Mar 16

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II – A Quick Test of 40MP Mode

I just received the Olympus E-M5 Mark II in for review today, and I’ve only had a few hours to shoot so far.  However, like anyone interested in this camera, the very first thing I had to test was the 40 megapixel Hi-Res mode.  The E-M5 Mark II has a feature that shifts the sensor …

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Mar 15

Shooting on the California Coast

I recently went to San Diego, California for a seminar.  The timing was tight, with travel on two of the three days I was there, and attendance at the seminar for large portions of the day.  The only real time to get out and take a few pictures was the afternoon of the day I …

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Mar 14

Thoughts on Tripods

Ahh, tripods.  Those stalwart things from times of yore, still fundamentally the same as those used over a hundred years ago.  Of course, the materials have changed, the heads have improved dramatically, and there’s more choice than ever before.  A lot of people, especially newer shooters with small kits, don’t want to carry around a …

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Feb 25

Review: Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR

The past year has seen Fujifilm release several new high-quality lenses.  The latest is the Fuji 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR.  While the Fuji X-Series has had a relatively fast standard zoom for a few years now, with the 18-55mm f/2.8-4, the 16-55mm fills the need for a constant f/2.8 zoom with a wider 16mm …

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Feb 21

Shooting in the Cold

Well, as we near the end of the winter months, many of us in the northern parts of the world are experiencing some final punches from mother nature, with cold temperatures and heavy snowfalls for many. We’ve been spared they heaviest snow here in central Ohio, but have had our share of chilly days in …

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Feb 17

Fuji 16-55mm f/2.8 vs 18-55mm f/2.8-4

Fuji’s brand new pro-grade standard zoom, the XF 16-55mm f/2.8 WR, has just been released.  It’s a fast weathersealed lens that promises excellent optical quality at a premium price.  Fuji has two other standard zoom lenses, and for those considering the 16-55mm, there has been much thought about how much of an improvement can be …

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Feb 12

Review: Samsung 16-50mm f/2-2.8 S ED OIS

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Samsung has been somewhat stealthily building a fairly strong lens lineup for their NX cameras over the past few years, and today I’m taking a look at what is often the core lens in a high-end lens lineup: the fast standard zoom.  Samsung’s 16-50mm f/2-2.8 joins an elite group of standard zooms for interchangeable lens …

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Feb 04

Review: Samsung NX1

Samsung.  It’s not a brand that one typically associates with high-end photographic gear, but rather all manner of other electronics products such as televisions and now smartphones.  But as they’ve done with smartphones and televisions, Samsung has proven the ability to make a splash in new industries and not only compete, but dominate.  Samsung entered …

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