Category Archive: Photo gear

Digicam with a Cell-Phone?

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I recently wrote that since my dSRL is too large to carry along at all times I’ve been missing some photo opportunities.  Consequently I did some market research and bought a Canon PowerShot… Continue reading

Going Compact

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OK, I admit it officially — I need a small camera that I can carry with me all the time.  I’ve known this fact for years, but since I want to keep life… Continue reading

Canon and Nikon "Test and Clean" in Hamburg

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On 29.10. between 10:00 and 19:00 Calumet Photographic in Hamburg will have an Octoberfest celebration which will include a trade show where many imaging companies show their products and have sales people answer… Continue reading

Three Crazy Bassists at Die Fabrik

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Wow, I just came back from an incredible concert with three of my all-time favorite musicians! Think, think, think, who are the three biggest bassists alive? Yes, that’s right! Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller… Continue reading

Epson 3800: No Dried Nozzles Yet

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Just a short note for those still fearing head clogs and drying out of the print nozzles. Apparently these were real problems with older printers, but starting with the 3800 Pro, Epson claims… Continue reading

No Camera for me at Photokina 2008

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Even with the flurry of new bodies shown at Photokina I don’t find the camera that I really want. We’ve reached a point where every dSLR from every manufacturer is good enough, so… Continue reading

Wanna Become a Better Photographer?

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The quick answer is: turn your images into prints! In October 2007 I came this close to buying a Canon 5D and a 24-105/4 IS lens. I was tempted by the full-frame sensor,… Continue reading

My Favorite Auto-Focus Setting

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Are you satisfied with the AF capabilities of you camera? I find the AF of the Canon 30D adequate, but not great. Sometimes it hunts a bit and sometimes it focuses all the… Continue reading

Review of HyperDrive Colorspace

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For my recent trip to India I had to keep the size and weight of my backpack low, so instead of a laptop, I simply took a HyperDrive Colorspace with me. My backup… Continue reading

Leaving on a Longer Trip?

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So how do you prepare for a longer photographic trip? I’ll be leaving on such a trip in a few days, so I’ve been thinking about what to take along: Since I’ll be… Continue reading

Custom Profiles for the Epson 3800

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I’ve been printing on my Epson 3800 for several months now — learning how to use it optimally and producing a few nice prints. Since prints never look exactly like they look on… Continue reading

Canon Trade-Show in Hamburg

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I just received an e-mail from Calumet (in my eyes the best photo store in Hamburg) that they are hosting a large Canon Trade Show on March 5 and 6 between 10:00 and… Continue reading