12-26-2014 Note: This review is written as a casual review based on user experiences. I don't intend to provide a calibrated, scientific description of this lens. In 2014, Olympus came through on their promise to bring a second PRO-version zoom lens to market. After the heralded debut of the Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO lens late … Continue reading Gear review: Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens
09-25-2014 When I bought my first single lens reflex (SLR) camera in 1974, it came with a 50mm lens. This lens was often referred to as a "normal" lens because its focal length closely mimics the field of view of the human eye. Lenses with a focal length shorter than 35mm were considered "wide … Continue reading Olympus 25mm lens: the new Normal
12-27-2013 This has been a great year, one filled with changes, growth and plenty of fun. The year started with relocating to Lincoln, California. While Lincoln is not far from Sacramento, it has a very different feel. With a population of 44,000 people, Lincoln offers a quieter and slower-paced lifestyle. Local businesses are very friendly … Continue reading 2013 – Looking back over the last 12 months
04-02-2013 (Click on photos to see a larger view.) I've been shooting quite a few sporting events lately. Actually, it was action photography that got me started in photography, um, 39 years ago. Motorcycle racing, to be more specific. Sports photography requires specialized photo gear if you want to improve your chances of getting … Continue reading Sports photos – how much gear is enough?
08-23-2012 OK, this will be a stretch, but watch as I connect two seemingly random topics, my camera's histogram and our country's political landscape, into one post. The other day I was explaining how a camera's histogram works to a student, when I realized I could have also been describing the ways we view the … Continue reading What my histogram has taught me about our political problems
Raley Field, home of the Sacramento River Cats 07-28-2012 Figuratively speaking, of course. I regularly shoot Sacramento River Cats baseball games for Sacramento Press. The River Cats are the MILB AAA team that feeds the Oakland A's. The baseball park is located at Raley Field in West Sacramento and the park has a little … Continue reading I took a knife to a gunfight…and lived.
07-24-2012 ... sort of .... This week Canon announced its first mirrorless camera, the Canon EOS M. Sadly, I'm underwhelmed. All I can do is sigh. It seems that Canon had a great opportunity to build the perfect storm of cameras: compact, mirrorless, interchangeable lens design (check), high quality sensor (check), electronic eye-level viewfinder (umm, … Continue reading Canon (finally) enters the mirrorless camera world…