HELP me keep Going and Growing! What YOU can do!



YES! YOU can help me out and believe me, I NEED IT! If you find this site helpful you can donate any amount you desire, even $5. This will help this site continue on to grow and grow! You can also help in other ways…

For those in the USA, UK, GERMANY & CANADA it is simple! AMAZON! Read how you can help me dramatically just by doing what you already do every day…

Yes, I need your help! Running this website costs me quite a bit of money and about 60-80 hours EVERY WEEK! I only have one way to bring in the funds to pay for the web hosting and many other costs that are incurred to run this website. I may have days where 100,000 people visit the site but maybe 5 of them will use a link here to buy something. I need more help because with this kind of traffic the costs and time involved of running this site are getting HUGE.  I never have charged one penny for the endless information and reviews on this site, and I never will. It is run from the passion in my heart and soul and has become a pretty special place for me, you and everyone to hang out and talk photography, read the latest real world reviews, share images with daily inspirations and so much more. So how can you help? It’s EASY and you do not have to do ANYTHING that you are not already doing! If you have enjoyed this site over the years or even have just found it and are benefitting from the information here there is a way you can help Use my links when you want to shop ..this will help me dramatically! Almost everyone I know shops at Amazon. If you do, you can help me without even trying :)  When you use the links at this site to visit B&H Photo, Amazon, or Dale Photo I get a tiny commission on the sale. Over time, this adds up and it really helps to pay for the costs of keeping this site going AND growing! I have had to upgrade servers THREE times now due to bandwidth and speed issues. I am now on a super fast dedicated server that costs me 15X more than it used to, but that means the site is growing and that really thrills me and gives me the warm and fuzzies inside :)

I have also just added an Amazon option for those in the UK, GERMANY and CANADA! See below for ALL Amazon links that will help me! Since this site is worldwide I have now made it easy for almost anyone to help out if they want to, without me asking for money or donations! To me, that is a win win for both of us :)

What really helps me out is when you guys use my direct link to AMAZON (which I am posting below), and yes, with these you can actually BOOKMARK as your Amazon landing page! Then anytime you click on it and shop I get a teeny commission that helps support this site! USA, UK, CANADA or GERMANY!

USA Amazon Link:


UK Amazon Link:


GERMANY Amazon Link:


CANADA Amazon Link:


Also, keep in mind you do not pay any more by using my links, you pay the same costs as you normally would. I just get a teeny % that helps me keep chugging, or should I say, SNAPPING along :) ANYTHING you buy at Amazon from camera gear, film, mac and cheese and even baby wipes will help me keep going with this site, and for those who do then I appreciate each and every time you help out! I NEVER ask for donations via paypal as I feel this is enough to help out. So many of you guys buy from Amazon that just by using that link, bookmarking it and using it anytime you buy from them..well, it will help keep this site alive and to grow!



Me five years ago when this site first started up… At B&H Photo Eyeballing this $120k lens! Lol.

- B&H PHOTO – The same applies but you can NOT bookmark the B&H link. Instead you must use this link below or any of the links in my reviews or sidebar to B&H.  I have been shopping with B&H Photo for so many years I can not even remember how long. Since the 90′s and I have never had any bad experiences with them. Ever. Their customer service is exceptional. Easy buy, easy in stock status on their excellent site and easy return policies. No hassle was defined by their system and expertise.

If you buy ANYTHING from B&H Photo it helps me as I get a small percentage that adds up over time and every month or two I get a check that helps to pay for the web hosting, new cameras to review, and keeps me motivated to GO GO GO. I do not get rich doing  this, far far from it but by you helping me out just by doing something you already are going to do..well, it really does help and it means the world to me. It means I can keep going and grow this site to what I have always imagined as (I’m about 40% there). To help me with B&H Photo all you have to do is click the link below from this page to get to them. That is how they know you came from me and how they know to give me a commission on whatever you may buy. BUT for B&H you must use the link below from this page or any of the other links on my site. They do not allow bookmarking like Amazon does. They do ship worldwide!



Anytime you want to shop B&H and want to help me with this site just come here to this page and use the link above, or use any link to B&H in my right sidebar on any page, or link in my reviews. If you do this then I thank you from the bottom of my heart as it will allow me to continue this passion and website which has become much bigger than me. THANK YOU!


Great Leica Dealers that I use and trust for Leica gear!

I also have a few site sponsors, great Leica dealers that I can recommend to anyone. Use them for your Leica needs and tell them that I sent you! They all ship anywhere in the world!

Ken Hansen - The one and only, the legend, Ken Hansen is my hero :) If you are looking for Leica new or used he probably has it and his customer service is unmatched. E-mail him at [email protected] as he does not have a web site!

Pop Flash – Tony Rose at PopFlash is well-known and they became a site sponsor almost a year ago. Leica, Olympus, Zeiss and more available at Tonys website. Another good guy.

Pro Shop for Photographers – A new sponsor for the end of 2012 these guys have loads of Leica and usually IN STOCK Leica. They also sell Nikon and other gear. Check out their site or call them at 561-253-2606


Other ways to help out..

