Saturday, April 14, 2012

Have a sweet Saturday / Un dolce sabato a tutti

The Bayard Cutting Arboretum / E PL-2

A wonderful place to visit on a sunny day. Located on Eastern Long. Island this was originally a private estate. Off season it's free admission. definitively worth a trip.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Happy Fiday / Buon venerdi'

Archival shot / Nikon Ftn

The top one was shot from the press truck in front of the marchers on 5th Ave. during the Columbus day parade of 1978 next to president Carter.   The bottom head shot was shot at the old Plaza hotel. Where did the time go. The lens was the Nikkor 105 F 2.5. I still have this great lens and it still puts out on my digital  Nikons, Pavarotti was young then and so was I. Contrary to what I have recently read, I found him to be a very warm person with whom I conversed easily. Of course, he had not yet reached the pinnacle of fame then.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

As for the unannounced price...ouch!

From the EIZO website:

Eizo Announces a 4K LCD Monitor

The NAB 2012 expo is coming up and the people at Eizo have already announced that they are bringing a new high definition monitor for photo and video editors that want the best - the FDH3601 4K monitor.
A 4K resolution means that in one monitor you'll have the same pixel count as in four 1080p televisions. It's not just about resolution though, the FDH3601 offers 100% sRGB coverage and utilizes Digital Uniformity Correction to keep the tone smooth across your screen. It can recreate 278 trillion colors thanks to a 16-bit look-up table.The topic of high performance monitors is rather moot. If one wants the best prints or if one wants to match what's on the screen with what comes out of the printer then by all means get the best one you can afford and keep profiling it regularly. But since most people do not have such monitors, i.e. most costumers,have cheap monitors to begin with, then paying big bucks for such a monitor becomes a more difficult choice. But you decide.

Have a wonderful Thursday / Un bel giovedi a tutti

Greenport [ part 2 ] E PL-2

These were shot on an early spring afternoon with the Olympus kit lens, the 14-43 F 5.6. Amazing sharpness and image quality from a standard lens.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Go for it


If you have the cash, go for it.

Training & Events

Mamiya Leaf Open House & Service Check


Mamiya Leaf, Digital Transitions and Profoto are excited to announce our upcoming Mamiya Leaf Open House & Service Check. Bring your current and old Leaf digital backs for a free service check, receive Capture One Training tailored to Mamiya Leaf digital back users, and see the latest technology from Mamiya Leaf and Profoto. Interested in upgrading to Mamiya Leaf? Stop by anytime for hands-on demos.

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Thursday, April 19th: 9:30am - 5pm

Event Highlights

  • Capture One Training - Learn how to use Capture One with your Mamiya Leaf Digital Back!
  • Hear about the latest product offerings from Mamiya Leaf directly from the manufacturer
  • Bring Your Leaf Gear!MAC Group's Head Service Technician will be onsite to perform service and cleaning on your current and older equipment.
  • Profoto Lighting Tutorial & Showcase
  • Hands-on Demos with the latest camera systems including the Phase One 645DF as well as Arca-Swiss & Cambo Technical Cameras
  • DT Exclusive Mamiya Leaf Bundle Promotions

Event Details

Thursday, April 19th
9:30am - 5pm
See presentation schedule below.


Digital Transitions
35 West 35th Street
5th Floor
New York City
(Located 2 blocks from Penn Station, between 5th & 6th)

Presentation Schedule

Capture One Training
Capture One is now the preferred tethering and raw processing software for Leaf and Mamiya in addition to Phase One, Canon, and Nikon. We'll cover everything from the basics of tethering to automatic perspective correction, skin tone adjustment, focus mask, and use of Capture Pilot for the iPad and iPhone.
2 Sessions: 10am-11am & 2pm-3pm

Profoto Lighting Tutorial
Learn tips and tricks when using Profoto Lighting including control of Profoto Air lights directly from Capture One using the Profoto Studio Plugin.
2 Sessions: 11:30am-12:30pm & 3:30pm-4:30pm

Can't make it to the event but would like more information about the Mamiya Leaf and Profoto product lines? Call 1.877.f/ortless (367-85337), email us, or fill out our Information Request Form.

Button: RegisterThursday, April 19th: 9:30am - 5pm

Have a bright Wednesday / Viauguriamo un mercoledi' brillante

A tribute to my beloved Mookie / Fuji S-1 Pro

Those of us who  love and have loved animals will understand; for those of you who have never had this pleasure I really feel sorry for you. For those of you who dislike animals.. or even do not see the need for them well the less said the better. After all, I do not  want to alienate my beloved visitors.
This was my Mookie, an unforgettable Belgian sheep dog who was the love of my life, Being a long haired dog, winter and snow made him extremely happy. He will never be forgotten.. Please allow me this sentimental look at my Mookie.  All the best, Rocco Galatioto.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Have a delightful Tuesday / Vi auguriamo un incantevole martedi'

Greenport [ part 1 ] Canon 5-D

Those of you who visit, know that I absolutely love this delightful town almost at the end of the North Fork of Long Island.
The lens was the ubiquitous Canon 24-105 F 4 L 

Monday, April 9, 2012

Long Island's North Fork / Canon 5-D

The Long Fork of Long Island is one of my favorites parts of the state. Not only for its great wines that I adore but for it's scenery.
For those who need to know, the lens was the Canon 24-105 F 4 L.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

News from Tamron.

Tamron continues, along with Sigma to provide affordable but high quality optics.



Have a sweet Monday / Vi auguriamo una dolcissima pasquetta

I just love this city at Easter / E PL-2

Happy Easter to all  and happy Passover to my beloved Jewish Friends.  Thank you all for visiting,