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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 […]

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Challenge

Photography Challenge #6

This one’s for those who believe a dedicated camera will make you a better photographer. To some extent it does. But the most important factor when photographing anything is light. The 6th Dogwood52 challenge is called “No Filter”. So no fancy edits, no wild colouring, just the basic exposure settings. What’s great about this photo […]

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Story

Photographing the Milky Way in Thailand

The end of January is not the best time to photograph the Milky Way. Still, travelling to an island with low light pollution was the perfect chance to take my first Milky Way photograph of the year. Planning I used PhotoPills for planning the shot. I already knew I wanted a panorama over both land […]

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Challenge

Photography Challenge #5

The fifth challenge of the year revolved around landscape symmetry. Again, being in Thailand, opportunities were abundant: Palm trees are not something you see often in Romania, let alone placed in rows. Thailand has them by the millions, and I love the symmetry of it all. Here’s the original: If you’re visiting this blog for […]

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Opinion

Sony should consider internal flash storage for their cameras

The new Nikon D6 got me thinking. Sony has backed itself into a corner by choosing SD cards for their cameras. If compactness is everything for them, sticking with SD can’t be good when the competition is using much faster formats. This is why I think internal flash storage could be an excellent idea, especially […]