Are you one of those who would like an SSD but you need a higher capacity than you are willing to spend? HighPoint has been making the highest performing SATA controllers for some time. Now they’re offering a hybrid controller which allows you to connect a SSD and a regular HDD, which will then present as a single drive with 80% of the SSD performance and 100% of the HDD’s capacity.  Included software lets you tune the controller to most benefit your individual workflow.

 

Are you one of those who would like an SSD but you need a higher capacity than you are willing to spend? HighPoint has been making the highest performing SATA controllers for some time. Now they’re offering a hybrid controller which allows you to connect a SSD and a regular HDD, which will then present as a single drive with 80% of the SSD performance and 100% of the HDD’s capacity.  Included software lets you tune the controller to most benefit your individual workflow.

 

Canon announces several new products.  Four new point and shoot compacts, a new T3i/600d DSLR, a lower priced T3/550d DSLR sporting 18mp and 12mp sensors respectively with the T3i offering an articulating LCD among other improved features.  There are two new lower end flashes, the 320 EX II, and 270 EX II, new features on these include the abiltiy to run as an on-camera slave mode.  For the pros and high-end enthuasiasts we have a new 500mm F4L IS II and 600mm F4L IS II telephotos, and the most interesting release is a Nikonesque 200-400mm F4L IS with a build in 1.4x teleconverter!  There are already previews of the DSLR's on most review sites.

 

Canon announces several new products.  Four new point and shoot compacts, a new T3i/600d DSLR, a lower priced T3/550d DSLR sporting 18mp and 12mp sensors respectively with the T3i offering an articulating LCD among other improved features.  There are two new lower end flashes, the 320 EX II, and 270 EX II, new features on these include the abiltiy to run as an on-camera slave mode.  For the pros and high-end enthuasiasts we have a new 500mm F4L IS II and 600mm F4L IS II telephotos, and the most interesting release is a Nikonesque 200-400mm F4L IS with a build in 1.4x teleconverter!  There are already previews of the DSLR's on most review sites. Canon announces several new products.  Four new point and shoot compacts, a new T3i/600d DSLR, a lower priced T3/550d DSLR sporting 18mp and 12mp sensors respectively with the T3i offering an articulating LCD among other improved features.  There are two new lower end flashes, the 320 EX II, and 270 EX II, new features on these include the abiltiy to run as an on-camera slave mode.  For the pros and high-end enthuasiasts we have a new 500mm F4L IS II and 600mm F4L IS II telephotos, and the most interesting release is a Nikonesque 200-400mm F4L IS with a build in 1.4x teleconverter!  There are already previews of the DSLR's on most review sites.

Canon announces several new products.  Four new point and shoot compacts, a new T3i/600d DSLR, a lower priced T3/550d DSLR sporting 18mp and 12mp sensors respectively with the T3i offering an articulating LCD among other improved features.  There are two new lower end flashes, the 320 EX II, and 270 EX II, new features on these include the abiltiy to run as an on-camera slave mode.  For the pros and high-end enthuasiasts we have a new 500mm F4L IS II and 600mm F4L IS II telephotos, and the most interesting release is a Nikonesque 200-400mm F4L IS with a build in 1.4x teleconverter!  There are already previews of the DSLR's on most review sites.

Canon announces several new products.  Four new point and shoot compacts, a new T3i/600d DSLR, a lower priced T3/550d DSLR sporting 18mp and 12mp sensors respectively with the T3i offering an articulating LCD among other improved features.  There are two new lower end flashes, the 320 EX II, and 270 EX II, new features on these include the abiltiy to run as an on-camera slave mode.  For the pros and high-end enthuasiasts we have a new 500mm F4L IS II and 600mm F4L IS II telephotos, and the most interesting release is a Nikonesque 200-400mm F4L IS with a build in 1.4x teleconverter!  There are already previews of the DSLR's on most review sites.

