Clinton Stark

Clinton shoots videos for Stark Insider. San Francisco Bay Area arts, Ingmar Bergman and French New Wave, and chasing the perfect home espresso shot 25 seconds at a time (and failing). Peloton: ClintTheMint. Camera: Video Gear
Apple Vision Pro - it's all about feedback and iteration

Even if Apple Vision Pro “fails” (for now), Apple wins

RELATED UPDATE: Apple fans are starting to return their Vision Pros (The Verge) The interesting thing about Apple these days is no one is talking about the latest iPhone, iPad or Mac. Instead, Apple Vision Pro is grabbing a remarkable amount of press. Headline after headline offers analysis of the first...
Top 5 Mirrorless Cameras: Panasonic LUMIX G100

Top 5: Best mirrorless cameras

Mirrorless cameras are still an appealing option for aspiring photographers and enthusiasts. Those interested in learning about core photography principals such as the exposure triangle (aperture, shutter speed, ISO), lenses and focal lengths, and other key elements required to master this occasional black art might enjoy the process better...

Top Camera Gear: Best all-round lens under $700 for 2024

Re-visiting a classic lens: the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 ART. Swapping out lenses on your mirrorless or DSRL camera is one of the joys (and challenges) of photography and videography. But on the downside: weight. Lugging around a bag of glass can be frustrating, especially for travel, documentary and other shooters on the...
Apple iPhone 15 - USB-C, thinner bezels, titanium design

Trendspotting: Apple iPhone is back on top (Report)

According to IDC, Apple is back on top. The iconic Apple iPhone has toppled Samsung, ending its 12-year run at the top. Per the report from the research firm IDC (International Data Corp), Apple took 20% market share in 2023. Samsung didn't trail by much (19.4%) so the lead could be...
Bosch 800 Series Superautomatic Espresso Machine Touch Display UI

Coffee News: Bosch teases new super automatic espresso machines at CES

Something is brewing! So says the landing page for a preview of new super automatic espresso machines made by Bosch. The German conglomerate took advantage of the CES trade show not only to release some details (Business Wire press release on Yahoo! Finance), but also to announce the new line was...
Canon EOS R5 is Lensrentals most popular rental

Trendspotting: Canon, Sony dominate camera rental market

At least according to one data source Canon and Sony cameras and lenses are dominating the competition. Lensrentals has released its annual report summarizing the most popular rental gear. As usual, the rental house segments the findings in a variety of ways that makes for interesting reading for those that...
Sony a6000 - front view and shutter button, power switch

Is the Sony Alpha a6000 still worth it?

Should you buy the landmark mirrorless camera that is the Sony a6000? (Spoiler alert: yes!) For a basic rangefinder style 24MP camera that came out in 2014, surely the a6000 should not be on your shopping list? Right?! Well, maybe not so fast. As I recently discovered, though it's nearly 10 years...
Samsung Display to supply Apple iPhone foldable displays (Rumor)

Foldable Apple iPhone in the future? Signs say yes

More evidence is being discovered on a regular basis that suggests that, yes, Apple is indeed likely planning to release a foldable variant of the iconic Apple iPhone. Per Phone Arena (Samsung Display shuffles its foldable unit as it prepares to supply foldable Apple devices) and other tech sites like...
Peloton Tread+ is available for pre-order

Peloton Tread+ pre-orders now open — be prepared to break open the piggy bank(s)

Home fitness icon Peloton has announced its new treadmill is now available for pre-order. (Caution: the price tag may induce fainting, eye bleeding and temporary disorientation) The sequel to the original is called, as expected, the Peloton Tread+. Sporting a familiar overall design, the new model comes with the usual assortment...
Canon EOS R5 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

Canon EOS R5: On sale, a superb full-frame mirrorless camera deal

For my money, the Canon EOS R5 is still the flagship full-frame camera to beat. With 8K video, a 45MP sensor, high resolution stills mode (400MP), dual memory card slots, and typically outstanding Canon ergonomics, this is a camera that means business. Best of all, while still a relatively new model,...