Independent photographers locked out our Dalai Lama - Obama meeting

Only the official White House photographer, Pete Souza, was allow inside for the meeting. this has been getting worse throughout Obama's presidency and, despite promises to start working more closely and allowing other journalists access to the President, seems reminiscent of the tactics we abhorred when undertaken by third-world despots and the old USSR.

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Thoughts on the Fuji X-T1 and DigitalRev's take with Kai

Thoughts on the Fuji X-T1 and DigitalRev's take with Kai

What is the X-T1?  Take the wonderful X-E2, add in a much improved EVF (to what was already a very good one) that is larger than the full frame Canon 5D Mark III (wow!), weather seal it, up the fps to 7, improve the grip to be a bit larger, add the option of a battery grip and there you have.  That's the basics. 

From their YouTube channel, DigitalRev's Kai (link to their main YouTub page) reviews the X-T1 in his usual quirky but practical style.  Overall, Kai seemed very impressed by the X-T1.  My buying advise follows.

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Technical Image Quality versus Content

Technical Image Quality versus Content

Do you need a new camera?  Does yours have enough resolution and enough pixels?  "What? Your camera only has 6MP?  That thing only has a measly 12MP?  What? You haven't crossed the 20MP barrier yet?  How can you shoot like that?  You need more resolution than that.  You must have greater dynamic range and what's with not being able to shoot in the dark at ISO 25,600?"  

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UPDATE: Macro photography (G11) of a scam $2 bill?

UPDATE: Macro photography (G11) of a scam $2 bill?

UPDATE: The other day I saw a commercial for a similar company selling state quarters with pretty much the same type of system.  The difference is that the coins were just painted in full color. Remember, no matter how many stickers you put on a $2 bill, a $5 bill, or how you paint a coin, they are still worth the face value.

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