Jimmies status: Rustled SnapSort.com is basically an aggregation site that loads camera stats into a database and “scores” them in relation to each other based on those stats. they rustle my Jimmies. Users can then pit two cameras against each other and the database gnomes at SnapSort.com will tell you which camera is better. Here’s [...]
So, I have been transitioning to Adobe Lightroom 4. The updated “clarity” slider is one change that can hardly be called an improvement. No, folks. The new clarity slider is a bucket of fail.
Parting they seemed to tread upon the air… On April 4, 2011 I captured the first photo with my M8. It was the start of an aesthetic love affair that ended just days ago. While the Leica M8 was exchanged for even happier things, I can’t help but look back on the images and time [...]
Pentax’s announcement of the “Q system” leaves us with – as they note – the tiniest little digital interchangeable lens system in the land. For great technical information and links, check out 1001 Noisy Cameras So, we have a 12MP, tiny thumbnail sized sensor (the 8.5mm prime is their normal lens!) with a – let’s [...]
Yes, Leica Boss. Mommy & Daddy are fighting. Ken Rockwell shoots… RAW? Say it ain’t so!!! It was Saturday May 7th 2011. Mark this day down. The BOSS OF BOSSES posted a photos taken with the Leica M9 – and describes a RAW workflow.
If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough. Robert Capa Okay. I’ll buy that. But I think getting close is only part of the story. If that worked, I’d have the greatest portfolio of close-up photos of the backs of people’s heads. E-V-E-R. Look, by no means am I a street photography guru. [...]
I guess Sigma wanted to do something that no one – not Canon, not Nikon, not even Leica could even think of doing… introduce a $10,000 crop body. The newest FOVEON body – which relies on the very cool concept of having three separate sensors simultaneously collect the RED, GREEN, and BLUE channels rather than [...]
Content Aware Fill. It’s the evil little warlock that that lives inside of Photoshop CS5 that temps us to much up our otherwise fine photos. Rumor has it that Content Aware Fill gets its power from unicorn blood and classic Leica screwmount lenses. [Have you tried to find a 5cm Summarit f/1.5 in good condition [...]
There is almost nothing that gets photography forums red-faced and nasty faster than the simple question “Do I need a UV filter for my lenses?” The Leica Boss has your answer: No – but you probably should have one. Here are the typical (stupid) arguments against using a UV filter: 1. You pay so much [...]
OK, I have a secret. I’m basically a Canon shooter. Canon’s gone a little buckwild with exotic glass lately. Seriously, guys – remember what happened LAST TIME when you were betting the farm on Diffractive Optics? Then no one loved concentric circles in their bokehs. Booo. In any event – let’s hope that we see [...]