Monthly Archive: March 2015

Spring flowers

Spring flowers

It is that time of the year now. Blossoms and flowers. Click on any photo for larger sizes at Flickr. Nikon 1 V2, 1 Nikkor 30-110mm lens. Outside the public library building.     Nikon 1 V2, Minolta 50mm f/1.4 lens at f/4.0. Outside the public library building.   Lumix GH-2, Minolta 50mm f/1.4 lens at f/2.0.  This photo taken...

The Lumix 45-200mm lens is not so sharp – at the long end

The Lumix 45-200mm lens is not so sharp – at the long end

A week ago, I shot several photos using a Lumix GH-4 and the Lumix 45-200mm lens, and then shot the same photos using a Nikon 1 J1 with the 1 Nikkor 30-110mm lens. Much to my surprise, the Nikon 1 photos were consistently sharper and better looking! That’s a surprise because the Nikon 1 has a 10.1 megapixel Super16mm film sized sensor...

Will VR be the next step beyond 3D?

Will VR be the next step beyond 3D?

The need for special, sometimes-expensive, glasses to view TV in 3D is the most-often-cited reason for its failure in the market. Lack of source material has also been a major issue. Ironically, the companies pouring billions of dollars into various not-quite-ready or on-the-drawing-board VR products have doubled down on the need for glasses — their solutions all require even more...

An old 3D technique is new again

An old 3D technique is new again

These 3D Gifs Will Turn Your Brain Inside Out. Just watch the animations and you’ll see how they work. An old trick, actually, but effective.