Month: May 2012

Panasonic Lumix Vario GX 12-35 mm f / 2.8 ASPH

They say the Micro Four Third platform is maturing and this is the proof. I never thought this day would come but its upon us now say hello to the Panasonic GX 12-35mm f/2.8 ASPH. Yes, a constant aperture zoom for m43 users. Followers of this blog will know that I’m a huge fan of m43, so this is certainly an attractive lens for many. This link is in spanish but google translate does a great job as usual. Here you’ll see some real world images and they look quite impressive.   Jump to view the article

Week 21 | 2012

Sometimes while I photograph I’m not really thinking about making images. Sometimes my main interest is just to document. There is a certain level of comfort in knowing that you’re not out there hunting but instead just watching, seeing, observing, and just letting the streets and places soak in deep in that psyche. My World    

Week 20 | 2012

This week I continued to work off the VSCO Film presets. This particular style is a tweaked cross of T-Max 3200 whilst removing the grain. I actually created to types, one with grain and another without. This week also marked my departure from and into and the inauguration of the Gallery (linked above). The gallery is a central repository of images that spans over a year. The best place to start is from the About page above as well. Not much more to say but that I would have wanted to shoot more but time was scarce this week.      

Week 19 | 2012

When it comes to color and black & white I’m sometimes undecided. I tend to go with the mood. Simply, some things look better in color and some look better in black and white. It really isn’t that complicated. A few months ago, I came upon a company called Visual Supply Company and a product a lot of professional photographers and enthusiasts were raving about called VSCO Film.   VSCO Film

Leica X2 Review

When I first saw the Leica X2 I drooled like a kid yearning the next ice cream cone. Being a lover of small compact cameras I can certainly appreciate a beauty when I see one and this one is rather beautiful with an impressive feature set. If you had not read this review by Ming Thein then I highly recommend you take the jump over as his had the X2 for several days enough to get a feel for how the camera handles and its ups and downs.(Link at the end of the post.) Improvements. This list is by no means exhaustive, but it’s what you’d notice and appreciate as a serious photographer: – AF speed is a LOT faster – The top plate dials are much stiffer, and now don’t rotate accidentally – Greatly improved LCD; supposedly still the same number of dots, but side by side with the old X1, it seems a lot clearer and more fluid. – EVF shoe, and matching tiltable EVF which has great resolution. – Battery life is …

Week 18 | 2012

I usually brainstrom what I want to write with the images I publish and I usually go with the flow of how I’m feeling but a post by my friend Wouter Brandsma really hit home.   Tiny Hands Wouter decided to finish his PAD project this week after 70 continous weeks of photographing daily. Yes, that’s right daily. That’s quite a record I must say. I ask myself sometimes, I’ll even reach that far, I don’t know, at least that’s not the goal, the goal is 52 weeks and complete the year, something that seems to far far away still.   Nevertheless, I continue to photograph in my own PAD project and I’m still going strong. I wish Wouter the best in his forth coming projects and I’m sure I’ll be there when he hits publish.   I mentioned a few weeks ago I had left my Canon 30D in its bag because I didn’t feel like lugging it around. Instead, I took my compact, the LX3, my little side kick and off I went. …