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Canon EOS-M: what’s the point?

At the risk of sounding like all the other photography bloggers on the internet, here are my thoughts on the newly-announced Canon EOS-M, which is apparently their entry into the compact, interchangeable-lens marketplace. I’m not going to give a full rundown on the camera – I just want to talk about a few points. And […]


More time on the farm

Spent some time this past weekend back down at Hillside Farms. My mom was in town and, after seeing all the photos I’ve made of the animals and greenhouses, she wanted to see it for herself. So we took backroads down the valley and introduced her to the farm critters. I made more images. Of […]


How I (really) use my camera

Over the past week, a number of different ideas, sources, and comments have been rattling around my brain before finally coalescing into a single, hopefully coherent thought. This is a little long-winded, so bear with me. I’ve been thinking about how I use my camera. How I really use it, the features and settings that […]


Tethered Shooting

Like so many of my photographic explorations, my foray into tethered shooting probably lacks scientific methodology or testing. I pretty much jumped into it just because an opportunity arose and, since it was working, stuck with it long enough to figure out some pros and cons. I referenced this in a post a little while […]


Some (New) Thoughts on My Camera System, m4:3, and the Future

Last week I came as close to leaving the Canon EOS system for the first time since I started as a photographer over six years ago. It was a bit of a shock to me and I wrestled with the idea, because Canon is safe and familiar and their gear have been my beloved tools […]


Canon’s New Lenses

While the rest of the photo world prattles on about the new Nikon D800 – and yes, it does look pretty damn impressive – I’m going to share a few words on Canon’s new lens announcements. This past week saw the release of the EF 28mm f2.8 IS, EF 24mm f/2.8 IS, and of course […]


Some Mixed Thoughts

Time for one of “those” posts again, where I share a random mix of photos and ideas that have caught my attention over the past few weeks. As I’ve mentioned before, I spend a lot of time each week keeping up with other photography blogs, which I find to be a wealth of both information […]


Review – Canon 70-200L f/4 IS

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a gear review, mostly because my rate of gear acquisition has slowed dramatically since the spring. The reason is simple; I’ve finally added the last necessary lens to my bag. “Necessary,” is of course the key word here. There are still an easy half-dozen lenses that I’d love […]


Hack your 400D (and more)

Ever wish that your 400D was more like, oh say, a 7D?  Turns out it can be, with just a little software hacking.  Because honestly, many of the differences between the Rebel series and the xxD or xD lines are software based. Turns out that on the 400D, several features are missing simply because they […]


Exciting Lens Announcements

Finally, some good news on the lens front!  During the past two days both Canon and Sigma have released info on new lenses that are of great interest to anyone who shoots wildlife (or sports). The most exciting of the two is Canon’s new 200-400L f/4 IS, which is apparently in the development stage.  This […]


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