The photos accompanying this post were all made from a photography blind. While not necessary for larger birds like eagles, herons, cranes, geese, etc., a photo blind is very much necessary for consistent work with smaller perching birds like warblers, sparrows, and songbirds.
As a birder and bird photographer, a good pair of binoculars is an important part of my kit. I almost always have a pair in the car or in my bag. I use binoculars to spot and identify birds. Then I move to that location to start making photographs.
I may be in the minority but I never take my gear out without a lens hood mounted to my lens. Some of you hate them or think they are unnecessary. I disagree. I find them very valuable and here’s why.
New Micro Four Thirds Lens Roundup
You rarely hear the phrase “point and shoot” camera anymore. It’s a segment that is dead or nearly dead to some people due to the uptake of good cell phone cameras. People don’t want to carry a separate device for their casual photography.
But you DO hear phrases like “adventure cameras.” or “action camera.” While photographers seem less willing to buy and carry a dedicated point and shoot model, high interest in cameras that can go on nearly any adventure with you (hiking, skiing, boating, parachuting, etc.) are very hot.
In this post, I want to briefly describe the way the camera shoots. The shooting experience is one of the most undervalued by the newer photographer. But pros care deeply about it. What good is a one trillion megapixel full frame sensor if using the camera is no fun or hard to work with?
Today, Fuji Announced the Fuji X-T30 and Also today, Canon Announced the EOS RP Mirrorless Digital Camera
Olympus has announced a new zoom lens that would be great for travel photographers or anyone who wants to cover a wide range of focal lengths with just one lens. The M.Zuiko ED 12-200 f/3.5-6.3 zoom weighs just one pound and covers an EFL of 24-400mm (16.6x) and has the largest zoom range of any mirrorless, interchangeable lens. But it’s not a cheap piece of glass. This new lens is made like a tank with weatherproof construction.
Comparing the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II and the Olympus OM-D E-M1X