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Nikon D850

The best becomes better..

Nikon D850 Image Quality

Oustanding image quality, but with some limitations..

Nikon D810

Improvements on the workhorse D800E..

Overview of Video with Nikon D800, D800E, D4, Canon 5DM3

How does video quality compare with crop of mid-2012 DSLRs?.

Nikon D600

Full-frame 24 megapixel DSLR..

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

22 megapixel successor to the popular 5D Mark II..

Nikon 19mm f/4E ED PC-E

Ultra wide tilt/shift lens.

Canon 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

Canon’s compact high-performance 24mm prime..

Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM

Canon’s tiny and lovely pancake lens..

Canon 85mm f/1.4L IS USM

Canon’s best-ever medium telephoto and with image stabilization..

Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art

Fast constant-aperture ultrawide zoom..

Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG HSM Art

Wide angle to telephoto all purpose zoom..

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art

A whopping 4/3 stop faster than other lenses in its range..

Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Sigma’s fast high performance wide angle..

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Sigma’s fast and affordable moderate excellent wide angle..

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Sigma’s best portrait lens..

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Extraordinary optical efforts for class-leading performance?.

Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art

Fastest 135mm lens yet, with ultra high performance..

Sigma Super Tele Varifocal 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM S

Sigma’s fast an flexible moderate super telephoto..

Schneider PC-TS Perspective Control Tilt/Shift Lenses

Tilt/Shift by Schneider for Canon and Nikon and other brands..

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G

Nikon’s fast ultra wide angle..

Canon 11-24mm f/4L USM

Extreme wide angle zoom..

Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L III

Is the 3rd time the charm?.

Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II and 24-70mm f/4L IS

Canon’s premium mid-range zooms..

Nikon AF-S 105mm f/1.4E ED

Nikon’s best-ever f/1.4 lens?.

Sony Alpha A9

Blackout-free 20 fps speed demon..

Sony Alpha A7R II

Attention to details: a big upgrade over the A7R..

Sony FE 28mm f/2

Fast wide angle..

Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA

Fast high performance normal lens of Zeiss design..

Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM

Top-grade medium telephoto..

Sigma FE 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art

Outstanding fast wide angle, DSLR optical design..

Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art

Macro lens also excellent for all-around shooting..

Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G

Extreme wide angle zoom..

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM

Pro-grade f/2.8 wide angle zoom..

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS

Premiere telephoto zoom for Sony full frame mirrorless.

Ricoh GR

Razor sharp 28mm lens on APS-C sensor and outstanding usability and features..

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1 / RX1R

Full frame camera in an ultra-compact body with or without anti-aliasing filter..

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8 R

A low distortion ultra wide angle lens..

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 60mm f/2.4 R

Short telephoto macro lens..

Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 Distagon

Outstanding ultra wide angle performer..

Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 Distagon

Outstanding wide angle, superb performer..

Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon

Manual focus moderate wide angle for full-frame mirrorless..

Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar

Manual focus normal lens for full-frame mirrorless..

Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Sonnar

Manual focus telephoto lens for full-frame mirrorless..

Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Distagon

Autofocus extreme wide angle for Sony full-frame mirrorless..

Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon

Autofocus wide angle for Sony full-frame mirrorless..

Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar

Autofocus portrait lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless..

Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Distagon

Ultra wide angle lens for Sony NEX or Fujifilm X..

Leica X Vario

Leica’s 28-70mm APS-C compact camera..

Panoramas with the iPhone 6s Plus

Shooting + post processing tips with high-res examples..

Sigma dp0 Quattro

21mm f/5.6 equivalent FOV lens..

Fujifilm GFX Image Quality

Image quality assessments..

Fujifilm GF 23mm f/4 R WR

Ultra wide angle equivalent to 19mm f/3.3. .

Fujifilm GF 32-64mm f/4 R LM WR

Mid-range zoom lens equivalent to 26-53mm f/3.3..

Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR

Moderate wide angle equivalent to 37mm f/2.3..

Fujifilm GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR

Standard normal lens equivalent to 52mm f/2.3..

Fujifilm GF 110mm f/2 R WR

Ultra high speed telephoto equivalent to 90mm f/1.6..

Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR

High performance macro photography on medium format, equivalent to 99mm f/3.3..

Hasselblad X1D

Mirrorless large format with leaf shutter lenses..

Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4

18mm equivalent..

Hasselblad XCD 30mm f/3.5

25mm equivalent..

Hasselblad XCD 120mm f/3.5

Telephoto macro lens, 99mm equivalent..

Pentax 645 90mm f/2.8 D FA 645 Macro ED AW SR

Medium telephoto macro lens for Pentax 645 digital and film..

Leica 24mm f/3.5 Super-Elmar-S ASPH

Extreme wide angle with ultra high performance..

Leica 45mm f/2.8 Elmarit-S ASPH

Moderate wide angle with low distortion..

Milvus 15mm f/2.8

Milvus garb for the venerable 15/2.8 Distagon, with improved lens coating..

Milvus 18mm f/2.8

An outstanding 18mm design..

Milvus 25mm f/1.4

Highest performing 25mm from Zeiss ever..

Milvus 35mm f/1.4

Highest performing 35mm from Zeiss ever..

Milvus 35mm f/2

Classic design in the latest Milvus build..

