Author Archives: Paul Komarek

Fuji XF 18mm f/2 Lens Review

The Fuji X-System cameras and XF lenses have come a long way thanks to Fuji’s commitment to fixing problems with firmware updates, rather than just releasing another camera or lens to replace the one with problems. Meet the Fuji XF 18mm f/2 lens, a lens that initially started with some problems, but after several firmware […]

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Step aside Leica, the Fuji X-Pro1 is here!

As you may know, I'm not one to recommend a product unless I own the product myself and can attest to its worthiness to make my list of recommendations. Until now, I have not recommended a camera system outside of Canon's lineup simply because I haven't found one worthy of recommendation. That changed when I […]

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Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS

The rumors of a new patent on a 24-70 f/2.8L IS continue to bew but now there is a patent that has surfaced to add some weight to the rumor. Check out the details: Patent Publication No. 2013-182246 Publication date 2013.9.12 Filing date 2012.3.5 Example 1 Zoom ratio 2.75 Focal length f = 24.70-36.42-67.88mm Fno. […]

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Canon EOS-M Review

Panasonic set the stage almost five years ago by introducing us to the Micro Four-Thirds camera system. I like to refer to it as a Gen 3 camera for its unique feature (or lack-thereof) of not using a mirror in its operation--pretty significant when you think about how long we've had mirrors in our SLR's […]

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iPhone 5 Unveiled

Apple CEO, Tim Cook, started his much anticipated speech discussing Apple's success with its retail stores worldwide, including a store in Barcelona, Spain made entirely out of quarried limestone. But no one in the crowd was interested in hearing about this, what everyone was interested in was the new products, specifically the new iPhone 5 […]

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Apple leaks iPhone 5 links on their website

Apple, Inc., the computer giant, appears to have accidentally leaked the name of their iPhone, the iPhone 5, confirming months of rumors over the much anticipated phone. Upon reviewing the search results on Apple's website, the following inactive link appeared: Apple did not immediately respond for comment, but is rumored to be poised to announce […]

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Kodak files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Something many of us in the photography industry saw coming for a while now has finally happened: Eastman Kodak Company is preparing to seek bankruptcy protection in the coming weeks. Kodak is hoping to sell off some of its 1,100 patents in a court-supervised auction and if it succeeds, it could avoid Chapter 11 bankruptcy. […]

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Tips to buying a used camera lens

I get asked this question quite a bit so I thought I'd do a quick post with my tips. As most of my camera/lens specific articles are, this is focused on Canon brand lenses although my safety tips apply to any lens purchase. First off, buying a used lens is always a gamble, especially when […]

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3rd Generation cameras and the future of DSLR's

A lot of talk has been going on lately about the future of digital SLR cameras and as a professional photography instructor/blogger, I suppose every now and then I'm expected to write about the looming death of some photo technology. Well, today is not that day, but this topic does provide us with the opportunity […]

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Photoshop CS6 Beta Now Available

SAN JOSE, Calif., Mar 22, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Adobe Systems, Inc. officially announced Adobe® Photoshop® CS6 Beta and is offering it as a free download in both English and Japanese on the Adobe Labs website. At installation, users will be required to provide an Adobe ID to complete a one-time login and online product […]

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