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Video

S-Log3 experiment with the Sony a6300

In January 2018 I bought the Sony a6300. It replaced my beloved a5000, bringing upgrades such as a viewfinder, better autofocus, and much better video. In the previous article, I mentioned experimenting more in 2020. So why not start with color grading? I used the Sony 18-105mm f/4 G OSS as it’s the only one […]

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Story

2020 Photography Goals

January 1st is a good day to plan for the next 365 days. Here’s what I’d like to accomplish in 2020: Get out of the city more often and embrace landscape and astrophotography; Buy a good tripod; Plan ahead of shooting; Complete the Dogwood 52 photography challenge and post the results every week. I can’t […]

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Opinion

Photography puts things into perspective

We live in an age the level of noise is extremely high. Neverending breaking news cycles are assaulting our need for safety, making us less willing to communicate with others. In turn, we take the shouting to social media networks. It never ends. Taking a hobby might help dial down the loudness. Photography did it […]

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Opinion

DJI got the size and weight right with the Mavic Mini

There were a lot of camera related announcements. The one that stood out for me is the new DJI Mavic Mini. It’s the cheapest drone in the range and features a few specs suited for beginners. The size and weight are the ones I feel matter the most. In a world where smartphones have given […]

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Story

Vintage Lens: Tamron Auto 300mm f/5.6

I have a few vintage lenses at my disposal, so I’m going to write about them. The first one is the Tamron Auto 300mm f/5.6. Built between 1972 and 1973, the lens cost around $50 last summer when I wanted something with more reach. One thing that annoys me when searching for new gear reviews […]

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News

Nikon has joined the APS-C mirrorless party with the Z50

It’s hard to believe Nikon is the second camera company to have a mirrorless system with the same mount for both its full frame and APS-C models. That’s a good start for the newly announced Nikon Z50, a 20-ish megapixel mirrorless camera, that can shoot 11 fps and 4K 30p. There are some good things […]

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Opinion

Be happy with your camera

The internet comment section is heavily focused on specs, rather than what makes a camera a joy to use. The newly announced Sony A9II is the perfect example. Sony already had a highly praised sports professional camera – the A9 – and they improved upon the things pros need: ergonomics, dust and moisture resistance, faster […]

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Opinion

Entry-level ILCs might be marketed to the wrong audience

The Canon M200 is the latest entry-level interchangeable lens camera that uses hip and likable young people in the adverts. And I get the idea. Young people want to look as good as possible on social media. Smartphones may be more convenient to use, but they lack the benefits of a bigger sensor and dedicated […]

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Reviews

Peak Design Leash First Impressions

It’s no secret the hottest name in camera straps today is Peak Design. Out of their many offerings, I chose the Leash to replace the standard Sony Strap. Here’s what I found out. Packaging is great When a company goes the length to have good packaging, you know you are in good hands. It’s the […]

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Reviews

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Review

I feel there’s nothing much to say about the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN lens. I’ve been shooting with the 30mm version for over a year and a half. I also tested the 56mm lens. All three are a testament to Sigma’s dedication. But if you have a couple of minutes to spare, here’s what […]