Minolta 600mm f4 real life sports photography in the rain

Another article about my beloved 600mm f4 lens. When I take this lens to any event I could easily spend the whole event talking about this lens. It really creates gear envy with most photographers, non photographers are just impressed by the size which equates to “BIG PROFESSIONAL”. For me it is just one of

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Portrait Session in Barcelona

While in Spain I did check out modelmayhem.com to see if I could find a model to collaborate and test some of the techniques I had been learning and practiced only with my dummy in my lab. This can be a hit and miss, so far I have been mostly lucky. Nidia did respond very

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Kite and wind surf

I have not windsurfed in a very long time. Today as I did get back from a Photo-shoot in Barcelona. Saw the wind and really wanted to surf. With no wet suite this was not an option. The alternative was to take a few pictures. I have been surfing here since the early 80’s it

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Which is the better lens 600mm f4 or 70-400mm f4-5.6

I was recently at a game where I had both my 600mm and 70-400mm lens. The 600 mm is definitely a great tool if you want to attract attention and spend more time talking to people. It seems that many people develop an instant bad case of gear envy. So many people seem to dream

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Minolta 600mm f4 and Sony A99II

I have been using the A99II for a few month an totally love it for action, sports and overall it is a great camera. This time I decided to use it with my Minolta 600mm f4 APO high speed lens from 1993. That is a pretty old lens. I attached the A99II and it just

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My journey from Sony Speed-lights to Godox

At the end of 2010 I did get the Sony A-850 with lenses and the Sony HVL-F58AM as my first serious camera. I admit that I did use the flash not very often and I had absolutely no idea on what I was doing and the results did vary. Late 2011 I head read most

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Backup work-flow and reliability

Lets talks backups a boring subject. In our house we have a rule, there is one kind of conversation we never want to have and it would go like this : “Ehhh sweetheart I lost all the pictures from XXX (insert any important moment)” In 2001 we had a data crash on a raid drive

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Sony A99II first review

Sony Finally released the update to the A99 the long awaited A99II. When the original A99 was released in 2012 I had initially decided to not buy it. However for a new assignment  I had to get the A99. The camera was so much better than my A850 and A77 that after 1 month I

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