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Sony a7r … Houston, we have a problem!

Sony a7r ... Houston, we have a problem!

Does the shutter in the new Sony a7r cause vibrations? Many talking about it and it’s pretty obvious there is an issue …


Sony RX100 – the new king of pocket cameras?

Sony RX100 - the new king of pocket cameras?

Many photographers are constantly seeking the “perfect” pocket camera … something which can record a decent quality image suitable for printing in some larger sizes such as 16×20.  I’ve tried many of these little cameras and have written about most of them.  I started with a Canon G9 moving up to a G11 before switching […]


DxO tests show Nikon d800 is better than a PhaseOne IQ180! Really?

DxO tests show Nikon d800 is better than a PhaseOne IQ180! Really?

I see plenty of buzz on forums lately about the new “king” of digital photography, the Nikon d800. Some claim, based on the DxO overall rating of 95, it means the d800 is better than the PhaseOne IQ180 (an 80mp medium format sensor), which “only” scores a 91. Unfortunately those which do so show how […]


First Look at the Canon G1x

First Look at the Canon G1x

I’ve always been one to try and have a camera with me.  Recently the point and shoot category has been getting significant pressure as camera phones have improved.  For me at this point in time, the 8mp camera in my iPhone 4s (along with the software behind it) is pretty amazing and for quick shots, […]


What I found behind me …

Those who have followed by blog might remember “Hey … turn around!”.  Like most I forget to look behind me often, despite my bringing it up all the time.  In an attempt to liven up my blog a little bit (and make it worth checking into more often), when ever I come across this circumstance […]


EttR (Expose to the Right) … still useful?

EttR (Expose to the Right) ... still useful?

PhaseOne DF with p65+ back, AF 75-150mm at 80mm, 4 seconds at f/14, ISO 50 If you haven’t heard about exposing to the right (EttR), that’s OK.  While the main purpose of this article is to discuss whether or not EttR is still applicable, there is plenty of information in the article, including links, to […]


The myth of “sharp” captures …

The myth of "sharp" captures ...

Yes, you read that right.  OK, maybe it’s really not a  “myth”, but sharp is a relative term and when discussing captures, acceptably sharp might be a better term, since perfect sharpness is probably unachievable. Understanding all of the elements that conspire against sharpness when capturing images is helpful in controlling them and maximizing the […]


The Gigapan Epic as arrived.

The Gigapan Epic as arrived.

Recently Pixels participated as a sponsor for George Lepp presented by the Wasatch Camera Club. He talked about the Gigapan device, and we printed a stitched image from Bryce on our metallic paper (which I’ve seen 20 feet long at the WPPI with great detail and resolution). There’s nothing new about stitching and there are […]


So what about Sony?

So what about Sony?

Sony a55, DT 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 at 55mm (85mm equivalent), 1/80th at f/9, iso 100 Lately I find quite a few photographers are asking me this question.  While Nikon and Canon remain the dominant players (for now), Sony has been making news lately and getting more attention.  Surprisingly enough, once you start looking seriously at Sony you […]


Leica M9 … a landscape camera?

Leica M9 ... a landscape camera?

I’ve always struggled with a backup system.  I have three primary systems,  the Alpa (medium format technical camera), the PhaseOne DF (medium format SLR), and the Canon (dSLR).  Each of those systems, complete with an acceptable set of lens to cover necessary focal lengths is quite a bit of gear to haul.  To haul both […]


Canon s95

Canon s95

  Canon s95, ISO 200 I didn’t think the sunset was going to be too great.  By the time I realized it was going to be pretty good, all I had ready to shoot was my pocket s95. Recently Canon upgraded both the G11 as well as the s90.  I haven’t really played with a […]