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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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Photoshop CS6

I finally gave in and upgraded to Photoshop CS6. It’s been installed for about two weeks now and I’m slowly becoming more comfortable with it. It’s funny, since…

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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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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…

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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…

Interesting Links

It’s one of those weeks where I’ve sat down at the computer pretty much every day, ready to write, but nothing good has come.  It happens.  Writer’s block,…