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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 situation and a 25mm wouldn’t be all too helpful when, say, trying to photograph eagles up on the Plank next winter.  But as a general feeling it […]


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 […]


Looking back at 2012: the year in review

2012 is over, over a week past us now, and we’re back online here. Which means it’s time to begin the retrospective, take a look back across this last trip around the sun, and try to figure out just what the hell went on. It was a good year, overall. It saw a lot of […]


Olympus OM-D E-M5 Review: Conclusion

After shooting with the EM-5 for over a month now, I can sum up my whole experience this simply: I don’t miss my Canon gear. I don’t miss anything about it. Not even a little. I’m thrilled that I made the switch, as the m4:3 system has meet all my expectations, and several times has […]


Olympus OM-D E-M5 Review: Astrophotography

This wasn’t one of the planned reviews, but after spending several hours shooting the night sky on Friday, I knew that I had to change the plan a little and say something about the E-M5’s capabilities in this arena. I realize that astrophotography is a pretty niche application and I don’t know how many of […]


Olympus OM-D E-M5 Review: General Shooting

This is probably the toughest of the reviews to write, just because I want to cover a number of different points. You can probably think of this one as a catch-all, the place for anything that doesn’t exactly fit with the other, more specific posts that are coming (I’ve been writing them out of sequence). […]


Best of 2011

Another year has passed, another trip around the sun, and another few thousand photos taken.  It’d be cliche to make any grand, sweeping statements about the year; there were highs and lows, amazing moments captured and others missed, lessons learned and re-learned.  Looking back through my favorite images, there are some good memories.  There’s also […]


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 […]


Best of 2010

Now that 2010 is over, it’s time for that annual looking-back, the year-in-review, just to remember the good moments and see how far we’ve come.  For me, 2010 was a good year for photography – I organized and shot at my first Strobist workshop; got together with a number of folks and made some great […]


Rethinking Live View

Certain features are quick to catch my negative attention when released. Anyone who has followed me on here has probably noticed this. The list isn’t huge, but it is distinctive: L glass, video modes, LiveView…all have been common targets for my scorn. Unfortunately – and I say unfortunately, because it’s unfortunate for my self-image if […]


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