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.…

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…

12 very different wedding portraits with 12 Different Cameras by Bjarke Ahlstrand

12 very different wedding portraits with 12 Different Cameras by Bjarke Ahlstrand One Of Many Cameras’ (www.oneofmanycameras.com) Managing Dictator got married. Again. This time around he decided to ask Denmark’s best photographers to interpret that special connection between the two star-crossed lovers reaching out to the beast with many names. The results were exhibited at…

My Leica CL alternative: the Fuji X-E1 and 40mm Summicron By Reindert Gerding

My Leica CL alternative: the Fuji X-E1 and 40mm Summicron By Reindert Gerding As a 13yr old kid I started photography with an old Kodak camera and manual light meter, after which I moved to a Cosina that I found in my parents attic. On my 16th birthday my grandfather gave me his Leica CL with…

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…

A Definitive Leica M10 Review in words and photos by Ashwin Rao

The Return of the Rangefinder! A Leica M10 Review by Ashwin Rao – Join Ashwin’s Leica M10 Facebook group HERE (From Steve: Enjoy this fantastic review of the Leica M10 from Ashwin Rao. One of the things that make this website so fun and valuable is that it offers the opinions of others besides myself. Ashwin has…

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…

A year with My Leica By Shai

A year with My Leica By Shai My name is Shai and I capture moments. I’ve been a professional photographer for over 16 years (events, portraits and etc.) and in the past year I made the transition to Leica after using Canon for 15 years. What initially started as a thought of how to differentiate myself…