Fashion photographer. Two and half years with SONY A7R By Ivan Tsupka

Fashion photographer. Two and half years with SONY A7R. By Ivan Tsupka Introduction Over the past two and a half years, I’ve shot more than a hundred fashion projects using the Sony A7r with Sony Zeiss 24-70/4 FE lens. I shot covers and editorials for magazines, advertising campaigns, fashion brands, etc .. And now I…

From Full Frame to Quarter Frame and Back to Full Frame by Michael James Murray

From Full Frame to Quarter Frame and Back to Full Frame. Chasing the Holy Grail of Image Quality and Portability By Michael James Murray – See his Instagram HERE I started learning photography in earnest about 10 years ago when I took some time off from practicing law.  My wife and I moved to Alaska…

The Sony 16-35 f/2.8 G Master Lens Review by Chad Wadsworth

The Sony 16-35 f/2.8 G Master Lens Review by Chad Wadsworth – See his website HERE With each new digital camera release, it seems we move further away from the dirtier elements of photography. No longer do digital sensors struggle with anemic dynamic range or poor low light performance. Everything is “clean” these days. At the…

Using the Leica M, Nikon D810 and Olympus EM5 by Tamer Erden

Using the Leica M, Nikon D810 and Olympus EM5 by Tamer Erden Dear Steve, First of all, I’d like to thank you for this enthusiastic web site hosting those either amateur or professional photographers’ creations. As you might remember, I submitted a user report regarding the M43 system before (http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2014/04/18/the-olympus-e-m5-using-dramatic-tone-by-tamer-erdem/). After that I had used…

The Leica M240 still inspires By Steven Jones

The Leica M240 still inspires By Steven Jones Hello Steve and Brandon, thank you for allowing me to write this user report. My name is Steven Jermaine aka 5amtoday, and I am a photographer. Wow, it has been one year and a little over five months since my last report on my trusty Leica M240.…

A few thoughts about the Fujifilm X100F by Olaf Sztaba

A few thoughts about the Fujifilm X100F By Olaf Sztaba This is not a review per se. I have been shooting with the X-series cameras for the last six years (starting with the original X100) and I have enjoyed shooting with them tremendously. I have never been paid by Fujifilm, its subsidiaries or other camera…

The HASSELBLAD X1D Street Review By Thomas Ludwig

The HASSELBLAD X1D Street Review By Thomas Ludwig When HASSELBLAD presented the X1D medium format mirrorless camera in 2016, I was very impressed. And glad and happy for HASSELBLAD for this bold move after some shaky times in the last two years. Some weeks later I got the chance to hold the X1D in my…

TIPS: Working in Cold Weather with your Digital Camera by Jay Dickman

TIPS: Working in Cold Weather with Olympus Cameras By Olympus Visionary Jay Dickman – His Website is HERE Snow, rain, fog, all sorts of “atmospherics” that keep most sane people inside, can be very productive photographic environments in which we can work. While everyone else is hunkering before the fire, the avid photographer puts on…

A Leica M10 Review by Momofuku Ando

A Leica M10 Review by Momofuku Ando – See his website HERE – His Instagram is HERE Through a recommendation, I was offered to have a crack at the leica m10 for several days before its official announcement. i probably spent more time ogling at the camera than making images with it. this is my personal…

Photography is for memories, not pixel peeping. By Dennie

Photography is for memories, not pixel peeping. By Dennie Hi Steve! I hope you are well and happy. I have been reading your website since you review the Olympus PEN E-PL 1. My name is Dennie, I’m from Bandung, West Java, Indonesia A lot of people think that a pro photographer is an expert but I…

India in B\W with the Leica 262+ 50 APO Cron /28 Cron By Dan Bar

India in B\W with the Leica 262+ 50 APO Cron /28 Cron By Dan Bar Hello Steve! So here I am again in India with my lovely Leica 262. India is a fantastic country for street photography. 1. people simply love being photographed. 2. It is the most colorful country I ever saw, and yet I…

Travelling light through Brazil with the pre-ASPH 50mm Summilux 2nd version by Pedro Amorim

Travelling light through Brazil with the pre-ASPH 50mm Summilux 2nd version by Pedro Amorim Since my last text on the kinoptik, I had a few ideas on other lenses to write about, and Steve was kind enough to let me pick one and turn into a new user report. Turns out I acquired one very…

Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4 II Lens Review: GOING RETRO By Craig Litten

Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4 II Lens Review: GOING RETRO By Craig Litten I love Voigtlander lenses! I’ve loved them since the first time I discovered them about five years ago. Some say that they are a poor man’s Leica lens, which may be true, but I don’t necessarily agree. I think it’s more like comparing apples…