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Disruption and Innovation

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This is a long article, meant to be read at your leisure.  You better start swimmin' or you'll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changin'.       Bob Dylan Technology changes tend to be of two types: incremental improvements or disruptive innovations. Incremental improvements allow one manufacturer to take market share from another [...]

Assumptions, Expectations, and Plastic Mounts

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Photography companies love catchword marketing. They like catchwords because photographers make assumptions about what those words mean, even though the words really don't mean anything. So basically, they say nothing, but it makes you believe something. Two of my favorite examples are "professional quality construction" and "weather resistance".  When I read those terms, my brain [...]

Metabones Blackmagic

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Metabones, maker of the impressive Speedbooster adapters is back at it again. When the Speedbooster first came out, I wrote about it being like magic, increasing the aperture and field-of-view of Nikon and Canon full-frame lenses mounted to NEX and micro 4/3 cameras, while maintaining or even improving image quality. Now they've brought the Metabones magic [...]

Photo Geek Contest 2013 Winners

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I am the poster child for that old saying, "Be careful what you ask for. You might get it." I thought it would be fun to have a little contest just for the Photo Geeks who read my blog posts. I thought maybe 10 or 15 people would enter and we'd be like the 8 [...]

The Cynic's Photography Dictionary

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Picture -  A representation in two dimensions of something wearisome in three.   Ambrose Bierce I'm a fan of the satirical and cynical definitions of Ambrose Bierce, first written as a daily newspaper column and later collected in The Devil's Dictionary. (It was originally called the Cynic's Word Book, but so many politicians of the day called [...]