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06/27/17 Examples of Pixel Shift with motion–Comparing Adobe Lightroom and Silkypix raw conversions

The Pentax K1, has gotten some good and bad press lately, but one review on Dpreview over a month ago really started a negative chain reaction. This review has since been corrected, but as with many things, first impressions tend to be the most … [Read more]

04/13/17 A few misconceptions on the Fuji GFX that continue to swirl around the web

I have continued to be impressed with the Fuji GFX.  I finally found a solution to my needs for a longer lens with the older Mamiya 200mm F 2.8 APO lens.  I will be sharing more on that in the future. What has been a bit disappointing is how some … [Read more]

03/27/17 Review of one of my shots from Calico Rock with the Fuji GFX–Great dynamic range

This is a repost from Photos of Arkansas, however I wanted to add it to my blog.  This shot is from my 03/10/17 trip to Calico Rock, and the details of how I took shot are below.     Taken with a FujiFilm GFX 50s and 32-64 lens, … [Read more]

03/23/17 Fuji Sales Managers in the UK are talking up the GFX–A few thoughts

I noticed this post in Fuji-Rumors today: Fuji Rumors and Fuji UK Sales Manager comments  On reading this post, I had to ask myself, is this the same person who told a group of UK photographers 1 week before the 02/28/17 release of the GFX that … [Read more]

03/22/17 Dpreview takes a 180 degree opinion on the GFX–my thoughts

It's interesting to see the opinion of the GFX at Dpreview take such a 180 degree turnaround from their first posting. But if you take their points to task, there is not too much to complain about. 1. Low Light Performance, here Dpreview compares … [Read more]

03/15/17 Fujifilm GFX 50S–An example of excellent Dynamic Range

The FujiFilm GFX 50S uses the same 50MP chip that has been used by several camera companies over the years.  Phase One uses this chip in the IQ150,250 and 350, and Pentax used it in their 645Z.  Recently Hasselblad used the chip in the 50c Medium … [Read more]

03/11/17 Feedback on Fuji GFX 50s–A great start for Fuji with Medium Format

After a lot of waiting and wanting, Fuji has delivered the GFX to worldwide use. I am extremely grateful to have one as it's readily apparent after the first round of shipments, that the April 2016 earthquake affected the Sony Chip plant a lot more … [Read more]

10/14/16 Fall starting to show it’s colors in Arkansas, but still a lot more needs to happen

It's already the 14th, and in Arkansas the fall colors are really just starting to show.  Arkansas had a very wet August, but extremely dry and hot conditions prevailed during September.  Most of the creeks dried up again and the trees did take a hit … [Read more]

09/23/16 Fall is starting a bit early in Arkansas–Buffalo River Trip

Another example of the amazing Dynamic range of the Phase One IQ100 digital back.  This is one exposure and I was still able to hold my shadows and keep the highlights in line.  This camera still continues to amaze me. What an amazing improvement … [Read more]

08/20/16 Trouble at F-Stop? Maybe, Maybe Not

  There has been a lot of negative press about F-stop recently.  It seems that there are many claims about long wait times, orders never shipping and extremely long back order times.  I had noticed earlier this year when I tried to order a … [Read more]

08/18/16 Capture One “error when processing a file” under Windows systems

This error: has become a considerable pain in daily processing for me with Capture One Vr 9, (all versions) under Windows 7,8, or 10.  If you have noticed this error in your processing, please reach out to Phase One and let them know about … [Read more]

08/16/16 A few notes on the Dynamic Range of the Phase One IQ100

I am starting to get a better feel for the Phase One IQ100 and just where the dynamic range of this amazing digital back performs.  You can read a lot more this in a new article I just published over on photosofarkansas.  This article covers some … [Read more]

08/15/16 Phase One Cable Release–New product announced

Recently Phase One finally announced the "final solution" for a cable release for the XF camera.  Not what I had hoped for but this is it as shown in the photo below. Back in the June 2015 time frame, Phase One announced their new XF camera … [Read more]

02/18/16 Drones and comparisons to modern DSLR or Medium Format cameras

I held off on this as I have always tried to look at the positives and post the same way, but I feel that this post has too many negative implications, especially when attempting to compare the 12MP output from any current drone to a still from a … [Read more]

02/05/16 Somewhere new in Arkansas-White Oak Mountain in the wintertime

Some of the best spots for photography in Arkansas are working the smaller creeks up into their headwaters.  This tends to involve a lot of down hiking but the results can be well worth it.  White Oak Mountain, is actually a long ridge that runs east … [Read more]

01/03/16 Phase One announces 100MP Camera in full frame Medium format and its shipping now here–a first

  NOTE, this picture was obtained from the Digital Transitions website, if you need all the details, they will have them along with raws to download, www.digitaltransitions.com.  You can also expect Capture Integration to have a similar link, … [Read more]

12/14/15 Copying and Pasting images–Sadly it seems to be the norm that no one respects copyright rules on the web

Recently, a friend of mine sent me this link: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/446278644299056070/   On a closer inspection as you can see here:   In this case a person named Deborah Radican, pulled a copy of one of my best … [Read more]

12/12/15 News about Lee 105mm adapter rings SW-150 and Nisi filters polarizer and Neutral Density

I have put up a new video, which covers the new large format filter rings from Lee filters.  These are in the 86mm, 95mm and 105mm size and will work very well with the Lee SW-150 filter holder.     … [Read more]

11/27/15 Recent problems with US Nikon Repair Center

Normally with Nikon repairs, either under warranty or outside of warranty I have not had any problems.  The process is simple, you log on, get a ticket for your lens or camera and send it in for repair.  The process has always been straight forward.  … [Read more]

11/19/15 Red Sky at Night Sailors Delight!!, Wonderful evening shot from the upper Piney Creek Wilderness Arkansas

This is a shot that I like to think, puts all things back into perspective.  For 2015, the Autumn in Arkansas the colors were just terrible.  We also had a lot of rain late in October, which was too late for the streams.  All the streams are running … [Read more]