On Sunday, July 27 I went to the Rochester Air Show with my parents and friends and we all watched and shot the fast and expensive airplanes doing what they do best. Showing off! The weather was generally pretty crummy with hazy skies making for a pretty dull background, some of the shots still came out looking pretty good. [...]
Continue reading 2008 Rochester International Air Show (photo gallery)
On Saturday, July 26th I went to the Pioneer gas engine festival in Marion, NY with family and friends. It was a very different festival from anything I had been before, but the tractor pulls were interesting to watch for a bit and the people were pretty interesting. I also got pretty sunburned while I was there! I haven’t got much else to say about this one, so check out the gallery below: [...]
Continue reading Pioneer gas engine festival (photo gallery)
Being unnecessarily tightlipped on the 5D’s replacement may be a nuisance, but I was genuinely concerned about the pricing for the Rebel XS and XSi. Given the current exchange rate and the state of the economy I wasn’t sure how much that could be blamed on screwing up the pricing on the XSi (rather high) and the XS (too high and close to the XSi). It seems however that Canon has been reducing the price of the XSi in some locations although not necessarily in the US yet. [...]
Continue reading Has Canon taken a hint?
In what may be a good sign of things to come, Panasonic has decided to not continue the megapixel race with the LX3. The LX3 in fact not only keeps the LX2′s resolution, but carries it onward to a redesigned and ever so slightly larger sensor. Panasonic claims this camera is 40 percent more sensitive and that saturation increases 35 percent (so the pixels should handle more signal before becoming overwhelmed). [...]
Continue reading Leicasonic unleashes new high end P&S with… wait, no bump in resolution!?
The upgrade to WordPress 2.6 was uneventful as usual. Yay! [...]
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Yesterday Joe and I decided to wander downtown Rochester some. Our starting point was the soon to be demolished Midtown Plaza. This fabulously retro and dilapidated place was the first downtown mall in the country, and we both felt we had to take a visit there to see what it was all about. I have to admit while it was interesting to see, for the most part the overall space did nothing for me, photographically speaking. I focused on some details though and got a few shots. [...]
Continue reading Walking downtown (photo gallery)
Oh… wait, yes I did: add more pixels please Please just stop! I appreciate the effort put in to these cameras like including GPS location tagging but 13.5 megapixels in a 1/1.7 inch sensor’ Unless this camera is carrying a new sensor exhibiting some breakthroughs in sensor design, it’s going to be pretty much terrible at anything above base ISO. Fortunately Nikon saw fit to offer ISOs up to 6400! That obviously improves things. My fingers are crossed that this is fake. [...]
Continue reading I think I said something about this before
I have been wanting to check out this park between here and downtown Rochester. It’s one of those parks everyone in Rochester knows about and goes to, but there are some parts I’ve never actually explored before. In particular I was curious about the Vietnam Veterans memorial. After leaving campus a little early I drove down there with camera in tow and planned to check it out and see what was worth seeing. [...]
Continue reading Highland Park, June 30 (photo gallery)
us! I know nobody expected this camera at all. There weren’t any rumors or leaks of information, glossy magazine spreads or anything else. This is the biggest surprise to hit the photography industry since Boyle and Smith accidentally detected light. The naming of this camera seems to be unfortunate but wise. Had they called it the D10 they’d run in to Canon’s naming system again. [...]
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