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Top picks for Canon

Bodies and lanes highly recommended.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III link to B&H$3,399link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Canon’s latest 22MP workhorse camera. See review
  • Canon 14mm f/2.8L II USM link to B&H$2,359link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Ultra-wide rectilinear lens. Excellent.
  • Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon T* link to B&H$2,950link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Outstanding extreme wide angle. See review in Guide to Zeiss ZF/ZE Lenses.
  • Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Tilt-Shift Lens link to B&H$2,499link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Up to 6.5° of tilt/swing and 12mm of rise/fall.
  • Canon 24mm f/1.4L II USM link to B&H$1,749link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Outstanding fast wide angle, but beware of field curvature— see review in DAP.
  • Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens link to B&H$2,199link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Up to 8.5° of tilt/swing and 12mm of rise/fall.
  • Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM A1 link to B&H$899link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Low vignetting, nice bokeh, outstanding.
  • Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon T* ZE lens link to B&H$1,843link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Outstanding bokeh, truly world class in all respects. Highly recommended, but big and heavy.
  • Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens link to B&H$199link to Lens RentalsRENT
    125 grams, less than one inch long, STM functionality for quiet, smooth and continuous autofocus during video operation.
  • Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM A1 link to B&H$949link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Outstanding lens ('art series', May 2014, do not confuse with other older models).
  • Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Distagon Otus ZE link to B&H$3,990link to Lens RentalsRENT
    The very best lens ever produced for a DSLR (or rangefinder).
  • Canon 85mm f/1.2L II USM link to B&H$2,199link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Ultra fast portrait lens— a must-have for Canon.
  • Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar T* ZE lens link to B&H$2,122link to Lens RentalsRENT
    A reference lens against which few lenses compare.
  • Canon 8-15mm f/4L fisheye zoom lens link to B&H$1,499link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Exotic fisheye zoom— see review in DAP.
  • Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II zoom lens link to B&H$2,299link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Canon’s redesigned mid-range zoom.

Canon Tilt/Shift

Perspective control and tilt/swing. See tilt/shift lens reviews.
  • Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Tilt-Shift Lens link to B&H$2,499link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Up to 6.5° of tilt/swing and 12mm of rise/fall.
  • Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens link to B&H$2,199link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Up to 8.5° of tilt/swing and 12mm of rise/fall.
  • Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens link to B&H$1,399link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Up to 8° of tilt/swing and 11mm of rise/fall.
  • Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens link to B&H$1,399link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Up to 8° of tilt/swing and 11mm of rise/fall.
  • Schneider Schneider Tilt/shift lenses for Canon link to B&HSEARCH
    See Schneider lens review in DAP.

Zoom lenses for Canon EF

All are good, and some are excellent.
  • Canon 24mm f/1.4L II USM link to B&H$1,749link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Outstanding fast wide angle, but beware of field curvature— see review in DAP.
  • Canon 8-15mm f/4L fisheye zoom lens link to B&H$1,499link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Exotic fisheye zoom— see review in DAP.
  • Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II zoom lens link to B&H$1,699link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Canon’s best ultra wide-angle zoom.
  • Canon 16-35mm f/4L IS USM zoom lens link to B&H$1,199link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Canon’s more compact wide angle zoom, with image stabilization.
  • Canon 17-40mm f/4L zoom lens link to B&H$839link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Ultra wide-angle zoom.
  • Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS zoom lens link to B&H$1,149link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Image stabilized wide range walk-around zoom.
  • Sigma 24-105mm F/4 DG OS HSM Lens link to B&H$899link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Optical stabilizer, full frame lens.
  • Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II zoom lens link to B&H$2,299link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Canon’s redesigned mid-range zoom.
  • Canon Canon EF 24-70mm f/4.0L IS USM Standard Zoom Lens link to B&H$1,499link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Canon’s compact and image stabilized mid-range zoom, new design late 2012.
  • Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS zoom lens link to B&H$2,499link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Image stabilized. Canon’s premiere 70-200. Outstanding. See review in DAP.
  • Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS zoom lens link to B&H$1,349link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Image stabilized.
  • Canon 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Lens with Internal 1.4x Extender link to B&H$11,799link to Lens RentalsRENT
    The super lens to beat all super lenses. 200-400mm with built-in extender to 280-560mm.
  • Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM zoom lens link to B&H$1,699link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Image stabilized wide super-tel zoom.
  • Canon 70-200mm f/4L zoom lens link to B&H$709link to Lens RentalsRENT
    The non-image stabilized version.

Prime lenses for Canon EF

Canon lenses are excellent, and some Sigma primes top notch, though I generally shoot Zeiss ZE primes for most of my work.
  • Canon 14mm f/2.8L II USM link to B&H$2,359link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Ultra-wide rectilinear lens. Excellent.
  • Canon 24mm f/2.8 IS USM link to B&H$599link to Lens RentalsRENT
    With optical image stabilization.
  • Canon 28mm f/2.8 IS USM link to B&H$549link to Lens RentalsRENT
    With optical image stabilization.
  • Canon 35mm f/1.4L USM link to B&H$1,479link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Canon’s premiere 35mm lens.
  • Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM A1 link to B&H$899link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Low vignetting, nice bokeh, very sharp. Highly recommended over the Canon 35/1.4L, see the review.
  • Canon EF 35mm f/2.0 IS USM link to B&H$599link to Lens RentalsRENT
    With optical image stabilization.
  • Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens link to B&H$199link to Lens RentalsRENT
    125 grams, less than one inch long, STM functionality for quiet, smooth and continuous autofocus during video operation.
  • Canon 50mm f/1.2L USM link to B&H$1,619link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Ultra fast “normal” lens— see notes in DAP about focus shift.
  • Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM link to B&H$399link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Canon’s standard 50mm lens, solid performer.
  • Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM A1 link to B&H$949link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Outstanding lens ('art series', May 2014, do not confuse with other older models). Highly recommended over the Canon 50mm options, see the review.
  • Canon 50mm f/1.8 II link to B&H$125link to Lens RentalsRENT
    A very sharp and very inexpensive lens.
  • Canon 85mm f/1.2L II USM link to B&H$2,199link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Ultra fast portrait lens— a must-have for Canon.
  • Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM link to B&H$419link to Lens RentalsRENT
    A very sharp, compact and inexpensive 85mm. Highly recommended.
  • Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM link to B&H$1,049link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Canon’s top-flight macro lens.
  • Canon 135mm f/2L USM link to B&H$1,089link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Canon’s top-flight macro lens.
  • Canon 200m f/2L IS USM link to B&H$5,999link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Outstanding fast 200mm.
  • Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM link to B&H$7,299link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Image stabilized ultra high quality super telephoto.
  • Canon 300mm f/4L IS USM link to B&H$1,449link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Image stabilized reasonable-size 300mm.
  • Canon Canon 1.4x EF Extender III (Teleconverter) link to B&H$499link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Superior performance to prior versions.
  • Canon Canon 2x EF Extender III (Teleconverter) link to B&H$499link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Superior performance to prior versions.
  • Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Lens for Canon. link to B&H$799link to Lens RentalsRENT
    High performance fast zoom for APS-C cameras.

Zeiss ZE lenses for Canon EF Mount

All these lenses are examined in detail in the Guide to Zeiss ZF/ZE Lenses. Excellent choice for video work.
  • Zeiss CZ T* Circular Polarizing filters link to B&HSEARCH
    For Zeiss lenses (or any brand). Circular polarizer works on all cameras.
  • Zeiss UV T* filters link to B&HSEARCH
    For Zeiss lenses (or any brand).
  • Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon T* link to B&H$2,950link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Outstanding extreme wide angle. See review in Guide to Zeiss ZF/ZE Lenses.
  • Zeiss 18mm f/3.5 Distagon T* ZE lens link to B&H$1,395link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Ultra wide (!), most users should prefer the better corrected the 21mm Distagon first.
  • Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon T* ZE lens link to B&H$1,843link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Brilliant performer even wide open. Exceptional level of correction. No better lens in this focal length.
  • Zeiss 25mm f/2 Distagon T* ZE Lens link to B&H$1,699link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Outstanding new design. Superb color correction, low distortion.
  • Zeiss 28mm f/2.0 Distagon T* ZE lens link to B&H$1,283link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Brilliant moderate wide! Moderate field curvature, but best of the 28mm f/2 lenses.
  • Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon T* ZE lens link to B&H$1,843link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Outstanding bokeh, truly world class in all respects. Highly recommended, but big and heavy.
  • Zeiss 35mm f/2 Distagon T* ZE lens link to B&H$1,117link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Wonderful lens, great all-around choice, and much smaller and lighter than the 35/1.4.
  • Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 Planar T* ZE lens link to B&H$725link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Very compact, brilliant images, some distortion, very active bokeh at f/1.4.
  • Zeiss 50mm f/2.0 Makro-Planar T* ZE lens link to B&H$1,283link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Versatile normal lens with lovely bokeh. Some field curvature at edges/corners.
  • Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Distagon Otus ZE link to B&H$3,990link to Lens RentalsRENT
    The very best lens ever produced for a DSLR (or rangefinder).
  • Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Planar T* ZE lens link to B&H$1,283link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Classic portrait lens with almost an embossed look when shot wide open. Not corrected for close focusing, classic look for portraits.
  • Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar T* ZE lens link to B&H$1,843link to Lens RentalsRENT
    A reference lens against which few lenses compare.
  • Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar T* ZE lens link to B&H$2,122link to Lens RentalsRENT
    A reference lens against which few lenses compare.
  • Zeiss Zeiss ZE SLR 5-Lens BUNDLE link to B&H$6,063link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Five fast Zeiss primes for Canon with carrying case at signficant cost savings: 21/28/35/50/85

