Monthly Archive: April 2015

Widely reported problems with Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.2 update

Apple just introduced updates to Final Cut Pro X,  Compressor and Motion. Many who have installed the updates report that Final Cut Pro X is no longer working with AVCHD files created by at least some Panasonic cameras, and reports that some Red Epic files are not working either. There are some indications this impacts 1080p 30 fps files only; however, that is probably the most popular video format for AVCHD!...

Deals on Nikon D750 and Nikon 1 J5 Mirrorless cameras

I do a lot of shooting with the Nikon 1 cameras and love’em. Adorama is featuring package deals on the newly announced Nikon cameras: Nikon D750 FX-Format Digital SLR Body Only Camera, 24.3MP, 3.2″ LCD Display, HDMI/USB 2.0, Built-in Wi-Fi/Microphone Now $1,996.95 after $300 Instant Rebate Nikon D750 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera with AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Lens, 24.3MP, 3.2″ LCD Display, HDMI/USB 2.0, Built-in Wi-Fi/Microphone Now $2,696.95 after...

Red tulips, yellow daffodils and more!

Click any image to click through to Flickr for larger sizes including the original full size uploads. Photo taken with Nikon 1 V2 and Nikkor 30-110mm lens.   Photo taken with Nikon 1 V2 and Nikkor 30-110mm lens, with -0.7 ev exposure compensation.   Photo taken with Panasonic Lumix GH-2 and Lumix 20mm f/1.7 lens.   Photo taken with Olympus XZ-2 “point n shoot”!  

Orange tulip flower in close up

This orange tulip is in my backyard. Photographed with a Lumix GH-2 and a 20mm f/1.7 lens at f/2.2. Had to use my left hand to shade the lens from the backlit sunlight source. Click the image to see the full size version on Flickr.

A dual 3D camera mount concept

Here is Brian Flint’s neat idea for a dual 3D camera mount that positions the lens centers closer together than mounting cameras side by side: check it out here, including photo and discussion.