Archive for the 'Digital Photography' Category

Pentax K-7 Day in Minneapolis on July 29th (Win a Pentax K-7!)

Pentax K-7 Digital SLR Camera with HD video recording  Pentax will be holding special events nationwide to introduce their new K-7 digital SLR, an outstanding new camera which is making waves in the photo world.  The events are open to the public and there will be a number of K-7 cameras and a selection of […]

Product of the Day, Day 35: Lexar FireWire 800 Compact Flash Reader

Lexar FireWire 800 UDMA Compact Flash Card Reader Anyone who uses a digital SLR, particularly the latest professional models with HD video recording and very high megapixel counts, knows how huge the files can get and how long it can take to download an entire memory card.  That’s where the Lexar FireWire 800 Compact Flash […]

Product of the Day, Day 25: Pentax X70 Megazoom Digital Camera

Pentax X70 Megazoom Camera  I had not planned on making the Pentax X70 my Product of the Day, but I spent a few hours in South Beach shooting with one today and I was very favorably impressed with it!  The Pentax X70 is Pentax’s first attempt at a superzoom camera, and it is a very nice […]

Product of the Day, Day 21: Pentax K-7 Digital SLR

  Pentax K-7 Digital SLR Today’s Product of the Day was just announced yesterday!  It’s the lovely new Pentax K-7 digital SLR camera.  It makes many meaningful improvements on the already excellent Pentax K20D camera and is better in every way, putting it at or near the top of the class in most every respect.  […]

Product of the Day, Day 20: Sandisk MicroMate Memory Card Reader

  Sandisk MicroMate Card Reader (SDHC version shown) These days you can’t have too many memory cards, and in my opinion you can’t have too many memory card readers, either.  I have found the Sandisk MicroMate to be one of the most handy accessories in my arsenal.

Product of the Day, Day 4: Acer H233H 23″ LCD monitor with HDMI and HDCP

Acer H233H  LCD Monitor Around five years ago I bought a 23″ Apple Display for my PowerMac G5.  The 23″ Apple Display was $2,000 but I felt it was worth every cent because of its excellent image quality which was perfect for digital photography, the ability to work with two full-page documents displayed side by […]

Product of the Day, Day 2: Kodak P880 Digital Camera

My well-traveled, well-used Kodak P880 The Kodak P880 is a neat little camera introduced in 2006 as part of Kodak’s P-line of advanced digital cameras.  The P880 is long discontinued, but if you can find a used one for under $150 they make a great companion to a digital SLR outfit as well as an […]

Sound Advice Column: Choosing speaker wire, close-up lenses for Olympus digital SLR cameras

Sound Advice By Don Lindich Distributed By McClatchy-Tribune Information Services Q:  I’m confused as to what gauge of speaker wire to use. From my limited knowledge, the different gauge has to do with the distance and size of speaker. Is this true? I’m planning to purchase the Insignia NS-B2111 speakers for my surround sound system […]

Pentax K2000 Digital SLR

Pentax K2000 in white and black. Pentax had their K2000 digital SLR at The Digital Experience, and it is a sweet little camera!  It’s nice and compact, as are the lenses that are designed to go with it.  It’s well made and feels great in the hand, as opposed to the entry level Canon models, […]

Sound Advice Column: Digital SLRs need high-speed memory cards, image stabilization, zoom range and tripods

Sound Advice By Don Lindich Distributed By McClatchy-Tribune Information Services Q: I am looking to buy a digital camera and want to learn more about memory cards. In practical situations, what is the difference between using a regular card and a “high-speed” card? -Karen DeJeet, Murrysville, PA A: High-speed memory cards read and write data […]

Pentax K100D body only, only $299.88

Pentax K100D Super (Body Only) – Factory Renewed Digital SLR One Call has a special deal on the Pentax K100D Super!  The body only (refurbished with warranty) is only $299.88.  Add another $65 for a lens (I recommend the Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Lens for $64.95) and you have an excellent digital SLR for well under […]

Sound Advice Column: AM Radio Reception and Radios, Adobe Photoshop Elements

Sound Advice By Don Lindich Distributed By McClatchy-Tribune Information Services Q: I have an AM/FM receiver that is around 25 years old. It has worked wonderfully on both AM and FM until we recently moved it from a closet to an open area 20 feet away. The FM is still perfect. However, I cannot get […]

Sound Advice Column: Choosing Speaker Wire, Macro Lenses for Olympus Digital SLRs

Sound Advice By Don Lindich Distributed By McClatchy-Tribune Information Services Q: I’m confused as to what gauge of speaker wire to use. From my limited knowledge, the different gauge has to do with the distance and size of speaker. Is this true? I’m planning to purchase the Insignia NS-B2111 speakers for my surround sound system […]

Pentax K20D to supplant less expensive K10D camera

Pentax K20D Digital SLR Camera Sound Advice By Don Lindich Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services Q: I have been pretty happy with my Olympus E-10. The price was right and my old Pentax cameras were starting to really show their age (my favorite one is well over 40 years old.) Now it seems that my […]

Converting slides to digital, effectively upgrading a turntable

I’ve been quite focused on original content and some new sites I am developing, so I have been remiss in posting published columns on the site.  Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting some columns that were in newspapers but have not been posted on the site yet.  Stay tuned for more, about two […]

Sound Advice Column: Epson all-in-ones a great pick

Sound Advice By Don Lindich   Q:   I like the idea of having the functionality of an all-in-one printer/scanner/copier and have been considering buying one.   What is holding me back is  I have heard that if you want to make high quality photo prints, they are not a good choice and I should […]

Digital SLR Camera Review: Olympus Evolt E-510 2-lens kit

Olympus E-510 Digital SLR Camera Olympus Evolt E-510 Digital SLR Camera Sound Buys Product Review By Don Lindich Digital SLR is an extremely  hot camera category, and an Olympus digital SLR is always  one of the more  unique digital SLR  cameras you can buy.  Olympus has long gone its own way in the world of […]

Using older lenses on a digital SLR, don’t get ripped off when buying HDMI cables

Sound Advice By Don Lindich Week 42, 2007 Q: I have a Minolta Maxxum 7000i 35mm camera with a Tokina AF 35-200mm lens. Since buying a digital camera several years ago, I have not used this film camera. I was thinking of selling it on eBay and getting a digital SLR, but a  friend said […]

Extension Tubes vs. Teleconverters, 2009 Digital TV Transition Questions, SmartMedia is dead

Sound Advice By Don Lindich Week 40, 2007 I was wondering how you felt about extension tubes. I bought one that does not seem to work. I have a Canon 20D and was using the extension tube with my Canon zoom lens EF 75-300mm. I know you can’t use the autofocus so I did change […]

Remote codes that don’t work, Format vs. Erase All, CRT TVs are still wonderful (if you can find one!)

Sound Advice By Don Lindich Week 39, 2007 Q: I recently purchased a Sylvania 15″ digital LCD HDTV to use with Dish Network. My Dish remote does every other thing it should with the Dish receiver, such as channel selection, program guide,system info and recall. I cannot program my Dish remote to turn the TV […]