I wanted to share the new mid-level Pentax K30 Waterproof DSLR with our readers. As it is the summer vacations and many of you will be spending time on the beach, I thought that this camera is a great must have mid-level moderately priced DSLR.
Fixed focal length lenses are no longer the be all and end all in lens optics heaven. I have used several zoom lenses that compete quit readily with some of the fixed lenses I have used. I would love to hear from those of you using zooms and your impressions
PENTAX 645D medium-format digital SLR camera, first launched in June 2010, was selected as Camera of The Year at Camera GP Japan 2011 Awards. The winning camera features exceptional reliability and superb operability, along with remarkable, super-fine image quality assured by approximately 40 effective megapixels.
Does the Gear You have Really Matter? Or How I learned to take a “Pitcher…” or is that a “Picture?”… I’ll take both, just in case the Picture doesn’t turn out! Well, I will commence with a simple answer “NO”… Whether it is a Nikon, Sony, Canon, Panasonic, Olympus, Samsung , Pentax or any Medium […]
My Favorite Fixed Focal Length Lenses It is enough of a challenge to choose your favorite zoom lenses, but to have to choose only one fixed focal length lens from each brand is an exercise in decision making that most would find difficult to make. None the less here are my choices and they do […]
Which Brands are You? I would love to hear from all of our loyal readers. Tell us which brand of digital camera you decided to purchase whether a compact or DSLR and which model. Tell us what was the reason for your purchase and your impressions. You can comment directly on this blog post or […]
In Part 2 of my Lens Favorites, I want to share with you some lens options for when you want to go beyond the Medium Telephoto focal length. All of the lenses I have chosen effectively go from between 70-100 mm to a maximum of 200 to 400mm in the APSC and 4/3rds format. I […]
Making a lens purchase can often be a very daunting exercise for those of you not quite sure what might be appropriate for which application. But being that I don’t like prescribing a specific lens for a specific application, I will just choose my favorite brands of focal lengths and suggest that you experiment with […]
Well can you believe it? It feels like yesterday when we had our first “The Benjamin Kanarek Blog 2009 Camera Awards” contest! Here are my choices of the year and their standing. Don’t ask me why, because my answer will be BECAUSE. Just kidding! The runners up are at the bottom of this post. If […]
Being in a position to play with a lot of camera gear is fun, yet can be a rather daunting experience. Being that Christmas is around the proverbial corner, I thought I would share with you a few of my personal favorite, newer products that have caught both my left and right eyes. Now this […]
A Saturday afternoon in Paris While strolling through Paris today and on my return from running some errands, as I approached Place Abbesses, I spotted this girl on the phone, well tanned and obviously just returned from her vacation. This is the BIG weekend where most Parisians are back from their vacations. The streets were […]
Studio Fashion Everyone I know in the business have their preferences regarding focal lengths for different applications. I tend to work quite a bit shorter than most when it comes to working in closed quarters in a studio environment. I specify this for a reason. Studio work is a fixed space that you set up […]
I never thought I would ever own a white camera. Well those lovely people at Pentax France have decided to send me a Pentax K-x and I decided to get it in white which incidentally matches my iPhone. I should have it in about 5 days from now and when I get it up and […]