Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 30

Samsung Galaxy Camera – Some thoughts

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Yesterday, Samsung announced their new Galaxy Camera…a full fledged point and shoot with essentially a full fledged smartphone built in (minus the voice calling).  It’s an intriguing idea, and I feel it likely shows functionality that will become more commonplace with cameras going forward.  It’s got a 21x optical zoom lens and a 16.3 MP …

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Aug 23

Review: Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 ED

Olympus has been on a roll lately.  While many of their early Micro 4/3 lens options were decent optically, the build quality was generally lacking and there was a lack of any really stellar optics.  This has all changed since 2011.  Olympus has switched gears somewhat and started catering to the high-end shooter who wants …

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Aug 22

The Night Storm Approaches

The Night Storm Approaches - Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Olympus 75mm f/1.8 @ f/1.8, 1/12 sec, ISO 400

I had to work late last night, and on the way home, I stopped downtown for a few minutes for some night shots with the Olympus 75mm f/1.8.  I wasn’t really planning anything special, and as I turned to head back to the car, I noticed that in the otherwise clear night, clouds were gathering …

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Aug 21

Quick Tip: Photographing Children

Snow White - Panasonic GH2 with Olympus 45mm f/1.8

A lot of hobbyist photographers take pictures of their kids.  In fact, even for those who like shooting landscapes or macro, a lot of people take more pictures of their children than of any other subject.  I know that’s certainly the case for me. I love taking pictures of architecture, landscapes, sports, bugs, flowers, etc….but …

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Aug 16

Olympus 75mm f/1.8 – First Impressions

My full review of the 75mm f/1.8 is now up. Head over there to take a look! The Olympus 75mm f/1.8 arrived into the Admiring Light studios (i.e, my hands) yesterday. Took it for a short test spin, and it is quite the impressive optic, so far. It’s not perfect, but it’s darn, darn good. …

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Aug 11

It’s raining inside!

Raining Inside - Olympus E-M5 with Leica 25mm f/1.4 @ f/1.4

I took this photograph yesterday morning.  It’s my daughter, wearing her little frog boots, and ready to go outside.  I took this shot with one thing in mind, but after viewing the original image, I decided to do some editing to make the image fit the vision that was in my head.  I normally don’t …

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Aug 08

Review: Voigtländer Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95

The Voigtländer Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95

There are fast lenses, and then there are FAST lenses.  The Voigtländer Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 definitely falls into the latter category.  In fact, at f/0.95, it ties with a few other lenses, including its 25mm Micro 4/3 brother, as the fastest lens currently produced for an interchangeable lens camera.  Faster lenses have been made, but they have …

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Aug 06

Finding photos in the shadows

Arcing Shadows - Olympus E-M5 with Olympus 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 @ 15mm

I went downtown for a quick jaunt today.  I went to North Bank Park, where I go a lot.  I’ve exhausted a lot of the photographic opportunities here, at least when it comes to the cityscape…(though I think it’s impossible to truly exhaust a location…it just gets harder).  I got a few nice photos, but …

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