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Video

Coffee: a short video

We live in strange times. I haven’t stepped outside the building since March 12. Colleagues are staying home, meetings are held via Microsoft Teams, and life somehow goes on. Luckily we have the technological means to get the things that make these days a bit enjoyable. One of them is coffee. Here’s a short clip […]

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News

Survey: Sony is asking APS-C users what they think about their cameras

Here’s a good way to get your camera wishes straight to Sony. Open the Imaging Edge Mobile app, go to the news section and you should see a new entry for today. After telling the survey about yourself, you’ll answer a few important questions: why you bought your camera, what other cameras you considered before […]

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Challenge

Photography Challenge #9

Time for some moody shots. As I said in my Instagram post last week, there’s two ways to do this. Get someone in the shot or edit the photo in a “moody” way. Since I don’t go to people to ask them to be in my photos, I chose with the second option. This is […]

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Story

The Helios 44M-4 is back

The lens that basically witnessed my childhood is back on my camera. I had some trouble with the aperture blades, but a quick visit to a local camera repair shop solved the issue. I also repaired the Zenit 11, but that’s for another article. Now I can enjoy the vintage feel of the Helios 44M-4: […]

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Video

Want: Nikon ES-2

I’m not defined as an impulse buyer. However, the Nikon ES-2 triggered something in me. I admit I didn’t know Nikon was in the film scanning business, but luckily I saw DPReview’s video about it: As a kid growing up in the ’90s, all my childhood memories are stored on negatives. Products like the Nikon […]

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Challenge

Photography Challenge #8

I was excited for this one. The eight challenge required some guiding lines. There were a lot of options, but in the end I used my drone for the shot. If you haven’t found out yet, I enjoy making panoramas out of multiple pictures. This Dogwood52 challenge gave me the opportunity to create two of […]

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Opinion

I don’t know how to feel about Luminar’s sky replacement tool

For those who don’t know it yet, Luminar’s sky replacement tool is very handy when you need to spice up a bland landscape photography. If it’s done in good taste, it could result in very good looking photos. You can go overboard with it and put a Milky Way right above a very heavily light […]

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Opinion

Sony E 20mm f/2.8 is great for street photography

I want to write a proper review for the Sony 20mm f/2.8 pancake lens. Until then, I thought I’d write a short article stating the obvious: it’s great for street photography. Up until getting this small lens, I frequently switched between the 16mm f/2.8, the 30mm f/1.4 Sigma and the 18-105 f/4. Although the 16mm’s […]

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Challenge

Photography Challenge #7

The 7th challenge of the Dogwood52 photography project isn’t much of a challenge at all. It’s called “Selfie” and it couldn’t have been easier. The time was right, the place was perfect, namely the honeymoon. Although I had the Sony 20mm f/2.8 on the camera at that time, my long hands made up for the […]

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News

Sony Xperia PRO will also be a camera monitor

Sony announced a couple of phones: the Xperia 1 II and the Xperia 10 II. These are an evolution from last year’s models. What caught my attention was the Xperia PRO, a smartphone Sony announced the development of. Xperia PRO will also support an HDMI (footnote 2) connection, which allows the device to be connected to virtually any […]