For Nikon

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Nikon Camera Bodies

The D3x and D3s are big bricks— but outstanding DSLRs.
  • Nikon D810 link to B&H$3,297link to Lens RentalsRENT
    36 megapixels, WITHOUT anti-aliasing filter. See the REVIEW.
  • Nikon D810 DSLR Filmmaker's Kit link to B&H$4,997link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Upgrade to D800/D800E with many improvements.
  • Nikon D800 link to B&H$2,997link to Lens RentalsRENT
    36 megapixels, with anti-aliasing filter. See the REVIEW.
  • Nikon D800E link to B&H$3,297link to Lens RentalsRENT
    36 megapixels, WITHOUT anti-aliasing filter. See the REVIEW.
  • Nikon D4s link to B&H$6,497link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Successor to the D4. See also the review.
  • Nikon D610 link to B&H$1,500link to Lens RentalsRENT
    24 megapixels, body only.
  • Nikon D610 with 24-85mm f/3.5 - 4.5G ED VR lens link to B&H$2,397
    24 megapixels
  • Nikon D7100 link to B&H$1,097link to Lens RentalsRENT
    24.0MP DX-Format CMOS sensor with no anti-aliasing filter (!).
  • Nikon Df with 50mm f/1.8 Lens link to B&H$2,997link to Lens RentalsRENT
    16.2 megapixel full-frame sensor, retro design.
  • Nikon D3X link to B&H$6,999link to Lens RentalsRENT
    As of 2011, the world’s finest DSLR in terms of image resolution + image quality.
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Accessories

Accessories for Nikon camera bodies.
  • Nikon GP-1A GPS Unit link to B&H$280
    Allows you to "geotag" your images with valuable information such as latitude, longitude, altitude and time information.
  • Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D3, D2 & D1 Series, D700 link to B&H$38
    A great aid for manual focus.
  • Nikon Nikon DK-19 Rubber Eyecup for D3, D2 Series, D700 link to B&H$8
    Keeps stray light out.
  • Nikon MC-30A Remote Trigger Release link to B&H$65
    Keep those pictures sharp by avoiding camera movement.

Lenses for Nikon Cameras

Nikon makes superb lenses. Choose a zoom for fast-paced work, or flexible shooting, or fixed focal length (prime) lens for low light versatility and increased background blur potential. See also photo tips.
  • Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Lens for Nikon link to B&H$799link to Lens RentalsRENT
    High performance fast zoom for APS-C cameras.
  • Nikon 24mm f/1.4G link to B&H$1,929link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Outstanding fast prime lens.
  • Nikon 28mm f/1.8G link to B&H$697link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Fast prime lens.
  • Nikon 35mm f/1.4G link to B&H$1,619link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Outstanding fast prime lens.
  • Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM A1 link to B&H$899link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Outstanding lens ('art series')
  • Nikon 35mm f/1.8G FX link to B&H$597link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Fast prime lens, the full-frame version for FX cameras for a lot less than its ƒ/1.4 sibling.
  • Nikon 50mm f/1.2 AIS manual focus lens link to B&H$700link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Nikon’s fastest lens, classic design with an unusual image rendition.
  • Nikon 50mm f/1.4G link to B&H$429link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Outstanding fast prime lens.
  • Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM A1 link to B&H$949link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Outstanding lens ('art series', May 2014, do not confuse with other older models).
  • Nikon 50mm f/1.8G link to B&H$217link to Lens RentalsRENT
    High performance normal lens.
  • Nikon 58mm f/1.4G AF-S link to B&H$1,697link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Nikon’s best normal lens with extensive quality efforts.
  • Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL-II Manual Focus Lens link to B&H$489link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Very nice bokeh, strnog performer stopped down to ƒ/5.6.
  • Nikon 60mm f/2.8G ED Micro-Nikkor link to B&H$540link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Outstanding all-around normal lens and macro lens. I use mine for product photography.
  • Nikon 85mm f/1.4G link to B&H$1,599link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Outstanding fast prime lens.
  • Nikon 85mm f/1.8G link to B&H$497link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Sure to be a favorite lens!
  • Nikon 105mm f/2.0D DC-Nikkor link to B&H$1,079link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Unusual defocus control lens — get one while they’re still made.
  • Nikon 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR macro lens link to B&H$899link to Lens RentalsRENT
    High quality macro lens. Less good at infinity focus.
  • Nikon 135mm f/2.0D DC-Nikkor link to B&H$1,299link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Unusual defocus control lens — get one while they’re still made.
  • Nikon 200mm f/2.0 G ED VR II super-tele link to B&H$5,799link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Outstanding fast prime lens.
  • Nikon 200mm f/4.0D ED Micro-Nikkor link to B&H$1,649link to Lens RentalsRENT
    200mm telephoto macro lens.
  • Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G zoom lens link to B&H$1,997link to Lens RentalsRENT
    World’s finest ultra wide angle zoom.
  • Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G zoom lens link to B&H$1,887link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Nikon’s finest mid-range zoom.
  • Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II zoom lens link to B&H$2,397link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Fast telephoto zoom.
  • Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR zoom lens link to B&H$1,397link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Slower-speed telephoto zoom, but much smaller and lighter.
  • Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens link to B&H$2,697link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Portable long telephoto.
  • Nikon 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II zoom lens link to B&H$6,749link to Lens RentalsRENT
    A bit hard to shoot well, but a good performer overall.

Tilt/shift lenses for Nikon.

Perspective control and tilt/swing. See tilt/shift lens reviews.
  • Nikon 24mm f/3.5D ED PC-E Nikkor link to B&H$1,999link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Use tilt to evade depth of field limitations, shift to correct perspective.
  • Nikon 45mm f/2.8 PC-E link to B&H$1,899link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Use tilt to evade depth of field limitations, shift to correct perspective.
  • Nikon 85mm f/2.8 PC-E PC-Micro-Nikkor link to B&H$1,799link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Use tilt to evade depth of field limitations, shift to correct perspective.
  • Schneider Schneider Tilt/shift lenses for Nikon link to B&HSEARCH
    See Schneider lens review in DAP.

Zeiss Lenses for Nikon Cameras

All these lenses are examined in detail in the Guide to Zeiss ZF/ZE Lenses. Zeiss lenses are ideal for video work.
  • Zeiss CZ T* Circular Polarizing filters link to B&HSEARCH
    For Zeiss lenses (or any brand). Circular polarizer works on all cameras.
  • Zeiss UV T* filters link to B&HSEARCH
    For Zeiss lenses (or any brand).
  • Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon T* link to B&H$2,950link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Outstanding extreme wide angle. See review in Guide to Zeiss ZF/ZE Lenses.
  • Zeiss 18mm f/3.5 Distagon T* ZF.2 lens link to B&H$1,395link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Ultra wide (!), most users should prefer the better corrected the 21mm Distagon first.
  • Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon T* ZF.2 lens link to B&H$1,843link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Brilliant performer even wide open. Exceptional level of correction. No better lens in this focal length.
  • Zeiss 25mm f/2 Distagon T* ZF.2 Lens link to B&H$1,699link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Outstanding new design.
  • Zeiss 25mm f/2.8 Distagon T* ZF.2 lens link to B&H$1,004link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Personal favorite even though it is not technically as well corrected. Wonderful contrast and color wide open. Fantastic for shooting at dusk.
  • Zeiss 28mm f/2.0 Distagon T* ZF.2 lens link to B&H$1,283link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Brilliant moderate wide! Moderate field curvature, but best of the 28mm f/2 lenses.
  • Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon T ZF.2 lens link to B&H$1,843link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Outstanding bokeh, truly world class in all respects. Highly recommended, but big and heavy.
  • Zeiss 35mm f/2.0 Distagon T* ZF.2 lens link to B&H$1,117link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Wonderful lens, great all-around choice, and much smaller and lighter than the 35/1.4.
  • Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 Planar T* ZF.2 lens link to B&H$725link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Very compact, brilliant images, some distortion, very active bokeh at f/1.4.
  • Zeiss 50mm f/2 Makro-Planar T* ZF.2 lens link to B&H$1,283link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Versatile normal lens with lovely bokeh. Some field curvature at edges/corners.
  • Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Distagon Otus ZF.2 link to B&H$3,990link to Lens RentalsRENT
    The very best lens ever produced for a DSLR (or rangefinder).
  • Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Planar T* ZF.2 lens link to B&H$1,283link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Classic portrait lens with almost an embossed look when shot wide open. Not corrected for close focusing, classic look for portraits.
  • Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar T* ZF.2 lens link to B&H$1,843link to Lens RentalsRENT
    A reference lens against which few lenses compare.
  • Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar T* ZF.2 lens link to B&H$2,122link to Lens RentalsRENT
    A reference lens against which few lenses compare.
  • Zeiss Zeiss ZF.2 SLR 5-Lens BUNDLE link to B&H$6,063link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Five fast Zeiss primes with carrying case at signficant cost savings: 21/28/35/50/85

Leica M

All these bodies, lenses and accessories are examined in detail in the Guide to Leica.

