Saturday, August 1, 2009

Photo of the day 8-1-09 Date of departure to Sicily


I'm on my way to Sicily. Will return on 8-28-09. Not to really photograph but to eat. I will only be taking the Panasonic LX 3. Here is an examply of my Castellammare del Golfo. Taken in 2002 with the Olympus E 20.

Friday, July 31, 2009

PHOTO OF THE DAY July 31 2009


If I may be allowed some immodesty. This photo of me is from 2004. With the Nikon D70.
I will be there on 8-2-09. Just look t that Sicilian scenery!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

PHOTO OF THE DAY July 30 2009


My beloved Mookie. The best dog ever. Im memoriam. There can never be a better dog and a better friend.
Taken in winter a few years ago with the nOlympus E 20.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

PHOTO OF THE DAY July 30, 2009


Mozia, Sicily. Le saline, the salt fields, August 2004. Nikon D70 with the 18 to 85 3.5-4.4 Nikkor DX.

PHOTO OF THE DAY July 29 2009


Harbirger of things to come. The magnificent North East in the fall. Pennsylvania country side with the Nikon D300 and the fabulous 17 to 55 2.8 G DX Lens.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Photo of the day, July 28, 09


Venice, cannot leave it. Early evening shot from the Ponte Scalzi. The Nikon D200 had the Nikkor 18 to 85 3.5-4.5 lens mounted on it. Nice travel lens.

Monday, July 27, 2009

PHOTO OF THE DAY July 27 2009


My beloved aunt Terina, Zia Terina, who passed away in June. A wonderful Sicilian woman whom I loved dearly. Shot with the Canon 3o D and the EF 24 to 85 3.5 to 4.6 lens. I shall miss you great
signora!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Heard on theWeb on the Olympus Digital Pen

The question asked in DP Review was:" Why does the Olympus Pen looks attractive?"
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1032&message=32151628
THIS WAS MY REPLY:
It may be nostalgia or the fact that I have tried in vain to get a rangefinder camera that is versatile and affordable. Putting aside the fact that it does not have a range finder, the camera has an uncanny versatility with its many available lens mounts that it almost becomes irresistible. It's small size, it's retro look and all round feel, create a quite attractive package. It has a lot in common with the Panasonic LX 3. We all know that Epson tried with their Voigtlander RF but never went anyway, and the Leica M8 is not what it should have been. Leica takes it's time in making changes so this camera will remain what it is for years. It is nice but "no sigar ." So we are back to the Olympus. I hope that in a future model a viewfinder, even an EVF will be added. As for the 4/3 system, at 12 mega pixels it will do fine noise wise as long as one doesn't push the ISO. But with that kind of mirror less camera one can hold it a slow speeds.
This is why I personally like the idea of the digital pen F.