Opinion: What I’d Love to See in a Full Frame Ricoh GR Camera Body

If a full frame Ricoh GR camera body ever makes its way into the world, this is what I’d want from it.

There is a hope amongst many photographers out there: that one day a full frame Ricoh GR camera body might actually make it out into the world. It’s the dream of many a photographer, especially those in the street photography community. But otherwise, it would also just be nice for those who travel and want a compact camera with solid image quality to tote around. This lust comes partially from just how good their film point and shoot cameras still are even today. They still sell for a lot of money online and even though their last GR II was a solid camera, it’s time to upgrade to something even better.

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Thanks for Preset Syncing, Adobe. It Took You Long Enough…

Dear Adobe, thank you for the recent addition of preset syncing. It took you long enough

There are two different camps and trains of thought when it comes to presets with Adobe Lightroom. Some photographers scoff at them, stating that they’re going to use their own knowledge to get to the solution and not going to make it easy. More often than not, those photographers fail pretty hard. It’s a stubbornness if not a very specific creative vision that these photographers have for themselves. But those who embrace presets either genuinely like the look, are wannabe film photographers, or use them to satisfy clients. And for that reason and for those photographers, preset syncing is huge.

And it should have been here a long time ago.

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11 of Our Favorite Zoom Lenses for Landscape Photography

If you are looking to get more into landscape photography but want to avoid primes, this is the list for you

Landscape photography is an interesting niche of photography, an excellent one for the hobbyist photographers of the world. There is little money in landscape photography, so you don’t have people getting into the field chasing dreams of making it big or getting rich. You have a different sort of individual: a photographer interested in the art of the medium, the beauty of our world, and with documenting the natural beauty around us that so many take for granted. But it is also a niche where many people are ignorant to what you need to capture those amazing images we see in those travel magazines.

If you are one of those ignorant people who want to get better with their landscape photography one place you should start is with setting up a versatile landscape photography kit. Step one for that, assuming you already have a camera, is to choose a lens (or lenses if you have the budget). Landscape photography is also interesting in that the age-old adage “zoom with your feet” doesn’t really work – at least not in the spirit of that saying.

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Cameras and Lenses Don’t Take Bad Photos; People Take Bad Photos

Every single manufacturer is making good cameras and lenses; but they’re not necessarily what you may want

The statement I often like to make is that in this economy, no product developer is going to their managers and purposely trying to pitch ideas that they think will fail and that won’t bring their company any profits. That just doesn’t happen anymore, and overall companies are all making very good products. It’s impossible to take bad pictures with them unless you know nothing about taking pictures. And even then, many of these products have an automatic mode that makes it really straightforward. Instead, some companies just aren’t choosing to innovate and keep up with others; and I think we all know whom we’re talking about here.

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My Wishlist: What I Want in the Fujifilm X Pro 3

I tend to skip a generation when it comes to cameras, so the Fujifilm X Pro 3 is next on my list.

I’ve never found it reasonable to constantly upgrade to the next generation of cameras that come out, and that’s why I’ve been holding out for the Fujifilm X Pro 3. I still own the Fujifilm X Pro 1, and to this day it is in my eyes one of the best cameras ever made in the past 10 years. The image quality still holds up as you can easily make the raw files look like film or have them be really high end. While Sony cameras are what I’d use for most of my work, Fujifilm is what I use for studio projects and for my hobby photography. I’ve always preferred the rangefinder style of cameras as they simply just conform better to my hands.

With all this said, here’s what I want out of the Fujifilm X Pro 3.

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Could The Photography Industry Use More Shared Standards (Like Lens Mounts)?

Does the camera industry need to stop the infighting and adopt more industry-wide standards?

Canon or Nikon? Fujifilm or Sony? These questions are argued night and day for almost no reason. The photography industry is and has always been a bunch of walled gardens. But in a time where the industry is shrinking, a question needs to be asked, and that is whether or not this is really the best way forward for the industry. Are there other avenues that could maybe benefit these companies (and photographers) more? Continue reading…

The Mirrorless Dad: Our 2018 Father’s Day Gift Guide

Is your dad a trendy guy who shoots on a Sony, Fujifilm or Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless system? We’ve got the gifts for you!

Father’s Day, in case you were not yet aware, is coming up fast and furious. So now is as good a time as any to start thinking about what you want to get your dad; something that says I love you and I appreciate your efforts molding me into the person that I have become. If the dad in your life happens to be on the cutting edge of technology these days then they are likely shooting with a new mirrorless system from Sony, Fujifilm, or maybe even Panasonic or Olympus.

If that is the case then today’s gift guide roundup will be perfect for you. We have scoured the web and come up with the following ideas at two price points — budget and premium. So there should be a little something on each list for the mirrorless shooting dad in your life. Ready?

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Opinion: What I Would Like to See in the Fujifilm X-T3

Fujifilm’s X-H1 may be the new flagship, but a new Fujifilm X-T3 is what has everyone excited right now

It is being reported that Fujifilm plans to launch their upcoming X-T3 in the coming year, and the new update will feature Fujifilm’s new 26MP X-Trans IV sensor. It is a modest improvement over the 24MP X-Trans III sensor, but the sensor hasn’t ever been Fujifilm’s weakness. Along with the reports of a new sensor, the Fujifilm X-T3 is said to have a true touchscreen along with better battery performance. If this is true, it would be a welcome sign that Fujifilm will be fixing their battery problem. Continue reading…