Promaster campervan conversion !!

Hiyo Silver had a great day at the machinist!

The folding table was installed on the driver’s rear door and the big final piece of diamond plate trim was placed above the sliding door. Nice to finally see no insulation where the wall meets the ceiling. The fold down table will have many uses, primary use for when washing dishes. We still have to come up with a latch for it to stow it folded up when motoring down the highway. Also pictured is Jarod the young master machinist who has helped us many times on our campervan conversion.

Step ladder and aux. fan get homes

The Maxxair fan works wonders but still when really hot outside moving even more air is desired. In that vain we carry an auxiliary 12DC fan that works a charm. It is strong enough to create an air stir across the ‘den’ and bath Poof who sleeps on that side of the bed with moving air. But where to store it when going down the road? Right behind the driver’s seat turned out a perfect location and doesn’t impede swiveling the seat or when I slide the seat back to…

A dinette for the campervan

Today was a big day! Not only the pedestal table install, but the battery box facade completed. Wait, that’s not all! The awning is in place. It is adjustable as to position and we’ll camp several times to decide the final position. More diamond plate was also installed and we are very close to finishing the trim!  

Ready for diamond plate top cap

Behind the square of ‘sticky’ diamond plate (note the blue pull off strip) is a piece of sculpted foam, an OEM part from Ram. Behind this foam is a large hole with an air bag and electronics in it. This piece of foam probably shouldn’t be removed….so how to diamond plate it? Why diamond plate it? Well the why is just cosmetics. We want diamond plate across the ‘arch’ between the living and driving areas; more for cosmetic continuity. All the diamond plate used so far throughout the trimming process…

Sony a9 with Canon lenses, today the 400DOii adapted via Metabones IV T (0.57) with and without TCs

Many Sony users have tried to use Canon lenses on the Sony bodies. Adapters like the one made by Metabones make this possible. Varying degrees of success have been had over the last couple of years based on varying focal length of the lens and the Sony body being used. More often than not with long Canon glass the result was frustrating whereas with wide and wide zooms the results were good if not great–lenses like the Tamron 15-30, Canon 24-70 and 16-35. With the most recent Metabones firmware update…

Sony a9 + Metabones IV T 0.57 + Canon 100-400ii

A lot of people over the years have adapted Canon lenses to Sony bodies via several different adapters. Metabones is one brand of adapter used. I’ve been using them since their first version on the Sony A7R; always with success on wide angle or wide angle zoom lenses but never ย with longer zooms. Today I enjoyed the latest 0.57 firmware and the above listed kit for this series. Sadly for the flight shots I wasn’t at 400mm. Other static shots of perched birds showed this combo to be quite quick…

Sony a9 ISO 25,600

I always regretted selling my Sony a7s. Well it’s back! Inside the Sony a9 is a Sony a7s, not 100 percent but mighty close. Here is Milo shot at ISO 25,600, a jpg where I pulled shadows +48 in Adobe Bridge. Whatever noise reduction going on is inside the camera Sony mojo; I didn’t change anything noise reduction wise from default.