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Promoting My Photography More Effectively

Promoting My Photography More Effectively

I  am hardly an expert at self-promotion. But I figure it’s never too late to try and also that nobody is gonna know about my work unless I mention it. So here goes. I’ve put together a large listing of many of my photographs, both digital and film, right here at my website. If you [Continue]

Slide Duplication How To

Slide Duplication How To

Recently I’ve been engaged in conversations at several different forums on duplicating slides using a digital camera. I’ve been using a DSLR and more recently a mirrorless NEX 7 to duplicate my slides for almost five years now, so it occurs to me that it is probably time for me to go ahead and write [Continue]

Tamron 60B SP 300mm f/2.8 LD IF — a Bargain Pro Telephoto

Tamron 60B SP 300mm f/2.8 LD IF — a Bargain Pro Telephoto

Well, if you don’t mind shooting with a manual focus lens, that is. And I don’t, cuz that’s how I got started in photography, and I’m still really used to cranking on the ol’ focusing collar. The Tamron 60B compared very well against its Canon and Nikon 300/2.8 contemporaries. If you visit the adaptall-2.org website, [Continue]

Possibly the Best Manual Focus 80-200 Ever?

Possibly the Best Manual Focus 80-200 Ever?

You may or may not be aware of this, but there is a growing trend among photographers, who are using older manual focus lenses on their digital cameras.  It isn’t just some flash in the pan sort of thing, either.  In fact, we have prestigious lens makers such as Zeiss making manual focus lenses expressly [Continue]

Canon IIIa Rangefinder Outfit Continues to Grow

Canon IIIa Rangefinder Outfit Continues to Grow

Nowadays, lenses and accessories for these old Leica Thread Mount (LTM) Canons are getting pricey.   Unless you’re patient, that is.  Or you fall into good deals.  Both happened to me recently.  I managed to snag a Kyoei Super Acall 135mm f/3.5 off eBay recently — complete with the original box and instructions — for an [Continue]

Fun with a Canon IIIa Rangefinder

Fun with a Canon IIIa Rangefinder

There’s a certain something about the old Canon rangefinders that just appeals to me.  The French have a term for it: je ne sais quoi. Which literally means ‘I don’t know what’.  Thanks, guys.  That was a big help. Must be the accent that does it.  But whatever it is, it’s enough for me to [Continue]

Digitizing Slides to DVD: Which Way to Go?

Digitizing Slides to DVD: Which Way to Go?

If you’re like a lot of folks who used to shoot slides, or perhaps you still do, you probably have a large collection by now. Perhaps you’re worried about emulsion degradation and want to archive them. Perhaps you just want the convenience of having them in digital format so they can be enhanced or transferred [Continue]

Manual Focus Macro Classics — A Comparison

Manual Focus Macro Classics — A Comparison

Not everybody has drunk the autofocus Koolaid, you know.  Some of us started out with manual focus gear and actually like it.  Call me anachronistic if it makes you feel better.  Heck, I don’t care.  When I first got serious about photography, one of the things I enjoyed most about the process was the feeling [Continue]

Sigma DP1s — What’s all the excitement about?

Sigma DP1s — What’s all the excitement about?

Well, it turns out that my first photographic post is not going to be about lenses.  It’s going to be about point & shoot digicams.  Specifically the Sigma DP1s.  I was given the opportunity to try out a friends brand new DP1s, and was mildly interested because its minimalist looks appeal to me. Its 16.6mm [Continue]