Bokeh Dreams…The Petzval 58 1.9 Bokeh Control Art Lens Review By Steve Huff All images here were shot with the Petzval 58 1.9 and Sony A7RII. I have been shooting with a lens that looks mighty familiar to me in design and looks. Brass, VERY Old School and unique in the way that you change aperture ..READ MORE..
The Mighty Panasonic-Leica 100-400mm Lens Review By Bob Towery I recently acquired the Panasonic Leica 100-400mm lens to go along with my Olympus OMD-M5 Mk II kit. I didn’t start off with the idea of writing a review but as I began getting to know this lens I thought it might be a nice addition ..READ MORE..
Hello, My name is Jonathan. I’ve been introduced to film photography. About two years ago and have never looked back. I shoot mostly for fun. It’s a way for me to recharge my batteries. A goal I set myself this year was to get published. So, here goes nothing. All the best, Block 1912 Nikon F100, 35 f2, Portra ..READ MORE..
Hi Steve! I’ve been looking at your site and thinking about replacing my Canon gear with a mirrorless setup. Great info and resource you have put together. I took the enclosed picture in the Bahamas on Harbour Island. I just love the peaceful feeling that I think the image portrays, hope you do too. I ..READ MORE..
My Pentax 6×7 Experience By Fahad A. Hi Brandon, I would like to share my limited experience with film. Sometime in 2010 I decided to try medium format, after a quick research I bought myself a Pentax 6×7 along with the 105mm lens. that one the heaviest camera I have ever held! After purchasing the ..READ MORE..
The NEW Leica M – The Leica M-D without rear LCD. Back to basics. Looks like Leica has announced a new basic M-E style M to the Leica Rangefinder lineup! Much like they did near the end of the M9 days, releasing the M-E, which was a basic M9 at its core, it seems they ..READ MORE..
The Best pocket camera! By Colin Templeton Hello Steve and Brandon, Hope all is good with you guys. Sending a few snaps I’ve taken over the past couple of weeks with my new iPhone 6s Plus. As much as I love shooting on my Leica rangefinders, there’s a lot to be said for the convenience of ..READ MORE..
Flower shots on 800 ASA film with a canon FD 85mm f/1.2 and a Petzval lens. By Dirk Dom Disclaimer. I have somewhat mixed feelings sending this write up about shots, taken with 40 and 100-year-old gear, and which aren’t even remotely sharp. This is not at all for pixel peepers and gearheads. I hope ..READ MORE..
Hi Steve, After a lot of resistance, I finally gave in and bought the Leica SL with the Vario-Elmarit 24-90. I also use my existing M lenses on the SL. The combo is now the perfect setup for me (until Leica churns out new gear, I guess 😃). On my recent trip to Hong Kong ..READ MORE..
FIRST LOOK: My 1st day with the new Olympus 300mm F/4 Pro Lens. It’s a Beauty! By Steve Huff The Olympus 300mm F/4 Pro. Every now and again you get a product in your hands and say WOW, this IS QUALITY. I mean, I have never been a long telephoto guy, ever. I usually maxed out ..READ MORE..
Twenty Four Hours with the Leica Q by Andrew Gemmell I’ve been thinking of buying a digital camera suitable for street photography recently. I’ve been using film for the past 2 years and it does grow a bit tiresome after a while and sometimes it’s just nice to be able to shoot, adjust on the ..READ MORE..
Hi Steve, Brandon, as your frequent reader, I finally got the courage to send a collection of my pictures for your consideration. I am based in the Czech Republic and a photography amateur since 2010. I like to travel a lot and take pictures as I move around the globe.I recently switched to Fuji and ..READ MORE..
FIRST LOOK! Voigtlander 15 f/4.5 III for Sony E-Mount! Awesome! Lets face it, 15mm is WIDE. Ultra wide in my book, but sometimes it is just what you may need in tight quarters. Ever since the very 1st version of the Voigtlander 15mm, which was TINY, I have bene smitten with this lens. In the ..READ MORE..
Never Ending Love with Ricoh GR by Lorenzo Moscia When I first purchase the Ricoh GR I never thought a camara of that size will catch me for so long time. It is almost two years now since I start to bring the Ricoh basically everywhere on my assignment trip. At first it was Cuba where I ..READ MORE..
Hello Steve, I recently came back from India (Rajasthan) and thought I would share some of my pictures with you. Here is a series of portraits that I have found incredibly inspiring. They are part of an album I called “Incredible India“. Submitting these pictures is also a way for me to thank you for ..READ MORE..