Traveling with a Mirrorless Camera
Jan16

Traveling with a Mirrorless Camera

Sigma’s ART lens category includes the Sigma 30mm f/2.8 DN and 19mm f/2.8 DN lenses designed for mirrorless lens cameras. Priced at $199, both lenses incorporate telecentric optical designs and a linear auto focusing motor for accurate and quiet focusing for video. They have metal exteriors and a simple focus ring with varying textures to distinguish each part of the lens. The Sigma 19mm f/2.8 DN is a relatively wide-angle lens...

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Wordless Wednesday #055: “Louisville, CO at Dusk”
Mar27

Wordless Wednesday #055: “Louisville, CO at Dusk”

Louisville, CO at dusk, shot with Panasonic Lumix GF3 with Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 lens.

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New Bag for Growing MFT System
Feb01

New Bag for Growing MFT System

Regular readers know that I’m a big fan of the Micro Four-thirds system (see our regular MFT Mondays features) and that my camera bag of choice has been Think Tank’s Retrospective 5 because of a combination of practicality, size and retro good looks. But as I kept adding new gear to my system, I outgrew the bag. Any new bag would have to be able to hold: Panasonic Lumix G2 body, Panasonic Lumix GF3 body, Olympus E-P3 body,...

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Micro Four-thirds in the Studio
Nov26

Micro Four-thirds in the Studio

I believe that the first series of shots in any portrait session should be a warm-up for both the photographer and subject and for my recent shoot with model Stevie Weisbeck, I started by stetting up two Bowens Gemini 400Rx monolights. The first lighting set-up was a simple one with a 36-inch silver umbrellas used in conventional bounce mode: The main light was placed at camera right, with a second 400Rx located at the back of the...

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Micro Four Thirds that’s Really Micro
Sep24

Micro Four Thirds that’s Really Micro

I’m convinced that the Micro Four Thirds system and other mirrorless cameras are the future of photography. Maybe I’m wrong but companies such as Sigma, Tamron, Zeiss and even Konica-Minolta (yes that Konica-Minolta) have announced lenses for mirrorless cameras. Adapters, such as the Fotodiox Adapter, that I just added to my system, lets me use Leica M lenses with Olympus PEN and Panasonic Lumix cameras providing a gateway to...

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