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Leica M Camera Bodies

Most Leica shooters have a preference for silver vs black. Think ahead because the black lenses are generally lighter (weight) and fewer focal lengths have silver variants.
  • Leica M Monochrom Digital Camera link to B&H$186link to Lens RentalsRENT
    18 megapixels MONOCHROME sensor for lovely black and with images with unparalleled sharpness.
  • Leica M SERIES 24MP (black) link to B&H$6,950link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Best Leica rangefinder choice by far, with Live View and optional EVF and high-res screen and 24MP.
  • Leica M SERIES 24MP (silver) link to B&H$6,950link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Best Leica rangefinder choice by far, with Live View and optional EVF and high-res screen and 24MP.
  • Leica M-E link to B&H$5,450
    Basically a Leica M9. Lacks Live View, lacks EVF, 18-megapixel CCD. Choose the M240 instead, much more versatile.
  • Leica X Vario Digital Camera link to B&H$2,099link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Not an M camera; fixed zoom lens. 16.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor, 28-70mm (equiv) lens.
  • Leica BP-SCL2 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack link to B&H$190
    Extra battery for Leica M Typ 240.
  • Leica EVF2 Electronic Viewfinder link to B&H$499
    For X2 or M Typ 240. 1.4 megapixel display, swings up 90° for flexibility. Push button activation.
  • Leica Handgrip M for Leica M240 link to B&H$300
    No integrated electronic functions, simple mechanical grip.
  • Leica Multifunctional Handgrip M for Leica M240 link to B&H$864
    Handgrip, GPS, USB port, extra battery option.
  • Leica R-Adapter M link to B&H$310
    Adapts Leica R lens to Leica M body. Really only useful on Leica M Typ 240.
  • Novoflex Novoflex Lens Adapter for Nikon Lens to Leica M link to B&H$270
    Adapts Nikon mount lenses to Leica M camera body.

Leica M Lenses

Fantastic lenses for Leica M.

The core lenses one should have with Leica M: 21/3.4, 28/2.8 or 28/2, 35/1.4, 50/1.4. Substitute 18/3.8 and/or 24/3.8 if slightly different coverage desired. Add 75/2 or 90/2 for long end.
The ƒ/2.5 Summarit-M lenses have slower maximum apertures and are most affordable.
  • Heliopan Heliopan 46mm Circular Polarizer SH-PMC link to B&H$149
    46mm fits many of the Leica M lenses.
  • Leica 16-18-21mm f/4 Tri-Elmar-M ASPH link to B&H$6,295link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Versatile range, relatively large for Leica M. Outperforms any DSLR zoom, shoot at ƒ/8 for peak quality.
  • Leica 18mm f/3.8 Super-Elmar-M ASPH link to B&H$3,250link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Superlative ultra-wide, rapidly becoming a favorite on the M240.
  • Leica 21mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH link to B&H$7,650link to Lens RentalsRENT
    World’s fastest 21mm. Relatively large/heavy compared to 21/3.4. Viewfinder for 21mm additional.
  • Leica 21mm f/3.4 Super-Elmar-M ASPH link to B&H$2,995link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Highly corrected, world’s best 21mm, outperforms the 21mm f/1.4 for color fringing.
  • Leica 24mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH link to B&H$7,550link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Fast wide angle lens, but not as well corrected as the 24/3.8 off-center, especially for color aberrations. Viewfinder for 24mm additional.
  • Leica 24mm f/3.8 Elmar-M ASPH link to B&H$2,650link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Highly corrected, outperforms the 24mm f/1.4, better corrected for color fringing. Very close to the superlative level of the 21/3.4 SEM. Viewfinder for 24mm additional.
  • Leica 28mm f/2.0 Summicron-M ASPH link to B&H$4,295link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Very high performer with gorgeous diffraction stars, but requires stopping down to ƒ/4 - ƒ/5.6 for peak flat-field performance (eg buildings). 28mm is widest lens that uses the camera built-in frame lines.
  • Leica 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M ASPH link to B&H$2,250link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Ultra low distortion, lightest/smallest M lens, relatively low price for Leica, *exceptionally uniform and pleasing background blur*. More desirable in some ways than the 28/2.
  • Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH link to B&H$5,150link to Lens RentalsRENT
    #1 choice for all-around most useful lens on Leica M9. The 35/1.4 delivers stunning results, albeit with some field curvature, especially at infinity focus.
  • Leica 35mm f/2.0 Summicron-M ASPH (Black) link to B&H$3,195link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Notably lower performer than the Summilux 35/1.4.
  • Leica 35mm f/2.0 Summicron-M ASPH (Silver) link to B&H$3,350link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Notably lower performer than the Summilux 35/1.4.
  • Leica 35mm f/2.5 Summarit-M link to B&H$1,950link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Modest price for a very good lens.
  • Leica 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux-M ASPH link to B&H$10,995link to Lens RentalsRENT
    UNIQUE, and not really duplicative of the 50/1.4 Summilux— see comparisons in Leica Guide showing performance at wide apertures. Large and heavy and requires exacting focus when shot wide open. Stopped down it might even outperform the 50/1.4 Summilux at ƒ4 - ƒ/8.
  • Leica 50mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH (Black) link to B&H$3,995link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Black or silver, the world's best 50/1.4, superb match for M9, a perfect balance and size. Stunning contrast wide open.
  • Leica 50mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH (Silver) link to B&H$4,250link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Black or silver, the world's best 50/1.4, superb match for M9, a perfect balance and size. Stunning contrast wide open.
  • Leica 50mm f/2.0 Summicron-M link to B&H$2,350link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Ultra low distortion, reasonable price, very compact. The f/1.4 Summilux is easily superior at ƒ/2 however.
  • Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0 ASPH Lens link to B&H$8,250link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Sets new standards for performance for 50mm lenses. Near zero distortion, ultra high sharpness and contrast, apochromatic.
  • Leica 50mm f/2.5 Summarit-M link to B&H$1,750link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Modest price for a very good lens.
  • Leica 75mm f/2.0 APO Summicron-M ASPH link to B&H$3,795link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Gorgeous results, very well corrected lens. Precise focus and framing are more challenging with a 75mm. Be sure to use the 1.4X magnifier.
  • Leica 75mm f/2.5 Summarit-M link to B&H$1,950link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Modest price for a very good lens.
  • Leica 90mm f/2.0 APO Summicron-M ASPH link to B&H$3,995link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Outstanding performance at every aperture, state of the art 90mm. One reservation: framing accuracy is a challenge. Be sure to use the 1.25X + 1.4X magnifier.
  • Leica 90mm f/2.5 Summarit-M lens link to B&H$2,150link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Modest price for a very good lens.
  • Leica 90mm f/4 Macro Kit link to B&H$4,150link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Consider the Zeiss ZM 85mm f/4 Tele-Tessar if not needing macro capability. Or with Live View M cameras, the Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar with lens adapter.
  • Leica 135mm f/3.4 APO-Telyt-M lens link to B&H$3,850link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Extremely high performance tele lens. The 1.4X viewfinder magnifier is essential with this lens.

Voigtlander Lenses

Voigtlander lens build is very similar to Zeiss ZM. Voigtlander lenses can also be excellent choices for the right purposes, and the prices are very friendly. The main issue is whether any particular lens can benefit from the built-in lens corrections of the M9/M9P by “coding” it (of no real consequence for black and white photography).
  • Voigtlander 21mm f/1.8 Ultron M-Mount Lens link to B&H$1,149link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Fast wide angle for Leica M (or mirrorless with adapter).
  • Voigtlander Nokton Aspherical 35mm f/1.2 Lens II link to B&H$1,199link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Outstanding performer. See review in Leica Guide
  • Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1 Lens link to B&H$999link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Aspherical design, excellent bokeh and sharpness. 1/10 the price of the Leica Noctilux-M. Sharp but with low contrast until ƒ/2, very sharp thereafter. See review in Leica Guide

Zeiss ZM Lenses

Zeiss ZM lenses are for Leica M or Zeiss IKON cameras (or mirrorless cameras with an adapter). NOT FOR Canon or Nikon DSLRs. They can be excellent choices, and the prices are very friendly relative to Leica M lenses. Some Zeiss ZM designs are exceptionally sharp, such as the 35mm f/2 Biogon, which also has exceptionally low distortion. However, the wide angle designs of 28mm and wider are generally less suitable overall due to steep ray angles on a digital sensor.

