Tag Archives: photography

Ideal walkaround Micro Four Thirds camera lens

Recently I was asked “what is the ideal walkaround micro four-thirds camera lens?”. Of course the answer varies by the style and taste of the individual photographer, but for me the ideal walkabout lens is the Olympus 17mm f1.8 prime lens (34mm equivelant). Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 (Black) for Olympus and Panasonic Micro 4/3 Camerashttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CI3R4VUThe lens works well on the OM-D-EM1, wonderful first lens for the camera. With micro 4/3 the 17mm is the same as a 34mm lens on

35mm vs 50mm Nikon DX lenses! (and telephoto too)

Question from longtime friend RW: Hey JD, I’m settling in with the Nikon D5100 and have been using the 18-55mm kit lens to get a feel for using the camera, and I think I am ready to upgrade and buy 1-2 more lenses and wanted to get your opinion. First I am looking at a decent portrait lens for snapping shots of the little one when she arrives and am either going with a 35mm or 50mm. I am kind of

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III USM – What do you think of this lens? – Ask J.D.

Ali asks: EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III USM – $180.00 What do you think of this lens? I would like it for taking photos of wildlife and sports mostly. I am also wondering about quality of any other brand of lenses that will fit my camera. I have a canon EOS rebel xsi. JD answers: (condensed version) Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III USM +FOR THE PRICE, this lens can’t be beat for wildlife photography and sports on bright sunny days. For

TOP 10 eBay selling tips updated for 2015

2015.Feb.21 UPDATED! If you are like me, you have some stuff that you never use and that it would be nice to get rid of. If so, then eBay can be a great place to sell your unused stuff so you get some extra cash and someone else gets some productive use out of the item(s)! So, without further ado, here are my top eBay selling tips: #1 Make sure the item is worth selling Not just worth it money wise, but

Olympus E-P1 & E-PL2 Photography Links (2011/01/25)

A couple photography links. The first has a nice technique of combining RAW+JPEG to deal with high ISO noise on the E-P1. The second link is a lovely review of the Olympus E-PL2, checkout the nice photography in the review :-). It’s a pleasant change from the regular dpreview style review! The Online Photographer: Can You Get Good ISO 6400 from an Olympus E-P1? http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2010/06/iso-6400-from-an-ep1.htmlI’ve just hit upon something rather cool and somewhat unexpected. Some of you will recall a

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