With the announcement of the Sony alpha 7S and its 12 megapixel sensor, the debate about the relative merits of big-sensel sensors and little-sensel sensors has heated up again. The two poles of the argument: Capture the image at as high a resolution as you can manage. If you need a lower-resolution version, you can… [Read More]
Archives for June 2014
You probably already saw today’s announcement. Some useful improvements — the electronic first curtain shutter (EFCS) by itself is enough to make me a buyer, and maybe they’ve fixed live view — but in general underwhelming. Where is the 54 megapixel sensor? Where is the EVF? I may be cynical, but I asked myself a… [Read More]
In my previous post, I showed you what happens in the succulent slit-scans when atmospheric haze comes and goes over a seven-hour period. Today, I’d like you to see the results of my attempts to process the images to remove the artifacts (I call them artifacts because I don’t like them; I realize that they… [Read More]
It’s unusual for photographers to show you their bad images. I’m no exception; while I try to learn from my mistakes, I don’t advertise them. Maybe that’s a mistake itself. If I learn from them, maybe others can, too. While my photography is idiosyncratic and unique to me, the general ideas may translate. So, in… [Read More]
I respect the quality of their products, but this current Fuji ad is ridiculous: What are they trying to say here? That you don’t buy a camera to make images, but for some other purpose? Maybe to improve your social standing? Or that a camera is not a tool, but a fetishistic object?