Lenovo hasn’t been known for the quality of the display panels they put in their products. Ever since the company took over IBM’s computer business, the ThinkPad line has been virtually useless to photographers. Bad contrast and brightness, bad viewing angles and low color fidelity–except for the incredibly expensive W series. So, understandably, we were pretty dazzled when we heard that the company known for the world’s most rubbsih notebook displays just announced a professional 30″ screen that they claim will cover 99% of the Adobe RGB color gamut.
The Apple iPad Mini turned lots of heads, had some people scratching their heads, and sooner or later became quite the hit. Photographers love the iPad. It is an excellent way to show off a portfolio, as it is small and can accomplish many of the tasks we often need to do. But with the release of both the iPad Mini and iPad 4, why would a photographer prefer the Mini over anything else?
So, the holidays are over. If you’re a frequent reader of this site, then you most likely asked for some photography related equipment as a gift from friends, family, and loved ones. Whether it be a new lens, new camera, new computer or just a bunch of accessories, you need to get the most out of your gear. One piece of gear that is constantly overlooked by many enthusiasts (and some “pros” too) is a good screen calibration device. In this post we will take a look at Datacolor’s Spyder4Pro screen calibration device.
Last night I took the Fuji X100 with me to a small celebration for Cinco De Mayo with co-workers and today I used it for a bit of street photography. Yesterday, I stated that the camera had a slew of problems: especially the metering. The day before that, I compared it to the Olympus EP-2 and was just getting a feel for it. Today, I’m going to address some of the problems a bit more.
Not long ago, I wrote about editing photos on the much rumored about Apple Tablet. According to one CEO (via Gizmodo) the Tablet is launching on January 27th. Because of this, us photographers should be looking at it with lots of curiosity and with wonderment as to how it can help them. Reasons to get the tablet, after the jump.