Frost bites

Cranberries after the first frosty nights:

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Two difficult?

Since February I’ve been testing myself. I limited myself to just two lenses, both of them primes. A classic very wide and a classic short tele. As in 24 mm equivalent and a 90 mm-e. March brought these:

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One wide, one tele.

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Early spring?

It’s not supposed to be spring quite yet. However, this was how March started.

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Quiet town

Savonlinna in February. Not quite July.

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I don’t like (this type of) marketing

A shortish rant after breakfast as sleeping on it did not help. I don’t like the marketing methods that one certain camera company has chosen – otherwise I’d write a presentation of my camera system as I had in mind.

Ok, it’s marketing, but I just don’t get why you should get free and loaner cameras and lenses and training for them just to show off your newly gotten clothes to your “friends” so that they can all buy them – and the cameras – too..? Maybe it’s just me, but giving those things to fashion bloggers seems a bit obvious. And might annoy some of the customers who have used years of time and tons of money to gather the information to choose their next, maybe last camera.

Nothing more this time, we’re off to flea market to book a table to make some room here ;D

EDIT: It seems I am not alone: http://blog.photoshelter.com/2013/10/how-not-to-promote-your-new-camera/

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February 26, 2014 · 10:52

Upgrading millimeters

Olympus revealed a new camera and a couple of new lenses a while ago. The first thing in my mind that I’d get the 25-millimeter lens, but things changed..

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Going wireless

I’ve been photographing for about 20 years now. One problem was always the image transfer, or actually the need to carry the camera, lenses and a laptop to get the images anywhere, if you’d find a connection.

Well yes, smartphones do have the connection and also the cameras, but the cameras are slow, have just the one lens, image quality sucks and so does the user experience. Any way to combine a real camera and a smartphone?

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Varadero, Cuba in January

… or as one our waitresses in Melia Varadero put it: “Two Daiquiri?”

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Two daiquiri?

In January 2014 me and my girlfriend Sanna took a trip to Varadero, Cuba as we had some spare time. The travel agency was Apollomatkat, the Finnish branch of Kuoni Travel. We flew with Finnair from Helsinki and stayed at Melia Varadero. Here’s a little report of the trip and some advice for anyone heading to Cuba’s tourist peninsula.

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Starting from scratch again

My old hosting provider was not being very co-operative with my two websites and as a result, I decided to pick some of the pieces, wrap those up and start again. Thoughts here, pics on Flickr – as soon as I get to it.

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January 4, 2014 · 13:42

How much for being ethical?

I’ve been eying for a winter jacket for me. A light, but a warm one. Down, that is. Or maybe some synthetic material in place of down, because..

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