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Sony’s Ghosting Problem with the A6000, A6300, A6500, and A7

September 9th, 2018

I need to revisit the post I did on August 28th on the question that Kelvin Hammond raised about flare that he was getting from ceiling lights. Kelvin has done more research on this problem and has found that:

An Introduction to iGUIDE

September 5th, 2018

??As professional real estate photographers, we’re often looking for the next product, service, or technology that could help set us apart from the competition and grow our business. Our mandate at PFRE is to help real estate photographers be successful and one of the ways we do that is by keeping you informed and up […]

CamRanger 2 and CamRanger Mini Coming in 2019

September 3rd, 2018

Apparently, CamRanger has some great new features coming in 2019: CamRanger 2 – Faster and farther range, Sony and Fuji support, and new app design and features. CamRanger Mini – Advanced wireless camera control in a much smaller size, priced at $199.99. The CamRanger website talks about these two things like they are two different […]

Wide-Angle Lenses for Real Estate Photography: How Wide Is Wide?

August 30th, 2018

I wrote the original post on this subject in 2007 and not surprisingly, that post has been the most popular subject on the PFRE blog. This is because a wide-angle lens is something everyone getting into real estate must get before anything else because you can’t get by shooting interiors with off-the-shelf kit lenses that […]

How Various Wide-Angle Lenses Deal with Recessed Ceiling Lights

August 28th, 2018

Update 9/4/2018: Kelvin has pointed out that there is evidence that the problem he points out below is actually a Sony ghosting problem with the A6000, A6300, A6500 and A7’s. See this article for more details. Kelvin from Bigsky Country sent me the example to the right and says: In light of Nikon’s announcement last […]

Nikon Announcement: A New Beginning for Nikon or the Beginning of the End?

August 26th, 2018

?Last week, Nikon announced its entry into the world of mirrorless cameras. It’s been fun hearing what YouTubers who went to Nikon’s hands-on event in New York on August 23 think about Nikon’s Z6 and Z7, and the handful of Z mount lenses that will be available soon. Overall opinions are mixed. Jared Polin is generally […]

Need Help Getting Correct White Balance on Sony A7III

August 21st, 2018

Tim in Texas says: I purchased a Sony A7III and I’m having difficulty using it on real estate photo shoots. The real problem is when I turn on the camera mounted flash (Flashpoint Zoom R2 TTL), the white balance changes to very warm, even when it’s set to auto. When I’m not using the flash, […]

Where to Buy and Sell Used Camera Gear

August 16th, 2018

Kiera in California says: I have been a reader of this blog for many years & appreciate all you have done for this community. Albeit, I am more of a reader than a poster. I have a severe back injury and have a great set of gear that I am now selling. I will end […]

How Do You Get a NiceFoto NFlash Repaired?

August 13th, 2018

Zoltan in Miami asks: I have a question/warning for PFRE readers. Where can I get my NiceFoto NFlash680A flash repaired? I have been desperately trying to reach the manufacturer. I have been sending emails to them every day for 4 days but I get zero response. The phone number on their website is wrong. I […]

Which Wide-Angle Lens to Use on a New Sony A7III?

July 29th, 2018

Steven in New Jersey says: I’ve been standing at the edge since before the new A7III came out and I’m now I’m almost ready to buy one. I’m checking Amazon every day for inventory but I have one question. It’s a big money jump. Assuming the A7III body, I am considering the Sony 16-35mm Vario-Tessar […]

Tether Tools Case Air Tethering System – Alternative to CamRanger

July 13th, 2018

Major Changes Coming to Photography in the Next Couple of Months!

July 6th, 2018

The Highest Rated Wide-Angle Zoom – Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM

June 21st, 2018

I was watching Tony Northrup compare the Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens to the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 and realized that the Nikon 14-24mm has been considered the highest quality wide-angle zoom for as long as I can remember. But that has changed. DxOmark.com rates the Sony 16-35mm GM that was released about a year ago as the […]

Which Wacom Tablet Do You Use and Why?

June 7th, 2018

Pete in Seattle asked: In an effort to increase workflow, I’ve been evaluating a Wacom Tablet for my real estate photography. I picked up a BT-W Intuos unit over the weekend. This is not the pro series but seems to have all that I wanted. I wanted to see which one most of the group […]

You Can Shoot Real Estate with Only a 24mm Lens!

June 6th, 2018

Dave in Gig Harbor, WA (just south of Seattle) says: Here’s a 750 sq ft home I shot with a 24mm. If this doesn’t prove that all those zoom-wide lens aren’t needed I give up. I literally never go any wider than 24mm these days (often 50mm). The 24mm TS-e hasn’t been off my camera […]