New hardware! [news]

Was feeling in a bit of a slump lately, found myself though in a position to acquire a good but used D7100 D7000 (body).  With it and the new Tamron 18-200 and my other various F-Mount Lenses, I've refound a joy in photography I was starting miss by hitting the limits of where I could go with the 3100 (a fine camera mind you!).

Hoping now to make updates and uploads a more common practice as well.  I was sorely behind these last two (...)


Spring Cleaning! [news]

04/09/2015 | Categories:

Well winter's finally getting over with, the snow's all melted for the most part.

Hoping to get out much more often but I've also ordered several components to allow me to shoot indoors more readily.  Some off camera flash equipment and stands et al.  Hopefully it allows me to expand my ability to shoot at home on the bad weather days when going out just isn't in the cards.  Here's a short list, I'll probably update with links later.

- Battery pack
- Tripod umbrella (...)


41 Megapixels, but does it work. [news]

04/20/2014 | Categories:

So for work I received a Nokia Lumia 1020 (yes it's the yellow one), you know the one with the '41MP' (round) sensor.  So far I've taken a few shots with it but have not really mucked with the large format files. You have to use the built in Nokia camera app to have it take one, it creates a basic 10mp jpg and a super huge 7000/4000 'hi res' jpg as well.

Aside from the size, the quality (for a phone) isn't bad (low res (...)


Nikon 5300 body and a new 58mm 1.4 announced [news]

10/19/2013 | Categories:

In case this is purient to anyone's interest Nikon has announced a new 5300 body and a 58mm 1.4 lens as well.  Post on B and H Photo's site here. [bhphoto.com]

 


For Canon users but applies to any budget photographer really. [news]

09/04/2013 | Categories:

Came across this linked on Reddit, about how to spot a fake hot-shoe flash (Canon).  Buyer beware indeed, even though I shoot Nikon, I figured it's a handy overall guide for anyone looking to buy any product online.

http://petapixel.com/2013/09/03/spot-fake-canon-flash-learned-hard-way/