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When normal isn’t normal

One of the first things one learns when starting to look at lenses is the concept of a "normal" lens; in 35mm terms, this is usually taken to be the 50mm lens. The reasoning behind this is that at that … Continue reading

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More ISO testing

or, what a photographer does when stuck in a hotel room on a rainy Sunday. I should really have done this test many years ago, but now at least I have Lightroom 3 with its better noise reduction, and it … Continue reading

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An experiment with ISO and pushing

A long time ago, somebody introduced me to the concept of "pushing", from the film days where you couldn’t just change ISO at the press of a button. Pushing means to deliberately under-expose the shot and then over-develop to compensate, … Continue reading

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Old lenses

Took a trip into a local second-hand electronics store for a new CD player today (got a nice Denon, almost exactly the same as we broke after 20 years of service), and looked at a couple old lenses he had … Continue reading

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Printing: the beginning

A while back, I had promised my DW prints of my 5 best landscape photos so that she could do some fiber magic with them. For one reason or another, I didn’t get around to it until today, where I … Continue reading

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POTD 16/5 2010

An old one, but a good one. This was the one that really opened my eyes to how much better my macro lens is. No more POTD for at least a week, as we’re going off to Samsø. I hope … Continue reading

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Focal length statistics

A nice little plug-in called data plot from Jeffrey Friedl confirmed what I suspected: My primes have a much larger percentage of keepers than my zooms.

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