Please note that ZM lenses are available in black or silver finish (same weight, unlike Leica), but that black lenses are listed here; click the Search button to see all variants.
  • Zeiss ZM lenses for Zeiss Ikon or Leica M link to B&HSEARCH
    Search for all focal lengths and silver/black Zeiss ZM lenses.
  • Zeiss ZM 15mm ƒ/2.8 Distagon link to B&H$4,600link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Ultra high performance fast 15mm lens with exotic glass types. Not rangefinder coupled, so focus by estimate or scale on lens.
  • Zeiss ZM 18mm ƒ/4 Distagon link to B&H$1,428link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Compact 18mm lens. Very high performer.
  • Zeiss ZM 21mm ƒ/2.8 Biogon link to B&H$1,428link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Compact 21mm lens with a faster aperture. Distortion well-controlled, but more than the ƒ/4.5 option.
  • Zeiss ZM 21mm ƒ/4.5 Biogon link to B&H$1,201link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Very compact 21mm lens with essentially zero distortion. Steep ray angle means a color cast in corners— best for black and white photography.
  • Zeiss ZM 25mm ƒ/2.8 Biogon link to B&H$1,201link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Outstanding sharpness.
  • Zeiss ZM 28mm ƒ/2.8 Biogon link to B&H$1,087link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Classic 28mm lens.
  • Zeiss ZM 35mm ƒ/2 Biogon link to B&H$1,087link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Outstanding sharpness with ultra-low distortion.
  • Zeiss ZM 35mm ƒ/2.8 C-Biogon link to B&H$860link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Very high sharpness with ultra-low distortion. Very compact, hence the C-Biogon designation.
  • Zeiss ZM 50mm ƒ/1.5 Sonnar link to B&H$1,200link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Class soft-focus portrait lens (“dreamy”) with some focus shift, but very sharp when stopped down.
  • Zeiss ZM 50mm ƒ/2 Planar link to B&H$859link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Outstanding sharpness.
  • Zeiss ZM 85mm ƒ/4 Tele-Tessar link to B&H$940link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Very compact 85mm with high performance.

Accessories

A 1.25X or 1.4X viewfinder magnifier is strongly recommended for focusing accuracy. Viewfinder magnifiers can be used for any focal length, including the wide angle lenses. For 28mm and 35mm lenses the convenience of composing with the frame lines while focusing generally means you won’t want magnifier, but for tripod-based work, a magnifier is still useful (compose, then focus).
  • Leica Angle Viewfinder M link to B&H$320
    Shows a large, round, upright, and un-reversed central section of the viewfinder image.
  • Leica Battery for Leica M9 & M8. link to B&H$129
    Two batteries are almost always enough for even a long day’s shooting.
  • Leica Handgrip M (Black) link to B&H$249
    Much better ergonomics than standard baseplate for handheld shooting, but for tripod use, the Really Right Stuff grip is better.

Leica T system

APS-C system introduced in June 2014. Accepts Leica M lenses with an adapter.
  • Leica Leica T system (all items) link to B&HSEARCH
     
  • Leica Vario-Elmar-T 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH Lens link to B&H$1,750link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Equivalent to a 28mm - 35mm zoom on full frame field of view.
  • Leica Summicron-T 23mm f/2 ASPH Lens link to B&H$1,950link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Equivalent to a 35mm lens on full frame field of view.
  • Leica BP-DC13 Lithium-Ion Battery link to B&H$140
    For Leica T camera.
  • Leica M-Adapter-T for Leica T Camera link to B&H$395
    Adapts Leica M lenses to the Leica T camera.
  • Leica Visoflex Typ 020 Electronic Viewfinder link to B&H$595
    Optional high-res electronic viewfinder (EVF) for Leica T. Eye-level viewing with swivel and 90° tilt capability.

Viewfinders

For the Leica M240 with Live View, no longer needed. Viewfinders can mount in the hot shoe on any camera for a way to previsualize without the need for any electronics.
  • Leica Brightline Finder M-18 for 18mm M Lenses (Black) link to B&H$749link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Mandatory for the 18mm f/3.8.
  • Leica Brightline Finder M-21 for 21mm M Lenses (Black) link to B&H$760link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Mandatory for 21mm lenses, but consider Zeiss alternative.
  • Leica Brightline Finder M-21 for 21mm M Lenses (Silver) link to B&H$760link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Mandatory for 21mm lenses, but consider Zeiss alternative.
  • Leica Brightline Finder M-24 for 24mm M Lenses (Black) link to B&H$760link to Lens RentalsRENT
    For 24mm lenses, but consider Zeiss ZI 25/28mm alternative
  • Leica Brightline Finder M-24 for 24mm M Lenses (Silver) link to B&H$760link to Lens RentalsRENT
    For 24mm lenses, but consider Zeiss ZI 25/28mm alternative
  • Zeiss Viewfinder ZI for 18mm Lens link to B&H$419
    Good with any brand 18mm lens.
  • Zeiss Viewfinder ZI for 21mm Lens link to B&H$375
    Good with any brand 21mm lens.
  • Zeiss Viewfinder ZI for 25mm or 28mm lens link to B&H$419
    Good with any brand 24/25mm lens, and I prefer it over the Leica M-24 viewfinder. Also has 28mm frame lines.

Leica S

All these bodies, lenses and accessories are examined in detail in the Guide to Leica.

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Lenses for S2

  • Leica 30mm f/2.8 Elmarit-S ASPH lens link to B&H$7,495
    Oustanding wide angle!
  • Leica 35mm f/2.5 Summarit-S ASPH CS lens link to B&H$7,950
    Syncs at 1/500 with in-lens shutter.
  • Leica 35mm f/2.5 Summarit-S ASPH lens link to B&H$6,950
    Oustanding wide angle!
  • Leica 70mm f/2.5 Summarit-S ASPH CS lens link to B&H$5,995
    Syncs at 1/500 with in-lens shutter.
  • Leica 70mm f/2.5 Summarit-S ASPH lens link to B&H$4,995
    Incredible sharpness & contrast!
  • Leica 120mm f/2.5 APO-Macro-Summarit-S CS lens link to B&H$8,495
    Fast world-class performer.
  • Leica 120mm f/2.5 APO-Macro-Summarit-S lens link to B&H$6,995
    Best lens of the S line. Truly world class!
  • Leica 180mm f/3.5 APO-Tele-Elmar-S CS lens link to B&H$8,495
    Syncs at 1/500 with in-lens shutter.
  • Leica 180mm f/3.5 APO-Tele-Elmar-S lens link to B&H$6,995
    Apochromatic ultra-high performer.

other

  • Leica 14429 Lithium-Ion Battery for Leica S System Digital Cameras link to B&H$230
    Great battery life, but one spare mandatory.
  • Leica Camera Remote Release Cable for Leica S2 Camera link to B&H$150
    ESSENTIAL for sharp images on a tripod!
  • Leica Leica S Medium Format DSLR Camera link to B&H$21,950
    Available early 2012. Improved ergonomics and sensor over S2/S2P.
  • Leica Microprism Focusing Screen for Leica S2 Camera) link to B&H$400
    For precise focus when autofocus has difficulty.
  • Leica Multi-Function Handgrip for the S-Camera (Black) link to B&H$1,295
    Extra battery + useful handheld ergonomics.

Compact Cameras

Many of these products are reviewed in DAP or Zeiss Guide.

