My Love Affair With a L...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal The only Micro Four thirds lens I had to buy the minute it was announced was the Panasonic Lumix 7-14mm f/4. Now Olympus has their 7-14mm f/2.8. I own the Lumix lens and have tried the Olympus. The Olympus lens is a stop faster and has all-metal construction....

First Look: Panasonic L...

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Mark has been shooting and posting images made with a Lumix GX8 since the camera was announced. I just got my paws on one and in this first (of at least two) posts about the camera put it through its paces. I’ve said it here ad nauseam that I love my Lumix GX1....

Two Weeks With Only a P...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal Recently I decided to use a cell phone as my only camera for two weeks. I’ve been using iPhones for several years and taken several thousand photos with my phone, but I never felt they were close to the quality of any camera except a point and shoot. The...

So Tell Me Again Why I ...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal It was another hot evening here in Portland last week when I took off for the Canby Rodeo. Slack, which is sort or a pre-rodeo event starts at 4 PM and temperatures were in the high 80’s. Normally I would take a Micro Four-thirds camera like the Panasonic Lumix...

The Last Days of Summer

Today’s Post by Mark Toal If you read this blog regularly you know that both Joe and I love to photograph cars and outdoor car shows. I’ve been waiting all summer for the light to change where we get these beautiful long shadows on late summer nights. Every Wednesday night at the...

Shooting with a Lastoli...

Today’s Post by Mark Toal   On these bight summer days when there isn’t a cloud in the sky a small collapsible diffuser can save the day. I always carry a Lastolite diffuser in the trunk of my car. I like this specific Lastolite TriGip model because it has a handle to make it easier to...