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..
Daily Inspiration #372 by Robert Lee Hi Steve, I have been a long-term reader of your site and have been lusting after a Leica M series camera for quite sometime. Unfortunately I’m still quite young and travelling is my main goal at the moment so I cannot possibly part with £10,000 just to take a ..READ MORE..
Why The Leica M Could Be The The Best Digital Rangefinder Or Mirrorless Camera Ever by Scott Wyden Kivowitz I have learned a lot from the Leica community, and specific Steve. I had some thoughts on the Leica M and posted it on my Google Plus page, and then my Facebook page – in order ..READ MORE..
Want hands on with the Sony RX1? You CAN on November 20th! So you have been reading all about the new Sony RX-1 full frame fixed lens Zeiss 35 f/2 camera and lusting after it. BUT you have been wondering if there is a way to see it..touch it and shoot with it before you ..READ MORE..
I’m a 17 year old newbie photographer and recently the past 6 months have shown an extensive intrest in photography. I’ve read many blogs (including yours), researched practically every new camera in existence, and am still waiting to get a camera for myself. But I deal with what I have, I often borrow my dads ..READ MORE..
The Nikon D600 with Tamron 24-70 2.8 – Fullframe for the rest of us By Joerg Lange – His Site is HERE – Some short informations about me: I’m from Germany, a 35-years-old amateur photographer (or enthusiast :-)). Some years ago I started photographing and since that I’ve learned more every day. I follow a lot ..READ MORE..
Hi Steve, This is my contribution to your daily Inspiration. In this little project I wanted to portray the London 2012 Olympic spirit through photographs of the citizens who gathered here from all over the world to support their champions. All the photos were made with and M9 and a 21 mm. Yann KS www.lens-stories.com
Using a DSLR to scan Negative film by Stefan Schmidt Hi again folks! This is a follow-up article about how I’m using my Canon Eos 5D MkII to shoot backlit slides instead of using an ordinary flatbed scanner. (See previous article HERE) Now I will show you how I go about “scanning” my negative films ..READ MORE..
The Leica Monochrom Sample Image Gallery, updated every week! Be sure to check out this page I posted yesterday which will house all of the review images that I like taken with my Leica Monochrom. It will be sort of like my old Leica M9 Diary but only with the Monochrom. This way I can ..READ MORE..