Noah Bershatsky

Noah Bershatsky

I was a nerd before hipsters were cool.
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Alternatives to Lightroom: PhotoNinja, SILKYPIX, and Luminar 2018 Review

Recently, I contacted the developers of PhotoNinja, SILKYPIX 8 Pro, and Luminar 2018. When I asked to review their software, all of them were very kind, and provided me with full copies for review. Here is my unbiased review of each of them, the pros, the cons, what I liked, and didn’t like. Since Lightroom. Capture ...

Lutify.Me Review – 3D LUTS in Capture One

Always on the lookout for ways to make my photo editing better and easier, I found a company call Lutify.Me. They specialize in LUTs (look up tables) for photo and video, but what piqued my curiosity was this page here. They advertise using LUTs in Capture One. They’ve basically created custom ICC profiles for Capture ...

Darkroom – Photo Editor for iPhone Review

In my never ending quest of looking for the perfect photo editing app for on the go, I recently bought Darkroom. Is it perfect? Sadly, no. However, it’s less expensive than Adobe Lightroom and VSCO X. It’s also quite good for what it is – albeit with some bugs and oversights. Check out the video ...

GoPro Karma Grip Test with the GoPro HERO6 Black – Run and Gun Stabilization Gimbal

The other day, I just picked up a GoPro HERO6 and the GoPro Karma Grip. The grip is a buggy product and requires being reset a few times before it syncs with the GoPro HERO6 – a know issue that still hasn’t been worked out (even with the latest firmware). In this video, I set ...

35mm Mirrorless Lens Shootout – Sony, Fuji, Zeiss, and Olympus – Which is the best 35mm lens?

In this video, I’ll be doing a shootout of 9 different mirrorless lenses with a 35mm (or equivalent focal length). The goal is to determine which one has the nicest rendering. I test for up close shots which I really like doing, bokeh quality, and sharpness/detail from a distance. Here’s the following lenses and bodies ...

Audio Test of the Sennheiser MD 46 with the Tascam DR-10X vs Sony a7R III Internal Audio with 70-200mm f2.8 GM

In this video, I compare the sound of the Sennheiser MD46 with a Tascam DR-10X connected to the sound of the built in mic on a Sony a7R III.

RNI All Films 4 – Lite for Capture One Pro Review

Film. Glorious film. Even though I never really shot with film, there’s undeniably a certain aesthetic that analog provided. Over the years, I’ve used DxO Film, Alien Skin Exposure, VSCO Film presets for Lightroom, Mastin Labs, and VSCO for iOS. With each of them, I found issues: DxO Film – Quite a nice product when ...

Milton Memorial Day

Shot on the Fuji X-H1 with the 50-140mm f/2.8 lens. Processed using Capture One and Photolemur (Perfectly Clear crashed and would respond). It was midday sunlight and quite bright with harsh shadows, but Fuji files tend to handle those kinds of large contrasts really well.

Goodbye Adobe aka Lightroom Sucks

It’s really been years since Adobe has really made any substantial updates to Lightroom. More importantly, their image processing algorithms aren’t up to par with a lot of their competitors. Also, their Lightroom software tends to bog down even the fastest machines. I’ve already been using competing video editing suites to Adobe for years due ...

Snow in May? Cottonwood Storm 2018

Earlier this week, the parking lot at my work was covered in cottonwood. It was even falling from the sky like snow! At lunchtime, I took some shots with my iPhone, but knew I needed a REAL camera. So, I grabbed my Canon 5D Mark IV and Tamron 90mm – the newest one with VC. ...

Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 Review – Again. This time on a Sony a7R III

Well, it’s been over a year and a half since I’ve owned and reviewed the Loxia 21mm, and since I’m back to it (purchased it new) with an a7R III, I figured it’s a good time to review my opinion of it. This time around, I’m coming from a Leica M system. Over on Leica, ...

Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Review on the Sony a7R III on the Ballard Jazz Walk in Seattle

Last night was the Ballard Jazz Walk in Seattle. It’s a fun date night with lots of great music. You can read more about it over here. The first group we saw at the Peddler Brewing Company. It was the Brent Jensen Quartet. Brent was my saxophone and jazz band instructor from 1990-1994. He was an ...

Zeiss Batis 18mm f2.8 Video Autofocus Test on the Sony a7R III and First Images

The Sony a7R III is quickly becoming my favorite camera of all time. Stills wise, the image quality is top shelf. Video is something that I am just starting to play around with, and I realized very quickly, that I needed an autofocus lens for video (at least for vlogging and casual stuff). I found ...

ZEISS Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Lens Review on the Sony a7R III

Since I’m coming from a Leica system, I previously reviewed and absolutely love the Leica 75mm f/2 APO lens. Unfortunately, the 75mm APO won’t perform the same on a Sony as it does on a Leica so, the Loxia is the closest option. The Loxia 85mm is the closest thing to it in terms of focal ...

Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Review (Update) – This time on the Sony a7R III

It’s been a couple of years since I’ve owned this lens and reviewed it last. Initially, I liked the lens but wasn’t all that enamored with it. Well, times and opinions change. I bought this lens again (new) after coming back to Sony and Zeiss. I now have a new found appreciation for Zeiss Loxia ...