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  • I destroyed this lens last month.

  • Not not the lens that we're talking about today.

  • By the way, I was there to replace it, though.

  • I found a used one online for, like, 100 and 50 bucks.

  • One of the ways e.

  • I want to show you guys a lens that I have used for, like the last 6 to 7 months.

  • It's just given me a lot of value.

  • It's just one lens.

  • So we're gonna try to go really quick in the hopes that maybe when we wrap all this up, we can do a little bit of a Q and A regular viewers will know that I have a bit of a tendency to break my gear about eight or so Months ago, I completely shattered my iPhone eight plus the big one.

  • Whatever the Big one is, I've been using these really cheap bumper cases that I've been ordering online, but they're not the best quality, and it's like pieces of case everywhere.

  • Anyway, after replacing my iPhone in my search for a new case, I came across this company called Rhino Shield and one of the things that attracted me to it is the fact that they had this little this little lens.

  • Where does this little guy Right here.

  • This little thing is both a wide angle and macro lens so you can get really wide and super super close.

  • So it gives you your phones, normal camera lens, plus a really wide lens.

  • And I don't really have to explain why.

  • That's a good thing, right?

  • Like even Apple has now added three cameras Thio.

  • Okay, we can move on.

  • So this lens has literally been in that little pocket in the side of my jeans for the last six months.

  • Everywhere I've gone, I have shot entire videos on this lens.

  • I p particularly love it for landscapes and almost every landscape picture that I have shared to Twitter in like the last six months has actually come straight from this land.

  • And the best part is I haven't managed to break it yet.

  • Like I have dropped this thing.

  • Ah, lot.

  • The case itself has taken a lot of damage.

  • The lens has some scratches.

  • In fact, the adapter for it has just completely snapped.

  • But it still fits in their snug and doesn't fall off when I shake the phone and it still works.

  • And not a single scratch on the glass so far.

  • So I think we're back.

  • E m.

  • Just disaster grown.

  • Welcome.

  • Welcome to my world.

  • Getting back to it.

  • One of the other functions that I like that I actually don't use that often is the macro one.

  • You can unscrew this and then you can just attach that right to the phone just like that and get really close up shots on things like this.

  • I like this left little thing is definitely added a lot to my life.

  • I've got Mawr use out of this than I have with three GoPro's I've owned put together.

  • And considering the fact that this the adapter and the case altogether still costs less than 1/5 of a GoPro or something, I think altogether it came to like $100.

  • I would honestly say it was $100 well spent because of that.

  • And how many people ask what kind of camera they should bring to Japan or if they should buy a GoPro or all of that stuff.

  • I just kind of wanted to share this with you guys sheep and viable option I've actually gone ahead and set myself up with an affiliate link with Rhino Shield.

  • It'll be linked down below if you're interested.

  • Keep in mind that I'm not gonna be getting rich off of thief you dollars from a case or lens purchase.

  • So do not get it.

  • If your goal is to support me or the channel or just if you're looking for something that will give you a little more flexibility with your phone or even a little more fun in your photos than there it is it zits linked.

  • E think I think that's all I wanna say about this.

  • I posted on Instagram that I was going to do a Q and A So let's jump through a couple questions now here we go, E h I grab some coffee because because I needed I needed coffee.

  • So we're gonna jump into this Q.

  • And it is actually a lot of really good questions yet that I liked one of the first ones is living in Japan Mawr expensive than living in the U.

  • S.

  • A.

  • And that that's kind of a general question, because even the US, depending on where you live, countryside city all the Japan's kind of the same, but one tiny pro tip, which is actually a massive pro tip for Tokyo.

  • More often than not right near major stations in Tokyo, there are actually really cheap places to live.

  • People just expected to be expensive, so they tend to be these spots right near the station that are open and more affordable than places that might be like 5, 10 minutes away from the station.

  • You gotta be willing to put in the time to find them, but they do exist outside of that.

  • If you're smart with your money and tend to cook more than eating it, you can save money no matter where you are.

  • I've never really felt that big of a difference between home and here, despite Tokyo being expensive.

  • This question is actually for the podcast, but I wanted to address it in here.

  • It says I'm loving the episode where you talked about noises in Japan, uh, tips on how you cope with them.

  • I've actually got two things that I do to kind of deal with noise.

  • This room itself is treated with acoustic blankets.

  • In fact, I've I've got some right here it's made it so that the echo that was in the room, like when I first moved into this place, I just moved into my new place, which really needs to get sound treated, has really been dealt with.

