Various used cameras

20 Feb

So throughout that last couple days I have been using a couple different cameras that I bought used from henrys in an attempt to find the ideal second Camera to my Canon 7D the


The first camera that I tried for a couple days was the Sony alpha a6000 and I didn’t like the way it charged it uses the same method as a cell phone which I can see the convenience but I like having two batteries and one charging and one in the camera I know that I can buy a charger for then a6000 but I think that the camera should come with it. Do I exchanged the camera for the omd em5 from Olympus and I loved the camera it for the most part but I didn’t like the poor battery life I got less then 200 photos on a photo walk



Just finished at Henry’s Henrys

And finally I have a full frame camera I got the original Canon EOS 5D I thought long and hard about what I wanted I thought the Pentax k 5 mark2
Then I thought the Pentax k50 it comes with an eye-fi card that would have been neat but I’ve always wanted a full frame camera since I started well I would love a digital Leica but being a digital canon shooter I have some rather nice lenses so I ended up having to return the Canon 5D because it was giving me an error message and they didn’t have another one at Henrys so I ended up having to go and exchange it for the Pentax K 50 which I haven’t taken it for a nice longPhoto walk but I plan on doing that soon the photos that I’ve taken so far and it’s all been very easy and I really done too much just from home to work kind of thing I’ve been pleasantly surprised nice nice pictures good dynamic range performance so far has been great I think. Focusing of the Pentax is a little slow and
pretty good




8 Jan

Spent a little while since I’ve written and written a little post but it’s been quite busy at work and I haven’t had a lot of time to go out and shoot in fact I have two brand-new lenses that I haven’t been properly broken and I’ve got the hundred millimeter macro which is quite and sat secondhand it’s an older macro I think it’s first GEN so there’s no ultrasonic order it’s quite noisy but still great image quality the second ones I got was the 24 to 70 F4L which is I think A superb lens but I’ve been so busy with work and other things I haven’t really had time to go out and shoot another new addition and this going back to one of my earlier posts as I got photo gloves which are actually very good -17 daythey at they don’t stand up to too much time outside but slightly warmer day it really does help being able to push buttons without any issue I remember going out with big ski gloves and only wanting to review an image and and said I would press the info button or press trash button or and I would have to take my gloves off anywaysso anyways I have started carrying my camera with me to work every single day is a never know if I’ll have time to go out and shoot or something might happen or something might catch my my eye on my way to work I think the last actual photo walk I want time is probably back in October baby so it’s been a while and I’ve kind of gotten into the habit of always thought that was kind like people who love jogging after work and it’s too cold it’s late where all sorts of silly excuses and if it’s been an unusually long day I’m not really motivated to hop on the subway or at the bus and go and shoot somewhere however tomorrow I have the day off and next week I have three days off in a row so I am planning to go and shoot all four days we’ll see how that works I’m not sure about all four days but I do have a couple new pieces of gear that I need to tryouts what are the other new updates so I have been dabbling in mirrorless again this time with Fujifilm trying to the XM1 And xe1 both are really really nice Cameron’s I really didn’t have any bad things to say about any anywhere them the one downside to that is you can’t shoot quietly you can’t turn off the click at least for the XE-1 so I actually swap those for the X100S that is a really nice camera that I actually traded that one in for the 24 to 70 F for Boxing Day sale but really worth itI really am enjoying the few images that I gotten out of this lens a few of them are kind of boring and not really worth much but over the next couple of weeks I should be able to get out and shoot with them without properly and the onehundred millimeter macro is also going to be one lens that I try it because I have yet to put it through a photo walk yet I haven’t really had much time today give it a try but hopefully it’ll go well I guess another update would also be that at the beginning of the month I shot a little bit with a Nikon D 3200 and that was all right it it had its flaws and things that I just couldn’t get around so I wound up returning it but I enjoyed the higher resolution and thedownsides to it and this is primarily to do with the class of camera that it happens to be in number one the viewfinder was very small and the information inside the view finder and that where it says your aperture shutter speed at exposure compensation and things. Like that it was very dark and maybe I’m just used to the 7D maybe I’m just spoiled with it’s much bigger brighter viewfinder but I do remember my rebelX TI having slightly nicer viewfinder than that D 3200 that I used but it was good and add a couple of the upsides to it and it was small lightweight extremely portable very easy to use fairly easy to navigate the menus. The kit lens was just your standard fare. See you at all so I’ve been shooting with 8 mm bower fisheye lens that was really cool and I got lots of fun shots with that lens and keep you very long only for a long weekend but got lots of fun shots and I got some nice astrophotography but it just wasn’t something I can see myself using on a regular basis so it just wasn’t for me anyways that’s my post for nowno guarantee that I’ll keep this up but hopefully I’ll be back to post again in a couple months

[By the way sorry for the lack of punctuation but I’m doing this on my phone on my way to work]





Always Have a Camera (Brigit inspired blog)

13 Nov

In my bag i always have at least one camera. I am always surprised to see what inspires me to create …it can be a person, a place a song…or even a moment. Just one or all of these can spark my creative fire and it causes me to drop whatever I am doing and pull out a camera to freeze the moment.

For example, the other night I had missed the last subway after spending a night with my girlfriend who offered to pay for a cab for me to get home but her being one of my  inspirational person in my life I said, “No, that is OK, I will walk home.” The route that I took home was a regular daytime photo walk route but I had never done it at night. The time spent with her was the spark I needed to get me thinking about creating something I felt to be special and something through which I could express joy and bliss after a wonderful



it has been a while

14 Sep

with my new job i haven’t had a lot of time to update 

you know that i use a lot of equipment film and digital DLSRs and point and shoots
Zack Arias says: that if you can only afford one piece of photographic equipment then rock it take that one camera that one lens and use it till you know it back to front and sideways use it until you know where its sweet spot is where it weak spot is where its vignettes i shot with my 50mm for nearly four years and i only used it and i know its pros and cons of the lens. it looks like its been through a weed-wacker but its my go to lens and i know it like the back of my hand and i know my Canon 7D i know its flaws… yes it has flaws.

now that i have covered the old on to the new stuff

40mm 2.8 its a lens that its cute and under appreciated i have shot about 500 photos with it its nice quiet and lightweight with good image quality as its a prime Image

the next new lens is a tamron a 18-270 and as an all around lens its a good lens to take on a photo walk with in fact i take it and my 50mm 1.4 more then my 40mm 2.8 and it give me the slightly faster aperture.  when it gets darker


now on to film i got a new leica

its a leica mini 2 which i got for the quick convenience it has a nice  lens and in automatic Image

thats it for now



21 Jul

new member of the family


24 Jun

so i have sold the old olympus pm1 and i have gotten the Pentax MX1
and it is an awesome camera i love it IMG_0055


do my photos tell a story?

6 Jun

i have just finished a documentary “the impassioned eye” and in it one of the photographers said that all great photos tell a story and so i have been wondering if mine pose a story i mean in a way guess it tells a story of where i was that day but do photos hide a story and only tell the viewer is the story a secret to even me and are they individualized stories?

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