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…

Scotland to Hawaii with the ‘Swiss Army Camera’ – Sony RX10 MkIII by Jim Main

Scotland to Hawaii with the ‘Swiss Army Camera’ – Sony RX10 MkIII by Jim Main – See his website HERE Hello Steve, Your fantastic site is all about ‘Real World’ experiences so I thought I would share this recent experience with you and your readers. I discovered your site about 5 years ago as I…

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…

The Leica M10 Review Part 2. The M stands for “Motivation”. By Steve Huff

The Leica M10 Review Part 2. The M stands for “Motivation” By Steve Huff Good friend Ashwin Rao’s Leica M10 with black dot that he installed himself. He also has the Leica M10 half case by Leica. GORGEOUS!!!! Well well…it has been a couple of weeks since my Part 1 review of the Leica M10…

The new Leica M10 is Here! My Review in Photos and Video.

The new Leica M10 is Here! My Review in Photos and Video.  By Steve Huff FIRST TAKE A LOOK AT MY DETAILED VIDEO THAT GOES OVER THE NEW M10 IN DETAIL! EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW IS HERE ;)  Just. Wow. I can not believe this day has come! To me, time has just flown…

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…

Film, Sony, Fuji to the Leica Q. Documenting Protests by Q Oliver

Film, Sony, Fuji to the Leica Q. Documenting Protests by Q Oliver Thanks for allowing me to share my thoughts on my new favorite camera with all of your readers. Your blog has certainly helped me with gear decisions in the past. I, like many others out there, have been on the hunt for that…

Should we buy camera gear with our heart or our brain? Here’s what I think… by Steve Huff

Should we buy camera gear with our heart or our brain? Here’s what I think…and some ramblings… by Steve Huff Ahhhh, here I am sitting at my desk this morning with an almost empty big old cup of coffee (with extra cream), wearing my pajama’s, a sweater and some fluffy slippers. Yep, it’s Monday, the…

The NEW Leica 28 Summaron f/5.6 Lens Review

The NEW Leica 28 Summaron f/5.6 Lens Review By Steve Huff Well guys, here we are at the close of yet another year. It seems 2016 came and went in a flash and a blur and quite honestly without a ton of amazing releases in the digital camera world. I remember 2015 being big, and every…

Vietnam From A Moving Window By Brad Nichol

Vietnam From A Moving Window By Brad Nichol Three years ago, my lovely wife and I sojourned to Vietnam on tour with 25 other people.

Now please note I said with 25 other people!  No, this was not a photo tour, just a regular tour for regular folk toting compacts and camera phones and if my…

The Sony A7R Underwater with the Iconic Nikonos 15mm lens By Scotty Graham

The Sony A7R Underwater with the Iconic Nikonos 15mm lens By Scotty Graham Underwater photography, in my opinion, is not really appreciated by the wider audience. Most don’t understand how difficult it is to take photos underwater. Lighting is near impossible, visibility is always a problem, currents push you all over the place, SCUBA gear,…

Haiti Hurricane Matthew Aftermath by Lorenzo Moscia

Haiti Hurricane Matthew Aftermath by Lorenzo Moscia – See his website HERE It was ten years since my last work in Haiti. In 2004/5/6. In July 2004 I was embedded with Chilean soldiers that joined the United Nations operation named Minustah (United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti) right after the country fell down in deep…