Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan 30

12 Lenses Spanning 50 Years Do Battle – Part 3

Lens Bokeh - f/5.6 - Click to Enlarge to Actual Size

Today is the third of three parts in this lens comparison.  See Part 1 for the evaluation of center sharpness as well as a description of the lenses.  Part 2 looks at edge sharpness. In the previous two parts of this evaluation, I took a look at center and edge sharpness of these twelve lenses.  Today …

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Jan 29

12 Lenses Spanning 50 Years Do Battle – Part 2

Two days ago, I posted the first test between these twelve lenses.  See Part 1 for that test.  Part 1 also describes the lenses tested.  Part 3 evaluates bokeh. Part 2 – Edge Sharpness While sharpness isn’t the most important metric of a lens, it is one that most people notice right away, and can …

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Jan 28

Blue Droplets Frozen in Time

Droplet Man - Panasonic GX1 with Leica 45mm f/2.8 Macro

Today I finally did a little photographic project I’ve been meaning to do for a very long time.  I’m sure most of you have seen pictures of water drops, perhaps you’ve tried it, perhaps you have always wondered how it’s done.  Today I did it.  It was a very simple setup.  I put my camera …

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Jan 27

12 Lenses Spanning 50 Years Do Battle

Ok, so they aren’t doing BATTLE per se. This is one of those lens tests that’s really just for fun….don’t take it too seriously, please.  Part 2 is now up, and evaluates edge sharpness.  See Part 3 for a look at bokeh. 50 Years of Lenses Over the years, I have accumulated a rather extensive …

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Jan 26

5 Dos and 5 Don’ts for Beginning Photographers

Tate Modern Turbine Hall, January 2004 - Taken with a 2MP point and shoot

You’re a photographer just getting serious about the craft… There’s so much gear, there’s so much information, there’s so many buttons!  How do you settle down and get started, and most importantly, how do you get great pictures! I thought I’d put together this little list of five things that helped me progress from a …

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Jan 24

Micro 4/3 vs a Full Frame Legend

Sensor Shootout: Panasonic GH2 vs Panasonic GX1 vs Canon 1Ds Mark II As many of you are aware by now, I have recently made the switch from Canon DSLRs to the micro 4/3 system.  I’ll all the details for another post, but it was primarily to reduce size and weight. So over the last year …

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Jan 23

The Morning Commute

The Morning Commute, Panasonic GX1 with 7-14mm, 9mm, 0.6 seconds, f/22, ISO 160

On my way into work this morning, it was a dreary day, but the sky was lighting up in front of me.  As traffic was light, I grabbed my GX1 with one hand and just rested it on the dash.  I rolled the aperture to its smallest, waited for an overpass and ‘click’  – I …

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Jan 22

Lazy Winter Day Abstracts

There are days when you need to express your creative side and get out and shoot, but then you look outside, and it’s just a dull, dreary day, and you don’t have time to go to any favorite places.  Maybe you’re stuck inside and can’t leave because you have to do laundry all day.  Whatever …

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