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Best Marker / Pen for Signing Photographic Prints

Yesterday, I received in the mail a huge canvas gallery wrap of a photo I took a few weeks ago in Tuscany.  It was an expensive print ($200), so I wanted to be sure I was using the very best pen or marker on the print to put my signature on it. Trouble was, I wasn’t sure which to pick, …

Photoshop 2015 (&CC) Announced with a Few New Features

Only a few seconds ago, Adobe announced a few new updates to Creative Cloud’s Lightroom and Photoshop programs.  Here’s a quick rundown of the changes. New Feature in Lightroom New “Dehaze” Slider Allows photographers to remove haze (fog) from photos, and appears to work remarkably well You can also add IN haze to a photo, but only globally (not a local …

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Sony A7RII Announced – And it looks awesome!

Sony quietly announced the A7RII, and it looks awesome from the specs, but specs rarely tell the full story.  For now, all we can do is look at the specs. Basic Specs 42.4 megapixel Exmor R BSI CMOS Back-Illuminated Sensor BIONZ X Image Processor 5-Axis In-body image stabilization (which works with some third party Canon and Nikon lenses) 399 Phase-Detect …

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EFCS and Your Camera: What photographers should know

EFCS in cameras stands for “Electronic First Curtain Shutter.”  It means that instead of using both curtains in the shutter, the sensor itself scans the sensor to begin the exposure, and the second curtain is an actual, physical shutter curtain moving over the sensor.  The benefit of EFCS is that it reduces vibration in the camera body which can lead to …

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Tamron 150-600mm Review: The ultimate hobbyist wildlife lens?

The Tamron 150-600mm lens in Nikon mount has been incredibly popular since its announcement.  For months it couldn’t be kept in stock. The reason that the lens is so popular is because it’s the first high quality supertelephoto lens that has been offered at a good price. Other lenses, like the Bigma (Sigma 150-500), have always been far more of a …