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Features you should look for when buying a lens (for photography)

This article was first posted on my older photography blog. Since I am going to reuse the domain for something else, I will slowly move the most useful articles over here. So you are at the store, you have the money in hand, you know what you want and even the spouse agreed that you need a new lens.…

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3D vs 5DMrkII exposure (explanation)

I knew when I made the previous post that I had done something stupid. I double checked everything, made sure every setting was as I expected, etc… Still, there was something at the back of my head telling me that I should not made this public because it would hit me back straight in the face Well, 15 minutes after leaving for work, I realized what the problem was: I forgot to remove the @#$%#$% polarizer!…

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5DMrkII vs D3 exposure differences?

Edit: I was stupid! Explanation here. Last week I went shooting with my friend Christopher who is a D3 owner. It was more of a scouting trip, to find nice locations in downtown Montreal ,for future shoot than anything else.…

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How meta tagging could be improved in Aperture 3

I dont know if you tag, but I do. I try to do it a lot and sometimes it makes me think that the guys at Apple dont use the tagging interface at all… First, as I said in the past, when you open the Keyword HUD, the cursor should be in the search field.…

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Burned pixel update and Mac Pro on steroids

I think I talked too fast the other day when I said that the software update did not fix the stuck pixel problem. After testing it again, it seems like the issue is now resolved with v1.07! I will do more testing tomorrow night, but right now I am reformating-reinstalling everything on my Mac Pro.…

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Should you buy third party lenses?

For the budget conscious photographer looking for new lenses, there is a solution: third party manufacturers. In fact, it surprises me that we don’t hear about them more often. They offer nice products and when you take into account that they cost half the price of the “official” ones, it is worth investigating.…

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