Monthly Archives: February 2017

Sony A7 Cameras $300 Rebate

When I am using the Seitz Roundshot VR Drive, I use the Sony A7S and on occasion the Sony A7R. My daughter attends the Seattle Film School and needed my Sony A7SII for a shoot. She gave me her Sony … Continue reading

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Hawaii January 2017 Part 4

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After returning from Koko Crater, I had plenty of time to catch the sunset. I used the Sony A7S and the Sony FE 70-300 mm lens set at 200mm. The Roundshot VR Drive (panoramic head) was set to a single … Continue reading

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Hawaii January 2017 Part 3

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On January 25th, spent the day relaxing at the Ko’Olina Beach Club.   On January 26th, got up early and drove out to the botanical gardens located inside Koko Crater.   All images can be reviewed on Flickr.  

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Assembling Panoramic Photos

Assembling Panoramic Photos: A Designer’s Notebook 1st Edition describes in great detail the methods used by 8 different photographers to assemble photographic images into a panorama. In this book, the photographers use Photoshop, Stitcher, Panotools, and 3DS Max. The book … Continue reading

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Hawaii January 2017 Part 2

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Some who travel to Oahu never leave the Waikiki area, and in doing so miss out on the majority of attractions that the island offers. When I am on Oahu, I will spend some time exploring the island. The map … Continue reading

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Applied Photographic Optics

Applied Photographic Optics by Sidney F. Ray is a comprehensive and well-structured text on optical devices used in still and motion photography. The book is divided into 69 topics arranged into 3 sections: “Optical Theory,”  “Lens Types and Properties” and “Photographic … Continue reading

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Hawaii January 2017 Part 1

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I have just completed processing all the images taken on my latest trip to Hawaii in the last week of January 2017. As always we had a great time, but the weather was windy and wet. These conditions make it … Continue reading

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Monday, February 6th 2017 it was snowmageddon in Normandy Park, Washington: schools closed, roads impassable, power outages, no mail service (although UPS managed to soldier on), and no garbage pickup. The stores were depleted of presto logs, batteries, bottled water, … Continue reading

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Zeiss Loxia Lens

Presently, there are 4 members of the Zeiss Loxia family: 2.8/21 mm, 2/35 mm, 2/50 mm, and 2.4/85 mm. Zeiss Loxia lens where specifically designed for the Sony A7 series cameras.

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Roundshot VR Drive

The Roundshot VR Drive, made by Seitz in Switzerland, is an automated panoramic head. It captures a series of images based on the parameters programmed into the unit by the user. The captured images are then downloaded onto a computer … Continue reading

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