Fanboy (and girl) psychology explained.

Here’s the text of the YouTube video I posted today: So a new camera model comes out and you tell yourself: “I’ve got to have that!”.  Or, you already despise it because it made by a manufacturer other than the gear you already have.  How to we explain this strange behaviour? Well it seems Freud’s constructs of the mind seem to have been created for photographers.  According … Continue reading Fanboy (and girl) psychology explained.

Sony A99ii selected as Japanese historical camera in 2016.

Kind of like a hall of fame, the Nihon Camera Foundation selects annually a series of cameras that can be regarded as “meaningful in terms of historical significance, being particularly popular in the market, or meaningful in terms of technology histories”. The “historical camera review committee” consisting of experts and academics experts that examines and selects all new products launched in a year. I just saw … Continue reading Sony A99ii selected as Japanese historical camera in 2016.

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

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

Hey Sony! How about a retro look A6000?

I’ve always been a fan of the retro look rangefinder cameras.  Here’s a mockup of a silver and black A6000 that I’d love to see.  What do you think? I guess I could purchase a used camera and buy a replacement top on eBay and build this Frankenstein myself.  It would have to be a used camera.  It would be a shame to waste a … Continue reading Hey Sony! How about a retro look A6000?