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 »
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 »
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 »
I’ve whipped up a quick review of the X-rite ColorChecker. This little 8.25″ x 11″ (210mm x 280mm) laminated (back part only, don’t touch color patches) chart is handy if you want to get your picture colors close to what they were at the scene originally, and have no white references to go by inside the image, like wall … More »
Here’s a typical scene from a tourist trap destination, usually somewhere in the southern US: an older guy wearing sandals, dress socks and a Madras or Guayabera shirt, carrying around a Nikon or Leica camera outfit and taking snapshots at high noon. After … More »
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 »
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 »