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Author Archives: Klaus-Dieter Naujok
Having left the Auto mode some time ago, using either Aperture or Shutter Priority modes, it is time to take more control of my camera. To do so I will do this in some logic order to ensure I get a full understanding of the many options, their impact and errors I may encounter. Since […]
In last week’s Part 1 article I presented my camera support and bags gear. In this final part I will present my other equipment I use with my camera.
In this article I discuss the equipment I have in addition to my camera and lenses to support my photography efforts. I start with the second most important element, the tripod or other device I use to support my camera for the sharpest possible pictures.
Last week’s article outlined the first two steps on my post-photographic workflow, storing images and cataloguing, organizing, or managing images. In this article I will continue with the last two steps for image processing and correction and exporting and distributing the images.
0 – Introduction In general most post-photographic workflow comprise of four general tasks performed after shooting: Storing images on a hard drive; Cataloguing, organizing, or managing images; Image processing and correction; Exporting and distributing the images via slideshow, email, web galleries, or paper prints. In this two-part article I outline my post-photographic workflow using Apple’s […]
Last week I discussed the Minolta Maxxum lenses I have in my collection. Since my last Minolta lens purchase I have augmented the collection to cover more situations. After a visit to the California Academy of Science, I realized that my Minolta AF Maxxum 50mm f/1.7 was too long for indoors. I therefore purchased the […]
There is no question that lenses are to many photographers more important then their camera body. A good lens, well looked after, should last decades, much longer than any digital camera body. That’s why professional photographers spend thousands on their lenses. I am not a professional photographer nor do I have thousands of dollars to […]
In my last two articles I talked about why Minolta Glass is still popular and which of those lenses are still popular today. Before decided which lenses to buy to add to my two kit lenses I did some research on lens catogories. There are dozens of different types of lens available, designed for use […]
Though no longer existent, Minolta is still an important name in the world of photography. Many photographers claim that such incredible and well-built lenses are no longer manufactured. This is especially true for Minolta lenses manufactured pre-mid-1990s as they provide unrivaled color and contrast matching. This was because Minolta made all their own glass, from […]
One criteria for selecting my DSLR was a good selection of lenses. To many it must have come as a surprise when the learned I selected the Sony Alpha 65 as my new camera. I bought the camera with two kit lenses, the Sony DT 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 (SAL-1855) and Sony 75-300mm F/4.5-5.6 (SAL-75300). It was […]