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A new ship

The search – and research – is finally over and I’m the proud owner of a brand new kayak! I came home earlier this week with a Wilderness Systems Ride 115 and have already gotten everything ready so that I can take it out over the weekend. Turns out the Ride wasn’t even one of […]


Spring birding with the Olympus 75-300mm

It’s taken six months, but I’ve finally been able to take the Olympus m.Zuiko 75-300mm into the field for some solid birding work. It’s the first good evaluation I’ve been able to make of it under these conditions; birding was the main reason I bought it, but my timing was off, with it arriving at […]


Thoughts on a few photography books

I have always been a voracious reader of books – loved them as a kid and still do today.  Bookstores are some of my favorite places in the world – real bookstores, that is, which means the smaller, quainter ones that actually have character.  B&N, BAM, Borders, and the like do not count. Photography meshes […]


Messin’ around with macro

The Leica 45mm macro lens is gone and I’m back to just my Takumar 50mm f/4 macro. It’s an all-manual lens on an adapter, but given how often I really shoot macros, combined with the very manual-esq nature of the shooting, that’s not a problem. Plus the Takumar is incredibly sharp and pleasant to work […]


Some thoughts on m4:3 lenses

There’s been several new lens announcements for micro 4/3 lately and I just wanted to share a few thoughts on them. Sadly, none of these announcements are very exciting, at least not directly. But here’s the recap: 3 new Sigma lenses (19mm, 30mm, & 60mm f/2.8s) 1 new Tamron lens, a 14-150mm a Olympus 75-300mm […]


New toys…er, tools

UPS dropped off cool stuff on Friday – a new Fotodiox 312AS LED light panel and a copy of Kirk Tuck’s “LED Lighting: Professional Techniques for Digital Photographers.” Because A) the price of the LED panel kit is very, very affordable and B) what good is a how-to book if you don’t have the tools […]


A heck of a deal

43rumors posted Thursday about a great deal at B&H, where you can get both the Sigma 19mm and Sigma 30mm m4:3 lenses for the price of one. That’s right, two lenses for $199. Which is a pretty freaking awesome deal no matter how you look at it. But it’s even more awesome because both of […]


Manual

Got to thinking about things – all manner of abstract and oddity – during my drive to Lock Haven last weekend. Mandy was asleep in the passenger’s seat, traffic was sparse in the early morning hours, and my mind wandered as it usually does on long trips. I won’t bore you to deal with a […]


Panasonic 14mm pancake lens

The Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 pancake, a lens that you just don’t hear much about. It doesn’t have the rabid following of either the Lumix 20mm or the Leica 25mm. Despite being the widest of the m4:3 primes, it’s overlooked. And unfairly so. I’m not calling this a review because I’m going to skip over all […]


Review – Panasonic Leica 100-300mm

Pansonic’s 100-300mm telephoto was one of the first lenses I bought for my m4:3 system. It was the replacement to my venerable Canon 300L f/4 IS, which was a spectacular lens itself, albeit a very large, heavy lens to lug around. I had high hopes for the 100-300, as I’d seen a number of really […]


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