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Samsung Galaxy S III camera

In Gadgets, General, Photography, Smart Phones by John3 Comments

These days all modern smartphones have a built in camera feature, otherwise maybe they’re not too smart.  I used to find the camera on my iPhone very useful when I wanted to take a photo of something I came across when I was away from home, but didn’t have a dedicated camera with me at the time.  I considered that an iPhone …

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Canon EF 85mm f1.2L II USM lens

In General, Photography by John2 Comments

My two previous posts had photos I took with my new Canon 85mm f1.2L II lens that I bought to celebrate my 75th birthday (a three quarters of a century milestone ) and 10 years of retirement.  In my last post I mentioned that Ryan at Ted’s Cameras at Chadstone had reminded me when I bought the lens, of Ted’s policy that …

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My new Canon L series lens – Part 1

In Photography by John2 Comments

The feature photo for this post was taken with the Canon EF 8-15mm f4L USM fisheye lens that I bought at Ted’s camera shop at Chadstone shopping centre last Monday.  The above photo was taken at Ted’s by Ryan with a demo lens which he mounted on my Canon EOS 5D Mark III which he sold me a few weeks ago. …

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Fujifilm FinePix X100

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Less than 36 hours ago, as I start writing this post, I became aware of two gadgets that I hadn’t heard of before.  The first is a camera in development, expected to be released later this year.  It interests me because I’ve had a love affair with cameras since my early years in the mid-1940’s. This new camera has a …

Piano improvisation course

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Here’s a video promotion on YouTube for a 2-DVD course in piano improvision presented by Dr Robert Keane.  The DVD production was filmed and edited, including the promotion below, by a friend of mine in Brisbane.  I think it’s very well done, and quite entertaining too. A Canon XH A1 HDV video camera was used for the production, Adobe Premiere …