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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 Posted: Jul 27, 2014 0 comments

Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera systems promised us lenses that are more compact but fully featured. That promise has finally been fulfilled—and it took Tamron, the master of the All-in-One Zoom, to make it happen.

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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Aug 04, 2013 2 comments
What every photographer should own; add to that list an inexpensive collapsible reflector.
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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Posted: Nov 24, 2008 0 comments

To the best of my knowledge, there is only one word in the English language that lacks a vowel: rhythm. Rhythm is something I sure don’t have, but cameras do.

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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Aug 11, 2013 0 comments
We all know how big a tomato is. If we see a photo of a GIANT tomato sitting all by itself, we have no idea that it’s bigger than its cousins. To convey the perception of size one must position the tomato near another object of known size—say, an egg or a walnut. Same is true about cameras.
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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Posted: Feb 10, 2010 0 comments

If you shoot video with a DSLR or camcorder that uses SD memory cards, be sure to use a card that is fast enough. Since the introduction of SDHC, cards are labeled with a Speed Class that indicates the sustained data transfer speed. Class 2 cards deliver a sustained read/write speed of 2MB per second. Class 6 operate at 6MB/sec. It’s an easy standard to understand.

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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Posted: Jan 16, 2011 6 comments

Snowbound

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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: Jun 19, 2011 52 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 Blog Posted: Mar 27, 2010 2 comments

The first brave flowers are appearing in northern New Jersey despite the recent sub-freezing temperatures. We also spotted one Red-bellied Woodpecker, two Blue Jays and a pair of Cardinals (a male and a female)—all within a span of five minutes. No doubt about it, spring is here.

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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Posted: 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 Posted: 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 Posted: 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 Posted: Jun 22, 2010 3 comments

Striker

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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Posted: 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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