Thursday, November 20, 2014

Water Splashes With Olympus & Yongnuo

I have this post as a draft since the first of July. It is one of the most daunting posts (for no apparent reasons) for me to write. But here we go. Click through for the full post.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Can This Be A Coincidence?

 

Today's certainly a special day. I took delivery of my new LX100 (which I haven't unboxed yet), Adobe released Lightroom 5.7 with full support for LX100 RAW files, and DPReview posted their full review of the LX100 and it was awarded with the highest rating for a camera in its class.

Oh, and I also recieved my Wasabi replacement battery for the LX100, a cool looking Lowepro case for the LX100, and an updated Olympus grip for my E-PL5 (did you know the E-PL5 had interchangeable grips?)

I am an extremely satisfied duck today, time to go read the DPR review, then unbox that LX100. More to come soon. ;-)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

iPhone 6 Camera Review



This is a user review of the iPhone 6's camera, with an emphasis on its usage for candid photos.  This post will only talk about iPhone 6's photos but not its video, which I will have to discuss another time.  Note: the iPhone 6 Plus has the same camera as the iPhone 6, but adds optical image stabilization. My comments apply to the 6 Plus as well unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Say Hello To My Newest Olympus Family Member

 

This tiny cute E-PL5 has just joined my Olympus MFT family. I have always wanted a backup MFT with great image quality for those times when I need to use two cameras at the same time, or for when I am in the mood to take just a tiny camera and one sharp prime for a stroll.

 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Review: Yongnuo 560-TX Wireless Trigger



Hello once again dear readers. I am very happy to be back and posting. Tonight I bring you a review of the best photography gadget that I have ever owned (apart from cameras and lenses).

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I Am Finally Back, And I Owe You An Apology

Dear readers,

I owe you an apology for disappearing like that without any warning, but without going into details, let me say that it is very fortunate that I am back and posting again.

I will start next week by reviewing the incredible invention called Yongnuo 560-TX, stay tuned.


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

What are Apple iPhone 6 "Focus Pixels"?

One of the new features of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is that it has "Focus Pixels" which supposedly help the iPhone "focus faster and better."  Apple has not yet been clear on what exactly they mean by "Focus Pixels."  However, in their keynote, they mentioned that it's a technology that's found in DSLRs, and they also showed a demonstration of the iPhone's continuous autofocus.  Both of those point to Focus Pixels being either phase detection or a hybrid autofocus that uses both phase detection and contrast detection.  What does this mean and will it really do what Apple claims, or is it just marketing exaggeration?