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! Advertisements 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
A little over a month ago, I sang the praises of my My Book Live Duo. A great way to have all my data files stored safely and cheaply. The My Book Live also adds several applications that make the device particularly useful. One of these applications allows me to view thumbnails of all my pictures on an iPhone, Android tablet or my iPad. I … Continue reading Backups revisited
When Mac OS 10.12 Sierra came out last September, most of the applications I have, had either updated their software or updated it within a few days of the release of the operating system. The only standout was Wacom. This is the second year in a row that it takes them well over a month to update their drivers and software. To make matters worse, … Continue reading Why does Wacom take so long to update their drivers?
Some people have been wondering if I’m still happy with my MacBook now that the new MacBook Pros are out with the Touchbar. Well, I can tell you with confidence, that I would not change this wonderful machine for the new power monsters. The 12 inch MacBook fills the specific needs that I have. I already use a Mac at home, so I wanted a very … Continue reading MacBook vs the new MacBook Pro
When I read blog posts or camera reviews, there is very little talk about GPS units included in the camera. Most “experts” seem to think that it is an unnecessary accessory. I’ve read blog posts that exclaim: “I know where I am when I take a picture!” I had a recent experience that would make me disagree with that. Five years ago, I went on … Continue reading What use is a GPS in a camera?
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?