Category Archives: camera and lens

Anybody near Nashville able to help me test autofocus of my camera?

My 5DSR is being inconsistent. I’d like to try adjusting it to individual lenses, but it seem that it doesn’t focus the same way twice, so there’s no baseline for adjustments. Perhaps I am doing something wrong? I can work … Continue reading

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WW2 Uhertl scope, others like it

Does anyone in or near Nasvhille have such an item that I could photograph? I could use images of any optics older than about 1970.

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Importing video from LG G5 to Premier

Does anyone know what setting I should use for editing G5 video in Premier CS5? I tried 1920×1080 29.97 frame rate, 48kHz audio, but playback looks distorted. Almost as if the encoding fails on any scenes with motion.

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Green

The local photo printer utterly failed to preserve detail in the white of the flower above. Any suggestions for a good web based print shop that can do a good job on properly set up files?

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3D (stereo) TV monitors?

I am trying to find a currently produced TV monitor that would support 3D content…but can’t find anything listed. Suggestions? Also, is there any currently made 3D camera, or Fuji Real 3D W3 is it?

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Looks like the compact camera search is over.

The winner is Panasonic GM5 with 20/1.7 lens, carried in CCW Breakaways pants. The main challenge now is to find a reasonably priced used GM5 body that’s not bundled with a zoom lens. Any pointers?

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Compact camera musings

Sony NEX7 with 20mm/2.8 pancake…fits all needs except macro. Same with 30/3.5 macro fits all needs except pocketability. It would even mount the FE 55/1.8 as a short tele. From standpoint of ergonomics, Olympus Pen F would bring articulated LCD … Continue reading

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Portable generator recommendations needed

I am looking for a field-portable generator suitable for running a couple of studio flashes (without preview lights). Total current draw would be quite low. Main requirements are: Quiet Reliable Lightweight Simple in operation Any suggestions on what to buy … Continue reading

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Compact camera considerations again…

This topic seems to come up regularly. With my 4/3 body now in deep infrared configuration, I have no small cameras on hand. My smallest body is Sony A7R, and it’s hefty once 55mm lens is attached. It also lacks … Continue reading

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Product and people photography seminar in Nashville, November 12-13

The dates have been set for the next photo technique seminar. Enrollment is limited to four students maximum (three spots are open at this time). Two courses are offered: Product photography, with emphasis on guns and blades: Saturday 12th — … Continue reading

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Once an object of desire, now a functional antique

An Olympus Pen F half-frame, a real classic. Once upon a time, nearly twenty years ago, I really wanted one of these but couldn’t justify the price. One of the major features, for me, was the default vertical framing. Getting … Continue reading

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Manual focusing with Canon 5DS R camera?

I am looking at getting a 135/2 lens for use with the Canon, but it has a finder screen optimized for lenses no faster than 2.8. With the older 5Dmk2, I could get a higher contrast focusing screen for use … Continue reading

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Another photography blog

Mostly images of people, might be of interest to some of my readers.

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Infrared camera for sale

I am getting an upgraded IR camera, so my Canon EOS REBEL T3 will be available. Selling it with a second battery and charger, $275 for everything, plus shipping cost from zip code 37076. Example of B&W image (it will also … Continue reading

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Seminar on photographic lighting

I am considering offering seminars on photographic technique. The two topics most often requested are people and product, specifically firearms. Could I see a show of hands — who would be interested in one-day seminars, conducted on weekends? Product photography, … Continue reading

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The dirty air of yesteryear

It’s hard to make photographic masterpieces like those of Fan Ho. Besides the amazing eye he had for composition and light, three technical factors gave his images the characteristic glow. Two of them: imperfect lens coatings and orthochromatic film are easy … Continue reading

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Canon problem: help me figure out what’s wrong!

  I have no idea what’s wrong. All other lenses work fine on 5DS R body. The lens in question works fine on 5Dmk2 and Sony A7R bodies. But the two aren’t working on combination. Camera firmware is up to … Continue reading

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Olympus E500 or similar camera

Does anyone have an E500 they could lend me for a few days? I’d like to figure out if friend’s problem with one are from the technical limitations of the body or some other cause.

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Where to get lenses and camera tested for focus problems? (Nashville)

Ever since I got 5DRS, I’ve been getting an insanely high proportion of out of focus photos with 70-200/2.8. With 80% of the images of stationary objects looking defocused, I am trying to figure out how to check if the … Continue reading

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Microphone advice needed

I am looking for two microphones for use with Canon XA20 video camera. One would be an on-camera mike (something like Audio-Technica AT8022), the other a remote (something like Sennheiser AVX). Knowing entirely too little about audio recording, I need advice on what’s … Continue reading

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