Posts Tagged ‘ review ’

Adorama 24/7 Sling Bag Review

May 12, 2016
Adorama 24/7 Sling Bag Review

Bags. Ever since cameras became small enough to be truly portable, photographers have been stuffing them into bags/satchels/rucksacks/etc. So, as part of the photographic experience, how you lug your stuff is almost as important as the stuff you are lugging. Cameras and lenses contain lots of glass and fiddly bits, so chucking them in...
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Olympus Pen-F Review

April 16, 2016
Olympus Pen-F Review

The Olympus Pen-F is the latest iteration in the venerable line of PEN cameras. Like all of the PENs of recent vintage, this one is a digital Micro Four-Thirds camera. Unlike the PENs of recent vintage, this one has a built-in viewfinder (FINALLY) and a very sexy retro inspired design (think the digital love...
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Flashpoint Auto Lightstand Review

April 7, 2016
Flashpoint Auto Lightstand Review

As photographers begin to expand their horizons artistically, they will come to a point that studio lighting becomes a part of their workflow. (OK, birders, sport/street shooters, and photojournalists can go read something else) Studio light kits are a great way to start, but unless you drop some rather large coin for them, corners...
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Capture One Pro 9 Review

March 17, 2016
Capture One Pro 9 Review

Once upon a time, there was a Danish company that decided to make medium format digital cameras. This company was made up of hard working engineers who wanted to make the best medium format digital camera in the world. To this end, the engineers strived for perfection in all of their endeavors. But the...
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TextNut Markdown Editor Mini Review

February 28, 2016
TextNut Markdown Editor Mini Review

In trying to keep my blog well-fed, I am always on the prowl for better methods to efficiently create posts. Sure, I can do it with the built-in editor in WordPress, but sometimes the WP-editor tries too hard and doesn’t make it easy to write. Recently I got hooked on Markdown and its simple...
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Leica SL Hands-On

December 4, 2015
Leica SL Hands-On

Leica SL Hands-On On November 18, 2015, I was invited to Leica Store Miami to get a hands-on session with newly released Leica SL. The Leica SL is the first full-frame, mirrorless system camera from Leica. Aimed at professional photographers, the camera sports a lot of very interesting features. But will it make professional...
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Nikon Df: the Traveler’s Review

November 24, 2014
Nikon Df: the Traveler’s Review

I have now had the Nikon Df for several months and have travelled quite a bit with it. The Nikon Df is the simplest full-frame Nikon in terms of features, but the design point of this camera is a retro throwback to the “good old days” when cameras took pictures, period. As such, the...
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FUJI X-T1: Has Mirrorless Finally Gone Pro?

June 26, 2014
FUJI X-T1: Has Mirrorless Finally Gone Pro?

Fujifilm’s X-Series of cameras have set new standards for mirrorless camera systems. Combining a retro look and feel with cutting edge technology in an attempt to marry the old and new schools, Fuji’s latest entry, the Fujifilm X-T1 adds weather sealing, an industry leading EVF, truly outstanding lenses and pro level accessories packed in...
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Fuji X-T1 Update

March 25, 2014
Fuji X-T1 Update

The Canadian Container Truckers Strike continues with no reasonable end in sight, so I have cancelled my order with Henry’s Camera. I have placed an order with PopFlash in the USA and my X-T1 ships out today. There are no grips available yet in the USA, but I expect that to be rectified shortly....
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Two from Adorama: Glow Hexapop 24″ Off Camera Softbox and 3Pod P4CFH Carbon Fiber Fold Flat Tripod

March 7, 2014
Two from Adorama: Glow Hexapop 24″ Off Camera Softbox and 3Pod P4CFH Carbon Fiber Fold Flat Tripod

Photo review sites are always going on about cameras and lenses. Very few take the time to review some of the other gear that enables you to get the shot. Major photographic retailers have been taking advantage of the global marketplace and expanding their product lines with in-house branded accessories. Adorama graciously sponsored my...
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Coming Soon: Fuji X-T1

February 26, 2014
Coming Soon: Fuji X-T1

Just a quick update. I have an order placed for a Fuji X-T1 for review. Originally, I placed the order with Amazon, but later cancelled it and ordered with Henry’s of Canada. Canada? Yes, despite the fact that I live in Miami, FL I ordered from a Canadian camera store. Why, you ask? Well,...
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Fuji X-E1 vs. OM-D E-M1 (Part 5) Traveling with the OM-D E-M1

February 5, 2014
Fuji X-E1 vs. OM-D E-M1 (Part 5) Traveling with the OM-D E-M1

For the E-M1’s travel test, we headed off to where all Cubans go to experience snow: Gatlinburg , TN. I was asked by some friends of our who own a cabin to take some nice photos of the property to update their rental website. More on that later.  5 shot panoramic shot with the...
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Fuji X-E1 vs. OM-D E-M1 (Part 4 – OM-D First Impressions)

January 14, 2014
Fuji X-E1 vs. OM-D E-M1 (Part 4 – OM-D First Impressions)

In our last episode, I wrapped up my final thoughts on the Fuji X-E1, a very capable camera (sans a few AF quirks that have been dealt with in the new model) with an excellent form factor for travel. Now I move on to the second half of this protracted review: the Olympus OM-D...
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Fuji X-E1 vs. OM-D E-M1 (Part 2 – Traveling with the Fuji X-E1)

November 30, 2013
Fuji X-E1 vs. OM-D E-M1 (Part 2 – Traveling with the Fuji X-E1)

With travel preparations complete (aided in no small part by my wife, who is a closet travel agent), we boarded our Air Berlin flight and made our way to Vienna. The netbook that I mentioned in the previous installment was not placed in my camera bag, but travelled in another carry-on bag. Putting that...
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Fuji X-E1 vs. OM-D E-M1 (Part 1 – Fuji Trip Prep)

November 25, 2013
Fuji X-E1 vs. OM-D E-M1 (Part 1 – Fuji Trip Prep)

This article began back in May 2013 as I was taking notes of my experiences with the Fuji X-E1. My family was planning a three week trip to Europe to celebrate my daughter’s quince (she wisely chose to travel instead of having a blow-out party) and I thought this would be an excellent test...
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