Category Archives: Rants and other Lunacy

This is where my pontificating is sure to get out of hand…

A Little Bag Bashing…

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So what does your messenger/shoulder/camera bag says about you? Continue reading

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You Point, Eyepoint

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I briefly mentioned finders in my last rant. This has led me to my latest gripe – whatever happened to high-eyepoint viewfinders? Leica and Nikon finders pleasured a whole generation of sweaty, overweight, myopic photographers. Continue reading

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A Love Letter to Nikon & Pentax

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Dear Pentax and Nikon,

I applaud both of you for sticking with the lens mount system that made both of your companies famous back in the day. Allowing photographers to mix older lenses with new ones in their optical libraries gives both of your systems an unparalleled advantage when it comes to the palette of lenses afforded to a shooter.

On the other hand… Continue reading

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What is in a name? NOTHING!

Why am I the only one who seems to be irritated by the naming and marketing of some nebulous and generally intangible “processing engine” by the big digital camera manufacturers. Continue reading

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Digital Nikonos?

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Returning to the sport of sea kayaking after several years hiatus, I realized I’m missing something that was previously available to me when I began paddling. A compact waterproof camera with interchangeable lenses. Continue reading

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Introducing…

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Well, Freud could have a field day with what I am about to do, and that is to give that bitter voice a platform under the guise of another author for this site. Meet Angry Photographer – then immediately proceed to hide your children, adorn a helmet, and fasten your seatbelt. Continue reading

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An Off-Topic Rant (first of many to come)

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I was born into an analog world. Fortunately the peak of my photographic career overlapped with the advent of digital, so I have been gifted with a strong foundation in both worlds. So much so, that my personal workflow generally mixes the use of film and a computer for even the simplest of projects. I am very much of the mindset that there is a right tool for every job and it is my imperative to understand not only which is which, but how to utilize that tool as well. That being understood may lay a foundation for the rant to follow. Continue reading

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The One Blatant Fail Point of All Camera-Specific Backpacks

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For most photographers and filmmakers packing for more than one day in the wilderness, the heaviest gear is generally their photo or video tools. Examining photo packs, some have a full compartment for photo gear have no capacity for food, water, shelter, or other backcountry necessities. Other “multi-use” packs with divided designs always seem to have the camera compartment on the bottom half, leaving the top half for “casual” items.This is incorrect weight distribution and should not exist. Continue reading

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