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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Jul 21, 2013 0 comments
It used to be fun selecting film and developer combinations back in the Dim Ages of Photography, before digital happened. You can enjoy nearly the same experience today by processing images with Alien Skin Exposure 5.
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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Jul 13, 2013 1 comments
After one of their most dramatic marketing build-ups in recent times, Leica unveiled the X Vario camera on June 11. I was fortunate to get a working sample—for just a few days—and put it through its paces. Here are my impressions.
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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Jul 06, 2013 2 comments
The importance of a comfortable and secure camera strap is often taken too lightly. If you’re serious about your straps, check these out
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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Jun 29, 2013 2 comments
The only thing better than owning a high-end compact camera is owning two of the same model. At the risk of sounding extravagant or greedy, let me explain.
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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Jun 20, 2013 1 comments
Shooting Soho with a Yellow Camera.
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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Posted: Jun 26, 2011 10 comments
Here’s something you probably never expected me to write about: men’s shorts. To be specific, they are OKC Mesa Cargo Shorts and I bought them online from Cabela’s on sale for $15. There is a label inside that says “The Original Khaki Company” along with laundering instructions. That’s all I could find to identify the manufacturer.

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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Posted: Jun 19, 2011 57 comments
Two lenses Sony Alpha owners shouldn’t be without: the 18-250mm all-in-one zoom and the 30mm f2.8 Macro.
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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Jun 10, 2011 1 comments
Partly because I own some great Minolta glass (including a 17-35mm G-series zoom) and partly because one of my best friends in the whole world, Mickey Iwata, a former PMDA Technical Achievement Award winner, is in charge of the Sony Alpha DSLR/SLT accessories, I bought a Sony Alpha 55.
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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Posted: Mar 06, 2011 7 comments

Here’s a new accessory that definitely falls into that “Why didn’t I think of that?” category. Olympus’s MAL-1 Macro Arm Light is a pair of bright LEDs attached to the end of flexible, gooseneck arms. They connect via the camera’s accessory port/hot shoe, and are powered by the camera (no extra battery needed).

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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Posted: Jan 23, 2011 16 comments

If you ever wanted a larger LCD on your DSLR or camcorder, your wish is about to come true.

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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Posted: Jan 16, 2011 7 comments

Snowbound

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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Posted: Jan 10, 2011 10 comments

Canon PowerShot S95

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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Posted: Nov 07, 2010 2 comments

You’ve probably never thought of a pumpkin as being particularly shiny, but in fact, like many other common objects, their surface is glossy enough to produce glare. Glare is a photographer’s worst enemy. Glare appears as areas of blocked highlights that are completely devoid of detail. Remove the glare and the entire surface of the pumpkin appears in full rich color and lush detail.

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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Posted: Oct 24, 2010 1 comments

Weighing in at just over 1-lbs but packing more features than many bigger, heavier cameras, Panasonic’s new Lumix DMC-FZ40 might make you think twice about that heavy load of gear you’ve been packing. Here is a camera you can carry around all day and never get tired.

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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Posted: Oct 17, 2010 1 comments

Surely you have a favorite zoo. When I lived near Chicago it was the Brookfield Zoo (although the Milwaukee Zoo was quite nice, too).

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