Category Archives: Photography

Travel write-ups of the trips I have done

Ricoh GR Field Report Part 1

On my recent trips to Europe and Chile I had wanted to take discreet street photos of local people. This usually resulted in me using my Canon S90 as the Pentax K5 was a bit too intimidating and relatively loud … Continue reading

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Chile – San Pedro de Atacama March 30 to April 4, 2013

Chile – a land of contrasts. Chile – Seems like a strange place for a vacation. However, Chile is a misunderstood country by most North Americans. A long slender slice hanging off the western edge of the Andes against the … Continue reading

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Reviews for the Fuji X100S

After doing much Internet research on the Fuji X100S, I found these glowing reviews for the X100s. http://zackarias.com/for-photographers/gear-gadgets/fuji-x100s-review-a-camera-walks-into-a-bar/ http://strobist.blogspot.ca/2013/03/in-depth-new-fujifilm-x100s.html http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/cameras/fuji_x100s_review___fallinin_love_all_over_again.shtml http://www.briankraft.com/Blog/fuji-x100s-wedding-photography-colorado/  

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Street photography camera

Following a recent trip to Chile, I thought about the missing photographic tool in my bag. I have a decent Pentax K5, three primes (15mm, 35mm and 77mm) and a 55 to 300mm zoom. I got excellent photos of the … Continue reading

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New Pentax Compact Camera, the MX1

Just when I thought my next camera could be the Pentax Q, Pentax announces a new compact camera, the MX-1, which seems to offer some compelling new features for a small handheld compact camera. This of course has a built … Continue reading

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Pentax Q review.

I had looked at the Pentax Q when it first camera out as a possible point and shoot camera. I dismissed it as the price was over $700, and the sensor is smaller than my Canon S95 albeit with a … Continue reading

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Pre Photokina Camera Product launch festival

Lots of new cameras announced by the major and not so major camera companies. My own line of cameras, Pentax, has announced two new versions of the K5 with some improvements in the AF and a version without the AA … Continue reading

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Comparison of prime and zoom lenses.

I bought the new DA 55 300 mm zoom lens as my primary lens for photographing orangutans in the jungle in Indonesia. I also brought along my prime Limited lens the FA 77 mm lens. The difference in the quality … Continue reading

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Thoughts on new iPad, part two

I have now had my new iPad for a month. I took this iPad traveling with me to Southeast Asia for a vacation as well as for business. The primary use of the iPad on vacation was to back up … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the new Pentax K01

Pentax recently launched their new mirror-less APSC camera designed by Australian designer Mark Newson. The story seemed to focus more on the exterior design than the innards of the camera. This is basically a K5, which I own, with an … Continue reading

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