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June 21 2011


Don’t forget to use your flash outdoors!

I’m working on an outdoor flash article which isn’t ready right now, but the image below offers a glimpse at the content.  Although you don’t need three flashes like I used here, using just one will noticeably improve your images.

I wanted to use the warm, setting sunlight along with some appropriate …

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June 16 2011


Sigma 10-20mm F/3.5 HSM review.

I’ve finally finished the Sigma 10-20mm F/3.5 review, this is a newer design than the one I reviewed a few years ago.  If you’re wondering what the differences are between the two, you’re in luck, I’m working on a comparison involving the two Sigma lenses, and the Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8, that’s the …

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June 14 2011


New “miscellaneous” page on nav bar.

I forgot to mention in previous posts that I consolidated several pages to form a miscellaneous page on the nav bar.  You’ll find the Minolta and Sony brochures and manuals, Homepage archives, the now defunct Reader’s Digest, useful links, the Photo Gallery and more.  I did this to clean up the nav bar, …

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June 13 2011


Sigma has QC issues at more than one level.

I’m putting the finishing touches on the Sigma 10-20mm F/3.5 review, which should be ready in a few days.  This lens has a very good build quality, and it appears Sigma is now applying a new, and much nicer satin black finish to its newer lenses, (similar in color to …

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June 11 2011


Samples using Vivitar wireless shutter.

While I was watching a bunch of hillbillies on Sunday, I took a moment to hook up the Vivitar wireless shutter controller and snapped off a few shots of some birds at the fountain from the comfort of an easy chair and air conditioning.

The camera was placed about 20-25′ (7-8m) away from the …

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June 9 2011


Sony prefers Canon for lifestyle shots…..and Phase one for product shots. When I’m looking at new product images in the Sony press center media gallery I always download the full size image if available.

It seems most product shots are taken with a Phase one camera based on the EXIF data.  In the lifestyle shot below, (and two others), …

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