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
Blackmagic Design PYXIS 6K Cinema Box Camera
Yashica I'm Back Micro Mirrorless compared to DSLR mirrorless size

Are micro mirrorless cameras the next big thing?

Small, inexpensive, fun. Photography goes back to basics.
Gaggia Espresso Evolution - brew head and portafilter

For only $250, the new Gaggia Espresso Evolution offers insane value

Gaggia has released a new espresso machine. Not a big deal. Manufacturers regularly release new models all the time. However, what caught my eye with this one is the price: $250 USD. The Gaggia Espresso Evolution, per Whole Latte Love, is "all-new" and despite its palatable price point doesn't appear to...
Nikon Coolpix - Retro, compact travel digital camera

Trendspotting: Compact cameras make a comeback

What's old is new again. It never seizes to amaze me how products or trends that seem long faded -- jean shorts, silver HiFi components, vinyl, NES video games, etc. -- find a way to not only become popular, but once again hip and cool. Retro games is a big...
Canon EOS R5 with 50mm RF lens test

Trendspotting: Canon aims for #1 in mirrorless camera market (strategy presentation)

According to a new presentation, it seems Canon is looking to topple Sony as the mirrorless camera leader. PetaPixel pointed out that per the slide deck's opening strategy reveal, Canon says it wants to achieve "overwhelming number one share" of the mirrorless market. The time frame? Within the next two...

Do I suddenly own a Nikon Cinema Camera?

I had this crazy dream last night that I just need to share here. It was a dystopian world, with random lightning strikes all over the place, sort of like Blade Runner (1982) of course. Then over the broadcast system came the announcement: Nikon has acquired RED! Even though I was apparently...
Octopus 16 - Super 16mm cinema camera

Is this the Super 16 box cinema camera we’ve always wanted?

UPDATE: has published an article about the "OCTOPUS16" and includes additional specs from the company itself. (it's called a prototype for a reason, so keep that in mind as you read about this could-be, interesting camera) Another day, another article about the mysterious Octopus camera. This time well-regarded site TechRadar...
In a First, Apple Captures Top 7 Spots in Global List of Top 10 Best-selling Smartphones

Apple iPhone takes 7 of top 10 best-selling smartphone slots

The Apple iPhone had a good year in 2023. New reports indicate that that the iPhone dominated the top 10 sales list, taking 7 of the top slots. Per tech marketing agency Counterpoint this is the first time Apple has achieved this level of success. Further, the top 10 smartphones achieved...
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...