Sunset in Brussels

Brussels Sunset Sunset in Brussels taken with the Sony a7RII with the Zeiss Loxia 21mm 2.8. Photo taken from the top of the Grand-Place of Brussels from a viewpoint that is difficultly accessible.   ISO: 100 | Aperture: f/7.1 | Exposure: 1/25sec | Focal length: 21mm

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Hong Kong Island Sunset

Beautiful sunset of Hong Kong island skyscrapers taken from Kowloon side.  Pictures taken with the Sony RX10 III. Shot with the Sony RX10 III.   ISO: 100 | Aperture: f/11 | Exposure: 1/10sec | Focal length: 24mm

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Another Sunset in Tonlé Sap, Cambodia

Another Sunset Photo in Tonlé Sap, Cambodia Sunset in Tonlé Sap, Cambodia.  Beautiful Tonlé SAP, Cambodia.  Huge lake that is seasonally inundated with fresh water.  This lake is connected to the river of the same name connecting it to the Mekong. Locals living there are mostly living from the fisheries as well …

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Lowepro Passport Sling III Review

How did I initially got my hands on the Lowepro Passport Sling III ? Long weekend in Osaka, Japan (leaving from Hong Kong...). The economy airline restricted the number of bags I could take. As cabin luggage, I was only allowed to one backpack. As such, deciding to take a large non dedicated camera backpack to make the most of the luggage restriction. I put my camera w/ a few lenses carefully in between clothes. Threw in a tripod and was all packed up to go. ...

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Sony A6500 Announced

Sony just released the a6500 – only 8 months after the a6300.  Even though they says it is not immediately replacing the a6300 it clearly is the upgrade of the a6300 with 5-axis optical image stabilization, a touch screen allowing to control the focus and an even more sensitive sensor. …

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Peak Design Slide Sling Review

The Slide Camera Sling in its Tallac edition came as part of a $375 pledge on Kickstarter that initially was for the Everyday Messenger bag reviewed here. It is a camera sling that uses the smart anchoring system from Peak Design. At the time I received this tallac version one, I was already using the same sling from Peak Design in the standard black color that I previously bought separately so I already knew the thing using it for over 3 months before getting this other version. ...

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Sandisk 1TB SDXC Card - StillBinary.com

Sandisk Announces the Development of a 1TB SDXC Card!

Exactly 2 years after Sandisk introduced the first 512GB SanDisk Extreme PRO® SDXC UHS-I Memory Card at Photokina 2014, they are doing the same again by doubling the capacity of an SD card with their new prototype. Here is the full press announcement of their new card: WESTERN DIGITAL DEMONSTRATES PROTOTYPE OF …

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Sony RX10 III Review

Sony RX10 III Review

The Sony RX10 III is the latest bridge camera released by Sony. With its 20.1MP sensor and a 24-600mm focal length range (25X) and a maximum aperture of 2.8 or 4 depending on the focal length it is on, the Sony RX10 III offers a lot of possibilities to photographers looking for a flexible device. Vertical tiltable LCD screen, viewfinder, SD card, mic in and line out jacks, 4k video and high frame rate features allow the camera to be even more versatile. ...

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Peak Design Capture Pro Camera Clip Review

Peak Design Capture Pro Camera Clip Review

The Peak Design Capture Pro Camera Clip was unknown to me until I got the Sony a7r2. Since I wanted to carry it around in a more convenient way, I started looking around at the different options available. I had never heard of Peak Design when I saw their Capture Pro Camera Clip, in a shop in Mong Kok, Hong Kong. At first, I thought the design seemed to offer a lot of flexibility. Beside attaching it to a belt, it can also be placed on a backpack/bag strap. As well as on a tripod head. Thus I decided to give it a try. ...

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Lowepro ProTactic 350 AW Review

After getting a new mirrorless camera - the Sony A7rII - and a few lenses (55mm f1.8 + the 90mm 2.8 macro), the need of a backpack came as an evidence. Listing all the photography gear that had to fit the bag helped narrow down my options. I then started looking around for the best available options on the market. There are so many different specialized backpack bags dedicated to cameras and photography gear... Choosing the right one clearly is a matter of personal needs & taste. ...

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Peak Design Everyday Messenger

Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag Review

The Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag arrived late December 2015 as part of a $375 pledge on Kickstarter that was made many months before. After looking forward to it for so long the excitement was high when the delivery guy rang the bell! It came in a large cardboard box with a set of different accessories such as the Capture Pro Camera Clip, reviewed here, the Shell, the clutch as well as with the Pouch which is a small accessory bag made out of the same fabric/material as the Messenger bag itself. ...

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Sony A99 II Review

Sony A99 II Press Anouncement

Sony launches new flagship ɑ A-mount camera, the ɑ99 II Sony announced their new A-mount system camera today at Photokina 2016.  Here is their official press release: Full-frame 4D Focus: Innovative Hybrid Phase Detection AF system with accurate 79 hybrid cross AF points[i] enabled by 79-point dedicated and 399-point focal-plane …

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Sunrise in Siem Reap

Sunrise in Siem Reap

Sunrise in Siem Reap, Cambodia – ISO: 100 | Aperture: f/22 | Exposure: 1.3 | Focal length: 13mm Woke up early to reach this particular area of Siem Reap for the sunrise.  It started raining while on the tuk tuk on the way to get there but it did not …

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Up in the air

Arriving Europe – ISO: 100 | Aperture: f/5.6 | Focal length: 21mm Flight from Doha to Europe in its descent to landing.  Shot taken late December 2015 with the Zeiss Loxia 21mm on the Sony a7rII.    

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Tonlé Sap Sunset

Tonlé Sap sunset in Siem Reap, Cambodia – ISO: 100 | Aperture: f/22 | Exposure: 1/20 | Focal length: 16mm The Tonlé Sap is a lake that is seasonably inundated.  It is attached to the river of the same name that connects to the Mekong.  Many tourists travelling the area make a …

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Köln City Landscape Photography

Köln City Landscape

Köln City Landscape – ISO: 100 | Aperture: f/22 | Exposure: 1/125 | Focal length: 14mm This picture was taken in Köln in October 2015.  I was busy framing the view of the cathedral and the statue before it as seen on the photo with the camera on its tripod when this …

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Tsim Sha Tsui View in Hong Kong

Tsim Sha Tsui View in Hong Kong

Tsim Sha Tsui View in Hong Kong – ISO: 100 | Aperture: f/22 | Exposure: 1/15 | Focal length: 14mm View of Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong taken from a bar/restaurant at the 21st floor.  It was during the summer 2015, a very sunny and – as usual in …

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Back Alley in Hong Kong

Back Alley in Hong Kong

Back Alley in Hong Kong – ISO: 2000 | Aperture: f/2 | Exposure: 1/60 | Focal length: 55mm Still shot in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, during the summer 2015. Many back alleys like this one in between skyscrapers in Hong Kong. Within these alleys one can find some peace & …

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Family Home Europe

Family Home

Family Home – ISO: 100 | Aperture: f/11 | Exposure: 1/5 | Focal length: 13mm Family home in Europe.  Picture taken around 5pm on a late fall, sunny but cold and windy day.  The swing is slightly blur at the bottom because it was constantly moving with the wind.   …

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Americano coffee in Hong Kong

Coffee in Wan Chai

Americano coffee at a trendy coffee shop in Wan Chai, Hong Kong – ISO: 3200 | Aperture: f/11 | Exposure: 1/13 | Focal length: 55mm Wan Chai gained a special reputation over time with sailors visiting the area for its night life.  During the Vietnam war, US troops made the location …

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