ARTICLE SUBMISSION/GUEST WRITER I am always looking for good articles and guest writers and this helps me provide a broader range of useful info to reader and this is what this site is all about! I feel like we are all building an awesome community together and if it can keep growing with more like us then WOW, what a site this could be. If you have a passion for photography and love to write about it then contact me. What you get in return is not money but free promotion for your website or blog as well as being published and seen by 70-100k people a day! - Follow Me! You can also help by following me on Twitter, subscribing to my YouTube channel, liking my Facebook page and joining me on Google +!


  19 Responses to “HELP me keep Going and Growing! What YOU can do!”

  1. Hi Steve,
    I love your site. I really appreciate you work and passion. I want to support you, but i’m not american, nor english, german,… : i’m a french guy.
    Why don’t you create a supporter club on facebook (25 $ / year for instance) ; i’m sure you will have plenty of supporters !

  2. Thanks so much for this review, Steve. I had just bought a used 12-35mm Panny for $980 in perfect condition and was happy to confirm that I have done the right thing! Also I just ordered a Panasonic GH3 from B &H through your link. Yesterday I sold my Nikon D7000 and 2 lenses to pay for all this new stuff. I’m through with DSLRs and a loyal mirrorless user since the G1. My husband has the OMD, so we can swap lenses.

  3. IMO: By far the best review site for Leica gear. Thanks, SH.

  4. Thanks Steve for your reviews and comments. Your reviews keep us motivated. My favorite store is B and H and I try to use the link provided above whenever I make purchases, we really want to keep you posting reviews! BTW: Have you ever tried Nippon Photoclinic Inc at 902 Broadway, Suite 705 in NYC? I just dropped off a 28mm Zeiss lens for cleaning, and they told me it would take 4 or 5 days to get it back.
    Karim from Brooklyn, NY.

    • I got my Zeiss Biogon 28mm from Nippon Photoclinic Inc back after only 4 days and paid only US$30.00 (yes, 30) for cleaning. Now the lens is really dust free.

  5. Steve,

    Just discovered your awesome site! I’m a Leica M6 owner (it’s starting to feel like forever ago that that camera came out!) and thanks to your reviews, just ordered an OM-D E-M5 and the 25/1.4 lens. I ordered through your B&H link and am thrilled to get my hands on this camera! I couldn’t decide which lens to order, but I think I am confident I made the right decision! Thanks again for all of the great info!


  6. Hi Steve,
    If you have a Paypal account that I can contribute to then I’d like to. It might not be much, but as you mentioned every little bit helps. That would allow me also to contribute as I can. Many thanks!


    • Thanks you for the thought but I do not accept donations. The support from readers buying through links is enough to keep this site far :) Thank you!

  7. I’m not American, nor Canadian nor German nor from UK, I’m Japanese. Would love to “donate” (read: help out) for the site. Please make a “site contribution” (not donation if you won’t accept any :-P) account or something. I’m sure plenty of people would love to help out also.

    Ryan Saito

  8. Hi – just discovered your site..excellent. I am a stills photographer film, TV, documentaries etc and use a couple of M9′s and M6′s film. Your reviews have help me to decide on the Monochrome.

    But the one area that seems to a problem for a lot of photographers is this controversy over memory cards..
    8,16,32 or 64gb …what brand? what speed? My M9 will not recognize Delkin 64gb cards, have had trouble with some Sandisk.

    So does anybody have any ideas? Has anybody done some up to date tests after the last M9 firmware update.?

    Lots of talk about equipment..what about the Memory Cards, after all in the good old days film choice was
    of supreme importance…

    Will book mark and visit your site more often



  9. Steve,

    I am looking for purchasing a Fujifilm X100s and a Leica M. With all websites I can find, I need to wait for both of them. Do you know where can I get them quickEST? About how long? If you do, please provide the link. I’ll buy them via your website. Thanks.

    Best regards,

  10. Hi there Steve,
    Love your site! Keep up the good work! I know that you probably have enough going on during a day, but i still want to kindly ask if you please could take the time and respond to me by email, cause i have some questions to you regarding both photography and paranormal stuff. I would be forever greatful for this, cause i really need your help getting started on some things, and i know it will be a tuff competition getting trough to you in commentboxes on youtube and such :) No need to rush if you dont got the time, just please get intouch when you see that you can :) Best regards from a big fan in Norway :)

  11. Steve,
    You web site has been very useful to me and was one of the ones I used pior to buying my M9. I was going to sell the M9 and buy the new M but I am now considering buying the A7. I would like to suport the great work that you are doing but prefer to shop locally in Canada. Is there another way I can make a contribution?
    Thanks and regards,

    • Just have the Canada Amazon links..but that is it. I do not do the donation or “buy me a coffee” thing but all is good. As long as you enjoy the reviews I am happy!

  12. Steve,
    I recently purchased an Olympus E-M1 based on your recommendation, and so far, I have not been disappointed. As I buy more equipment for this camera, I will go through the links that you provided for both B&H & Amazon. You have a great website, and I hope this helps.


  13. Pardon if you’ve written this before, but what is the best way to upload 5-10 photos to you for publication in one of the columns in your blog? Would you consider providing a 1-page “how to do it” style-sheet that loyal readers can use that would make our lives and your life easier. Please assume we start with individual Lightroom or Twitter photos. Where do we go from there to group the photos and send them to you?

    • You just click on “Submit User Report” at the top nag bar and follow the instructions for submitting articles. Click on Daily Inspiration to learn how to submit one of those. Thanks!

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