Salvation Mountain and East Jesus with a Leica SL, 10mm, Sony A9, a2000 Gimbal and a Spark

Salvation Mountain and East Jesus with a Leica SL, 10mm, Sony A9, a2000 Gimbal and a Spark By Steve Huff Our 20 Minute Video showcasing the Location, the gear and the results! Watch this and then read more about it below! Hey all, happy Monday! While today is the big Eclipse day that the news…

A Tribal Photo Journey in Ethiopia with my Leica M10 by John R. Milton

A Tribal Photo Journey in Ethiopia with my Leica M10 by John R. Milton – See John’s last controversial post HERE This month I decided to embark upon a tribal journey thru Ethiopia to play around some more with my Leica M10. From the modern-day clans of rural Addis Ababa to the enigmatic tribes along the South…

Reportage: Tel aviv Pride 2017 with a Leica SL By Shai Ashkenazi

Tel aviv Pride 2017 with a Leica SL By Shai Ashkenazi Hi steve and all you readers out there! Last week I was in tel aviv the pride parade, it was my first time there and I really enjoyed the beautiful color on the street. It was a hot day and very crowded…Music, Alcohol & Love all over.…

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…