Canon announces several new products.  Four new point and shoot compacts, a new T3i/600d DSLR, a lower priced T3/550d DSLR sporting 18mp and 12mp sensors respectively with the T3i offering an articulating LCD among other improved features.  There are two new lower end flashes, the 320 EX II, and 270 EX II, new features on these include the abiltiy to run as an on-camera slave mode.  For the pros and high-end enthuasiasts we have a new 500mm F4L IS II and 600mm F4L IS II telephotos, and the most interesting release is a Nikonesque 200-400mm F4L IS with a build in 1.4x teleconverter!  There are already previews of the DSLR's on most review sites.

Canon announces several new products.  Four new point and shoot compacts, a new T3i/600d DSLR, a lower priced T3/550d DSLR sporting 18mp and 12mp sensors respectively with the T3i offering an articulating LCD among other improved features.  There are two new lower end flashes, the 320 EX II, and 270 EX II, new features on these include the abiltiy to run as an on-camera slave mode.  For the pros and high-end enthuasiasts we have a new 500mm F4L IS II and 600mm F4L IS II telephotos, and the most interesting release is a Nikonesque 200-400mm F4L IS with a build in 1.4x teleconverter!  There are already previews of the DSLR's on most review sites.

 

Usually I don't recommend or even talk much about, non-OEM lenses such as those from Tokina and Sigma.  The reason is, most of them are a poor value when all factors such as image quality, build quality, and price are considered.   Two long time exceptions are the Sigma 20mm F1.8, and the Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG.  If you've been paying attention to my exfil data I post beneath each image on this site, you'll have noticed that the 12-24mm Sigma is one of my most used lenses.  It is the ONLY rectangular 12mm lens for a full frame camera on the market, and a really good performer across it's entire 12-24mm range from F8 and above (F11-F22). 

My one complaint with this lens is it has a significant amount of CA (purple fringing) I'm always having to correct in post processing.  Now, Sigma announces a new revised version the Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG II HSM with new lens coatings and optical changes designed to further reduce CA and the optical distortion you'd expect from such a ultra-wide lens.  Until some quality reviews are posted I won't know if its worth replacing your current Sigma 12-24mm, but got sure it's a no-brainer that if you're in the market for an ultra-wide zoom this new model should be given due consideration.  I'll keep an eye out for some quality reviews and post them here when I find them.

 

Now, Sigma announces a new revised version the Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG II HSM with new lens coatings and optical changes designed to further reduce CA and the optical distortion you'd expect from such a ultra-wide lens.  Until some quality reviews are posted I won't know if its worth replacing your current Sigma 12-24mm, but got sure it's a no-brainer that if you're in the market for an ultra-wide zoom this new model should be given due consideration.  I'll keep an eye out for some quality reviews and post them here when I find them.

 

What will be the future of the Steinway Mansion?  I liked this article because the accompanying photography was decent and the story interesting. This slide show was icing on the cake. Yes, this is the “Steinway” of piano fame.  Check out the story for details on this interesting mansion and it’s history.

 

What will be the future of the Steinway Mansion?  I liked this article because the accompanying photography was decent and the story interesting. This slide show was icing on the cake. Yes, this is the “Steinway” of piano fame.  Check out the story for details on this interesting mansion and it’s history. What will be the future of the Steinway Mansion?  I liked this article because the accompanying photography was decent and the story interesting. This slide show was icing on the cake. Yes, this is the “Steinway” of piano fame.  Check out the story for details on this interesting mansion and it’s history.

 

Digital Photograph Review previews the brand new Olympus E-PL2.   If you’re interested in a new micro 4/3’s mirrorless camera, this is one of the top models with the latest technology.

 

Digital Photograph Review previews the brand new Olympus E-PL-2.   If you’re interested in a new micro 4/3’s mirrorless camera, this is one of the top models with the latest technology.

 

Dxo Labs releases their latest DxO Optics Pro v6.5.4 for Windows and Mac.  The latest cameras including the new Olympus E-PL2 and Panasonic DMC-LX5 and Sony DSLR-A580 are now supported.  A 30 day free trial is available.

 

Dxo Labs releases their latest DxO Optics Pro v6.5.4 for Windows and Mac.  The latest cameras including the new Olympus E-PL2 and Panasonic DMC-LX5 and Sony DSLR-A580 are now supported.  A 30 day free trial is available.