Lemons To Lemonaid With HDR Photography

HDR Photo of some of the beautiful Palm Trees that line the beaches of Oahu.

Although some people would disagree with the title, HDR photography for me has always been a great way to turn some not so interesting scenes into something with a little life.

As with many HDR and Landscape photographers I always strive to take the best possible landscape with the most amazing weather conditions possible. But anyone who shoots landscapes knows that it's extremely rare to go to the location planned and for it to give us what we want the first time there. Most of the time you'll get rained out, overcast or it's simply boring. That's when HDR photography comes in.

Sony A7, A7r, A7s Full Frame E Mount Lens List

Sony FE E Mount Native Lens List

Over the last year Sony has really worked hard on updating it's E mount lens lineup. It's something that they seem to take very serious and if you're an owner of a Sony A7, A7r, or A7s you are very fortunate.

Since there seems to be a new lens every few months I've decided to keep a consolidated list of all available native full frame E mount lenses.

I was about to update my metabones adapter to the MK IV but now, I think that money would be better spent on new glass.

See the list. There are surprisingly a lot of lenses now.

The Sony A7 Just Got Better With New Zeiss Loxia Lenses

Carl Zeiss recently just announced their new Sony E Mount primes the Zeiss Loxia 35mm and 50mm lenses.

Now I can't understand everything this guys saying in the video, but the lenses look pretty awesome. There is nothing better than all metal anything. Reminds me of the toys I grew up with in the 80's. Remember those old transformers, how they were all made of metal? Now everything is made of cheap plastic.

Iriomote Rice Fields

Some of the amazing scenery you get while driving through Okinawa. I believe I was on Iriomote island when I took this. We pulled over to the side of the road and I was able to grab a quick shot. Luckily it stopped raining for a few minutes.

The view while driving through Iriomote island in Okinawa Japan is pretty amazing. 

in this shot the rains let up for a few minutes allowing us to pull over and grab a few shots here and there.

Ox Wagons Of Okinawa Japan

While waiting to take a trip across the water in one of these wagons, I was able to snap a few quick shots.

The Ox Wagons - Iriomote Island of Okinawa Japan

First off I gotta say, Okinawa is pretty cool. I feel like it's one of those places you have to go to or at least try to at some point in your life.

The whole time I was there I kept thinking I was in Hawaii but then nobody spoke english. Except it's not an annoying tourist trap like Hawaii is. This place is still pretty rural with amazing culture. Although hospitality sucks compared to mainland Japan. Okinawans are little bitches. That part reminds me of Hawaii. ;)

Must Have Accessories For The Fuji X100T

FujiX100T Specs And Accessories

Recently Fuji announced the updated Fuji X100T. The third generation in their successful fixed lens aps-c camera. Although arguably not the best fixed lens or even street photography camera out there, it is easily the coolest. From looks and aesthetics to feel in your hand nothing beats these cameras. 

There are a lot of really cool accessories for this camera that can really enhance the overall look and feel that you should consider checking out. 

Miyajidake Shrine - Fukuoka Japan

The Miyajidake Shrine of Fukuoka is what I feel to be another one of Japan's hidden Gem that shouldn't be overlooked when traveling to the south. A very cool location for photography and culture.

Some more of my street photography from southern Japan. I didn't shoot a whole lot down in the southern part of the island but I did feel like this location was worthy of a post. 

The Miyajidake Shrine is one of those places I consider to be an almost hidden gem. Southern Japan is like that, there are so many amazing places but because they aren't part of the tourist pack track through Kyoto and Tokyo, they're almost completely overlooked. Another that comes to mind is the Yutoku Inari Shrine which you can see here from a few years ago when I was there.


Mochi Girl - Japan Street Photography

The past few months have been crazy. All I've done really is work which has left me with very little time to shoot photography.

I'm still trying to find that perfect balance between posting photography and camera news which is tricky. Posting tutorials and news is more friendly to Google which gets my site more views. Which is a good thing. I've tripled my viewership in the last two months. However, I've noticed people don't come back as often when I'm not posting photos regularly as there are a million camera news blogs out there. 

So in an effort to make my front page more interesting to those who just love photography, I've decided to go back and start posting all my street photography until my blog grows to the point where I can make a living from it. Which hopefully will be soon. Then things will get crazy!

So hopefully now I'll have an interesting blend between HDR, Landscape and Street photography. 

Mochi Girl - Tokyo Japan

Tokyo Girl preparing mochi balls. Shot with the Sony A7r with the Zeiss 35mm Sonar lens. An amazing combo for travel and street photography and was the bread and butter for most of my trip to Japan this year.

Japan is known for its rich culture, hospitality and food. Stands like this are all over the cities and the food is amazing. Here they are preparing Mochi.

The Fuji X100T A Disappointment?

FujiX100T Rumor
There's been a lot of hype around the rumored Fuji X100T, the successor to the Fuji X100s, a street photography masterpiece. However, recent rooms have seemed to be a let major let down. The camera no longer seems to have any major upgrades but only really seems to be a simple refresh. Almost as though it's an Apple refresh. No new features really, just a few minor upgrades under the hood.

Specs I've Been Following On FujiRumors.com

Announced Sept 10th
16MP TransX Sensor
3" LCD Screen
Parallax improvement in OVF
Upgraded EVF
The camera will also charge via USB adapter which is also a major plus. Some of the cool custom leather cased wouldn't allow you to take out the battery without removing the case.
No battery charger with camera.

Rumor Watch: Sigma ART, Canon 7Dmkii & Fuji X100T

Canon 7Dmkii Rumor

Photokina this year looks very exciting and we have a lot of cool things to look forward to. I think the top three that interest me come from Canon, Sigma and Fuji. Here's is what I think we'll likely see this Photokina.

Canon 7Dmkii, Fuji Xt00T, Sigma Art

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