Looking for a shallow depth of field

If you, like me, is in love with bobble bokeh’s then you’re looking for small depth of field, where you isolate your motive against an out-of-focus background, with highlights creating its magic. Its nothing new to most that the key is to use a small f-number, get close, and use a long focal length lens, but are you familiar with everything that drives a shallow depth of field ? Continue reading Looking for a shallow depth of field

Fewer Photos, More Meaning

A few months ago I visited Guggenheim in Bilbao. Their Photography and Video Exhibition. I’ve always been inspired by seeing other work, sometimes they provoke you into a mindset, at other times they confirm you in your own direction. Just as wild and mind-blowing the Guggenheim is seen from the outside, just as different it is seen from the inside. The outside is a piece of art by itself, where the inside makes the room become one with the pieces on display. Simplicity, Singletons, and  space is communicator surrounding the works. Continue reading Fewer Photos, More Meaning

Thoughts on memory cards

With my latest shift from the Sony Alpha A99V to the 42megapixel Sony Alpha A99II came the need for more space. Until that point of change my 64GB cards had been more than sufficient, where should I go. Should i stay on the 64GB range or move up to 128 or even 256GB ? Should I use one large card or several smaller ones. I know this is by far a new discussion but here is my take. Continue reading Thoughts on memory cards

Pimientos Piquillo Rellenos de Carne

One on of my favorite dishes is when my chilien wife makes a speciality from her home country “Pimientos Piquillo Rellenos con Carne (Stuffed Smoked Piquillo Peppers with meat)”. As the tast grows in intensity is it almost a requirement that they are to be made a day in advance, the stuffed Piquillo peppers are served as “tapas”, they are creasy delicious.  Continue reading Pimientos Piquillo Rellenos de Carne

Cheaters! cheating on the f-stop scale are we….

I came a cross this open letter from Luminous landscape to manufactures, it is dating back to 2010, however its still quite interesting and alarming read. Boiled down, is the statement, depending on the individual camera manufacture, that you could lose between 0.75 EV to 1 EV (a full stop) of light by the time the light hits the sensor. All taking base in DxO Lab’s findings. Continue reading Cheaters! cheating on the f-stop scale are we….

Meyer Optik Görlitz Primotar 50mm f/2.8 (M42)

Another photography adventure begins, this time ive been som lucky to acquire a Meyer Optik Görlitz Primotar along with a Praktica IX the original set. This lens is considered very rare because of the short manufacturing period ranging from 1959 to 1960, less than two years and the fact its a M42 Mount. The lens design is of the Tessar type. You can find the original pamflet here. Continue reading Meyer Optik Görlitz Primotar 50mm f/2.8 (M42)

Fifties, a most wonderful – Helios 44 f/2

If you’re looking to get started collecting old vintage lenses, but isn’t prepared to bleed the big dollar for the more expensive lenses, then the Helios 44 series is a great place to start out the passion for Vintage. They are known for their beautiful large swirling bubble bokeh and color rendition. In terms of quality and performance, these lenses are great for non-radioactive vintage lenses but often in need of a good clean and a good lubrication before working satisfactory in cold conditions.


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