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Sigma Foveon

Unusual sensor design with high per pixel sharpness. See Guide to Mirrorless.
  • Sigma DP1 Merrill link to B&H$699link to Lens RentalsRENT
    APS-C sensor with 28/2.8 lens (equiv). 14.75-megapixel finished images. Outstanding per-pixel image quality from Foveon true-color sensor. Sigma DP Merrill
  • Sigma DP2 Merrill link to B&H$699link to Lens RentalsRENT
    APS-C sensor with 45/2.8 lens (equiv). 14.75-megapixel finished images. Outstanding per-pixel image quality from Foveon true-color sensor. Sigma DP Merrill
  • Sigma DP3 Merrill link to B&H$649link to Lens RentalsRENT
    APS-C sensor with 75/2.8 lens (equiv). 14.75-megapixel finished images. Outstanding per-pixel image quality from Foveon true-color sensor. Sigma DP Merrill
  • Sigma dp2 Quattro Digital Camera link to B&H$999link to Lens RentalsRENT
    APS-C true-color sensor with 45mm f/2.8 lens (equiv). 5424 x 3616 finished images. Outstanding per-pixel image quality from Foveon true-color sensor. Successor to Sigma DP Merrill

Top picks

Cameras that stand out for superior image quality, design, size/weight or similar reasons; the ones diglloyd would buy. See Guide to Mirrorless.
  • Ricoh GR Digital Camera link to B&H$697link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Razor sharp lens, excellent grip, great for night exposures. Highly recommended
  • Sony Alpha A6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera link to B&HSEARCH
    24-megapixel APS-C camera with built-in EVF.
  • Sony Alpha A7 link to B&H$1,498
    24-megapixel full-frame.
  • Sony Alpha A7R link to B&H$2,298
    36-megapixel full-frame with no anti-aliasing filter.
  • Sony Alpha A7s link to B&H$2,498
    Ground-breaking 12-megapixel full-frame camera with 4K video support. NEW!
  • Sony RX1R link to B&H$2,798link to Lens RentalsRENT
    24 megapixel full-frame camera in an extremely compact body with a Zeiss 35mm f/2 fixed lens. No interchangeable lenses, no built-in EVF. The "R" version has no optical low pass filter. Sony RX1
  • Sony RX100 III link to B&H$798link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Wonderful little camera20 megapixel sensor, Zeiss 24-70mm (equiv) f/1.8 - f/2.8, integrated pop-up flash and EVF, 1080p video, great color, RAW. The “II” version has a bit lower noise, and a higher-res tiltable screen.

Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras

Groundbreaking full-frame cameras.
  • Sony Alpha A7 link to B&H$1,498
    24-megapixel full-frame with on-sensor focus. Overall build quality slightly lower than A7R sibling.
  • Sony Alpha A7 with FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens link to B&H$1,798
    24-megapixel full-frame.
  • Sony Alpha A7R link to B&H$2,298
    36-megapixel full-frame with no anti-aliasing filter.
  • Sony Alpha A7s link to B&H$2,498
    Ground-breaking 12-megapixel full-frame camera with 4K video support. NEW!
  • Sony 24-70mm f/4 FE Vario-Tessar T* OSS Lens link to B&H$1,198link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Mid-range native E-mount optically stabilized zoom.
  • Sony 35mm f/2.8 ZE ZA Sonnar for Sony A7/A7R link to B&H$798link to Lens RentalsRENT
    High performance prime lens.
  • Sony 55mm f/1.8 ZE ZA Sonnar for Sony A7/A7R link to B&H$998link to Lens RentalsRENT
    High performance prime lens.
  • Sony 70-200mm f/4 zoom for Sony A7/A7R, native E-mount. link to B&H$1,498link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Compact optically stabilized telephoto zoom.
  • Lens adapters for Sony NEX link to B&HSEARCH
    Lens adapters for Sony NEX support virtually any brand of lens. Novoflex and Voigtlander are solid choices.
  • Novoflex ASTAT-NEX Tripod Collar for Novoflex Sony Lens Adapters link to B&H$166
    ESSENTIAL to avoid warping (subtly damaging) the NEX lens mount with a too-heavy lens when mounted on a tripod.
  • Novoflex Lens Mount Adapter - Leica M or Zeiss ZM to Sony NEX or A7/A7R link to B&H$239
    Leica M or Zeiss ZM lenses to Sony body.
  • Novoflex Lens Mount Adapter - Nikon F mount to Sony link to B&H$293
    Nikon lenses to Sony NEX / A7/A7R
  • Sony RM-VPR1 Remote Control with Multi-terminal Cable link to B&H$53
    Allows exposure with no disturbance the camera. Works with most Sony Alpha and NEX cameras.
  • Sony Wireless Remote Commander link to B&H$24
    Allows exposure with no disturbance or connection to the camera.

Olympus Micro 4/3 cameras and lenses

The new OM-D E-M5 makes Micro Four Thirds more appealing than ever and is my favorite compact camera as of summer 2012. See review.

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 can take Panasonic Lumix G as well as Olympus Super High Grade lenses (with MMF-3 adapter) and specialty lenses such as Voigtlander. See listings further below.

  • Olympus Olympus camera body kits — OMD-EM5 and others. link to B&HSEARCHlink to Lens RentalsRENT
    Micro 4/3 offers a great size/quality combination.
  • Olympus OM-D E-M1 Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Black) link to B&H$1,300link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Superb build quality in a very strong upgrade over the E-M5.
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 various flavors link to B&HSEARCHlink to Lens RentalsRENT
    Entry level Micro Four Thirds.
  • Olympus VF-4 EVF link to B&H$279
    Big improvement over the built-in viewfinder of the Olympus E-M5.
  • Olympus 12mm f/2.0 Zuiko Digital ED Lens link to B&H$799link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Fast wide angle (24mm equivalent). Outstanding, razor sharp. Olympus lens hood LH-48 is not included and must be purchased separately.
  • Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 Digital ED PRO Lens link to B&H$999link to Lens RentalsRENT
    High grade wide-angle to portrait-length zoom lens.
  • Olympus 17mm f/1.8 ZUIKO Wide-Angle Lens link to B&H$499link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Fast wide angle (35mm equivalent).
  • Olympus 45mm f/1.8 Zuiko Digital ED Lens link to B&H$350link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Fast medium telephoto (90mm equivalent). Olympus lens hood LH-40B is not included and must be purchased separately.
  • Olympus 60mm f/2.8 Macro Zuiko Digital ED Lens link to B&H$450link to Lens RentalsRENT
    High performance macro with excellent working range (120mm equivalent).
  • Olympus 75mm f/1.8 Zuiko Digital ED Lens link to B&H$899link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Fast telephoto (150mm equivalent).

Other Micro Four Thirds lenses

Specialty lenses for Micro Four Thirds.
  • Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 Lens for Micro 4/3 Cameras link to B&H$1,149link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Extraordinary maximum aperture of f/0.95 with a superb 10-blade diaphragm for magnificent low-light/shallow depth-of-field images--photographs or video. Manual focus, continuous aperture range.
  • Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f/0.95 Micro Four Thirds Lens link to B&HCLICK!link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Extraordinary maximum aperture of f/0.95, strictly manual focus and manual exposure.

Sony NEX APS-C

High image quality in compact form factor.
  • Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Lens link to B&H$1,098link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Fast Zeiss lens for Sony NEX, 35mm equivalent field of view. Not a Touit lens, but a Zeiss design for Sony NEX.
  • Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS Alpha E-mount Prime Lens link to B&H$448link to Lens RentalsRENT
    52mm equivalent field of view, optical image stabilized.
  • Lens adapters for Sony NEX link to B&HSEARCH
    Lens adapters for Sony NEX support virtually any brand of lens. Novoflex and Voigtlander are solid choices.
  • Novoflex ASTAT-NEX Tripod Collar for Novoflex Sony Lens Adapters link to B&H$166
    ESSENTIAL to avoid warping (subtly damaging) the NEX lens mount with a too-heavy lens when mounted on a tripod.
  • Novoflex Lens Mount Adapter - Leica M or Zeiss ZM to Sony NEX link to B&H$239
    Leica M or Zeiss ZM lenses to Sony NEX body.
  • Novoflex Lens Mount Adapter - Nikon F mount to Sony link to B&H$293
    Nikon lenses to Sony NEX / A7/A7R
  • Sony Alpha NEX-5N system (everything). link to B&HSEARCH
    Bodies, body + lens kits, lenses, accessories.

Zeiss Touit autofocus lenses for Sony NEX or Fuji X mount.

Zeiss quality.
  • Zeiss 12mm f/2.8 Touit lens for Sony NEX link to B&H$999link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Ultra wide angle autofocus lens. 12mm quivalent to 18mm on full frame.
  • Zeiss 32mm f/1.8 Touit for Sony NEX link to B&H$720link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Fast normal lens.
  • Zeiss 50mm f/2.8 macro link to B&HSEARCHlink to Lens RentalsRENT
    High performance macro lens focusing to 1:1.
  • Zeiss 12mm f/2.8 Touit lens for Fuji X link to B&H$999link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Ultra wide angle autofocus lens. 12mm quivalent to 18mm on full frame.
  • Zeiss 32mm f/1.8 Touit for Fuji X link to B&H$720link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Fast normal lens.
  • Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Lens link to B&H$1,098link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Fast Zeiss lens for Sony NEX, 35mm equivalent field of view. Not a Touit lens, but a Zeiss design for Sony NEX.

