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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 13, 2016  |  1 comments

If you live on a planet that doesn’t have lightning, you might make it through life without a surge protector. But if you live here on Earth, better pony up and use protection. 

Jon Sienkiewicz Blog  |  Dec 19, 2008  |  0 comments

The problem with most photo backpacks is that they’re perfect for carrying cameras, lenses and a ton of small accessories, but perfectly awful when it’s time to pack anything larger. Yes, I know—some models will accommodate a notebook PC. But many of those require the mouse and AC adapter to share space with camera accessories.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 20, 2018  |  0 comments

If you ever get the feeling that you have too many camera bags, lie down and take a nap until the feeling goes away. You know as well as I do that the quest for the perfect photo bag has no end. To take the bite out of the expense of your luggage indulgence, here are five camera bags that don’t cost much more than a large Starstruck’s latte.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 04, 2017  |  0 comments

If the used camera lens you see online is packaged with a leash and a bone, odds are very good that it’s a dog. But in the absence of obvious evidence, how can you tell a bargain from a bagel? It’s impossible to physically examine the merchandise before purchase. And you can’t always trust what you see in the listing photos. However, you can conduct a thorough inspection upon receipt. Here are 10 things to check the minute the used lens is delivered. 

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 31, 2019  |  0 comments

Warm things to think about while the tip of your nose freezes and falls off.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 22, 2016  |  1 comments

Xpozer is a fascinating new way to create exhibition-quality photo prints from Bay Photo Lab. How good do they look? If Leonardo da Vinci had seen these…

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Remember Albert? Not Einstein—I mean the Albert that’s also known as “Snowtober.” If you lived on the East Coast in October 2011 you remember Albert as the freak Halloween snowstorm that left more than three million homes and businesses without power. Talk about Trick or Treat. One thing that we all should have learned from that painful experience is what all Boy Scouts know: Be Prepared. 

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 23, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s that time of year again—the joyous holiday season. Whether your visceral approach is tinsel and glitter or Bah! Humbug! it’s nearly certain that you’ll be involved in some sort of gift giving ritual again this year. Here are some Black Friday photo gift suggestions, ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime, and all priced at $25 or less. Cheers!

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 07, 2016  |  1 comments

How do you repair a small rip in your gadget bag? I’ve found a new way that’s so cool I can hardly wait for the next fissure. 

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 11, 2015  |  0 comments

Raise your hand if you’ve ever taken a flash photo and wished a) it wasn’t so washed out, b) it didn’t have those harsh, black shadows behind the subject, c) it wasn’t so bluish all over, or d) it were possible to do it all over again because the results just plain sucked. Does this picture sound familiar? You need a flash modifier. In fact, you may need a BounceLite.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 08, 2018  |  0 comments

You read it here first! Snapshot—the talking robot who has all the photo and camera answers—will be unveiled to professional photographers during the Wedding & Portrait Photographer International (WPPI) conference which opens February 24 at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 04, 2018  |  3 comments

Camera bags come in all sizes, shapes and prices. Reminds me of the selection in the ice cream freezer at my local ShopRite, only better for you. While all bags are designed to protect fragile equipment during transportation and storage, each of these five models has at least one unique characteristic of its own. Plus, all are name brands, and all are priced between $19 and $99.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 30, 2017  |  0 comments

So that there’s no confusion, this story is about a camera that was introduced in the fall of 2012. Like many of the cameras that I use, it’s not the latest or greatest—but it’s miles above the “good enough” threshold. And it’s very affordable in today’s secondhand marketplace. The Sony NEX 6 is an outstanding performer and it can be purchased at a true bargain price. Sound interesting?

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