Jon Sienkiewicz

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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 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 Posted: Jul 28, 2013 0 comments
Sharpen your shooting skills by giving yourself an “assignment.”
Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Jan 01, 2010 2 comments

The inside joke at Minolta was that the “CL” in Leica CL stood for “Cheap Leica.” Surely owners of Leica M4s and M5s felt the same way—even though it wasn’t true.

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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: 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 Posted: Mar 01, 2006 0 comments

When the founders of Think Tank Photo decided to enter the already-crowded gadget bag marketplace they began by studying how photographers behave. They asked professionals to demonstrate how they access their equipment under actual working conditions, including those tougher circumstances like bad weather, pushy crowds, and other real-world situations. Among other things they...

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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Jun 01, 2009 0 comments

Tripods have been around for so many years that you can find some on sale for less than the cost of a medium pizza. All have three adjustable legs, a screw that attaches to the bottom of a camera, and some sort of mechanism that allows the user to point the lens steadily in the right direction without moving the whole contraption. That being said, is it smart to save a few bucks when shopping for...

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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Dec 12, 2011 Published: Nov 01, 2011 0 comments
When I say filter, your first thought may be a Photoshop plug-in. That’s natural, especially if your first good camera was digital. But folks who cut their photographic teeth shooting 35mm film know all about the light-bending qualities of glass screw-in filters. Physical filters were once the best (and sometimes only) way to get certain types of creative shots. Although still as effective as ever, they’ve fallen from favor for several reasons.
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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Jul 06, 2013 1 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: May 01, 2005 0 comments

Golfers have it easy. United States Golf Association (USGA) rules limit players to one bag and 14 clubs. It's a different story when photographers pack their gear, however. Photographers are limited only by how much they can lift. Different equipment for different assignments, to be sure--but when we started peeking into the bags that professionals carry, we learned...

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