Help! I am being robbed!! No no..I am not really but those who buy this lens may think so. As gorgeous as it is inside and out, this Olympus Special Edition 12mm f/2 in all black comes at a price. The original silver 12mm f/2 is $799, a price that was hard to swallow for ..READ MORE..
Leica Digilux 2, did Fuji base the X100 on this? By Gary Perlmutter Normally I am an early adopter of new cameras, one of the first to get an X100 and the Nikon V1 for example. (See previous articles by myself on Steve’s Blog) However it took me 8 years to discover and purchase the ..READ MORE..
Daily Inspiration #364 by Patrick Touma Hey Steve, I discovered your blog last year, when I was planning on buying a Sony NEX-5n and stumbled on upon your review on it. I was not keen on DSLRs because of their weight and their size, so mirrorless cameras were my deal. So, I bought the NEX ..READ MORE..
Thursday News Updates…Fuji X-E1, Monochrom, Olympus 75 1.8 and more! Hello to all and happy Thursday! As always it has been a hectic week for me as I have been shooting with an M9, Monochrom, OM-D with 75 1.8 and trying my best to get to most of my e-mail! Just wanted to write a ..READ MORE..
The new Leica M-E is now in stock at a few dealers. For those looking for the new “M9″, well, this is it. It is a newly color schemed M9 without the frame lever preview. Looks pretty nice but not everyone digs the color. I am happy Leica is making the M-E for those who ..READ MORE..
Download the new NEX-7 Firmware Update Version 1.01 Well it seems that Sony has listened to the requests of the NEX-7 shooters and delivered a firmware update for their cameras! You can download the update HERE. What will this firmware fix do? Addition of capability to enable or disable the MOVIE button! Addition of exposure ..READ MORE..
From Steve: As I browsed my folder that contains thousands of daily inspiration submissions I cam across this one. When I scanned through the photos I thought these were shot with film as to me, they did have a slightly richer appearance than what I usually see with digital. Since I have been shooting the ..READ MORE..
Left-Brain vs. Right Brain: Photographing the Democratic National Convention By Peter Sills For the last three election cycles, I have had the privilege to photograph the Democratic National Convention. It has been a wonderful experience, meeting interesting people, celebrities and politicians alike. Unlike the vast array of photojournalists at the event, I was hired directly ..READ MORE..
Hi Steve, I’ve probably been following your blog for about 2 years and I always enjoy the reviews, updates and other posts. Like you I have developed a passion for smaller cameras and while I have far too many the ones that get a lot of use are the Leica M9, Fuji X-Pro1 and Olympus ..READ MORE..
A few more Leica Monochrom image samples from the past week…with some full size from RAW images Many of you have e-mailed me asking me for more sample images from the Monochrom. I have included a few in part 1 and 2 of my ongoing review and plan on posting more including some full size ..READ MORE..
The Leica Monochrom Review Part 2: Low Light, High ISO and Filters This part of my ongoing Leica Monochrom review will go over Low Light and High ISO shooting as well as using filters on the lens and off the lens. The images here were all shot by me at high ISO or in low ..READ MORE..
Sony week Wrap Up and more thoughts on the Sony RX1 So here I am in my hotel room at the Carmel Valley Ranch on my last day with the Sony team and I have to say that this week has been incredible. When Matt from Sony told me it would be “EPIC” he was ..READ MORE..
The Sony NEX-6 1st Quick Look Review (more in depth coming soon) You can pre-order the new Sony NEX-6 with the new Kit Zoom for $999 at B&H Photo HERE. Amazon has the NEX-6 in stock HERE! Hey hey hey! I know MANY of you have been waiting for samples from the brand spanking new ..READ MORE..
ǝɯ embellished As an artist, I am fascinated by the extent to which the cultivated identities we project align with public perception. With this project, I hope to show how our most careful calculations of identity can easily become exercises in tolerance and adaptability. The subjects I chose willingly abandoned their usual appearances in favor ..READ MORE..
Live from the Sony Event..more samples from RX1, NEX-6 and A99! Hello again! I am still here with the Sony event in California and today we rode the bus in to Carmel, CA and I am sitting here in one of the nicest hotel rooms I have ever stayed in at Carmel Valley Ranch. Amazing ..READ MORE..