Author Archives: Chuck_Maas

They’re Back

It’s been much warmer than usual in Southcentral Alaska and the seasonal change has come early—way early!  One of the markers is the return of waterfowl.  The first gulls showed up yesterday; geese should follow soon.  The arrival of these … Continue reading

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Panasonic Full Frame

It’s official—there’s another full-frame digital mirrorless offering to mix it up with Sony, Nikon, and Canon—the Panasonic LUMIX S1 and S1R.  It’s not like this has been a secret, as it was part of a development announcement at Photokina back … Continue reading

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Card Readers

One of the mundane but crucial elements of digital workflow is the storage and transfer of image captures from camera to computer. Anything that speeds that up improves efficiency and effectiveness. As memory card types and protocols advance, so do … Continue reading

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Winter Browse

Winter came late this year in Anchorage, and it wasn’t until December that we had significant snowfall. Now we’re making up for it. Temperatures have been very mild as well and wildlife doesn’t seem to be having any trouble getting … Continue reading

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Understanding the Mirrorless Transition

Not everyone is infatuated with the granular technical aspects of new imaging tools, or the complex set of considerations big companies make in bringing new equipment to market. But for those that are, we seem to be at one of … Continue reading

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More Announcements

The announcements of new photo tools prior to Photokina are coming fast now. Here are links to a few. The Canon R full-frame mirrorless system. Highly anticipated and a bit earlier than some thought might happen, Canon is opening with … Continue reading

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Mirrorless Close to Mainstream

With the announcement of Nikon’s full-frame Z 6 and Z 7 mirrorless bodies, we’re getting very close to having all the major players fully engaged. Canon will bring their own full-frame model in the coming months to complete the process. … Continue reading

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Photokina 2018

Photokina in Germany has been the international showcase for state of the art imaging products since 1950. In 1966 the trade fair established a biennial schedule, but that will change next year when it will become an annual event happening … Continue reading

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Harvest Time

Small creatures are working hard this time of year to gather enough material to get them through the winter that’s right around the corner. Days are rapidly getting shorter and pikas and Arctic ground squirrels aren’t wasting any time collecting … Continue reading

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Wildflowers

The blooming of summer continues in full swing with wild geraniums at their peak, along with larkspur, chiming bells, and many others.  Fireweed has begun to add its bright magenta hue as well.  It’s all part of the rush to … Continue reading

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