First Shots: Canon G1 X Mark II

I’ve been shooting with Canon’s brand new flagship Powershot camera this week, the G1 X Mark II. The original G1 X didn’t really interest me at all. This camera, however, is a different story. I’m still assessing its abilities, but right off the bat I’m impressed with the image quality. The RAW files respond well […]

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Megapixel Madness

Nikon D800 +  Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G | 1/250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 It’s impossible to appreciate fully by simply viewing the downsized images I’m posting here, but from what I’ve seen so far on my monitor at home, files from the Nikon D800 look downright stunning.  It seems that the big headline feature of the camera […]

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Growing Up Too Fast

Nikon V1 + 1 Nikkor 10mm f/2.8 + SB-N5 | 1/20 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 My great nephew Julian is now a touch over one month old, and wow, kids grow fast! Last night, he met up with the entire family for the first time. Of course, uncle Jonathan has a camera in tow. The […]

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Running Shiba, Gunning Nikon V1

Nikon V1 + 1 Nikkor 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 15mm | 1/100 sec, f/4.8, ISO 100 Suki and I have been missing on the blog for a while, but we’re back to talk about the Nikon 1 V1! I must admit, when Nikon first announced the Nikon 1, their first mirrorless camera system, I wasn’t terribly […]

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Blue Hour Photographs

Fuji X100 | 9 sec, f/11, ISO 200 (JPEG output: Astia) On the way to meet friends for dinner in downtown SF last night, I stopped by the pier to grab some night shots with the X100. It was a surprisingly warm evening. Perfect for a relaxing stroll with the camera. Left: Fuji X100 | 1/10 sec, f/2, ISO 200 (hand-held) […]

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Fuji X100 : Intelligent Flash

Fuji X100 | 1/400 sec, f/5.6, ISO 800 You know those tiny and often useless flash units built into many smaller cameras or that pop out of the top of many DSLRs? The ones that many people totally avoid using because they seem to hurt more than help? The X100 has one of those. Here’s the thing though: […]

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Hanging Out in Arizona

Fuji Finepix X100 Sedona, AZ. My goodness what a beautiful town. I really wish had time to properly photograph the area, but we were in a hurry to get to our next stop. Sedona is very….red. The buildings are red, the rocky landscapes are red…even the light poles are red! The landscapes are simply incredible, […]

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