Tag: technology

That was the heading of one of the paragraphs in this report about the state of camera sales in 2016. It was mentioned, also, that smartphones killed the compact camera market. Thinking back to our photography workshop in Cuba, of course everyone had a “real” camera. Many different brands were represented: Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus, Fuji, and Leica. No one did the workshop with their cameraphone, though, based on a couple facts: 1. use of moderately wide angle lenses, 28…

Usually, one of the first things that I do when I get a new camera is to turn off bells and whistles and make it a “plain” camera. I’m rather divided sometimes though, because as a software developer I really like computer “stuff”, including new technologies. As a photographer, I grew up with film and plain cameras that you had to load film, do all of your own focusing, understand how meters work, etc. One of the features that I…

Well, it seems as if the commercially viable life of a digital camera is about 18 months, perhaps 2 years, depending upon how fast technology moves. The D300 was introduced in August of 2007. I bought mine in February of 2008. Although I am about a month late in hearing about it, I see that Nikon has discontinued the D300, in favor of the D300s. The main differences between the two are the the ‘s’ model has HD video and…

As I sit here on my virtual analog/digital fence gazing at the technological landscape, I wonder. I wonder what will be the next huge technological leap in photography. I suppose that the megapixel wars will continue, unabated, for some time to come. Heck, if you want to talk mega pixels, my scans of the 6 x 4.5 negatives, at a modest 2400 dpi, come out to about 18 MP! Not bad for a $300 camera and a $250 printer! If…