Editorials

The Grand Experiment

September 19, 2017
The Grand Experiment

I have been a photographer for about 42 years now. I have been an I.T. professional for 32 years as well. I started photography in high school and learned to shoot and develop black and white film (Kodak Tri-X Pan was our go-to film stock) and make our own prints. When the digital revolution...
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Saying Goodbye to Mac

October 17, 2016
Saying Goodbye to Mac

After eight years of nearly uninterrupted service, I finally had to retire my Mac Pro 2008. This dual-Xeon workstation served me long and faithfully, but Apple and the economy conspired against my upgrading to the latest and greatest Mac Pro. However, this was not a surprise. I saw the writing on the wall a...
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Mirrorless is no longer a niche.

July 6, 2016
Mirrorless is no longer a niche.

Recently, we saw two announcements in the photographic world regarding mirrorless cameras: Sigma announced pricing and availability for its recently announced SD Quattro Mirrorless camera. Hasselblad announced the X1D, the world’s first medium format mirrorless cameras. I have been covering mirrorless cameras on my blog for years and am very well versed in the...
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Micro Four Thirds vs. Medium Format – The Definitive Answer

March 15, 2016
Micro Four Thirds vs. Medium Format – The Definitive Answer

The OnlinePhotograper reports on the status of Micro Four Thirds vs. Medium Format in terms of image quality. In an interview with long-time photography professional Ctein, OnlinePhotographer asked “when will Micro Four Thirds images exceed the quality of Medium Format?” Ctein’s response: “-6 years.”   “Image quality is a multidimensional thing, some of which...
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What Hath Sigma Wrought?

February 26, 2016
What Hath Sigma Wrought?

What Hath Sigma Wrought? On February 22, 2016, Sigma Photo of Japan formally announced their entry into the mirrorless interchangeable lens camera market. They introduced not one, but two camera models: the SD Quattro and the SD Quattro H. Not only did they introduce two mirrorless camera models, they introduced an entire camera system...
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