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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Posted: Jan 17, 2010 0 comments

Pentax K-x

It could be that the good people at Pentax have gone batty. They put way too much stuff in the new Pentax K-x camera. It’s priced slightly above the most expensive compact cameras (in the sub-$600 range with a Pentax 18-55mm zoom lens) and is offered in three colors (red, white and blue) plus basic black.

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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Posted: Aug 07, 2009 0 comments

Above images where shot by Kerrick James using a Pentax K-7. The top image is without HDR, the middle using Standard HDR and the bottom with HDR set at Strong.

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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Posted: Oct 02, 2009 0 comments

Photo Plus Expo

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Jon Sienkiewicz Blog Posted: Nov 07, 2010 1 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.

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.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Aug 04, 2013 0 comments

What every photographer should own; add to that list an inexpensive collapsible reflector.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Jan 15, 2015 2 comments

Remember Altman Camera? This year marks the 40th anniversary of Altman’s closing. Why was it important? Because when it closed in May of 1975, Altman’s was the largest camera store in the world. And Altman’s stocked everything. Not just a lot of stuff, everything

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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.

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 5 comments

Snowbound

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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Jun 10, 2011 0 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 46 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 1 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 8 comments

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

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