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Olympus Stylus Epic DLX

Okay, I like the new Olympus Stylus Epic DLX. The DLX portion has panorama and a quartz clock but aside from that it’s identical to the non-DLX version. I’m putting these into a set on my Flickr page, go take… Continue Reading →

Waiting for my new toy

The film camera bug has hit me pretty hard. I’ve been using one of my Olympus Trip 35 cameras (see above taken last weekend) and have purchased an Olympus Stylus Epic DLX from someone on eBay. The new one is… Continue Reading →

Nikon GP-1

Sometimes you just like to know where you were when you took the photo. Luckily there are many options available for a DSLR and I went with the default Nikon solution. Last week on a whim I ordered a Nikon… Continue Reading →

More Film Photography

My playing with film cameras continues! But it’s not out of hand yet. I now have the following film camera equipment: Three Olympus Trip 35 (1 from TripMan) Olympus PS-200 flash Canon Canonet GIII QL17 coupled rangefinder Canon Canolite D… Continue Reading →

A short photo walk

I took my Olympus Trip 35 on a short stroll this morning and had the film developed near work. I like the results and shot another roll around lunch time. It’s an easy camera to have on you and fits… Continue Reading →

No Batteries Required

This started with my looking for a good compact digital camera with a viewfinder. As a result I bought a film compact camera that was manufactured in 1972. I prefer cameras with a viewfinder because I take better photos when… Continue Reading →

Roger Ebert still knows best

I saw this great video on Photography Bay. I’m constantly reminded that my negative opinion on filming with DSLRs is almost always demonstrated to be wrong. Here is another fine example. The editing, the soundtrack, and the shots are amazing…. Continue Reading →

Going on a trip? Plan ahead for photos

Wednesday August 25th the family and I went to the Statue of Liberty.  The trip was planned weeks in advance and we took the Huntington Station line at 6:15 Am to get there nice and early before the crowds. It… Continue Reading →

Nikon 50mm f/1.4G samples

I’ve been playing with my new 50mm. If you liked the f/1.8D version, then you’ll have no complaints with this f/1.4.G new model. It’s a fun lens and as long as you can move around, you’ll get good shots. Here’s… Continue Reading →

Nikon 50mm f/1.4G

After using my brother’s Nikon 50mm f/1.8D lens for a few weeks, I broke down and picked up a new AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G lens. From all the reviews I’ve read, it’s an improvement over the older f/1.4D version being… Continue Reading →

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