Software filters and post-processing have created countless creative options for photographers and cinematographers. With all of this digital processing at our fingertips, we can quickly focus on one element and … Continue reading Case for Glass
After an eight year hiatus, I’ve returned to the realm of full-frame photography as this past week I added a new camera body to my collection — a Sony A7. … Continue reading Sony A7, Changing Perspective
A few weeks ago, I packed up my video kit and headed out to Chicago’s lakefront to shoot some random sunny day footage. The kit consisted of my O’Connor 515 … Continue reading Shooting with an O’Connor 515
Many, many moons ago in a college experience decades past, I wanted to do one of two things with my life: a) make music videos for a living or b) … Continue reading Investing in quality sticks: O’Connor + Gitzo
One thing that I’ve really taken a shine to is using manual focus lenses of all types with my Panasonic GH-1. As I’ve posted elsewhere, to me there’s something magical … Continue reading New Camera in the Stable: Olympus E-PL1
One evening I opened my bag to pull out my Lumix GH1 and much to my horror, I found the camera strap lying at the bottom of the case! Inspecting … Continue reading Repairing a Lumix GH1 strap lug
Unlike the current crop of video-capable DSLR cameras from Canon and Nikon, the Panasonic Lumix GH1 with its micro 4/3 sensor allows, with an appropriate adapter, the use of virtually … Continue reading Lumix GH1, the independent filmmakers’ camera?
Recently I added a new vintage lens to my collection: a 1/2” Wollensak in a c-mount. C-mount lenses are commonly associated with 16mm movie and closed-circuit security cameras and given … Continue reading Circular Photography
I’ve been settling in with my Lumix DMC-G1 and manual lens combination for a few months now, and have made some discoveries along the way. For the most part, I’ve been shooting exclusively with an f1.4 40mm Voigtlander Nokton in a Leica M-mount and the time has been wonderful. That said, owning a G1 and using manual lenses is a different kind of photographic experience and one that has, for me, become both a retro and instinctual excursion.
One of the things I’ve noticed with my Lumix G1/Leica M-mount lens combination is that the lens can “overfocus” at infinity. What that means is that I can’t simply rotate … Continue reading Lumix G1 and the Focus Challenge
A little while ago I decided I wanted a better camera to travel with and the Nikon D200 was a bit much to fit into my regular bag. After doing … Continue reading Adventures with a Lumix G1