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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Jan 23, 2011 15 comments

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

STP
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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Dec 30, 2008 2 comments

My friend Toko is the best golfer I’ve ever known. He ordered new graphite shafts from a mail order company in Texas and reshafted his clubs by himself. When you hear these two facts you may think that he was using state-of-the art, custom-made equipment.

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Jon Sienkiewicz Oct 23, 2013 0 comments
Ever have a camera or gadget bag strap that wouldn't stay on your shoulder? Read about this tacky solution.
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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Jun 22, 2010 3 comments

Striker

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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Jul 05, 2009 0 comments

Here’s another ‘what is it?’ for you. Fish gills? Cooling fins on a car radiator? No—as you probably guessed—it’s a mushroom. Not the kind you can eat—it’s the kind that plagues your lawn when the sun shines after a rain.

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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Jun 11, 2009 0 comments

The House of Representatives recently passed the so-called “clunker rebate” bill that provides robust monetary incentives to folks who upgrade from a gas guzzler to a more energy efficient vehicle. There are conditions of course (it’s a government program after all) and as of this writing it hasn’t passed through the Senate, but if it’s signed into law, some lucky car buyers may get as much as $4500 back. I think it’s a great idea, despite the fact that it rewards those who sinned against the environment in the past by driving socially irresponsible vehicles.

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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Oct 30, 2009 0 comments

Test Your Image Stabilization System

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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Nov 27, 2008 0 comments

On Thanksgiving morning I left home before eight and drove my Jeep 20 miles to photograph a farm I’ve been shooting for the past 15 years. Sometimes it’s hard to keep a relationship fresh and exciting for such a long period of time, but like an exciting woman, this subject reveals something new to me every time we meet.

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Jon Sienkiewicz Jul 28, 2013 0 comments
Sharpen your shooting skills by giving yourself an “assignment.”
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Jon Sienkiewicz Sep 08, 2013 0 comments
If you’re long on artistic ambition but short on psychomotor skills (i.e., hand-eye coordination) like I am, SnapArt 3 from Alien Skin may liberate the Rembrandt hidden in you.
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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Sep 10, 2010 1 comments

Labor Day is in the rearview mirror, and for many of us who enjoy four seasons, summer has ended. Oh, sure, she’ll linger for a little while like a damp firecracker that spurts one last courageous spark and then sits there threatening to pop—but she’s spent, and she’s truly unable to produce another bang. Soon she’ll simply whimper and limp away, gray and exhausted, same as last year. She has been worn out by too many rainbows and too many long, warm, peaceful nights full of stars and hopes and dreams. Summer doesn’t fade—she steps into the shadows to catch her breath.

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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Jun 25, 2009 0 comments

Pentax announced a new underwater, all weather camera this week—the Optio W80—and I’m glad to hear it. It’s been raining so much in New York this spring that the Weather Channel has started showing reruns—or so it seems. I am really getting tired of taking pictures of raindrops on roses. It hasn’t been sunny in so long that I fear our Earth has lost her status as a planet.

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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Sep 07, 2009 1 comments

Update your firmware.

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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Nov 21, 2008 0 comments

It’s really scary when I think of it this way, but my career in the photo industry spans parts of four decades. I started as a junior salesman at Minolta Corporation in 1975 and left as the vice president of marketing for the camera division 29 years later. Minolta is gone and the Konica interlopers are out of the camera business. Many of my friends in Japan are now designing and marketing cameras for Sony, having moved there when Minolta sold off all of their camera patents and other intellectual property. Other former colleagues here in the US are now selling Panasonic, Fujifilm and Samsung products. I am doing what I have done long if not well: writing.