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swivel LCD in an SLR

swivel LCD in an SLR

Can you believe it? Finally there’s an SLR camera with an articulating (swivel) LCD. I’ve been waiting years for this. Of course only relatively recently has preview capabilities been available on SLR LCDs. So that was a critical step one. Last year Sony came out with the A350 SLR which has a “tilting” LCD. (Scroll […]

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the unofficial official camera of the White House

the unofficial official camera of the White House

About a month ago, the official portrait of the President of the United States was released. Engadget dug into the EXIF data and provided the vitals. camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IIlens: 105mmaperture: f/10exposure: 1/125 secondISO: 100flash: none photographer: Pete Souza (official White House photographer)date: 1/13/2009 5:38 p.m. It’s very interesting that the Canon EOS […]

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Nikon D400 coming

Nikon D400 coming

My 6 megapixel SLR is showing its age. I’m itching for a full frame 16+ megapixel SLR. Problem is that the only such Nikon that currently exists is the D3X. 8 grand. ouch. I’ve been keeping a close eye on nikonrumors.com especially considering that the big PMA show is coming in the first week of […]

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Nikon lens with best aperture for good price

Nikon lens with best aperture for good price

Yesterday Nikon released the AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G lens. It’s a fixed focal length lens. That means there’s no zoom. Because there’s no zoom, that means the lens body is more shallow allowing for a better maximum aperture. And get this. Its maximum aperture is f/1.8. Sweet shallow depth of field beauty! I’m stunned. […]

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Nikon microscope attachment

Nikon microscope attachment

Now just what would I magnify first if I got my hands on the Nikon Fabre Photo EX? It’s a stereoscopic microscope with up to 66 times magnification. It hooks up to any Nikon DSLR. Now that’s velvet. It looks like it’s only available in Japan for now. surprise, surprise. About $1200.

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where to get excellent photo prints

where to get excellent photo prints

Looking for a service that provides excellent prints of your photographs for a good price? I haven’t performed any lab tests, but I must say that I’m very impressed with shutterfly.com. My wife ordered a couple dozen prints and they look great. Other places tend to have a habit of producing dark prints. I know […]

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camera warmer

camera warmer

It’s advertised as a hand warmer. But anyone who photographs in the cold of winter will appreciate how this device will keep their camera equipment warm and not frozen. $65 (and it’s from the great nation of Japan).

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level attachment for camera

level attachment for camera

Yesterday’s blog post was about a pair of $19 chinese throwing stars. Today’s post features another $19 gadget. It’s a camera level that attaches to cameras that have hot shoe ports. It’s super nice that it has levels for all the different angles. Though $19 seems a bit steep for this. If it were $12 […]

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President-elect Obama

President-elect Obama

I like the sound of that… President-elect Barack Obama. World history was made in Chicago on November 4, 2008 at Grant Park. And I was there for it. Barack Obama had just been elected President of the United States of America and he was making his acceptance speech at Grant Park. I was among the […]

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