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More site improvements, now we’re ready for an audience!

I'm continually trying to make the site work better, and be more useful. The full resolution photo galleries are working fine now, just click on the picture to open in a larger box, then right click and download it if you want. Also, the site is loading much faster thanks to some work behind the scenes, and a new host server. Remember, everything on the old kurtmunger.com site is now located here, go here for lens reviews, and here to see where things are now located, thanks!

Grand Canyon Hiking Tour

Welcome to my long-awaited, and much anticipated hiking tour of the Grand Canyon, from the South Kaibab trail, down to the Colorado river and Phantom Ranch, then up the Bright Angel trail to the top.  This hike was done on the 16th of April, 2008.  The weather was perfect for hiking, 30s in the morning, then by the time you … More »

Best Low-Light Lenses for Sony

This recommended page lists lenses that I believe work well at F/2.8 or faster, and are typically used hand-held in low light, so no big lenses like the 70-200mm or 300/2.8.  I’m only listing lenses that I’ve reviewed, owned and/or have used extensively in low light.  A lens that gets a thumbs up here has to perform very well in More »

Bokeh Sampler

This page will attempt to explain what “Bokeh” is by showing you some samples taken with various lenses, at different apertures, focus points, and areas of the image.

 

Bokeh is a Japanese word used to describe “fuzziness,” or in our case, the characteristics of out-of-focus points of light in our images, either foreground or background.  Most of us shoot … More »

Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1.  How can I tell if I’ll be able to use a Tele-converter on my Sony lens?

 

Sony only makes a few lenses that work with Sony tele-converters, and you can tell instantly if they’ll fit by looking at the rear of the lens.

 

Sony tele-converter compatible
Will not accept Sony tele-converters
The left shot shows the… More »

Flashes Etc

The “Flashes etc” page contains links to reviews for all items related to flash photography, such as flash units, reflectors, snoots, umbrellas, grids, stands, off-camera triggers and more.

 

This is a quick review of the Minolta Program 5400HS flash unit that first came out in 1993.  It was Minolta’s top-line flash at the time, until about 2000 when it… More »
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