Fujifilm X system

See the review.
  • Fujifilm Finepix X-E2 link to B&HSEARCH
    Updated model. Fujifilm X
  • Fujifilm Finepix X-M1 link to B&HSEARCH
    Same sensor as X-Pro1/X-E1, smallest in size/weight. Fujifilm X
  • Fujifilm Finepix X-M1 link to B&HSEARCH
    Same sensor as X-D1, smaller body, no EVF.
  • Fujifilm Finepix X-T1 link to B&HSEARCH
    Early 2014 latest Fujifilm X. Fujifilm X
  • Fujifilm X-Pro1 link to B&H$900
    16-megapixel no anti-aliasing filter, interchangeable lenses, optical/EVF viewfinder, ultra high res read LCD. Fujifilm X
  • Fujifilm X100s link to B&H$1,299link to Lens RentalsRENT
    APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor, fixed lens 23mm f/2 lens (~35mm equivalent).
  • Fujifilm M Mount Adapter for X-Pro1 link to B&H$199
    Allows M mount lenses to be used on the Fujifilm X-Pro1 camera, which has an X mount. Leica M, Zeiss ZM and Voigtlander M-mount.
  • Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS Lens link to B&H$999link to Lens RentalsRENT
    27 to 82mm equivalent field of view to full frame sensor.
  • Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R Ultra Wide-Angle Lens link to B&H$899link to Lens RentalsRENT
    21mm equivalent field of view to full frame sensor.
  • Fujifilm 18mm ƒ/2.0 XF R lens link to B&H$599link to Lens RentalsRENT
    27mm equivalent field of view to full frame sensor.
  • Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS Zoom Lens link to B&H$599link to Lens RentalsRENT
    27 to 82mm equivalent field of view to full frame sensor.
  • Fujifilm 23mm f/1.4 XF R Lens link to B&H$899link to Lens RentalsRENT
    27mm equivalent field of view to full frame sensor.
  • Fujifilm 27mm f/2.8 XF Lens link to B&H$449link to Lens RentalsRENT
    27mm equivalent field of view to full frame sensor.
  • Fujifilm 35mm ƒ/1.4 XF R lens link to B&H$599link to Lens RentalsRENT
    53mm equivalent field of view to full frame sensor.
  • Fujifilm 56mm f/1.2 R XF Lens link to B&H$999link to Lens RentalsRENT
    84mm equivalent field of view to full frame sensor. Fast lens for APS-C format.
  • Fujifilm 60mm ƒ/2.4 XF macro lens link to B&H$649link to Lens RentalsRENT
    91mmm equivalent field of view to full frame sensor.

Olympus Full Four Thirds and Super High Grade (SHG) lenses

Olympus SHG lenses are the ultimate in optical performance, and world-class build quality. SHG lenses are full Four Thirds mount, but can be used with the MMF-3 adapter on Micro Four Thirds camera.
  • Olympus MMF-3 Four Thirds Lens to Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount Adapter link to B&H$160link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Dust and splash-proof lens mount adapter. Mounts 4/4 lens on a Micro 4/3 standard-compliant digital camera, such as the Olympus OM-D Series and PEN Series models.
  • Olympus 7-14mm f/4.0 ED link to B&H$1,799link to Lens RentalsRENT
    SHG lenses offer outstanding world-class image quality. Requires MMF-3 adapter for use on MFT cameras. Equivalent to 14-28mm in 35mm terms.
  • Olympus 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye ED Zuiko Digital Lens link to B&H$799link to Lens RentalsRENT
    High performance fisheye.
  • Olympus 14-35mm f/2.0 ED SWD link to B&H$2,299link to Lens RentalsRENT
    SHG lenses offer outstanding world-class image quality. Requires MMF-3 adapter for use on MFT cameras. Equivalent to 28-70mm in 35mm terms.
  • Olympus 35-100mm f/2.0 ED link to B&H$2,499link to Lens RentalsRENT
    SHG lenses offer outstanding world-class image quality. Requires MMF-3 adapter for use on MFT cameras. Equivalent to 70-200mm in 35mm terms.
  • Olympus 50mm f/2.0 Macro ED Zuiko Digital Lens link to B&H$499link to Lens RentalsRENT
    High performance macro lens with digital specific design including an ED glass element. Equivalent to 100mm in 35mm terms.
  • Olympus 90-250mm f/2.8 ED link to B&H$5,499link to Lens RentalsRENT
    SHG lenses offer outstanding world-class image quality. Requires MMF-3 adapter for use on MFT cameras. Equivalent to 180-500mm in 35mm terms.
  • Olympus 150mm f/2.0 ED link to B&H$2,499link to Lens RentalsRENT
    SHG lenses offer outstanding world-class image quality. Requires MMF-3 adapter for use on MFT cameras. Equivalent to 300mm in 35mm terms.
  • Olympus 300mm f/2.8 ED link to B&H$6,499link to Lens RentalsRENT
    SHG lenses offer outstanding world-class image quality. Requires MMF-3 adapter for use on MFT cameras. Equivalent to 600mm in 35mm terms.
  • Olympus 4 Year Extended Warranty for Olympus Zuiko Digital Lenses. link to B&H$60
    For Four Thirds (not Micro Four Thirds) lenses. A fraction of the cost of the expensive SHG lenses. Not for camera body.

Panasonic micro 4/3 camera bodies and lenses.

Panasonic Lumix G lenses can be used on the Olympus OM-D E-M5.
  • Panasonic DMW-MA2M M Mount Adapter for Leica M / Zeiss ZM Lenses link to B&H$140
    Attach almost any Leica M lor Zeiss ZM or Voigtlander M-mount lens to a Micro 4/3 camera from Olympus or Panasonic. Effective field of view is 2.07X, e.g., a 50mm lens has the field of view of a 104mm lens.
  • Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0 ASPH. Lens link to B&H$968link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Ultra-wide angle zoom lens with 2 aspherical lenses and 4 ED elements. 114° angle of view.
  • Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm/F3.5 Lens link to B&H$640link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Full-frame fisheye. For Panasonic or Olympus micro 4/3 cameras.
  • Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 Asph. Lens for Micro 4/3 (Black) link to B&H$998link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Constant f/2.8 aperture, optical image stabilization, splash/dust proof design.
  • Panasonic Lumix G 14mm f/2.5 ASPH Lens link to B&H$320link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Fast moderate wide angle (28mm FOV equivalent). For Panasonic or Olympus micro 4/3 cameras.
  • Panasonic 15mm f/1.7 ASPH LUMIX G Leica DG Summilux 4/3 Lens link to B&H$598link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Fast moderate wide angle (30mm equivalent). For Panasonic or Olympus micro 4/3 cameras (no adapter needed).
  • Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 II Lumix Aspheric G- Series Lens link to B&H$428link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Fast normal lens (40mm equivalent). For Panasonic or Olympus micro 4/3 cameras (no adapter needed).
  • Panasonic 25mm f/1.4 Leica DG Summilux ASPH Micro 4/3 Lens link to B&H$598link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Fast normal lens (50mm equivalent). For Panasonic or Olympus micro 4/3 cameras (no adapter needed).
  • Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8 Lumix G Vario Zoom Lens for Micro 4/3 link to B&H$1,398link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Constant f/2.8 aperture, optical image stabilization, splash/dust proof design.
  • Panasonic 42.5mm f/1.2 Leica DG Nocticron ASPH link to B&H$1,498link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Image stabilizer, 85mm equivalent field of view,image stabilized, special glass types, 9-blade aperture.
  • Panasonic Leica 45mm f/2.8 Macro-Elmarit ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. Lens link to B&H$898link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Built-in image stabilizer, 90mm equivalent field of view, 1:1 focusing, 225g.
  • Panasonic Panasonic 4/3 camera bodies. link to B&HSEARCH
    Micro 4/3 offers a great size/quality combination.

Pentax K

High performance APS-C DSLR with high grade lens line.
  • Pentax DA HD lenses for Pentax K (black and silver) link to B&HCLICK!
    High performance quality-build lenses for Pentax K DSLR.
  • Pentax K3 Digital SLR Camera link to B&H$1,197
    24 megapixel APS-C with no selectable anti-aliasing filter, anti-shake.
  • Pentax K3 Digital SLR Camera with 18-135mm Lens link to B&H$1,547
    24 megapixel APS-C with no selectable anti-aliasing filter, anti-shake.
  • Pentax DA 15mm f/4 ED AL HD Limited Lens (black) link to B&H$697link to Lens RentalsRENT
    High performance ultra wide lens for Pentax K, equivalent to 22.5mm in full-frame terms. Also available in silver.
  • Pentax DA 20-40mm f/2.8-4 ED HD Limited DC WR Lens (Black) link to B&H$997link to Lens RentalsRENT
    WEATHER SEALED. Equivalent to 30.5 - 61.5mm in full-frame terms on APS-C. Also available in silver.
  • Pentax DA 21mm f/3.2 AL HD Limited lens (black) link to B&H$697link to Lens RentalsRENT
    High performance moderate wide angle lens for Pentax K, equivalent to 32mm in full-frame terms. Also available in silver.
  • Pentax DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro HD Limited Lens (black) link to B&H$747link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Equivalent to 52mm in full-frame terms on APS-C. Also available in silver.
  • Pentax DA 40mm f/2.8 HD Limited Lens (black) link to B&H$547link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Slightly long normal lens with pancake design, equivalent to 60mm in full-frame terms. Also available in silver.
  • Pentax DA* 55mm f/1.4 DM Autofocus Lens link to B&H$797link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Portrait lens, equivalent to 52mm in full-frame terms on APS-C.
  • Pentax DA 70mm f/2.4 HD Limited Lens (black) link to B&H$747link to Lens RentalsRENT
    Compact telephoto lens equivalent to 105mm in full-frame terms. Also available in silver.

