Tag: gear

I remember when I first picked up a wide angle lens to use. I hated it, absolutely hated it. It made everything look so small. I had visions of seeing these wide-open spaces portrayed elegantly with my new fangled lens. I got rid of that lens. The problem, of course, was the photographer, not the lens. After I learned how to use one, many years later, I always made sure to have one in my kit. For the last few…

Hopefully, The Rolling Stones won’t mind my borrow a little from them with my title. I follow Robin Wong’s blog. I like his street photography portraits as well as his write-ups about Olympus gear. He’s an Olympus Malaysia employee, is a fan of Olympus equipment, and enjoys what he does. His gear reviews are the types that I like to see. They are not scientific; simply put, they are “man on the street with the camera” types of reviews; however…

Bird on a wire @1000mm I’ll admit that when I saw that Nikon had a camera that had a zoom on it from 24-1000mm, I thought: I’d love to give that a try!!! I waited around for LensRentals.com to come up with one, but they didn’t, so I had to take matters in my own hands. The FedEx guy dropped it off yesterday. Last evening, I spent two hours and 265 shots, down in McDowell Nature Preserve trying the camera…

Canon S90 – Perfectly capable! Thanks to Monte for tweeting a link to this article, Unplug Your Life, written by Richard Wong. It’s a short, but good read. I enjoyed it. Richard talks about ‘unplugging’ while on vacation. The article, for me makes sense; Richard says that he doesn’t own a smartphone and talks about it being a waste of time to spend time on the Internet while on vacation. I would agree with that, in part, but I think…

Yep. I have it now. Out with the new, in with the old … wait … that sounds backwards. The Leica M9 is gone and the Nikon D700 is here. I’ve taken it out to the park a couple of times already, outfitted with the 28 – 70 mm f/2.8 lens. This makes the camera very heavy, for sure! All in all, it’s a slightly bigger brother of the D300. The menus are identical, as are most of the control…

Lightroom 4 is no longer beta software. Adobe has just released it. During my evaluation of it, I found enough things in it to like and thought that I would upgrade if it came in under $100 and it did. The upgrade is $79 + tax, if applicable. After a few hiccups, I was able to download it. I think that the Adobe servers were quite busy this morning, so my automatic download would not start. I had to find…

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