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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Nikon D610 vs. Canon 6D?

Nikon D610 vs. Canon 6D?
October 2019, Carl Garrard

Readers may be surprised to see that I'm writing about a Nikon DSLR. This site is almost void of any Nikon articles in general. Although I haven't been a fan of many of Nikon's cameras (none of the Coolpix cameras for example), there are a couple that I have liked a lot. Nikon's D80 and D90 are two such cameras that made sense to me and that I enjoy using. And lately I picked up a Fujifilm S5 PRO, which I adore, built around the bombastic D200 body.  That lead to me being curious about their full frame offerings. And after much debate and weighing pros and cons, I ended up getting the D610 that addresses a couple of my beloved 6D's short comings.

 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Finally Something Better: Fujifilm XPRO3

Finally Something Better: Fujifilm XPRO3
October 2019, Carl Garrard

I'll keep this short. Bravo to Fujifilm for being brave enough to make a camera like this. The camera market has changed and they know it. It was time to also court photographers with products that are more specific to certain types of photography, but most importantly products that encourage photographers to get back to the fundamentals. The market has long been flooded with cameras (cough mirrorless/DSLR's) that all do the exact same thing. Hiding the main screen without eliminating it is a gentle reminder to keep your eye to the finder.

Pre-order here: Fujifilm X-Pro3 Mirrorless Digital Camera - Dura Black (Body Only)

From left to right: Durablack Ti, Black Ti, Durasilver Ti.  XPRO "Three" Indeed.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Panasonic's Lumix GH3 and the 14-140mm II

Panasonic's Lumix GH3 and the 14-140mm II
October 2019, Carl Garrard

Yesterday I took the GH3 and 14-140mm II lens out for a hike. I've never used any of the GH series cameras, so recently I  purchased the GH3 in near new condition, boxed, for less than $300.00 USD. For a camera that used to sell for $1,300.00, this is quite a bargain. It's metal construction is top notch, it's weather sealed (splash proof), and has electronics that are quite capable even today. It's really a do it all camera, and when paired up with the 14-140mm II (second version) lens, you have a weather sealed lightweight combo that gives you a 28-280mm equivalent focal range. I wasn't so impressed with the lens of the FZ2500, so I wanted to see how this combination would do in comparison. Practically, there's not a whole lot of difference between 280mm and 480mm in terms of field of view.
Panasonic GH3  or Panasonic 14-140mm II f/3.5-5.6 Lens

Friday, October 4, 2019

Camera Conspiracies Rules!

Casey has one of the funniest channels on YouTube. It's refreshing to watch some unfiltered fun, and gives you a nice dose of happiness. He doesn't limit his content to talking just about cameras or ribbing "loser" photographers either. Take a peek, see if you agree like everyone else already does. If you don't, the Canon cripple hammer will come for you (he took over for the Grim Reaper). You don't even have to like cameras at all to enjoy his channel. Don't forget to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwxgo62w72LxZDA1fTibdYg



Stay focused.
-Carl