Your Second Camera - The One You Always Have With You

Your Second Camera - The One You Always Have With You

I want to change that blather about the best camera being "the one that you have with you" to "the best camera to always have with you".  Face it, smartphones are wonderful devices, but great foundations for photography they are not.  There's a massive difference between taking pictures and making photographs, and if photography is important to you, you want to do the latter, not the former.

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All About Noise

All About Noise

As you may know, I provide support and moderation on some different photography forums, and as often comes around, the subject of grain and noise has appeared again, and as is common, the subject is accompanied by an ocean going freighter filled with bullcrap, pseudo science and completely wrong so-called "facts".

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Ending Mirrorless Myths

Ending Mirrorless Myths

Do you know which is the fastest growing space in dedicated cameras these days?  As you’ve likely guessed it’s mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras.  In fact outside of North America, mirrorless is killing it, we appear to be more conservative here, and part of that may be the number of completely invalid ideas about mirrorless.  Time for an episode of Mythbusters, The Photo Video Guy style.

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Nik Lives! plus DxO PhotoLab Elite 1

Nik Lives!  plus DxO PhotoLab Elite 1

In case you had not heard, DxO has acquired all of the components of the Nik Collection from Google, and plans a new version in 2018.  They have also updated their product formerly known as DxO Optics to DxO PhotoLab Elite 1 and are already incorporating Nik's unique U Point technology.

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Lightroom CC or Lightroom in the Cloud or Lightroom Creating Confusion...

Lightroom CC or Lightroom in the Cloud or Lightroom Creating Confusion...

On October 18th Adobe made it official that there are two different Lightroom tracks.  The product that we have known for two years as Lightroom CC is now called Lightroom Classic and a new version became available to subscribers today.  

The name Lightroom CC now refers to a different product, basically Lightroom in the Cloud targeted at clients with smaller photo libraries who want everything in the cloud and nothing stored on a local machine.

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Help! I think my focus is breathing!

Help! I think my focus is breathing!

For all of us who love photography, we will find two fundamental groups of photo folks on the Internet.  Those who are concerned with becoming the best artists that they can, and those who want to discuss minutiae until the Sun goes nova.  Sadly the first group gets influenced by the second group and one topic that keeps coming back like an ugly sore is focus breathing.

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Hasselblad H6D-100c - No Substitute for Resolution, Sensor Size and Lenses

Hasselblad H6D-100c - No Substitute for Resolution, Sensor Size and Lenses

At some point, the quest for more resolution runs up against the existing limits to the number of photo sites that can be fit into the physical space of a sensor.  The rationale for huge pixel counts on medium format sensors has a mathematical relationship to native print size.  And that, may be the salient, if not the only reason why one would look to a 100 megapixel sensor.

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Announcement Review : Olympus OM-D E-M10 III

Announcement Review : Olympus OM-D E-M10 III

It wasn't a deep dark secret that Olympus would be bringing out a follow-on to the E-M10 Mark II, so surprise!  Here's the III.

With the micro four thirds space occupied by Olympus and Panasonic and the introduction by Olympus of serious grade lenses over the last year and a bit, the M43 space is really getting traction beyond the entry-level consumer space.  These are no longer tiny, lightweight offerings, but very credible image creation tools, that are still quite a bit lighter than DSLR alternatives.  Professional bird photographer Scott Bourne has switched completely, and weight was a key factor, and if you listen to his podcast on the PPN Network, you will hear that he really believes in the platform.

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