Monthly Archive: April 2012

Apr 29

Ready for Launch!

African Gray Parrot - Panasonic GH2 with Canon FD 200mm f/2.8

This African Grey Parrot puffed up and I thought he was going to fly right at me.  Maybe he had something against the big lens pointed at his face.  

Apr 27

Lightroom 4.1′s Newest Great Feature

Lightroom has been getting more and more powerful.  Lightroom 4.0 was just released a few months ago, and Adobe is nearly ready to push out the 4.1 update, which will be free to all Lightroom 4 owners.  Usually these incremental updates contain new camera profiles, some bug fixes and a perhaps a tweak here and …

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Apr 24

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Hands-On Preview

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Today I got a chance for a brief time to handle Olympus’ new flagship Micro 4/3 camera, the E-M5, which is positioned in the brand new OM-D line, a callback to the OM system of the 1970s and 1980s.  The new camera is styled in a very similar vein to those cameras, but is also …

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Apr 21

More Wildlife…

Racket Tailed Roller, Panasonic GH2 with Canon FD 50-300mm f/4.5L

Just thought I’d share a few more pictures from our wonderful zoo.  I’m quite enjoying shooting with a long lens again, and the FD 50-300mm f/4.5L, while sometimes challenging due to having to use manual focus, is giving me the look I want with these.  Just a few more samples for your enjoyment.  

Apr 19

Samsung releases NX20, NX210 and NX1000

Samsung NX20

Today, Samsung expanded its line of mirrorless Compact System Cameras (CSC) with three new models, the NX20, NX210 and NX1000.  All three feature a 20 Megapixel APS-C sensor and wi-fi connectivity, which could be very exciting.  Aside from that, they differ a little.  Unfortunately, the sensor is the same one used in the NX200, which …

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Apr 15

A Sunday Trip to the Zoo

Captive - Panasonic GH2 with Canon FD 50-300mm f/4.5L

I took a trip to the Columbus Zoo with my daughter today.  It was a beautiful day in Central Ohio, and I had a wonderful time with her, and enjoying photographing the animals.  I brought my trusty (but heavy) Canon FD 50-300mm f/4.5L lens on my GH2.  With the 2x crop factor of micro 4/3, …

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Apr 12

Are you a Photographer or a Camera Enthusiast?

Canon's 70-200 f/2.8L IS II and 100 f/2.8L IS

I was perusing the net at many oft visited Photography related websites, and came across this post on 43rumors.com.  It basically shows some images of the upcoming Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens for Micro 4/3.  There was certainly nothing wrong with the post, but the comments on the post had me scratching my head. It wasn’t just …

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Apr 06

A Shower of Sparks

A Shower of Sparks - Panasonic GH2 with Olympus 40-150mm f/4-5.6

Failing wheel bearing hub assembly?  Check.  Dremel with metal cutting wheel?  Check.  Tripod mounted long lens set far enough back to not be melted by flying sparks?  Check.

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