Noah Bershatsky

Noah Bershatsky

I was a nerd before hipsters were cool.
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Vanessa’s Birthday – with the Panasonic 50mm f/1.4

Creamy bokeh! I’m still learning my way around this lens and camera, but I haven’t been this excited about a 50mm since I owned an Otus. Looking back at that old post though ( https://bershatsky.com/2014/11/14/welcome-to-otusburg/ ) that Otus was pretty fantastic. However, this with autofocus and a new system are pretty stinking awesome! It’s also ...

Puyallup Spring Fair & Panasonic S1R and 24-105mm f/4

Even though the S1R is weather sealed, I used one of these: http://fotosharp.com/original_camera_rain_covers.html. It covered most of the camera, but not the lens when fully extended. Rain got on the extended parts of the lens and I was concerned as the zoomed lens retracted fearing that water would get trapped inside. Fortunately, everything was fine. ...

Amazon Spheres in Seattle. Handheld HDR Photos Processed in Lightroom CC

The Spheres is a building designed for relaxing Amazon employees. It’s a very chic building with plenty of places to relax, work, or get a coffee and snack. It’s an architectural marvel. Fortunately, they open it up twice a month for the public to come visit. You can get reservations for free online, but they ...

Kubota Garden with the Zeiss Touit 50mm on a Fuji X-T3 (Macro Photography)

The Touit 50mm is all but a forgotten lens when it comes to the Fuji X line, but it’s a fantastic macro lens. See for yourself! It’s also a great portrait lens too. All of these photos were shot with available light which isn’t always ideal for macro photography, but worked out quite well for ...

University of Washington – Seattle Cherry Blossoms and Gasworks Park

Visitors come from far and wide to view these blossoms. My mother was in town, and she had never been to the UW campus, so it was a great time for a visit. They blossoms are magnificent, but this common area of campus is quite crowded. We went midday with lots of people around, so ...

Weyerhaeuser Bonsai Museum and Rhododendron with the Fuji 16mm f/2.8 brief review.

Spring is happening, so it was a great time to get out and enjoy the sights. This was my first outing with the Fuji 16mm f/2.8 and while it’s a nice little lens, it’s not like the f/1.4 version in terms of it’s close focusing ability. According to the specs on B&H the minimum focus ...

Backyard fun with the Sony a9 with Firmware 5.0 and Sony Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 FE

I repurchased the Sony Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 yesterday (used off of Offer Up). It was a deal I couldn’t pass up and in like new condition. While it might not be the sharpest 35mm lens I’ve ever used (I’ll give that to the Canon 35mm f/1.4L II), it does quite well! These were mostly all ...

Sony a9 and Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens Review – When Shooting Karate Events

The karate school that I attend has over three hundred students. It’s a very busy school with classes every day of the week, belt tests quarterly (for those that have earned their stripes), and a couple of in house tournaments a year. With that many students, it takes a lot of volunteerism to help the ...

Fuji 8-16mm f/2.8 First Outing

I’ll be writing up a review of this lens in the future, but for now, here’s my initial outing with the lens. We headed to the Tacoma Art Museum and then Dorky’s (a video game arcade) today. Images were processed using Lightroom for iPad. The videos are straight out of the camera (Eterna mode) with ...

2019 Snowmageddon

It’s the snowpocalypse of the Pacific Northwest!

Atomos Ninja V, Sony a9, Philips Hue, and Zeiss Batis 40mm

Tonight, I’m discussing using the Atomos Ninja V, Sony a9, Philips Hue, and Zeiss Batis 40mm together.

Atomos Ninja V and Nikon Z 6 Audio Input Settings and Post Processing

This is a follow up from my last video. Previously, I made some errors in my audio setup with line level settings. After more research, I believe I have come up with a better setup. Also, in this video I share my audio compression settings to optimize the quality of the audio.

Atomos Ninja V with Nikon Z 6 Vlogging Setup

This is a follow up from my last video. Previously, I made some errors in my audio setup with line level settings. After more research, I believe I have come up with a better setup. Also, in this video I share my audio compression settings to optimize the quality of the audio.

Protzel’s Delicatessen – St. Louis

After a morning and afternoon of walking around St. Louis, it was time for my final tourist destination – a Kosher Deli. Beef tongue sandwich with deli mustard on rye? Yes, please! I’ll also have a pickled tomato with a celery flavored soda. Plus, some chopped liver and bagel chips to go. I almost forgot, ...

St. Louis Zoo

Seriously, who goes to an outdoor zoo on a freezing cold day? Nobody! There were probably less than forty people throughout the entire zoo that day. Why did I even go? It was just down the street from the museum, it had free admission, and people had raved about online. As far as zoos go, ...