Have You Seen My Acutance?

Roger Cicala from Lens Rentals always writes with clarity about technical issues.  If you’ve ever wondered about MTF charts this should help a lot. Two takeaways for me and one note: Lens Acutance can be improved with sharpening in post, lens resolution can’t. Differences in the MTF between sagatial and meridal result in differences in the bokeh or out of focus areas of a lens.  The closer the two lines are, the better the bokeh (perhaps a bit subjective). AndRead more

Shooting 20×24 Portraits With A Massive Camera & Unique “Instant” Process [Instant Shoots] – YouTube

I’m super interested in the  process that Ethan Moses shows here in this video to make ‘instant’ color ULF photos. Here instant really means direct positive color process, and not anything as easy as a peel apart film.   He’s built a film holder that can double as a developing tray so that he can pour the chemicals straight into it after exposing the film.  It looks like a lot of fun and the results are quite amazing.   He alsoRead more

[PRO] PHOTO. Go and shoot

Great resource for getting information about Russian cameras and lenses and see sample images taken with them.  Actually the site does test many international brands but is very comprehensive with the Russian made ones. Photographer from scratch. Photography training, photography training courses, technique reviews, photography history, lens reviews, camera reviews Source: [PRO] PHOTO. Go and shootRead more

Historic Camera Club Librarium – Resource

For those of you who have interest in very old cameras or the companies which made them, this site can be a great resource.  Searching is a bit hard if you don’t know what you are looking for, but there is a lot of great historical information here Historic Camera Club Librarium The site has also two timelines which are interesting: the illustrated camera timeline and a photography timeline. It uses some older web design elements which are a bitRead more

A Just Noticeable Color Difference

For a long time I’ve wondered what kind of image test could reveal a camera system’s ability to accurately capture color tonality and separation.  Grapes, peaches, apples, leaves on a tree, skin and all kinds of things really aren’t just one color but a whole range and often speckled with lot’s of small bits of color.  Some sensor’s like the fat pixel Kodak pro MFDB sensors do a great job with this when shot at base ISO but a lotRead more

Camera Bloggers Alliance

Mike Eckman’s blog is pretty cool but if you need more camera fix then you can check out the  Camera Bloggers Alliance RRS feed on his page too. Here are a bunch of RSS feeds for some of my favorite vintage camera and photography related sites.  Click on the article name to be taken directly to the arti Source: Camera Bloggers AllianceRead more

“Not just another Photo blog”

Anthony Luke’s not-just-another-photoblog Blog I landed on this photoblog by chance after searching for photos of Ama Pearl divers which I had just learned about and thought was interesting.  I don’t know who Anthony Luke is, but he’s posted quite a lot of things and most of it very interesting and maybe you’ll find something interesting here too?    It’s a shame this blog hasn’t been updated since 2019.Read more