In honor of Grandma Carrie.

Been on a posting hiatus for a few days. Honoring my Grandmother Carrie who transitioned earlier this week to a better place. A long life filled with love. Also understanding the importance of honoring loved ones. Some measure of comfort is taken looking at these portraits taken during a 2016 family reunion. Will miss you dearly Grandma.

Another roll of @Lomography 400: Love this stuff. #heylomograhy

Lomography 400 is one of my favorite films. Have written about it before.  800 is amazing also offering similar performance with barely noticeable grain but is constantly in short supply evidently. It has long been out of stock on lomography’s site and my local camera shop has not fared better. At any price I would like this film. At around $15 for a 3 pack 35mm or 120 it is a straight-up bargain. Continue reading Another roll of @Lomography 400: Love this stuff. #heylomograhy

Versatility in lens form: Venus Laowa 15mm f/4 1:1 @laowa_lens

This one line from their website says a lot.

World’s Widest 1:1 Macro Lens.

Was impressed by that alone and the macro samples from a favorable PetaPixal preview and review.

Was impressed further by the built-in shift mechanism. A simple 3 position up/center/down setup unlocked by a lever…

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SONY A7III: THIS TIME SONY IS SERIOUS. PART 2. Not numbering anymore of these.

Wrote a part one about the Sony A7III thinking there may be one or two more to come and that would do it. Since then I realized something. Will likely be writing about this camera for quite some time. That first post was about feel. Stumped on what to write for part two. It defies categorization. What do I mean… Continue reading SONY A7III: THIS TIME SONY IS SERIOUS. PART 2. Not numbering anymore of these.

Gen II A7 Budget Grip from Powerextra

Since acquiring a camera that would take over daily camera duties I was free to bulk up my gen II A7 camera to accommodate larger lenses, aid in vertical shooting, and add an extra battery.

Had already tried one A7 gen II aftermarket grip and it flat out did not work out. Will not mention the brand as it may have been a bad copy, but I was done with them. Batteries were fine in that grip, but the buttons on the grip itself did not do anything, unfortunately.

Go native! What says you Sony? What do you have for me? How much now? Yeah, my money tree tells me that will not work out… Continue reading Gen II A7 Budget Grip from Powerextra

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