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The Enigmatic 18

October 16th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Leica Blog | Leave A Comment »

The Enigmatic 18

Here are some tips on how to use an 18mm lens — and more specifically, the Leica 18mm Super-Elmar-M. Check out my 30th guest post for the Leica Camera Blog.

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One of Us

October 15th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Classic Films | Leave A Comment »

One of Us

One of the more unusual Hollywood studio films from the 1930s is Tod Browning’s Freaks (1932). It’s often dismissed as an exploitation film or a cheap attempt at sensationalism. In fact, it’s neither. Browning, best known for having directed Dracula the year before, had run away to join the circus when he was 16 years […]

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Sounds of CEATEC

October 15th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Tech Notes | Leave A Comment »

Sounds of CEATEC

What is it like to walk across a busy tradeshow floor? Apart from the visual stimuli, there’s a rich aural experience, as the various sounds swirl in and out of your hearing range. You’ll hear company reps touting the latest products, music that swells to a crescendo as presentations reach their peak, and bits of […]

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Your Robot Phone

October 14th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Tech Notes | Leave A Comment »

Your Robot Phone

At last week’s CEATEC tradeshow in Japan, Sharp previewed its new RoBoHoN (the name is short for “Robot Phone”). RoBoHoN is certainly an ambitious and groundbreaking product. It’s an LTE and Wi-Fi compatible cellphone that resembles a small robot, both in appearance and functionality. There’s built-in voice and face recognition, which allows the robot to […]

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Vibrant Colors

This dye-based wide-carriage photo printer produces vibrant colors. Check out my review of the Canon Pixma Pro-100 in Computer Shopper.

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Pocket Cinema

Wow, it’s a pocket-sized pro-quality HD camcorder. Read my review of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera in StudioDaily

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Keeping it RAW

Can this inexpensive photo-editing program compete with Lightroom? Check out my review of Corel AfterShot Pro at Digital Camera Review.

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Forge Ahead

Do you need to do some serious production-quality sound editing? You may want to read my review of Sony’s Sound Forge Pro 11 in StudioDaily