Sony Alpha DSLR

Digital SLR
  • Sony/Zeiss 16-35mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss T* Wide-Angle Zoom Lens link to B&H$1,898link to Lens RentalsRENT
    High performance wide angle zoom.
  • Sony/Zeiss 24mm f/2.0 Carl Zeiss T* Wide-Angle Prime Lens link to B&H$1,298link to Lens RentalsRENT
    High performance fast wide angle lens, APS-C.
  • Sony/Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss T* Alpha A-Mount Standard Zoom Lens link to B&H$1,898link to Lens RentalsRENT
    High performance standard zoom lens.
  • Sony/Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar T* ZA Lens link to B&H$1,398link to Lens RentalsRENT
    High performance fast normal lens.
  • Sony 70-200mm f/4 OSS zoom for Alpha DSLR or A7/A7R. link to B&H$2,998link to Lens RentalsRENT
    High performance prime lens.
  • Sony/Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar T* Prime Lens link to B&H$1,598link to Lens RentalsRENT
    High performance fast portrait lens.
  • Sony/Zeiss 135mm f/1.8 Carl Zeiss T* Telephoto Prime Lens link to B&H$1,698link to Lens RentalsRENT
    High performance fast telephoto lens.
  • Sony SLT-A99 DSLR Camera link to B&H$2,298
    24-megapixel full-frame.

Other gear

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Digital camera storage

Compact Flash, SDHC, SDXC
  • Toshiba Exceria Pro CompactFlash 1066x UDMA Memory Card (RECOMMENDED) link to B&HSEARCH
    Supremely fast, my card of choice as of 2013.
  • Lexar 1000X Compact Flash (FAST!) link to B&HSEARCH
    Lexar offers a wide variety of fast cards. The 1000X is very fast. Example.
  • Lexar Compact Flash storage cards link to B&HSEARCH
    Lexar offers a wide variety of fast cards.
  • Lexar SDHC/SDXC storage cards link to B&HSEARCH
    Lexar offers a wide variety of fast SDHC/SDXC cards.
  • Lexar SDXC cards link to B&HSEARCH
    The 400X and 600X cards are very fast. Example.
  • SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-II Memory Card link to B&H$230
    Claimed 250 MB/sec speed but performs poorly in 3 card readers on 2013 Mac Pro and MacBook Pro (about 43MB/sec for writes and reads), might need special reader.
  • SanDisk 64GB SDXC Memory Card Extreme Pro link to B&H$99
    Very fast for writes (and reads). In the field, large enough that after downloading, no need to erase card, hence it serves as a backup until home.
  • SanDisk Compact Flash storage cards link to B&HSEARCH
    SanDisk offers a wide variety of fast cards.
  • SanDisk SDHC/SDXC storage cards link to B&HSEARCH
    SanDisk offers a wide variety of fast SDHC/SDXC cards.
  • Hoodman USB 3.0 UDMA Reader link to B&H$50
    What I use (in addition to the Lexar reader)
  • Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (UDMA 7) link to B&H$27
    What I use.
  • SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader / Writer link to B&H$33
    Get the contents of digital camera cards into the computer.

Accessories

Useful small item.
  • Hoodman Hoodman HoodLoupe Professional LCD Screen Loupe for 3" Displays link to B&HCLICK!
    Essential for viewing in bright light and for presbyopia.
  • Impact Impact Collapsible Reflector Kit link to B&H$95
    See review of the Impact Collapsible Reflector Kit.
  • Manfrotto Manfrotto 2-Axis Flash Hot Shoe Double Bubble Level link to B&H$37
    Keep things level.
  • Nikon Lens Caps (front) for all brands link to B&HSEARCH
    Recommended for ALL brands— Nikon, Canon, Zeiss because Nikon caps are easiest to operate.
  • OpTech OpTech ProLoop strap for cameras link to B&HSEARCH
    Make your neck happy, especially with DSLRs. What I use.
  • Vello Vello Wireless Shutterboss Remote With Timers link to B&HSEARCH
    See review of the Vello Shutterboss.
  • Zacuto Zacuto accesories for video and stills. link to B&HSEARCH
    Must-have items for serious shooters.
  • Zeiss Lens cleaning kits, cloths, fluid. link to B&HSEARCH
    What I use.
  • LensAlign LensAlign MkII Focus Calibration System link to B&H$85
    Adjust for autofocus system inaccuracy.

Tripods and Support

A few select items
  • Acratech Acratech Ballheads link to B&HSEARCH
    Elegantly designed top-quality ballheads, light weight and sturdy, laser engraved markings, satin black anodized finish. Great choice! See the review of the Acratech GP ballheads.
  • Arca Swiss Arca-Swiss C1 Cube Geared Head link to B&H$1,699
    My preferred tripod head. Superbly efficient for careful field work. Replace the clamp with a Really Right Stuff screw-clamp. See review.

Filters for all lenses

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Lens Protection (ultraviolet and clear)

Filters for lens protection from sand/salt/fingers, etc. More about filters.
  • Zeiss 43mm T* UV filter link to B&H$44
     
  • Zeiss 46mm T* UV filter link to B&H$50
     
  • Zeiss 49mm T* UV filter link to B&H$56
     
  • Zeiss 52mm T* UV filter link to B&H$56
     
  • Zeiss 55mm T* UV filter link to B&H$61
     
  • Zeiss 58mm T* UV filter link to B&H$67
     
  • Zeiss 62mm T* UV filter link to B&H$73
     
  • Zeiss 67mm T* UV filter link to B&H$84
     
  • Zeiss 72mm T* UV filter link to B&H$101
     
  • Zeiss 77mm T* UV filter link to B&H$112
     
  • Zeiss 82mm T* UV filter link to B&H$124
     
  • Zeiss 95mm T* UV filter link to B&H$317
     
  • Zeiss T* UV filters link to B&HSEARCH
    Especially good choice for Zeiss lenses, great for any brand.
  • B+W UV Haze 010 link to B&HSEARCH
    Compatible with Zeiss, Nikon, Canon, Voigtlander.
  • B+W XS-Pro Digital MRC Nano filters link to B&HSEARCH
    OK for Nikon, Canon, Voigtlander. INCOMPATIBLE with lens shade on Zeiss ZF.2 / ZE lenses.

Polarizers

A polarizer cuts glare and saturates colors. See Making Sharp Images for cautions against a polarizer in some shooting situations.

B+W Kaeseman polarizers are edge sealed for moisture protection.
  • Zeiss 49mm T* Circular Polarizer link to B&H$86
     
  • Zeiss 52mm T* Circular Polarizer link to B&H$90
     
  • Zeiss 55mm T* Circular Polarizer link to B&H$95
     
  • Zeiss 58mm T* Circular Polarizer link to B&H$101
     
  • Zeiss 62mm T* Circular Polarizer link to B&H$118
     
  • Zeiss 67mm T* Circular Polarizer link to B&H$135
     
  • Zeiss 72mm T* Circular Polarizer link to B&H$149
     
  • Zeiss 77mm T* Circular Polarizer link to B&H$169
     
  • Zeiss 82mm T* Circular Polarizer link to B&H$185
     
  • Zeiss 95mm T* Circular Polarizer link to B&H$509
     
  • Zeiss T* Circular Polarizing filters link to B&HSEARCH
    For Zeiss lenses (or any brand). Circular polarizer works on all cameras.
  • B+W Polarizers link to B&HSEARCH
    Top-grade polarizers.
  • Heliopan Polarizers link to B&HSEARCH
    Top-grade polarizers.

Neutral density filters

A neutral density (ND) filter increases exposure time— blur away moving objects, lovely smooth water, etc. If a desired density and size is not available, consider a step-up ring to a larger size, such as 77mm.

