In color or black and white? A personal bias before everything else.

With the introduction of the digital cameras, many will said that it is now possible to work simultiniously in color and black and white (with the option to edit your final picture output). But for the "ex-analog" photographers like me, this choice between the two traditional photographic rendering have a lot more to do with … Continuer la lecture de In color or black and white? A personal bias before everything else.

The Olympus Pen-F: Compact, classic and competent!

The love of rangefinder style cameraThe Olympus Pen-F with the M.Zuiko 17mm F1.8 as a fine all-around combination. It is true to say that I always have a special crush for any rangefinder style film or digital camera. It has and still represents the traditional way of seeing a (real) compact camera in my sense. All … Continuer la lecture de The Olympus Pen-F: Compact, classic and competent!

L’Olympus M.Zuiko Premium 45mm F1.8: la modestie du talent

Une des plus belles optiques avec laquelle j'ai pu travailler professionnellement durant mes années argentiques était l'objectif Leica Summicron 90mm F2.8. Compact avec un angle juste assez discriminant ce chef d'oeuvre d'outil photographique était vraiment un charme créatif pour son utilisateur. Je n'ai retrouvé cette magie visuelle que beaucoup plus tard en adoptant l'Olympus M.Zuiko … Continuer la lecture de L’Olympus M.Zuiko Premium 45mm F1.8: la modestie du talent

The Olympus M.Zuiko ED 60mm F2.8 Macro: Doing more than macro in M4/3 format.

It may be the most curious looking lens of the entire Olympus optical line up for M4/3 format camera. Strange may be also another epitheth to describe it. Its physical aspect with its non-obvious function dials are giving to the Olympus M.Zuiko ED 60mm F2.8 Macro lens a more confidential reputation based for a good … Continuer la lecture de The Olympus M.Zuiko ED 60mm F2.8 Macro: Doing more than macro in M4/3 format.

The mid-range deep of field is on your side!

To Be or Not To Be (as for to have or not to have...)Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm @ 42mm, 1/125sec F5.6 ISO200 MonochromeThere is the ones who are searching for the minimal deep-of-field and there is the others that are looking for a maximum deep-of-field. Portraits, sports, fashion are part of the first category and landscape, architectural, … Continuer la lecture de The mid-range deep of field is on your side!

Black’nd Mine: An Adventure in Gray Tone.

Tone my expression in a gray world and I will be in the black of mine. Storyboard of my life is the témoignage of the despair of emotion. Click the instant desire of eternity and the full inspiration of the romantic soul.Where are you my love, my muse, my perfect picture of the physical human … Continuer la lecture de Black’nd Mine: An Adventure in Gray Tone.

Film "Odd"-ity

Going back to film is trendy but not particularly practical or futurist!(Second Personal Splash of 2017!)Antique Editing TableYes we have seen recently a new trendy attitude toward digital photographers proclaiming the return of the traditional film picture support as a growing alternative tool for the future of the medium. As an ex-emerging photo youngster from … Continuer la lecture de Film "Odd"-ity

Montréal Like It Like It Not: A Black & White Desire

Montréal is my born city even if I became a suburb boomer like many of us. Montreal is the essence of our cultural french identity the other places are simply anecdotical for us. When I walk in the streets of Montreal I am always strike by infinite nature of changes over the places, the people … Continuer la lecture de Montréal Like It Like It Not: A Black & White Desire

The Panasonic Lumix GX85/GX80 (Japan GX7 Mark II): TheTraveller Successor

The Panasonic Lumix GX85/GX80 or GX7 Mark II (Japan):A very classical rangefinder style digital modern cameraMy first introduction to M4/3 image captor format was with the Olympus Pen EP-3, The camera and lenses dimensions were just perfect in my sense for an everyday compact camera. The only irritating omission was the absence of a traditional … Continuer la lecture de The Panasonic Lumix GX85/GX80 (Japan GX7 Mark II): TheTraveller Successor

The Fujifilm X-T10: Are you serious?!!!

(This is the second version of a previous text that has been accidently delete to my great despair…)The Fujifilm X-T10 is the diminutive and compact version of the Fuji X-series X-T1 camera that can be regarded as the flagship of this category. It represent a smaller, simpler, lighter package equipped with the same 16MP APS-C … Continuer la lecture de The Fujifilm X-T10: Are you serious?!!!

On the street with the Panasonic Lumix GX7

The Panasonic Lumix GX7 digital camera was marketed more than two years ago and has been already replaced by the newest model GX8. But the GX7 is still used by many photographers as an everyday camera. It is a very handy camera designed first for still photography despite its own video ability.Table Top Wall StripesDigital … Continuer la lecture de On the street with the Panasonic Lumix GX7

Panasonic Lumix GM5: The purpose of M4/3 format

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 / G Vario 12-32mm OISWhen I saw for the first time the new Panasonic Lumix GM5 I was sceptical of the ability of the camera in producing equivalent quality results like its bigger brothers into Panasonic and Olympus line-up. But more I have used the GM5 more I became convinced of the … Continuer la lecture de Panasonic Lumix GM5: The purpose of M4/3 format

Full Frame is available in all camera formats

«  There is no such specific image captor format that can be proclaimed full frame or format ». This is a modern controversy that has been started with the introduction of the digital cameras. During the film era we use to call small, medium and large formats as a reference to the actual dimensions of the … Continuer la lecture de Full Frame is available in all camera formats