iPad Pro 10.5

Its been a few weeks now since I received my iPad Pro, I’ve never had an iPad of any kind before and I am totally in love with it, I get it now.

For me all the hype was a deterrent and the cost, well it’s really expensive, but now that I have it I couldn’t trade it for anything. It’s completely changed my photography. I really hated having to spend hours in the basement editing pictures. It’s just a hobby for me and I don’t want waste beautiful summer days hidding in the dark away from my family.

This iPad has changed that, Lightroom, Photoshop and the newcomer Affinity Photo for iPad let me sit on the back porch and edit at my leisure all while continuing to interact and be with my family. I can totally see how someone could use this professionally, I’ve even done a bit of video editing on it and it performs fantastically. It’s fast bright and the battery lasts all day.

Needless to say I am really happy with the purchase, the Apple Pencil and the SD card reader are also a must. Importing RAW images is super fast and easy. The pencil makes all of the photo editing tools just that much better.

what’s this?

I got some new things in the mail today… I guess the Apple Pencil is a dead giveaway. After a very long hiatus from everything Apple I decided that the new iPad Pro 10.5 was worth investing in.

My hope, with the Pencil, is that I can get out of the basement and edit pictures anywhere.

I guess we’ll see, the iPad isn’t going to be here until next week.

Panasonic 25mm F/1.7 Standard Prime

This lens should be arriving any day now. I have never owned a fast prime before and I am really excited to play around with it and see what it can do. I spent a lot of time researching what the first lens (after the 12-60mm kit lens) I should purchase would be.


This review by David Thorpe really helped me decide that this was the right lens for the money.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

This is my favorite right now, hope the price isn’t out of my reach but I guess we will find out next week!


Key Specs

  1. Sensor Effective Resolution / Type
    20.4 Megapixel Live MOS
  2. Processor
    TruePicâ„¢ VIII Dual Quad Core Processor
  3. Focusing System
    Dual F.A.S.T. AF (Contrast & Phase Detection AF) 121 Point (All Cross Type) On-Chip Phase Detection
  4. Image Stabilization System
    5-Axis In Body Image Stabilization
  5. Viewfinder
    2.36M dot LCD Electronic Viewfinder
  6. Rear Monitor
    3.0″ Vari-Angle Touch LCD
  7. Weatherproof
    Dust, Splash and Freezeproof
  8. Sequential Shooting Speed
    15fps [H] mode 10fps [L] mode mechanical shutter
    60fps [H] mode 18fps [L] mode silent electronic shutter
  9. Flash
    Bundled FL-LM3 (dust & splash-proof)
  10. Special Features
    4k Video Capture (30/25/24 fps)
    PRO Capture Lag-Free Electronic Shutter Mode
    In-camera Focus Stacking
    Dual SD Card Slots

gear update

OK I wanted to post a gear update but I will explain it her first. None of the things I am going to mention here are new to me but the available workflow is and I think its pretty cool.

For one thing I am pretty tired of all the tools out there being for iPads its really boring…

So what am I talking about, I’m talking about being able to process on my Nexus 9 using the Nexus Media Importer to pull RAW images from my cameras SDHC card pulling them up in Aviray or Photoshop Express processing then in JPEG format and posting them to whatever service I chose.

Nexus Media Importer displays RAW images and then allows you to save them out as JPEGs to edit in your favorite photo editor.

So my new gear is is my 2 year old Nexus 7 and the micro USB to USB cable and adapter from USB to SDHC. Its fantastic as it also works with my Nexus 5 which makes me even more mobile.