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If I could only use one lens…

…it’d be the Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4.  Of course statements like that are kind of stupid, since no one lens is going to be perfect in every single…

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The Goldilocks Dilemma

A couple of weeks back I caved and ordered a new photo bag. The problem was that my little Domke F-10 was just a little too small –…

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Adobe’s Creative Cloud

The news about Adobe’s new Creative Cloud model is pretty much common knowledge now; there’s been plenty of posts about it on other sites. Some of those just…

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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…

BRENT PENNINGTON Killdeer at Archbald Regional Park on the morning of 31 March 2013.

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…

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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…

BRENT PENNINGTON Macro images of orchid blossom at greater than 1:1, taken in the studio on 11 February 2013.

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…

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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…

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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.”…

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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…

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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,…

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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…