It seems like it’s been ages since I’ve written anything to my blog. And it has. The past few months have been very busy. The biggest change has been a new job. I love the new company I’m with and have been working hard to contribute something useful. It’s kind of a dream come true. When was applying for the job, I told myself that if … Continue reading I’m back! (with a new toy…)
I recently saw this question asked in a DP Review forum. I couldn’t help but reply: Reviewers and purists raked the A700 over the coals because it didn’t have an LCD while the Canikons did. I think Sony gave in to the pressure to avoid bad press. I still use the LCD occasionally but I don’t think I’d cry over its demise. Good idea, though, to … Continue reading Who uses the LCD top panel?
I’ve just changed printers. I’ve gone from a Canon Pro-100 to an Epson P800. I think the most radical change is going from dye based inks on the Canon to pigment based inks on the Epson. Haven’t printed much yet, but it looks as if the colors are more subtle and muted with the pigment ink of the Epson. Maybe a touch more realistic transitions … Continue reading Dye based vs. Pigment based inks
I like big prints. I find it differentiates my pictures from the tiny images we show or see on mobile phone screens. I’ve been printing with a Canon Pro-100 for a while now, but I’ve always been frustrated by the fact that I can’t print real panoramas. The printer is designed for 13×19″ prints and the driver can be forced to print up to 26″ … Continue reading Big Prints – New Printer
Am I the only one who doesn’t care about touch screens? I have a MacBook that I love. It has a fantastic track pad and a responsive keyboard. I don’t want dirty finger marks on my retina screen… I don’t need a touch screen and I don’t want one. But, it seems that all the critics rant about the wonders and the absolute necessity of … Continue reading The obsession with touch screens
Happy New Year to all. Wishing you health, happiness and peace in 2017. Keep shooting and capturing those special moments of our lives to save and to share. Cheers! Continue reading Happy New Year!
Just a note that I will soon be reviewing my new QNAP TS-451+. It has been performing admirably since I picked it up. Great for photos, videos, DLNA, VPN and TimeMachine backups. I used to have all kinds of trouble with TimeMachine backups being corrupted with the Western Digital My Book Live Duo. Not a single problem since I moved to the QNAP! The My … Continue reading Coming soon: review of the QNAP TS-451+
A camera is a tool. Plain and simple. Out of a human’s hands, it is no better than a doorstop. Sure, it allows us to create, to document and capture moments of our lives. But it’s a tool. I’m always amazed at industry websites, critics and particularly fan-boys and girls who go crazy in the forums discussing the finer points of image quality, loss of … Continue reading Tools, just tools
Last weekend I had the pleasure of seeing my son play hockey at a tournament near Boston. Of course, I brought my trusty Sony A77ii along for the ride. As some of you may know, hockey is one of the most difficult sports to shoot. The contrasts are sharp between the players and the white sheet of ice, you’re behind a piece of scratched glass, … Continue reading Shooting sports with an EVF
Just thought I’d share a quick one with you. I was watching on YouTube the press conference given by President Barak Obama and President-elect Donald Trumb. You can watch the video here. You can barely hear President Obama speaking with the sound of all those DSLR flapping mirrors. Several photographers firing away with Nikon D5’s and Canon 1Dx’s in a small room like the oval office … Continue reading Flapping mirrors