Category Archive: Opinion

May 31

Why the Right Gear, Not the Best Gear, Is Essential

If you’re active in discussions about photography, you may have noticed that a lot of the discussion tends to revolve around which camera is best or what lens resolves the most detail or has the nicest bokeh, etc.  These constant gear discussions can be very helpful, but often they devolve into evaluation of minute differences …

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Dec 31

Mirrorless Year in Review

2013 has been a crazy year for the photography industry, and the mirrorless industry in particular.  This is going to be a different type of roundup than I normally do.  Instead of going in-depth on everything that happened in the industry, I’m going to touch base on what I feel are some of the most …

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Oct 19

Mirrorless News Roundup: October 2013

What a week in the Mirrorless Camera industry! We’ve seen new cameras announced for the big three mirrorless camera mounts, with some very exciting news on all fronts. Naturally, I have my thoughts, both of excitement and caution for these announcements, so let’s dive in: Sony Alpha 7 and 7R The biggest news this week …

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Jul 12

For the Sake of Future Generations: PRINT!

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While my main readership is geared towards the serious photographer, this article is sound advice for anyone who takes pictures, from the new parent who only shoots some quick, half blurry photos of their kids on their cell phone to the working professional.  This is a bit of advice that really can’t be put off.  …

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May 06

Adobe Goes Cloud Only – They’re right about one thing…

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Adobe announced today that they are moving all Creative Suite applications to the Creative Cloud and the Creative Cloud only.  That is, Adobe Photoshop CS6 (and the other CS6 applications) will be the last stand-alone pieces of software of their kind.  From now on, all future versions will require a monthly subscription to use them. …

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Jan 26

“Full Frame Equivalence” and Why It Doesn’t Matter

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With smaller than 35mm sized sensors, you will often hear talk of a camera’s or lens’ “full frame equivalent” focal length or aperture. This can often be a source of great confusion among new shooters, and it can also be a point of disturbingly odd derision for other people, especially with regards to ‘aperture equivalence’. …

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Sep 21

A Huge Array of Micro 4/3 Announcements…

Wow.  Photokina kicked off this week, and as one of the biggest (if not THE biggest) photography trade shows, it also sees a ton of announcements.  I wanted to get to these earlier, but it’s been crazy busy around here.  For Micro 4/3 users, Monday saw the announced release of no less than three new …

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Aug 30

Samsung Galaxy Camera – Some thoughts

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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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