Jon Sienkiewicz

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 01, 2010  |  0 comments

For all practical purposes, you can narrow your film scanning options down to four choices. There are three types of scanners: drum, flat-bed, and dedicated film scanner. The fourth alternative is to have your film scanned by a professional lab.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 01, 2010  |  1 comments

The inside joke at Minolta was that the “CL” in Leica CL stood for “Cheap Leica.” Surely owners of Leica M4s and M5s felt the same way—even though it wasn’t true.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 01, 2009  |  0 comments

The guy at the camera store told you that a filter is “cheap insurance against fingerprints and expensive repairs” but was he really looking out for your best interests?

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 01, 2009  |  0 comments

“Some OEM lens makers sell exactly the same item in the same configuration to more than one camera manufacturer.”...

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 01, 2009  |  0 comments

Tripods have been around for so many years that you can find some on sale for less than the cost of a medium pizza. All have three adjustable legs, a screw that attaches to the bottom of a camera, and some sort of mechanism that allows the user to point the lens steadily in the right direction without moving the whole contraption. That being said, is it smart to save a few bucks when shopping for...

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 01, 2009  |  0 comments

You don’t need a back-up drive, you need a back-up plan. Backing up image data is an attitude, not an accessory. I preach the Three Rs of File Safety; to be effective, your back-up storage solution must be Regular, Reliable, and Redundant.

High-capacity external hard drives cost less than a steak dinner these days. And you can buy a name brand 4x...

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 01, 2009  |  0 comments

Do you have an answering machine in your home—the kind that uses tape or digital media? Like millions of other Americans you’ve probably discovered that virtual, online services are more reliable than mechanical ones—especially when you travel for extended periods. You can access an online voicemail inbox from any telephone at any time of the day or night. And you never have to...

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 01, 2009  |  0 comments

When you browse advertisements for notebook computers, you may be led to believe that the only differences between them are scientific-sounding technical specifications.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 01, 2009  |  0 comments

SBA means “Shake Begins At”—the level at which camera movement makes your images lose the sharpness battle.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 01, 2009  |  0 comments

Upon first inspection, Adobe’s Photoshop Express could be mistaken for an attempt to popularize a diluted version of the image-editing software we all love and can’t live without.

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