Tips on photographing hand-held with large telephoto zoom lenses

With the introduction of lenses like the Tamron 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC more people than ever before are using long telephoto lenses. Sometimes they’re disappointed with their initial results when using these lenses hand-held, especially at slower shutter speeds. This short article provides some tips that can help improve results when photographing hand held.  Continue reading Tips on photographing hand-held with large telephoto zoom lenses

Nikon P900 Hands-On Review: It’s all about the zoom!

I’ve owned a couple of digital bridge cameras in the past and I enjoyed the flexibility and portability that this type of camera affords owners. The integrated zoom lenses on a bridge camera makes them an especially good choice for people looking for an all-in-one travel camera solution.

When I read that Nikon had launched a new CoolPix P900 with an equivalent field of view of 24mm to 2000mm I was intrigued to see what this camera could do. Continue reading Nikon P900 Hands-On Review: It’s all about the zoom!

Wheels of Yesteryear

If you’re a fan of American cars made from the 1940’s through the 1970’s, and you find yourself in the Myrtle Beach (South Carolina) area, you may want to visit Wheels of Yesteryear. This is a private automobile collection of Paul and Carol Cummings which has been on display in Myrtle Beach since the fall of 2009. Continue reading Wheels of Yesteryear

Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC Hands-On Review

This hands-on review provides some initial impressions on shooting with the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC. I always try to take a practical, hands-on approach with my gear reviews, so you won’t find any formal sharpness testing and other technical assessments. If readers are looking for that kind of information there are plenty of other photography sites that take that approach with their reviews. As many readers of my blog know I always prefer to shoot images hand-held so this article has quite a bit of emphasis on using this lens in that manner. Continue reading Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC Hands-On Review

Is there really anything ‘wrong’ with digital camera sales volumes?

There’s been some interesting debate lately about what’s ‘wrong’ with the camera market as people try to understand the rather dramatic decline in unit sales that has been happening over the past 4 or 5 years with volumes down by more than half from their peak. I’ve been letting my old, porous brain muse on this for a bit and have some perspectives to share. Continue reading Is there really anything ‘wrong’ with digital camera sales volumes?