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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]

11/15/15 New Filter information from Lee and HiTech

I have been trying to get a simple filter solution for both a 28mm HR Rodenstock and the 32mm HR-W Rodenstock.  Also, now that Phase One is shipping their new wide lenses, the Schneider 35LS and 40-80LS which have 105mm filter threads.  The 105mm … [Read more]

11/12/15 Adobe Lightroom still has no support for the Phase One IQ150–my method of fixing this

When Phase One first announced their flagship CMOS digital back, the IQ250 over 2 years ago, many photographers felt that the price point of $39,995 was way too much for a 50MP 1:3 cropped sensor back.  This issue became even more inflamed when … [Read more]

11/10/15 Springtime at Haw Creek Falls–A great place to spend a day in Arkansas

Taken with a Phase One IQ260 and Arca rm3di tech camera/40mm Rodenstock lens This is a typical day at Haw Creek falls, and I was again lucky to be there without anyone else to stand around and get in the way during the shoot.  Haw Creek is a … [Read more]

11/05/15 New testing results from the Sigma 20mm 1.4 Art lens at lenstip.com

As of this afternoon, the first full review of the new Sigma 20mm 1.4 has been published over on www.lenstip.com  You can read the full review here: Lenstip 20mm 1.4 Sigma review From a quick read I have determined the following: The … [Read more]

10/27/15 Fuji X-Trans Raw Conversions–Which is best Lightroom or Capture One

In 2015, Arkansas did not present a good color display really anywhere throughout the state.  Since July Arkansas has been short on rainfall and the month of September and first half of October no measurable rain fell in the state.   Most of the … [Read more]

03/30/15 New article on Mounting Canvas to Gator board

I have just put up a new article on mounting canvas to gator board.  This is a step by step write up which will take you from a printed canvas to framed print.  You will learn how to cut the canvas to size, prepare the gator board, lay down the glue, … [Read more]

01/27/15 Clouds in motion–A wonderful Time Lapse series from my home

I know I need to fix that deck rail for sure.  But for now my deck has been a great place to capture some great cloud motion.  I am going to get out soon in to the field and start this, but I am still learning and have found out a few things about … [Read more]

01/20/15 Sunset time-lapse from my back deck

Since I went ahead and upgraded my Gopro Hero 3 black to a Hero 4, I have been having much more success with time lapse  in situations where there are extreme changes in lighting, like sunsets and sunrise conditions. This is a quick video taken on … [Read more]

12/17/14 The Phase One A Series cameras–a few thoughts from a tech camera user’s persepective

With the announcement of the A250, A260 and A280, Phase One has a new line of Phase One branded cameras.  The cameras consist of a Alpa TC (travel compact) mated to one of three different Phase One IQ2 backs.  There are 3 different lenses that can be … [Read more]