DPReview names Sony A7Riii product of the year!

Boy, the accolades keep coming for the A7Riii.  Sony is slowly working its way to the top of the heap in the camera world.  I’m certainly enjoying seeing the underdog becoming a winner. Click here to see the article.   And remember to check out my Etsy store for great holiday gifts. Happy holidays! Advertisements Continue reading DPReview names Sony A7Riii product of the year!

Imaging Resource names the Sony A7Riii the best professional camera on the market today!

Wow!  Such progress by Sony in the past few years.  They have gone from being perceived as a dilettante in the camera world to one of the world leaders.  A technology company that bought Minolta’s camera business and turned it into one of the best camera brands in the world. I was a Minolta shooter since the mid 1970’s.  When the brand was purchased by … Continue reading Imaging Resource names the Sony A7Riii the best professional camera on the market today!

Sony A99ii bluetooth geotagging and the iPhone X

Just came across something interesting today with my A99ii.  I just received a new iPhone X and set up the Bluetooth interface between it and the camera to enable geotagging. Normally, you should have the PlayMemories app running in the background to get the information to transfer from the phone to the camera.  I was startled to find that the camera was connecting automatically to … Continue reading Sony A99ii bluetooth geotagging and the iPhone X

Is Wacom making fun of it’s customers?

I have a Wacom Bamboo tablet that I’ve been using faithfully for several years on my Mac.  Every time Apple has a major upgrade to MacOS, Wacom would take forever to update their drivers.  The drivers would never be ready on the OS launch date.  It would always come out a month or so after launch.  I would always have to delay my upgrade until … Continue reading Is Wacom making fun of it’s customers?

Hypothetically speaking: planning a trip to shoot the Charles Bridge in Prague.

One place I’ve always wanted to visit is the city of Prague in the Czech Republic.  So, I was browsing the web one day and came across pictures of the Charles bridge. I thought it would be a beautiful architectural location to shoot. I can’t afford to travel there right now, but I thought: “wouldn’t this be an interesting experiment, but to plan a photo … Continue reading Hypothetically speaking: planning a trip to shoot the Charles Bridge in Prague.

Thrilling new Photoshop feature!

There is a new feature in the latest release of Photoshop that’s got me thrilled.  (Chuffed to bits for my UK friends).  It’s the ability to edit 360×180 panoramic photos.  There are often little errors that creep into the stitching process which are very hard to correct in a equirectangular projection.  Now, you can edit directly in Photoshop as if the image were flattened in … Continue reading Thrilling new Photoshop feature!

A 42Mp sensor brings out all the flaws of glass!

I’ve raved about the Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 lens that I purchased for a song a little while ago.  I’d been using it with my Sony A77ii and was quite pleased with the results.  I decided to try it on my new A99ii. Oh my. What a difference the 42 megapixels does!  Suddenly, I was discovering green and purple fringing that was all but invisible on … Continue reading A 42Mp sensor brings out all the flaws of glass!

Geolocating with the Sony A99ii

I’ve been experimenting with the geolocating capabilities of the Sony A99ii. The camera uses Bluetooth to communicate with a cell phone and gets the GPS location from the phone to write it directly to the picture EXIF. I haven’t had any troubles establishing the connection between the camera and the phone. The PlayMemories app must then be running to send the GPS information to the … Continue reading Geolocating with the Sony A99ii