether or not this was a wise financial move, so I made an unwise one. However, I stand by my decision, and I’ll tell you why. Firstly, there is still a compelling iPad-sized hole in my daily life. I love my MacBook Pro for heavy content creation (writing, recording, photo and video editing), and I love my iPhone for everything an iPhone is great at doing (taking photo [...]

23 02, 2015

Best Cast Iron Skillet

By |February 23rd, 2015|Categories: Kitchen, Recommendations|Tags: , , , |

I am a man who loves to cook. I particularly love to cook beef. Burgers, steaks, and roasts -- if it was once happily chewing cud on a farm somewhere, I want it in my belly. If you’re reading this review, I suspect you’re familiar with several well-known aspects of cooking or ordering meat. For instance, we are all used to specifying temperature (rare, medium, or —gasp— well done), as well as the cut (rib eye, filet, strip, etc.). However, most people miss one crucial element to cooking. It is s [...]

18 02, 2015

Can Smartphones Replace DSLR Cameras?

By |February 18th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Tech|

Modern smartphones are getting incredibly good at taking pictures. So good, in fact, that I recently sold my Canon 5D Mark ii and all my lenses. Amazing lenses like the Canon 85mm f/1.2L and the Canon 35mm f/1.4L. Was that kit capable of great images? You bet it was. It shoots full frame, low noise, and 21 megapixel pictures. By selling my gear, I forced myself to answer this question: can smartphones replace DSLR cameras? The answer may surprise you. See, I was a professional photographer for y [...]