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Mirror Mirror…

August 17th, 2009 · 3 Comments

My latest eBay plunder is a 500mm f/8 Reflex-NIKKOR lens. This lens is interesting because its not your typical set of concave and convex optical glass lenses in an aluminum tube. Instead, this lens relys on pair of catadioptric mirrors, much the same way a large astronomical telescope does. For that reason, the lens is […]

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Tags: Lenses · Photography · Uncategorized

Best Laid Plans…

May 9th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I’d gotten everything ready to head on down to San Diego early tomorrow morning. The goal was to “set up camp” on a small patch of ground in Coronado’s Centennial Park from which I could photograph the 2009 Red Bull Air Race qualifying event. I’d borrowed a nice lawn chair from my sister’s RV. I’d […]

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Tags: Airshows · Lenses · Personal · Photography · Uncategorized

The Lens You Can’t Do Without…

January 22nd, 2009 · 3 Comments

A lot of people are into photography. With the price point of good digital SLR cameras coming down in recent years, there is a definite move towards these cameras over point-and-shoot types by people who want a little more “do-more-ability.” When people find out that I’m a photographer, I get a lot of technical questions […]

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Tags: Gear · Lenses · Photography · Tech/Geek

Photography Is…

September 3rd, 2008 · 8 Comments

Photography, at least as I define it, is 10% equipment, 40% skill, and 50% being in the right place at the right time. If there’s one thing I’ve learned since I began taking this hobby seriously, it’s that if I see a photographic opportunity and pass it up, I will kick myself for at least […]

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Tags: Photography