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Browsing Archive: February, 2013

Sony NEX-F3 1.01 firmware released...(...still doesn't fix battery drain)

Posted by Eksovichea Tito Hak on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, In : NEX-F3 
photographer : Eksovichea Tito Hak
 
Finally the first firmware update for the F3 has been released in the form of 1.01. Generally there's not much in there in the way of anything that would address the more pressing issues of things like battery drain of around 4 to 5% even when the camera is switched off over a 6 to 7 hour period at a time. (maybe due to user inaccessible wireless activity?). The only thing the new update really adds is tuning for optic compensation for the specific character...

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Solutions for the short battery span on the NEX-F3?

Posted by Eksovichea Tito Hak on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, In : Accessories 
photograher: Eksovichea Tito Hak

 With NEX-F3's lack luster battery life performance using the official supplied OEM NP-FW50 lithium -Ion battery, I was kind of thinking an extended battery pack might be something to consider if it was something that was an unfixable flaw of the F3 iteration. But generally having to constantly have an extended hand grip battery pack attached to it at all times would have defeated the purpose of having a NEX camera body to begin with .i.e. having full D-SLR cap...
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Adobe Lightroom and Adobe CS (4,5 or 6) is it an either or thing?... (...you'll still need some sort of image editor)

Posted by Eksovichea Tito Hak on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, In : software 
Is there any point to using Lightroom 4 if you already have CS4 or later? Not necessarily purely because you can already do everything that Light room 4 does from your CS4 (or later) and much more. However, having said that Lightroom 4 does present a more user friendly all in one application that integrates all the various elements from the different and vastly more extensive individual apps within the comprehensive CS4/5/6 suites that are relevant to the specific purpose of photography and m...

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PENTACON 2.8/135MM M42 lens antics on a NEX-F3

Posted by Eksovichea Tito Hak on Thursday, February 21, 2013, In : lenses 
photographer: Eksovichea Tito Hak

 Vintage lenses. I always had the impression that vintage in this kind of area meant sentimental reasons for artificially inflated prices regardless of the actual quality of optics against more modern options. But as it turns out the PENTACON 2.8/135MM has actual substance rather than just being sentimental hype. Apparently though they were who Carl Zeiss camara glass manufacturers were before they actually became Carl Zeiss. Click this to see the full extent ...
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NEX-3N is definitely a-go...

Posted by Eksovichea Tito Hak on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, In : NEX camera news 
The NEX-3N antics are REAlly real-real to seemingly now be gathering the momentum of full steam ahead after the whole "it still might not happen" like reserve going on even with whole steady stream of leaks being fed to us. Word now has it that we can expect to see the servo power zoom lens control capable snapper (/video shooter) refresh released as early as spring. From the pre-release press snaps you can see that there's been a noticeable reduction in its overall size from the F3 whilst re...
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The kind of blur in pictures that you might actually want...

Posted by Eksovichea Tito Hak on Monday, February 18, 2013, In : tips 
We all hate unwanted camera image blur from camera shake or the type of unintentional motion blur that subdues the clarity of the main focal point of interest when snapping a moving subject, but there are times when the blur can be a very desirable artistic effect when intentionally playing with a shallower focal depth on a lens. It can help to more subtly draw attention to a focal point using the blur as a means of subtly cropping an image whilst at the same retaining the rest of the image t...

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It looks like the NEX-3N with power zoom servo controlled lens is going to be getting a shot at a consumer slot after all...

Posted by Eksovichea Tito Hak on Monday, February 18, 2013, In : NEX camera news 
It looks like the NEX-3N hullaballoo is starting to flesh out some actual substance with official press snaps, this is despite the short falls of potential battery drain for a standardised internally fitting battery, it actually looks like they might be going ahead with a NEX-3N update having power zoom servo motored lens control features. As far as I was aware the pro range of NEX camcorders have much more convenient external clip on batteries meaning they can pretty much be any size you can...

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Is using Adobe Photoshop and/or Light room for post snapped digital picture processing cheating?

Posted by Eksovichea Tito Hak on Sunday, February 17, 2013,
In my personal opinion and in a word, no. You need it if you are serious about digital photography as a pro or enthusiast.
 
Long ago when 35mm camera film ruled and digital camera's were a mere comic book fantasy, there were numerous factors beyond just the type of camera you were using and the photographers ability to use a camera that would determine how pictures would turn out. Obviously the type of camera, camera optics and your actual ability would have a significant/huge outcome on how y...

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My rambling thoughts on Sony's NEX-F3 after a few weeks of use...

Posted by Eksovichea Tito Hak on Thursday, February 14, 2013, In : NEX-F3 
Its far from a complete review, mainly because I've not actually tried it out with an actual NEX camera lens or used a fully electronic lens mount adaptor for it whilst using it with a Canon lens. I was originally going to wait till after I'd actually acquired some kind of auto focus and aperture kit for it, but the lack up NEX camera related items made me think I ought to just post it just for the sake of having something to post. Anyhow here's the link if you're interested
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Miss-conceptions about low camera ISO settings...

Posted by Eksovichea Tito Hak on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, In : tips 
For the remedial's who will most likely apply this to made up manufacturing quality standards ratings in not fully understanding it was originally used to rate the suitability of drinking water and nothing more, not the quality of manufactured products. (such is the influence of China). 

The ISO settings in camera's has absolutely nothing to do with the a fore mentioned convoluted and miss-understood meaning when talking about camera settings. Originally when talking about cameras ISO ratings ...
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rumors of a NEX-3N are already on the brew

Posted by Eksovichea Tito Hak on Thursday, February 7, 2013, In : NEX rumors 
The NEX rumor mills are turning, and supposed pictures of a NEX 3N are surfacing. What is the rumored NEX 3N claimed to have that the current camera bodies don't? Full on NEX camcorder servo lens control that’s usually reserved for their larger pro NEX camcorder bodies, that's what. Do I reckon the pictures of a potential 3N are real regardless of whether a compact NEX-3N body with electronic servo zoom control makes it to market or not? (Although I reckon it looks remarkably like a C3, whi...

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...it takes "D-SLR quality pictures"....

Posted by Eksovichea Tito Hak on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, In : neural bytes 
I'm trying to not drop into the depths of fanboyism to spout unfounded crap based on an emotional response in some bid to try and blindly defend something I might personally feel undermines something I very much enjoy that relates to a product. Which essentially is fanboyism.  

 
Lets define what a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera is.

In a world where companies are trying to make money, and business acumen often dictates the bounds of what is what in a bid to make consumers part with the...

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90's 35-135mm canon USM lens antics...

Posted by Eksovichea Tito Hak on Monday, February 4, 2013, In : NEX-F3 
With the manual EOS lens to E-mount adaptor having dropped through the letter box I had chance to embark on some full on manual canon 35-135mm EF USM lens antics, meaning there wasn't any means of digitally recording aperture settings (Not that its really essential for the task of taking pictures). Another problem was that the EOS lens adaptor I'd acquired had no clicky F stop lock on it for aperture control, so it was a case of adjusting the numberless smooth action sliding bezel aperture co...
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Circular or petal lens shade hood? (...why petal shade hoods were designed)

Posted by Eksovichea Tito Hak on Monday, February 4, 2013, In : tips 
It’s a taken that the point of a lens hood is to help avoid glare in bright light situations such as where great amounts of direct sunlight is present, especially at the further reaches of telescopic zoom on a zoom lens. Conventional thinking might suggest that the greater the shade provided by the hood the better, especially if you slap the word pro on it (as in short for the word professional and not prostitute) and make it full circular instead of flower/petal shaped?  It might be true i...

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