Review: Eye-Fi Pro X2 SDHC Card


Announced almost a year ago, the super powerful Eye-Fi Pro X2 cards have recently been given a boost in the form of mobile sharing. While I haven’t demoed this feature yet, I have been using this card since Photo Plus of last year. It has been tested out in a variety of cameras with different results depending on the manufacturer and build of the camera. For the sake of timeliness, this review should have been completed a while ago but was delayed over and over again to ensure that we tested it correctly. In conclusion, depending on where your brand loyalty lies, you may want to snag one of these highly recommended items.

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Spacious Thoughts: Landscape Photography Composition

Camera Nikon D90 Exposure 0.017 sec (1/60) Aperture f/5.6 Focal Length 24 mm ISO Speed 200

In Landscape Photography, composition is one of your most essential decisions. It is how you decide what you want in the frame. Every time you bring your camera to your eye, you are composing a shot. Taking time to think about your landscape photography can turn a snapshot into a great photograph. Using Rule of thirds, lead lines, foreground interest and your background, can make your images truly engaging.

Before you read this posting, perhaps you should read about gear, light and location.

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Nikon D90 Deal from B&H ending soon

I love the Nikon D7000. It’s a great camera, but it’s not really good enough to replace my Nikon D90. Being somewhat frugal, I have to recommend this deal from B&H. I first fell in love with the D90 when I saw the Chase Jarvis video showing off its features like the 12-megapixel sensor with high ISO sensitivity, video mode, and all of its other features. These features made it an ideal camera for me. The D90 has performed admirably for me this last year, and it can do so for you as well.

B&H Photo has a great deal on a Nikon D90 SLR Digital Camera Kit with Nikon 18-105mm VR Lens, the exact same kit I bought just over a year ago. If you are on the hunt for a new camera this holiday season, you have until 12-11-2010 to jump on this deal.

Canon 60D gets its butt kicked by the Sony Alpha 55 & Nikon D90

DxOMark consists of a comprehensive RAW-based image quality Measurement Database and a set of Scores to evaluate and compare digital cameras and lenses

DxOMark consists of a comprehensive RAW-based image quality Measurement Database and a set of Scores to evaluate and compare digital cameras and lenses

As a Nikon D90owner it gives me pleasure to see a new camera, like the Canon 60Dget ‘owned’ by my not so new Nikon D90. This information comes from DXo Mark. Canon users, I’m ready for your extreme dislike.

As far as the sensor goes, though, on they compared the Nikon D90, Sony Alpha 55 and the Canon EOS 60D. The 60D did not perform as well as the Sony which had an overall score of 73 and the Nikon which also had an overall score of 73. The Canon 60D scored only 66. The site only measures sensor performance, not the overall camera. The 60D had a more solid body, and like the a55, a rotating LCD screen—which is a must for video capabilities.

We recently did a post comparing the Canon 60D, T2i and 7D. For what it’s worth, Chris swears by his 7D.

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Ever Dance with a 50mm Lens in the Dim Morning Light?

Exposure 20 Aperture f/16.0 Focal Length 50 mm ISO Speed 200 Exposure Bias 0 EV

The Acquisition of my much loved lens was initially inspired by the post “Why Everyone Needs an 85mm Lens.” by Chris Gampat. I desired a little more reach and on my camera, the Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AFwhich is an FX lens was effectively a 75mm lens.  Not long after this, another photographer noted that I would be “owned”, or dominated by the 50 mm lens, and after about a week of use I was “Owned” and the Nikon 50mm replaced all others as my favorite lens.

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Field Review: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4 G ED N (Day 4)

Exposure 0.017 sec (1/60) Aperture f/4.0 Focal Length 24 mm ISO Speed 200 Exposure Bias 0 EV

On August 19 2010 our Editor Chris Gampat hosted the first monthly networking event which he named Snapshots. The  staff of The Phoblographer and loads of other people got together to share a few drinks and some great conversation. I had the Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S RF SWM lenson hand to take some pictures of the event.

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Field Review: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4 G ED N (Day 3)

Exposure 0.017 sec (1/60) Aperture f/2.0 Focal Length 24 mm ISO Speed 200 Exposure Bias +1/3 EV Flash On, Return detected

The Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S RF SWM lenswent through some testing with up close shooting and performed admirably. The great thing about primes is that it forces a person to take their time and focus on the composure of their shot. A photographer can take some delight in the fact that the lens gives more visible space to play with because it is also such a wide lens. This is my opinion mind you. I have found close up photography to be fun with this lens.

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Field Review: EasyTag and Sigma 70-300mm DG (Day 2)

It was a dog day of summer, somewhere between 95 and 100 degrees on July 24, 2010. Scott Kelby’s Third Annual Worldwide Photo Walk, which could almost be considered a photographer’s holiday, was at hand. A bright, sunny, and brutal day for photography. Two of the things I carried while trying to keep the load light were the EasyTag GPS Device and Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO Macro.

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