Category Archives: Lenses

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

Proud To Be – © John Neel
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

Water Tower – © John Neel

My latest book from Ilex Press: Focus In Photography

It isn’t easy to marry those two discussions but Neel manages to do it very smoothly. He provides a general understanding of the concepts before he shows you how to use the gear to apply them in practice. You actually have the feeling of having learned something.best photography book, great photography book, 2016, 2017,book,my book,focus book,

Couple - © John Neel

Garry Winogrand and the theory of transformation

Winogrand means that the image becomes something different as a result of its framing. I think he framed beautifully. I do not believe his work was haphazard. He knew where he was and anticipated the subject.

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.

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

Sony a7 Full Frame Mirrorless

Sony A7 Pretty and Pretty Perfect

If you are looking for a great street camera, portrait maker, or a fantastic option to your DSLR, the a7 is at least for me, a pretty perfect camera. It does just about everything I need it to do for nearly all of the kinds of photography I love to shoot. And it does it pretty darn well.