Now, EVFs are popular! Who could have predicted this?

I remember when I started reading about Sony’s translucent mirrors and EVFs (Electronic View Finders).  Just the mention of EVFs was like using a four letter word in public.  All the purists just hated them.  Nothing, and I mean nothing, could compare to an optical view finder. Well, I went against the grain and moved from my trusty Sony Alpha A700 (with a very bright … Continue reading Now, EVFs are popular! Who could have predicted this?

Datacolor Spyder5 great service

Just had to mention the good service I received from Datacolor when I had a problem with my calibration software.  After upgrading to MacOS Sierra, I was unable to save the calibration of my two monitors.  I’m good with technology but I was stumped. After leaving a message on their web site, I received a prompt email suggesting a course of action.  It didn’t work … Continue reading Datacolor Spyder5 great service

Translucent mirrors

I recently had the pleasure of talking to Brian Smith, who is a fantastic portrait photographer and a really nice guy.  We talked about the translucent mirrors in Sony cameras and I think he put it best: “Far too much is made of light loss from Sony (sic) translucent mirror” and “Image quality loss from translucent mirror is about the same as using a high-quality … Continue reading Translucent mirrors

Brian Smith in Montreal

I had the pleasure on Sunday of going to a conference given by Brian Smith.  You would have a hard time finding a more generous, interesting and inspiring photographer. He spent over three hours giving a roomful of Montrealers insights into his world of portraiture, his own personal projects and travels, as well as a few valuable technical tips. His anecdotes about some of the … Continue reading Brian Smith in Montreal