Category Archives: Gear

Proud To Be – © John Neel

Sony A7 and the Tamron SP 45mm lens

“While some seem to think the only way to get a great image is to spend enormous amounts of ……… lenses can be empowered with a magic of their own. That they have inherent qualities that make them perfect……Tamron on my Sony A7

Water Tower – © John Neel

Focus Your Photography BUY My Book

John Neel opens this discussion in his new book, “Focus in Photography”. With lots of great photo illustrations and diagrams… if you want to take your photography to the next level or brush up… That makes this one of the more surprisingly delightful photography reads we’ve enjoyed recently.

Lake Ontario – © John Neel – 2017

Using the Tamron SP 85mm f1.8 Prime lens

There are many good reasons to use a prime focus lens. Probably the most interesting to me is……Each time I go for a walk, I find something to photograph. Even if it is familiar territory such as a walk around the block, the world finds ways of changing from the time before. The 85mm Tamron F1.8 SP

Pinhole cameras

Creative Pinhole Camera Possibilities

I am a photographer that loves to experiment. Pinhole photography is a great way to learn about light. It is a crazy tool for making some pretty unique imagery that would be impossible to create with a lensed camera.

Egg-timer
Convergence  – © John Neel

Elitist Photography Club

Is photography an elitist activity? Upper middle class? Does it need to be done with the best cameras and the best lenses?

In a recent post to a popular Facebook photography group asked a question about whether or not economic status should be considered

Argus Cintar adapted to the Sony A7

Argus Lenses Go Sony A7 Camera

I was almost to the point of making my own mount when I discovered an eBay dealer who has begun making and selling adapters for Argus lenses to be mounted to digital cameras.

The ground-glass view – John Neel

THE UPSIDE DOWN WORLD INSIDE YOUR CAMERA

Yes. Even as you view the upright image on your iPhone or iPad, you are actually looking at an image that has been corrected to show you the scene with the correct orientation.

Big Snake – © John Neel

Photographic Snake Oil

All it takes is some imaginative use of the equipment you probably already own. Photography is about light. It is also about enlightenment. Neither of these requires much more than a box and a lens to capture.

FUJIFILM X-T1 w/ XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR LENS

NEW FUJINON WEATHER-RESISTANT XF18-135

FUJINON WEATHER-RESISTANT XF18-135………”Weather proofing is one of the better concepts in new lens and camera design.” – Author