Saving an Olympus OM-D E-M5 file part 2: BLOWN highlight recovery. About a week or two ago I published a post showing how robust a file from the Olympus E-M5 can be if you underexpose it. It was easily brought back with the hidden shadow detail coming right back and though it did have a ..READ MORE..
Leica X2, Sony NEX-7 and Olympus OM-D – One more quick comparison! Sharpness, color and DOF Just thought I would post one more comparison between these three cameras while I could. Basically, this is just to show what will come out of each camera in the same light, same moment, same aperture. Each camera was ..READ MORE..
The Leica X2 Review – Can Leica still win us over with their charms? Here we are at the end of May 2012 and I have been shooting with the new Leica X2 for just about a week. I have shot quite a few snaps and images with it already (I am a slow going ..READ MORE..
Leica Monochrom – Flat or not? Plus side by side with the X2 OK, this will be my last post on the Monochrom until my review in July but after my last post where I showed some quick images from the Monochrom that were processed using Snapseed on my iPad I noticed some have commented ..READ MORE..
Steve, As you know, my baby girl was born a year ago. Since her birth, I started taking a picture of her monthly on our couch. I thought this would be a great way to demonstrate how much she has grown over the past year. It was easy initially but as time has gone, it’s ..READ MORE..
Why Leica Rules by George Sutton A friend recently commented that the future of photography is the software. I know the marketing people would love hearing that. I like following the new stuff as much as the next person. Without that sites like this would not have a lot to talk about. But despite the ..READ MORE..
The Leica Monochrom – more early 1st thoughts with a pre-production camera – Part 1 So I was told by Leica today that the Monochrom body I have is a Prototype and not ready for a review as they are still working on firmware (this one has .009). They tell me full production models will ..READ MORE..
Hi Steve, I recently came back from travels in Asia and Asia minor and am sending you a few shots from my Istanbul leg of the journey. Istanbul was cold, grey and bitingly cold (winds, rain, snow) but after Istanbul Kerala in India awaited with tropical heat and humidity. On top of that I decided ..READ MORE..
The Leica X2 1st Look Video and yes…Unboxing The Leica X2 has arrived to my house for review so I made the video below to show you guys what it looks like. When the original X1 was released I did an unboxing video to show off the really cool box and the X2 keeps that ..READ MORE..
Dear Steve, I was thankful for the Daily Inspiration #350 photos of Marko Hehl. He made nice use of the Olympus Grainy Film mode which I believe is more than just a fancy effect for a digital camera. The Olympus grainy film mode is like having a roll of Neopan 1600 or even Ilford 3200 ..READ MORE..
Leica Monochrom 1st Look Video and Sample – Review in July OK! I have had this PRE-PRODUCTION Leica Monochrom camera for about 18 hours and have only shot a few things around the park and my house but did manage to make a quick 1st look video. 1st thoughts on the Leica Monochrom? ..READ MORE..
SLR Magic Raises the price of the T0.95 Hyperprime Leica mount to $4995 Due to lens productions costs industry wide, SLR Magic has just raised the price of their 50mm T0.95 Hyperprime lens to $4995. I asked Andrew, head honcho over at SLR Magic why this was and he stated it was all due to ..READ MORE..
Summer is almost upon us by Ibraar Hussain The weather has been pants lately, but there is hope, our weather forecasters are telling us that the extended April Showers are at an end! I absolutely love the summer, school holidays are a time of fun, country loafs, beach trips and generally chilling out and enjoying the ..READ MORE..
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 sensor. Can you save an under exposed shot? YES! I noticed a comment in a post I made earlier with the Crazy Comparison between the Nikon D800, Sony NEX-7 and Olympus OM-D about pulling out shadow detail with a micro 4/3 sensor. So, I decided to try it out because yesterday ..READ MORE..
Crazy Comparison! Nikon D800 vs Sony NEX-7 vs Olympus E-M5 JUST FOR FUN guys, so please – no getting bent out of shape! I have done those crazy comparisons for 2 1/2 years and I do them for fun and “just because”. Why? Because I can! Basically I take each camera and shoot the same ..READ MORE..