Monthly Archive: March 2015

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

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?

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...