April 28, 2014
New B&H mirrorless camera deals (advertiser link).
Panasonic released their fiscal year results: camera sales down 25% year-to-year (to 69.5b yen, implying something around the 2m unit total for all compact and mirrorless cameras).
April 26, 2014
Stuff the Channel. We can pretty much expect Nikon to report continued profits for the past quarter next month (Canon already did), but why? Article on dslrbodies.com
April 24, 2014
Nikon V3 First Impressions. I can sum up everything about my first day of shooting with the V3 in four words: what were they thinking. Article on sansmirror.com.
Fujifilm 10-24mm First Impressions. I was startled by how big the retail box was. Huge. Just how big was the wide angle zoom lens that was inside? Article on sansmirror.com.
In addition, the entire Articles section on sansmirror is being revisited and the various different guides and systems information in those articles updated. This begins a process of my working through the entire site and making sure everything is up to date. I’ll be making some small UI changes as I go to better support mobile devices, in particular Safari on iOS. Remember, though, that you can always tap on any item in a menu, even sub-menu names, to see the site from that point. When menus scroll off your screen, this is the best strategy on small devices: tap on the main menu to see the sub-menus in it, tap on a sub-menu to see the pages in it, tap on the page you want.
April 22, 2014
Lytro Goes Pro. Lytro pre-announced the Illum, a new light-field camera that will ship this summer. Article on gearophile.com.
April 21, 2014
New Nikon Repair Experiences have been posted.
Camera Raw 8.4 Fix for Mac users.
Strange Image Sizes. For some reason I got multiple “strange image size” emails while I was out of the country. I hope this isn’t someone pranking me, but I’ll deal with it in this article. Article on dslrbodies.com.
April 17, 2014
Nikon Focus Followup. Yesterday I wrote that the real issue that needs addressing in cameras is focus. Here are some specifics on where I believe Nikon is missing the boat with focus on DSLRs. Article on dslrbodies.com.
April 16, 2014
It’s the Focus Nikon Should Focus On. When you’re offline for a couple of weeks as I’ve been, you get the chance to process information without the constant ping of new data points arriving at your senses. Here’s what struck me after being Internet free while shooting for two weeks. Article on dslrbodies.com.
April 15, 2014
Nikon Software Updates. Capture NX2 and ViewNX2 were updated, but not Capture NX-D ;~) Article on dslrbodies.com.
April 10, 2014
April 7, 2014
Adobe Updates Include Lightroom Mobile. Adobe announced a new member of the Creative Cloud bundle. Article on dslrbodies.com.
April 6, 2014