Thanks for reading/viewing along on my journal here. I know the last posts have been more of a visual record of my practicing with my various photography combos. Just like getting up early to walk or shoot hoops, practicing with different camera combos to build up the muscle memory is always a good thing. Plus […]
The other day it dawned on me that I could use the cheap kit lens from the D5300, the ubiquitous 18-55mm on my various Nikon 1 cameras adapted with the FT1. I’ve obviously used all of my F mount lenses on this thing for testing and goofing off purposes many times in the past but […]
I bought a really excellent condition Nikon D5300 and kit lens the other day. It was too cheap to pass up and after using the exif checker, this camera had only been used for about 4000 pictures. I thought it would be nice to have a simple light camera that has a flip out screen […]
So I finally bought a native Fuji lens for my X-E1, a used 16-50mm XC kit lens. Probably the cheapest lens that Fuji makes, and you know, it’s not that bad. Especially not for the price on the used market. I think it’s great because its so light and the footprint in the inventory slot […]
With all the buzz around the new Nikon Z 135mm f/1.8 Plena, I thought I’d exercise some self control and instead tinker with my existing “free” combos. Here are some sample portraits with the Nikon 105mm 1.4E on the Fuji GFX 50S. It’s mounted with a simple dummy adapter, the one I use for the […]
Here are some photos of the random combos I’ve put together with the GFX and F mount lenses. The first is a Tokina 500mm f/8 lens. (Thanks Robbie for gifting me this lens a few years ago) It turns into a 400mm and it’s not that bad if you avoid bright highlights in the background. […]
Hello everyone I added a new tool to the fleet the other day, a medium format Fujifilm GFX 50S. For some the sensor size would be more aptly described as a Full Frame+, but this digital photography thing has been changing the status quo for quite some now. I remember back in the day about […]
All this time I totally forgot about trying the 105mm 1.4E on the classic D700. This lens usually stays forever mounted on my other main body. Always wide open at f/1.4 because well, that’s where this lens shines annnd because the D610 sensor is so dusty every speck shows up at smaller apertures. The D700 […]
Behold, here are some amazing lo-fi aesthetic photos from the iPhone 3GS! Again thanks to Phalatda for letting me take a trip down memory lane with this lovely image making device. I’m being very serious here, this phone renders some images like a disposable film camera. The newer cameras and phones are super great for […]
Since it’s the Autumn season down here in Georgia I thought I’d change up the look on my small cameras, just by giving them a new fancy leather camera strap! I went on an ordering spree last week and here are some of the affordable options from Amazon. The most expensive strap was $25 and […]
Hope everyone is enjoying the summer and avoiding the terrible heatwave! Just wanted to share some of the camera gear that I’ve gotten since earlier this year. Part of the fun of photography is wondering about another camera or lens’ special ability–since they all have one! Some of this gear was free, and others cost […]
The Short: A Sigma with probably the best and most vibrant colors of all the Sigma DSLRs, with the responsiveness and reliability that was missing from the earlier SD14–BUT, it’s also a Sigma camera with probably the craziest highlight blowing potential in all exposure modes and picture settings and hints of the inconsistent white balance […]
So here are some photos from two rolls of Fujifilm Superia 400 shot with my Olympus Stylus Zoom. I got this camera from a friend years ago and it just sat on the shelf. It’s funny how in the midst of a film shortage in 2022 I thought it would be neat to roll around […]
Hello everyone! Around the holidays I added another tool to the fleet, an ancient Sigma SD10! This camera was announced sometime in 2003, and I lucked out because it came with 3 lenses, a flash, battery grip, and a hard case! Plus the camera looked like it had barely been used! So here’s what I’ve […]
1) Cartoon Bag 2) Photos of my Artwork 3) Chocolate Milk 35mm Camera 4) Fujifilm Instax/Polaroid of a memory 5) Halloween Cookies 6) iPad 7) Portfolio 8) All-Star Superman by Grant Morrisson and Frank Quitely, hands down the best story about the Last Son of Krypton p.s. You can’t tell, but I’m wearing my “vintage” […]
One of my photo/gear bags fell apart the other day, so I replaced it with…the same bag!
Notes: More random color grades from recent shoots. Testing with the blending Nodes, which can act like layers in Photoshop. So with BMPCC video, it’s possible to make your own soft focus screen effects. One other thing I’ve been doing is really pushing the hues and saturations of the sky at sunset. Not realistic, but sure […]
More examples from random videos clips shot with the PCC, and the resulting 2 MP still photos that can be exported from Da Vinci Resolve.
With the Mamiya 127mm f/4.7
Mini Review of the BMPCC: a superb video/cinema camera with the power to shoot Cinema DNG raws or simply take frame grabs from the video files–which rival most dedicated DSLR’s.
Just my thoughts on life, this year, and film…
It took me a few days, but I managed to balance the D600 and 17-55mm combo on another Steadicam Merlin (borrowed from a friend to be used as a test mule). Anyone who has tried to setup one of these things with any camera will tell you it’s a lesson in trial and error and […]
Trying out my “free” lens on the D600. The 17-55mm 2.8 DX is a lens for the smaller sensor cameras, but I thought I would use it without enabling the crop mode.
Revisiting one of the many 50mm lenses I used to own.
The ImagingUSA Expo was in our backyard earlier this week in Atlanta. I went to see the gear of course, and to get some inspiration for new things we could possibly make for photography. I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed, but I’ve always known that you can’t make an easy living taking pictures, […]
Just my thoughts and opinions on the newest camera to the fleet, Nikon’s Full Frame FX format D600.
Polaroid Automatic 100 Land Camera and Fuji FP-100C negative recovery with Mr. Clean Magic Eraser!
DIY Bracket to place a 160 LED light on top of the J1, making for a slick little video camera.