Author Archives: Scott

2018 Anime Central Open Shoot

This is a free event photographers from the Midwest have been hosting at Anime Central since 2015. Vontography is the person that has been handling all of the details and administration of the event. A special thanks to him for all of his work managing this event. We just had the 2018 event and it went well! Here is a link to my behind-the-scenes photos of the event. Here is … Continue reading

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Nikon D500 Hands-On and Opinion

If you are interested in this camera, please consider buying through my Amazon.com affiliated links. They help me out at no cost to you: Features of note: The first thing I noticed was how robust it feels compared to my D750. It’s certainly another level above. The layout is in the style of Nikon’s most advanced line of cameras. Memory cards are XQD and SD, I understand the XQD support, … Continue reading

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Sony DSC-HX80 Hands-On and Opinion

If you are interested in this camera, please consider buying through my Amazon.com affiliated links. They help me out at no cost to you: https://amzn.to/2I9cUqc Features of note: This is a compact 1/2.3 inch sensor camera with a 24-720mm equivalent lens with an 18.2mp lens. It’s solid in the hands, very compact for what it includes. A flip-up screen for selfie photos and videos. The battery is a NP-BX1 X-Type … Continue reading

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Nikon Red D3400 Hands-On and Opinion

Nikon D3400 (Red): An entry level APS-C camera for everyday photography at an entry level price. If you are interested in this camera, please consider buying through my Amazon.com affiliated links. They help me out at no cost to you: https://amzn.to/2Ifnfo5 Features of note: A lower cost traditional DSLR with an APS-C sensor. The red color is pretty neat. It has a nice reflective sheen. It should be consistent and … Continue reading

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Sony A9 Hands-On and Opinion

Sony A9: The professional level full-frame mirrorless camera. If you are interested in this camera, please consider buying through my Amazon.com affiliated links. They help me out at no cost to you: https://amzn.to/2HTDAPF Features of note: 24mp full-frame sensor (35.6×23.8mm) Fast sensor readout with a silent electronic shutter (lower chance of a rolling shutter effect compared to other cameras of this time period). Compact yet competes with anything else currently … Continue reading

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c2e2 2018 Saturday Photos!

I was able to attend c2e2 (Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo) on 4/7/2018 thanks to my friend Kale. My two other friends Nick and Roger also went. It’s around a two hour drive, so carpooling is a great help as I’m not a big fan of driving around downtown Chicago alone. That gave me the opportunity to do some convention and cosplay photography. In this case I went with as … Continue reading

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I’ve been really working on my Youtube channel lately!

Hey, it’s been a while. I’ve been working intensely on my Photography Banzai Youtube channel since around August 2017. I’m trying to see if I can really make something special out of it. Partly because I haven’t had much contracted software development work lately (freeing up time), but also because it is one of those projects I’m passionate about improving on to see where it might go in the future. … Continue reading

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SD Card Speed Test Roundup October 2017

I’ve done previous articles here (first) and here (second). A decent amount of the cards here will be the same. The goal was to round up as many cards as I had on-hand to do benchmark testing on. I also did a bracketed camera test with the Nikon D600. Here is the companion video on Youtube. I used a Transcend USB 3.0 card reader for this test. Here are the … Continue reading

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