The Voigtlander 50 f/3.5 Heliar V 4 on the Leica SL. f/3.5 is the new f/1.4!

The Voigtlander 50 f/3.5 Heliar V 4 on the Leica SL. f/3.5 is. the new f/1.4 By Steve Huff Quick Links: Buy this lens at Amazon (Prime), or CameraQuest.com  Last week I wrote about this lovely Voigtlander 50 f/3.5 Heliar as used on the Sony A9.  A few of you asked me to also test…

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…

The Meyer Optik Gorlitz 50 f/0.95 Nocturnus II Lens Review. Speed & Bokeh for your Sony.

The Meyer Optik Gorlitz 50 f/0.95 Nocturnus II Lens Review. Speed & Bokeh for your Sony. It never seems to end! Year after year, day after day it seems there are new products coming out, and many seem the same as what has come before. In the case of this Meyer Optik 50 0.95 Nocturnus…

A first look at the Voigtlander 65mm f/2 Macro (Prototype) for Sony E Mount

A first look at the Voigtlander 65mm f/2 APO Macro (Prototype) for Sony E Mount By Steve Huff NOTE: I can not show the lens, as the body/design is not final. The OPTICS ARE final so I can share images from the lens. Enjoy this very 1st look at the upcoming Voigtlander 65 f/2 Macro…

Time travelling with the Jupiter-9 by Dirk De Paepe

Time travelling with the Jupiter-9 by Dirk De Paepe –  You can see more of Dirk’s work at www.flickr.com/photos/keepnitgood. There’s a dedicated album with more pictures of the collie meeting and all are also available in higher resolutions. Click the pictures in this review for a better view. There has been quite some thrilling articles…

The LensBaby Trio 28 Lens. Super cool, super fun and affordable!

The LensBaby Trio 28 Lens. Super cool, super fun and affordable! By Steve Huff A Quick Look at the LensBaby Trio 28 (video)   You know, sometimes you just want to have fun with photography. Not everyone, every day goes out to shoot a masterpiece. Nor do we always need perfect glass, uber fast glass…

The Sony 100 f/2.8 G Master Lens Review. Unique Bokehlicious. By Steve Huff

The Sony 100 f/2.8 G Master Lens Review. Unique Bokehlicious. By Steve Huff PRE ORDER IT AT B&H PHOTO OR AMAZON So Sony did it again. They just keep on progressing their Alpha  “E” mount mirrorless system with more and more lenses! the one thing many Sony users used to complain about just 2-3 years…

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…

The Sony A7s with Canon 35mm LTM RF Lens by Paul Marbrook

The Sony A7s with Canon 35mm LTM RF Lens by Paul Marbrook – His website is HERE I’ve owned a good few lenses over the past 15 years and have learned over time that there is no holy grail when it comes to lenses. My favourite focal length is between 35mm and 58mm which would…

USER REPORT: Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 25mm f/0.95 review by Boris Liberman

USER REPORT: Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 25mm f/0.95 review by Boris Liberman Hi Steve. I’ve been shooting Pentax since like forever. When I started back in Moscow in 1988 with my Zenit ET, little did I know that it was actually Pentax universal M42 mount. Since 2002, I am shooting Pentax cameras, and since 2005, I’ve…