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Daily Archives: January 16, 2019

A Review of 35mm Kodak Ektachrome E100 Film


Those who follow my work know that I consider myself a large format photographer. I will photograph with a medium format camera, particularly when I’m trying to save weight on a backpacking trip or save time when I’m teaching a photography workshop, but 35mm has been somewhat shunned in my ...

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How to Clean Your Camera Lens with Candle Soot


Camera lens cleaning pens use fine carbon particles to help cleanly remove smudges from your glass. Do you know what else has carbon particles? Soot. Here’s a short 2.5-minute video in which photographer Mathieu Stern shows how you can use ordinary candle soot to get the same cleaning power. If ...

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Sony a9, a7R III, and a7 III to Get AF Upgrade via Firmware Update


Sony has just announced major upcoming firmware updates to the a9, a7R III, and a7 III mirrorless cameras that will include improved autofocus performance and features. Sony a9 v5.0 and v6.0 Firmware version 5.0 for the Sony a9 camera will add Sony’s new “Real-time Tracking” mode for object tracking and ...

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