Category Archives: camera tips

Family and fishing photos with the Google Pixel XL

The Google Pixel XL is a simply amazing photographic device when it comes to quickly capturing the moment. The following three photos showcase some very difficult lighting scenarios which the Pixel handles with aplomb. The sky, water, and people are all in focus and well exposed with minimal blown highlights and shadow depth is retained as well. The first two family photos have a filter applied for punchier color, the last fishing photo is straight out of the camera and

Olympus E-PL7 Reviews

Real world user reviews and tips about the lovely and capable Olympus E-PL7: Robin Wong: Olympus PEN E-PL7 Reviewhttps://robinwong.blogspot.com/2014/08/olympus-pen-e-pl7-review.htmlI have had the privilege to bring the PEN E-PL7 out for some quick shutter therapy action and based on that I am reporting my user experience review of the camera. This will be written from a non-technical point of view, and more emphasis will be given on how I feel and experience when I was actually shooting with the E-PL7 in

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 40-150mm F4-5.6 R ED Review

The Olympus 40-150mm is an inexpensive ($99 new) micro four thids kit lens that performs very well for the price. The 35mm equivalent of 80-300mm in a very compact package compares favorably to the cheap 70-300mm options out there: Build quality is good and handling is nice on a variety of m43rd bodies. The lens is not stabilized and therefore pairs better with cameras that feature in body image stabilization (most Olympus bodies and a few Panasonic bodies) to help

Compact APS and FF Fixed Lens Cameras

This is a draft of an eventual roundup of fixed lens APS (or larger) sensor cameras… there are some very nice compact APS and Full Frame cameras here 🙂 The Online Photographer: Bunnell: Fujifilm X70 vs. Ricoh GRhttp://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2016/04/bunnell-fujifilm-x70-vs-ricoh-gr.htmlThe new Fujifilm X70 and its evident inspiration, the Ricoh GR II – Guest post written and illustrated by Ned Bunnell I was intrigued when Fujifilm announced the X70 in January. The press release touted it as a premium fixed-lens… Fuji X100 .

The “best” camera, 2017 edition

Preface: the “best” camera most certainly depends on the needs of the photographer… with that being said, here are some very good cameras that I immensely enjoy using. During the past month, for work projects and for personal enjoyment, I have been very fortunate to use the following cameras extensively: Sony RX1 mirrorless, full frame Nikon D750 DSLR, full frame Olympus E-M10 mirrorless, four thirds sensor Olympus TG-4 Tough rugged camera, 1/2.3 inch sensor Three of them fall into the “best of

Best cheap FX lenses

I use a variety of FX lenses on my Nikon D750. My favorite lenses are the “bargain” lenses, i.e. the lenses that cost less than a couple hundred dollars but that are fun to shoot with. Here are some of the best cheap FX lenses to pair with a D750, the D610 and the D810. All these lenses are available for $400 or less in one form of another (some new, some used) and most are in the $100-$200 range. Nikon

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