I Shoot Digital Film by Ofri Wolfus Hi Steve, how’s everything doing? The other day, while scanning some negatives, it suddenly hit me. I was shooting Digital Film. I immediately thought this might be of interest to your readers, and so decided to write this article. It’s a bit technical but I think understanding ..READ MORE..
Fuji X100 Magic Flares..how to create them. By Simon Peckham One of the special things about the Fuji X100 that I have learnt and still learning while using the camera is the way the photographer can “play” with the light and the resulting image. I will try to explain how I use the camera to ..READ MORE..
Hello steve! I follow you on your website by far, I’m a professional photographer, I have my studios in Florence, I work for weddings, still life, industrial and reportage on committence. Now.. for my reportage I work with Leica M9 and M6, and so recently I have bought an interesting lens that I think it’s ..READ MORE..
A few more Sony RX1 B&W Night Samples… This is NOT part 2 of the RX1 review but it is just a lazy Sunday post with a few more samples using higher ISO at night along with an on board flash shot as well. I shot it in B&W JPEG mode and what you see ..READ MORE..
Hi Steve, Thanks for running a great site! As well as wishing you a great year to come I wanted to thank you for the great info on your site and share some images taken with a Panasonic GF1 and my Leica M8. I have read your site for ages and look forward to more. ..READ MORE..
Happy Thanksgiving! Black Friday is just about here! Special Deals. It’s that time yet again! Every year I usually make a post with some kind of black Friday deals but the truth is that you guys know what you want and how to look for it. If you want a Fuji X100, you know you ..READ MORE..
The Sony RX1 Digital Camera Review Part 1: 1st Thoughts, 1st Samples, Auto Focus, and JPEG’s Welcome to Part 1 of my Sony RX1 Real World Review. This will be the “Meat & Potatoes” of the review with the next installment (part 2) touching on performance aspects as well as the pros and cons of real ..READ MORE..
Steve, I’ve been through my own GAS cycle going from Canon 5D to Leica with side trips to the NEX and Fuji. The current equipment is Leica and Olympus. Recently, I bought an M6 and have been working with film, developing it at home. I scan the negatives/positives with an Epson V600. One great thing ..READ MORE..
Black Friday Mania Begins! 1st up.. Lens Rentals used lenses 10% off plus 5% back! LensRentals.com, (a site sponsor that helps keep this site going btw) is having their annual “Black Friday” sale by giving 10% off any used gear they have for sale starting Thanksgiving day at 6am and running through November 26th. ..READ MORE..
Hey Steve, I have been shooting with the X Pro 1 for about 3 months and for the most part have been thoroughly satisfied. Originally I had planned on using it for motion and controlled settings that benefitted from AF, but the day before I received it in the post my M8 floundered and the ..READ MORE..
Lessons Learned – Using Classic Lenses on the Leica M Monochrom By Ashwin Rao – See his blog HERE or his Facebook Page HERE As a caveat, the article that I am presenting below is entirely subjective, and my opinions are subject to change. My thoughts represent my current state of thinking. I have found ..READ MORE..
Far Rockaway New York after Hurricane Sandy in Photos by Tom Poole Hi Steve, I was recently asked by some friends of mine to document the dire situation in Far Rockaway, NY, post Hurricane Sandy. These friends of mine have been extremely active in volunteer relief efforts and raising money to help local people with ..READ MORE..
New Camera Friday! Sony RX1 arrives! The Sony RX1 has arrived to me today, and I am excited about this one. It has been a few weeks since I shot with it at the Sony event and when I opened the box today I was reminded why I fell for it in the 1st place. ..READ MORE..
The Crazy Comparison Returns! The $999 Olympus OM-D vs the $7995 Leica Monochrom! TONALITY TESTS – This is not a comparison of sharpness, detail, or anything else but B&W tones. So as I was going through all of my recent e-mails I found more than 10 asking me for a comparison between the Olympus OM-D ..READ MORE..
Fisheyes are more than a gimmick. A recent post discussed the choice of fisheye lenses for 4/3 cameras, particularly the Panasonic f3.5. The comment was made that these lenses are mostly a gimmick because of the severe barrel distortion. That is true in many instances. These lenses do not work for portraits, for example, unless ..READ MORE..