S+M: Dream combo! By Jan Brunaes What a journey it has been! My first memory of being in awe of a camera was at the launch of the legendary Canon AE-1 some 30-odd years ago. All I remember was it had a computer inside and it looked awesome. Fast forward to more recent times and ..READ MORE..
Heading to the Palouse! Ready to Road Trip! Hello to all and Happy Friday! I am about to head out to the airport for Seattle to meet up with Ashwin Rao because tomorrow we start our Palouse Road trip that will last all the way until Tuesday, and I can’t wait! It is going to ..READ MORE..
Hi Steve, This is the second time I submit work for your site, I’d like to thank you for previously publishing my essay on Cuban Guajiros and also thank the blog readers for the great feedback on my photographs. This time I’d like to share a work I made back in 2009, when I ..READ MORE..
Five Quick Samples from the Leica X Vario As you know this camera just arrived to me today so I will be doing my review and shooting with this controversial new “Leica X” or the “Mini M” in Seattle and Palouse all weekend and into next week but today I took a walk with Debby ..READ MORE..
Really? This is the new Leica special edition? Yep…the new “D-Lux 6 – G-Star RAW Edition”. This is really a Panaosnic LX-7 through and through besides the new fancy exterior. An LX-7 sells for $359. The Leica D-Lux 6 comes in at $799. This one is going to come in at $1325. Almost $1000 more ..READ MORE..
Look what just arrived..Review Soon of the Leica X Vario OK. This is not even a 1st look or review but rather here are my “1st thoughts” as I held it for the 1st time. A full review will be coming in the next 10 days as I will be shooting this for the Palouse ..READ MORE..
The Voigtlander 50 1.5 Aspherical VM Lens Review Man oh man oh man! If you are someone who has been reading this website for the past few months then you know I have been doing refresh reviews on different Leica mount 50mm lenses from old to new to obscure gems from the 50’s. From the ..READ MORE..
An Anatomical Mono Breakdown by Brad Nichol I while back Steve published an article of mine titled One Giant Polaroid where I gave some insight into photographic processes I use which I felt it might be of interest in the context of the artwork discussed in the article. This time round I thought I could ..READ MORE..
Hi Steve, I am really enjoying the cool stuff you provide through your website and I particularly like the guest comments. In April and May 2013 my girlfriend and I have been traveling to Namibia for a little more than three weeks. Namibia is located north-westerly of South Africa, a country with which it shares ..READ MORE..
My new Noctilux Story by Jim Main Hi Steve, I’ve been a reader of your excellent site for a few months now and between yourself and Thorsten Overgaard you have ‘forced me’ to the position where I just HAD to go and buy a Nocti 0.95. I’ve been looking for a second-hand one for ages ..READ MORE..
Hello Steve, I recently came back from a trip to Turkey. For the past two years I no longer carry SLR cameras on the streets or during travels, I use instead my iPhone and the Fuji X100 that I purchased in 2011 and I keep my bulky Nikon D800E (usually coupled with the giant 24-70 ..READ MORE..
The new Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 Nokton Arrives So the long-awaited M mount newly (but classicly) re-designed 50mm f/1.5 Nokton arrived to my mailbox today from CameraQuest and I went for the super sexy looking limited edition chrome version at $1049. Voigtlander seems to have hit it out of the park with this one as it ..READ MORE..
Infrared and the Leica Monchrom with a Super Elmar 21 ASPH by Dierk Topp Hi Steve, in your Leica M Monochrom Review part 2.5 you posted some infrared images. “Infrared photography is something I have always been interested in but never really tried it when shooting film.” This is exactly what I experienced during my analog ..READ MORE..
USER REPORT: The Japanese Summilux – Canon 50/1.4 LTM By Jason Howe Hi Steve, hope your well and enjoying the combination of MM and M240, I was pleased to see you got the latter back and I look forward to you slowly convincing me that I need one………..anyway I’ve been taking a look at a ..READ MORE..
Canon 0.95 Dream Lens for sale, two of them :) UPDATE – My lens has been sold just awaiting confirmation of wire transfer. Since writing my Canon 50 0.95 “Dream Lens” review I had a slew of e-mails asking me if I was selling it. Well, I did in fact purchase it and I am ..READ MORE..