A variable ND filter is more expensive, but gives the versatility of a wide range of densities.
  • B+W 39mm #102M ND Filter 0.6 MRC — 2 stops link to B&H$39
     
  • B+W 46mm #102 ND Filter 0.6 MRC — 2 stops link to B&H$39
     
  • B+W 46mm #103 ND Filter 0.9 MRC — 3 stops link to B&H$70
     
  • B+W 58mm #102 ND Filter 0.6 MRC — 2 stops link to B&H$39
     
  • B+W 58mm #103 ND Filter 0.9 MRC — 3 stops link to B&H$64
     
  • B+W 58mm #106 ND Filter 1.8 MRC — 6 stops link to B&H$73
     
  • B+W 60mm #102 ND Filter 0.6 MRC — 2 stops link to B&H$65
     
  • B+W 67mm #102 ND Filter 0.6 MRC — 2 stops link to B&H$52
     
  • B+W 67mm #103 ND Filter 0.9 MRC — 3 stops link to B&H$113
     
  • B+W 67mm #106 ND Filter 1.8 MRC — 6 stops link to B&H$120
     
  • B+W 67mm #110 ND Filter 3.0 — 10 stops link to B&H$120
     
  • B+W 77mm #102 ND Filter 0.6 MRC — 2 stops link to B&H$90
     
  • B+W 77mm #103 ND Filter 0.9 MRC — 2 stops link to B&H$177
     
  • B+W 77mm #106 ND Filter 1.8 MRC — 6 stops link to B&H$190
     
  • B+W 77mm #110 ND Filter 3.0 MRC — 10 stops link to B&H$149
     
  • Heliopan 67mm Vario Neutral Density Filter — 1 to 6.6 stops link to B&H$303
     
  • Heliopan 67mm Vario Neutral Density Filter — 1 to 6.6 stops link to B&H$353
     
  • Heliopan 72mm Vario Neutral Density Filter — 1 to 6.6 stops link to B&H$384
     
  • Heliopan 77mm Vario Neutral Density Filter — 1 to 6.6 stops link to B&H$400
     

Color filters for black and white sensors or film.

Photography in black and white as with the Leica M Monochrom often makes a yellow/orange/red filter highly useful.
  • B+W, Heliopan 39mm filters for black and white link to B&HSEARCH
    Leica 28/2.8 Elmarit takes 39mm filters.
  • B+W, Heliopan 46mm filters for black and white link to B&HSEARCH
    Most Leica M lenses take 46mm filters.
  • B+W, Heliopan 60mm filters for black and white link to B&HSEARCH
    Leica Noctilux-M takes 60mm filters.

Lens Care

Having a fresh lens cloth is always better than a dirty lens, or scratching a lens with a dirty cloth or your shirt.
  • Zeiss Lens Cleaning Cloths (2 Microfiber Cloths and 30 Moistened Wipes) link to B&H$14
    This is what I use.
  • Zeiss Lens Cleaning Kit link to B&H$28
    This is what I use.

Step-up Rings

Use a step-up ring to mount a larger size filter on a lens, e.g., 77mm filter on a lens with 67mm threads. This often blocks use of the lens hood, but it is an inexpensive way to share filters among many lenses, as well as to lighten the bulk and weight when hiking.
  • B+W Step-Up Ring (Lens to Filter) 58mm - 67mm link to B&H$25
     
  • B+W Step-Up Ring (Lens to Filter) 58mm - 72mm link to B&H$24
     
  • B+W Step-Up Ring (Lens to Filter) 67mm - 72mm link to B&H$24
     
  • B+W Step-Up Ring (Lens to Filter) 67mm - 77mm link to B&H$18
     
  • B+W Step-Up Ring (Lens to Filter) 72mm - 77mm link to B&H$23
     
  • B+W Step-Up Ring (Lens to Filter) 77mm - 82mm link to B&H$43
     

Infrared pass (visible light block) filters

Photography in infrared requires blocking visible light and passing infrared. See Guide to Digital Infrared Photography
  • B+W 52mm 093 (87C) Infrared Slim Glass Filter link to B&H$76
     
  • B+W 77mm 092M Infrared (IR) Dark Red Filter link to B&H$157
    Near infrared filter: very deep red into infrared.
  • B+W 77mm 093 (87C) Infrared Glass Filter link to B&H$157
    Deep infrared filter, cuts deep red visible light.

Computer equipment for photographers

All these computers and accessories are examined and reviewed in detail at Mac Performance Guide.

MPG Pro Workstation & MPG Pro Laptop

If you are purchasing a new workstation for professional use or have a workstation to upgrade, you should know about the MPG Pro Workstation and MPG Pro Laptop upgrade service from Mac Performance Guide and OWC. This service solves a lot of time-consuming problems for professionals who value performance, reliability and their time.

MPG pro workstation MPG pro laptop

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Mac Pro (late 2013)

A Mac Pro is for serious work over multiple years. The best investment you can make in a Mac. See review.

A Mac Pro offers more CPU cores, more memory, more ports, quiet and reliable operation, and high-end GPU power. It’s the best Mac investment you can make.
  • Apple 2013 Mac Pro (all in stock models) link to B&HSEARCH
    Models currently in stock.
  • Apple 2013 Mac Pro 4 core link to B&HSEARCH
    Mac Pro with 4-core CPU. Good solid machine, 6-core recommended.
  • Apple 2013 Mac Pro 6 core link to B&HSEARCH
    Mac Pro with 6-core CPU.
  • Apple 2013 Mac Pro with 1TB flash SSD link to B&HSEARCH
    Mac Pro with 1TB flash drive (SSD). Strongly recommended to get 1TB flash.
  • Apple 2013 Mac Pro 8 core link to B&HSEARCH
    Mac Pro with 8-core CPU.
  • Apple 2013 Mac Pro 12-core link to B&HSEARCH
    Mac Pro with 12-core CPU. Best for video processing.
  • Apple 2013 Mac Pro D500 GPUS link to B&HSEARCH
    Mac Pro with dual AMD FirePro D500 GPUs.
  • Apple 2013 Mac Pro D700 GPUS link to B&HSEARCH
    Mac Pro with dual AMD FirePro D700 GPUs.
  • Apple 2013 Mac Pro all models link to B&HSEARCH
    Search for all Mac Pro models.

4K UltraHD Displays

Once you see 4K, there is no going back. Consider pixel density: the larger the display, the better for editing images and usable screen real estate. The smaller the display, the more 'chrome' like (gorgeous, invisible pixels).
  • All 4K Displays link to B&HSEARCH
    3840 X 2160 resolution typical. Pixel density more friendly for editing with larger displays
  • Dell UP2414Q 24" Widescreen LED Backlit IPS Ultra HD LCD Monitor link to B&H$820
    3840 X 2160 resolution, works with late-model Macs. Nearly all AdobeRGB color gamut stunning 4K video and UltraHD images and fully supported by OS X 10.9.3 display scaling and support for eye-friendly text sizes but full-res images.
  • NEC EA244UHD 24" Widescreen 4K LED backlight IPS 10-bit Display link to B&HSEARCH
    3840 X 2160 resolution, works with late-model Macs. 107% / 99 of AdobeRGB color gamut stunning 4K video and UltraHD images and fully supported by OS X 10.9.3 display scaling and support for eye-friendly text sizes but full-res images. See review.

Wide Gamut Displays

Color managed conventional resolution displays.
  • NEC MultiSync 272W 27" Wide-Gamut Display link to B&HSEARCH
    Professional quality display with wide gamut and color calibration. See reviews.
  • NEC MultiSync PA242W 24" Wide-Gamut Display link to B&HSEARCH
    Professional quality display with wide gamut and color calibration. See reviews.
  • NEC MultiSync PA302W 30" Wide-Gamut Display link to B&HSEARCH
    Professional quality display with wide gamut and color calibration. What I use for my main display. See reviews.
  • NEC NEC SpectraSensor Pro Color Calibration Sensor link to B&H$199
    Ssophisticated colorimeter. Uses a new optical system, filter technology, calibration architecture and intelligent form factor to provide unparalleled color accuracy, repeatability and device longevity.

Top Picks

The best solutions in each form factor (other than the Mac Pro).
  • Apple Mac Pro link to B&HSEARCH
    Search for all Mac Pro models.
  • Apple iMac link to B&HSEARCH
    Upgrade the memory to 32GB as per MacPerformanceGuide.com. Large SSD (flash drive) recommended.
  • Apple iPad link to B&HSEARCH
    Search for all iPad models.
  • Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (all) link to B&HSEARCH
    Retina display, 16GB memory.
  • Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch 'CrystalWell', 16GB, 1TB SSD link to B&HCLICK!
    Top pick for serious users.
  • Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch 'CrystalWell', 16GB, 512GB SSD link to B&HCLICK!
    Top pick for serious users.
  • Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (all) link to B&HSEARCH
    Retina display, 16GB memory.
  • Apple MacMini link to B&HSEARCH
    Upgrade the memory to 16GB and install a 480GB or 960GB SSD as per MacPerformanceGuide.com. One (1) Thunderbolt port is a handicap.

Applecare

B&H prices on AppleCare are much less than Apple’s price.
  • Apple AppleCare (all) link to B&HSEARCH
     
  • Apple AppleCare for iMac link to B&HSEARCH
     
  • Apple AppleCare for Mac Pro link to B&HSEARCH
     
  • Apple AppleCare for MacBook Pro link to B&HSEARCH
     

Software

Popular and recommended software.
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Mac or Windows link to B&HSEARCH
    What I use.
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for Mac or Windows link to B&HSEARCH
    Market-leading cataloguing and image processing software.

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