  • Then it also blocks out a lot of sound from outside.

  • The other thing that I tend to do when I'm editing just so I can focus is noise canceling headphones.

  • However, I would not recommend them when walking the city, especially with the number of hybrid vehicles out there.

  • You do run the risk of getting hit by a car just okay, Actually got a couple of these.

  • So I really wanted to address this one.

  • This is I'm gonna be in Japan in October.

  • A lot of people are coming to Japan in October like I'm really excited about it.

  • It's a beautiful month, by the way, and there's plenty of stuff to do.

  • I recommend checking out things like time out.

  • Tokyo, Tokyo, Cheapo.

  • They always have a great list of events, but unfortunately I won't be here in Tokyo in October.

  • November I will just for a tiny bit, but I'm actually going back to Canada for a while and you better bet if I consume swing some kind of meet up or event in Canada, we were We're gonna be doing it.

  • This is a really good one in my answer on this one has been evolving over time.

  • It says, What are the top places you recommend to a first time traveler to Japan?

  • And why, for a long time, I was stuck on the like, get out of Tokyo, do the countryside and I still agree with that fully.

  • But I kind of feel like you need to experience Tokyo in order to give yourself that gap.

  • The juxtaposition that makes you appreciate the Japanese countryside even more like you're gonna appreciate it either way, because the countryside is amazing.

  • And if you're looking for a more detailed answer than that, I actually did a full, like, 45 minute podcast episode called Best Spots in Japan outside of Tokyo, Kyoto, etcetera, where I just shared a massive list off places.

  • It was really, really machine gun style.

  • So if you're if you want more, go go check it out.

  • I want to see a video with your new shamisen.

  • You you playing would be nice.

  • You know what?

  • I'm glad you mentioned it.

  • It's It's when I wanted to do lately where I just kind of like, sit down and just do a bit of shamisen practice with you guys.

  • Just like like that.

  • Let me put this away.

  • Maybe I should just go ahead and do it, though.

  • If you're interested in shamisen content, let me know down below what you'd like to see out of like a shammy.

  • Same video or stream like Do you want to learn about it?

  • Do you just want me to do some practice on camera?

  • Do you want to hear a song like I don't?

  • I wouldn't even know where to begin.

  • I love it all.

  • When is the video on the making of your desk coming out?

  • If you're unaware.

  • I had this desk custom made by a company up in Hokkaido.

  • It was all made by one man from start to finish.

  • And that video is coming out very soon.

  • His craftsmanship was just out of this world.

  • It was a lot of fun.

  • It's just a lot of footage.

  • It took four months to document the entire thing.

  • So one or two questions in here about my fitness routine.

  • I've actually been working on a video for the last couple months of me getting back in shape.

  • I don't know if I'm ever going to release it, but I guess I guess we'll see.

  • Will you do any Livestream walks again?

  • I love those episodes, actually, really, really enjoy the live streams.

  • It is probably one of my favorite things because it gives us the opportunity to directly interact.

  • Maybe I should really mix the two, just take shamisen, take a live stream and just put them together.

  • Also, just the walks outside, just kind of showing in Tokyo.

  • I definitely you know what?

  • Let's let's let's do another one of those before the end of the year.

  • Hold me to it.

  • What are your everyday fears as just a person and vlogger and all that.

  • Actually, I'm constantly stressed about running out of time.

  • There's never enough time to do everything that I want to do in the day from exercise to show me sand practice editing, content creation, podcasting, you name it.

  • There's just never enough time.

  • As for the Q and a section of this episode, I think we'll just wrap that up right there and again when it comes to the lens itself.

  • If that's something that you would get use out of, I hope that gave you some value.

  • If it doesn't, then then whatever.

  • I hope that you enjoyed the Q and A the video this whole Tokyo Tuesday that we have done here together.

  • I spoke previously about a video going out That's only gonna be up for 24 hours and then it's gonna be gone.

  • That got delayed a little bit, still being pushed back just a tiny bit.

  • Mawr.

  • We might see that in somewhere in October or November.

  • So if you're interested in being a part of it, make sure you have notifications on As soon as I stopped the camera today, I'm actually gonna be recording a podcast episode with an extended version of the Q and A.

  • So if if this wasn't enough for you, feel free to jump over to the podcast for now, and before I do all of that, I think I'm just gonna please show me send for a few more minutes.

  • So thank you guys for joining, and I will see you again real soon.

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