Archive For: Product Review

The Sony A7r Mark II

The Sony A7r Mark II

Sony A7r Mark II, Leica R 35-70mm lens with Metabones adapter Somewhere during our last fall trip to New England, I came to the realization that I really liked this camera, the Sony A7r Mark II. Now this was not a casual determination and it wasn’t one based on limited ... Read More
Spitting into the Wind

Spitting into the Wind

I had trouble coming up with an appropriate title for this entry, “am I delusional” or just spitting into the wind when I don’t like Adobe’s subscription and hope that some day it may change. Actually, I had adjusted to the concept of renting Photoshop until this last round of updates to Creative Cloud 2015 ... Read More
Escaping from Adobe’s Creative Cloud

Escaping from Adobe’s Creative Cloud

It is now over two years since Adobe announced to the world that it would no longer allow a majority of its products to be purchased. Rather, should one want to continue to use their fine products, one had to sign up for a  month-to-month (or annual) subscription. A good number of users, I would ... Read More
Sony A7r versus Nikon D810 Final Determination

Sony A7r versus Nikon D810 Final Determination

Well, the final result is in, the Sony A7r is as sharp as the Nikon D810 and Imatest confirms this result. What a surprise. They both use the same sensor and one would be quite surprised if these two companies couldn’t produce these results. So let me define my testing process. First of all, I ... Read More
Sony A7r versus Nikon D810

Sony A7r versus Nikon D810

I have been a big fan of Nikon’s products but I have to admit that age is catching up with me and it just getting harder to lug around a big camera bag that consists of a Nikon D810 gear. Also, my wife and I recently took a trip to Spain and she gave me ... Read More
Black and White: Part 2

Black and White: Part 2

So now that my goal is to shoot more black and white in the digital age, how do I obtain the best B&W image? Does one revert back to film for the analog effect of film for the highs and low or obtain the latest Leica M Monochrom that has a monochromatic sensor or implore. ... Read More

Yummy FTP

A lot of us need to upload images on a regular basis to our various stock web sites and it is tough to coordinate the preparation of the files and scheduling the upload. Furthermore, most of the  ftp transfer protocols insist on grabbing all of the available bandwidth. This makes it almost impossible to do ... Read More
Flypaper Textures

Flypaper Textures

  Thanks to the Julieanne Kost’s Blog , I discovered Flypaper Textures, a creative way of doing something different to an otherwise ok image; an image that you like but just doesn’t seem to have that artistic punch that you want. Flypaper has an very interesting array of various textures that one can play around with, ... Read More
How good is Lightroom 4? Really Good!

How good is Lightroom 4? Really Good!

It has been a while since I posted anything. The first months of the year are always a conflict in objectives, usually filled with working on web sites, trying to finish the various tax reportings and filings as well as trying to get out and shoot winter subjects. This winter, taxes, web site work and ... Read More