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May 242012
 
Finally! Leica Lenses for the Fuji X-Pro1

Man! A day after I review the Kipon adapter, that I just got, for my Fuji X-Pro1 to accept Leica M Mount lenses, and Fuji announces that they have finally released their version of the adapter. That will teach me to be overly excited and impatient. The difference Fuji’s adapter has over the Kipon or Rainbow Imaging, and other third-party adapters is that is will have electronic signal contacts on the adapter along with a function button on the adapter that will tell the camera to automatically set the Menu option of “shoot without lens” to on and bring up […]

May 232012
 
How to Post your iPhone images to Ebay

I got a very nice email from a reader that wanted to know how to post the images that she took from her iPhone, to sell on Ebay. I posted an article, “How to take better Ebay photos with your iPhone”  So this will be the follow-up to that article to that post. I thought this may be also be helpful for my other readers. So let’s get started. Items needed: Ebay App: It can be found here at the Apple App Store iPhone: iPhone 4 or iPhone 4s After you have downloaded and installed the Ebay App, you want […]

May 232012
 
Fun Photo Challenge

Summer is about to go full throttle, so I thought it would be fun to have a challenge based on summer fun that would also get our creative juices flowing. I’m calling this the Fun Photo Challenge: Arnold Palmer in Flip Flops: When I think of summer I think of Lemonade, Ice Tea, and Flip Flops. So following this theme, here are the guidelines: Image: Any camera, camera phone, film, slide, etc. Format: Any Color/B&W: Any Photoshop: No image compositing, photoshop only for small adjustments such as color, filters, HDR, etc. Special Requirements: Image must contain either Lemonade, Ice Tea, […]

May 232012
 
Fuji X-Pro1: Leica M mount to Fuji X mount Adapter Review

***Update*** June 12, 2012 With the release of the body firmware 1.10, Fujifilm has added custom frame lines to the optical viewfinder. So if you read the issues section below you will find that originally, there were no frame lines for your custom focal lengths. With the firmware upgrade, if you set the camera to 50mm or 18mm or 75mm you will get an approximate frame line that is fairly accurate. With lenses that are 15mm and 12mm the angle of view is wider than what the optical viewfinder shows so the camera lets you know this by putting a […]

May 212012
 
Photography for Memory

I would like to apologize to my dedicated readers, that haven’t had a new post from me in a couple of days. If you have been following the site for a while you may have read that my Grandmother had a mild stroke and was in the hospital. Unfortunately, she has passed. As she did in life, she passed the way she wanted. Long story short, she recovered 100% only to pass in her home the same day she was released from the hospital. She just didn’t want to die in the hospital, very poetic. I apologize to those of […]

May 112012
 
Leica M-Monochrom Preview

For those of you that like Leica, and like B&W photography, Leica has just released a perfect solution for you. A monochrom Leica M9 for $8000.00 USD. Leica says they have taken out the color filter array so the images should be sharper because the light doesn’t need to go into individual RGB channels. It has an ISO of  300-10,000 and pull option of ISO 160 to maximize dynamic range. They also announced a 50mm Summicron APO lens for $7200.00 all that for a aspherical lens that will hopefully get rid of chromatic aberrations. We’ll see if it really performs […]

May 062012
 

As part of our commitment to making this site better for you the reader. We have a new look! Our goal is to get you the information that you want quickly and easily. We’re still working on getting nice and tidy here, so please excuse our mess!! Of course if you have any suggestions we’d love to hear from you. Thanks and happy image making!!!

May 012012
 
Fun with Zeiss 18mm F4 ZM on Sony NEX-7

Fun with the Zeiss 18mm F4 on a Sony NEX-7 In my review of the Sony 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 vs. Zeiss 18mm F4, I mentioned that this camera and lens combination made me want to keep shooting and make interesting images with it. So I decided I show you how much fun I’ve been having. I don’t want to give the lens back at this point and although the cost is high, It’s a really fun lens to play around with. All the images were shot hand-held at night. Most used aperture was F4.0. Focusing I love how with this lens […]

Apr 302012
 

Our friends at sonyalpharumors.com posted a review of the NEX pro hot shoe adapter. I’m very confused as to why Sony has to use a proprietary hot shoe mount for their cameras. They’ve always done this on many of their product and early digital camera’s like using memory stick instead of compact flash. It annoys me to no end. Sony why can’t we just have a standard hot shoe?? I understand trying to be different and to sell more products, but do you really make that much money on flashes?? Don’t think so, luckily the Sony NEX-7 is a killer […]

Apr 202012
 
How to take better Ebay photos with your iPhone

How to take better Ebay photos with your iPhone I buy and sell fairly frequently on Ebay and as I was teaching a friend, how to Sell on Ebay, he made the very astute observation, that most of the photo’s on Ebay look like they have been taken with a “crappy” camera phone, and that you couldn’t really see the products very well. I told him that Ebay has a great mobile App that lets you post straight from your phone to their site and many people use this feature. Also, even if you are using a desktop or laptop […]