Milvus 50mm f/1.4

Outstanding build and optical quality in a normal lens..

Milvus 100mm f/2M

The classic 100/2 Makro-Planar improved..

15mm f/2.8 Distagon

Ultra high performance in an extreme wild wide angle lens..

18mm f/3.5 Distagon

A brilliant, but also colorful character..

21mm f/2.8 Distagon

Brilliant imaging, even wide open, but with a few quirks. (Review in progress) .

Ultra-wides Compared

Visualizing how 15mm, 18mm, 21mm compare..

25mm f/2 Distagon

Ultra high performance with a fast aperture..

25mm f/2.8 Distagon

A gem with unusual close-focus..

28mm f/2 Distagon

An artist’s drawing tool..

35mm f/1.4 Distagon

Strokes of a master..

35mm f/2 Distagon

Balance and poise..

50mm f/2 Makro-Planar

Versatility in a “normal” lens and macro too!.

Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon

Fast high performance APO wide angle..

Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon Rendering Style

Rendering style, bokeh and beauty..

Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar Rendering Style

Rendering style, bokeh and 'transparency' without peer..

100mm f/2 Makro-Planar

King of bokeh! Corner-to-corner sharpness, world class..

Leica M10

Leica M mount in slim body with SL-type sensor..

Leica M Typ 240 Compared To Full Frame Cameras

Relative sharpness and performance across cameras..

Leica M Monochrom Typ 246

24-megapixel CMOS monochrome sensor..

Leica M Monochrom In the Field

Field shooting the Leica MM, and comparisons..

Leica 28mm f/2 Summicron-M ASPH (pre-2016)

Leica’s widest lens utilizing built-in frame lines..

Leica 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M ASPH (pre-2016)

Leica’s smallest and lightest M lens with superlative performance..

Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH (2010 FLE)

Leica’s superlative and most natural lens for the M..

Leica 35mm f/2 Summicron-M ASPH

Leica’s f/2 35mm for the M..

Leica M 50mm Lenses

Six models to choose from..

50/0.95 Noctilux Rendering Style

Understanding the Rendering Style of the Noctilux..

Leica 50mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH

The world’s best 50mm lens is outstanding, but with some limits..

Leica 75mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH

Leica’s medium tele for Leica M..

Zeiss ZM 25mm f/2.8 Biogon

Compact wide angle with brilliant contrast..

Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon

Fast and ultra high performance moderate wide angle rangefinder lens..

Zeiss ZM 35mm f/2 Biogon

All around razor sharp performer..

Zeiss ZM 50mm f/2 Planar

Pleasing and relatively inexpensive normal lens.


Blog posts, reverse chronological

2018

2018-09-24 Sigma FE 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Aperture Series and Field Curvature and Focus Shift Analysis: Lingering Snow

2018-09-23 Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Aperture Series: Upper Conness Lake

2018-09-21 Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon: its Point Spread Function, and Why a Classic Balanced Optical Performance Might be Just Right

2018-09-19 Compared: Sony 85mm f/1.4 GM vs Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4: Portraits at Tenaya Pool

2018-09-19 Sigma FE 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Aperture Series: Tenaya Canyon Pool

2018-09-19 Sigma FE 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Aperture Series: Water-Polished Granite

2018-09-15 Back from Eastern Sierra

2018-09-13 Sigma FE 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Aperture Series: Hiker at Upper Conness Lake

2018-09-12 Soaring Eagle Cloud

2018-09-10 Compared: Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 to Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2: View from Dana Lakes to Mt Conness

2018-08-31 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 120mm f/3.5 Aperture Series: Aspen and Pine Forest, Rock Creek

2018-08-31 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 120mm f/3.5 Aperture Series: Flowering Riparian Plant, Late Summer, Rock Creek Area

2018-08-31 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 Aperture Series: Sawdust Under Rotting Tree

2018-08-31 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 E Examples: Rock Creek and Yosemite

2018-08-30 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 120mm f/3.5 Aperture Series: View Over Trees To High Peaks, Rock Creek High Country

2018-08-29 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 Aperture Series: Ellery Lake

2018-08-28 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 Aperture Series: Rock Creek, S-Curve

2018-08-28 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 Aperture Series: Rock Creek, Upstream View

2018-08-27 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 120mm f/3.5 Aperture Series: Bleached Log in Creek in Green Forest

2018-08-27 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 Aperture Series: Contemplating Rock Creek

2018-08-22 Summited Mt Whitney, Headed Home

2018-08-16 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 Aperture Series: Dark Log in Alpine Creek

2018-08-16 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 Aperture Series: Low View Up Alpine Creek

2018-08-15 Back in 2001 the Nikon D1X Went to Mt Whitney; Here in 2018 the Hasselblad X1D Gets Its Shot

2018-07-30 Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon Aperture Series: Red Blueberry Scrub View To Mt Conness (Sony A7R II)

2018-07-26 The Ferguson Fire near Yosemite Valley: Save your Lungs and Your Health if Traveling in California, But Applies to Much More than Smoke

2018-07-20 Mono Lake from Mt Dana, Pre-Dawn

2018-07-16 P100 / N100 Particulate Respirator Works for Smoke

2018-07-16 Zeiss Milvus 15mm f/2.8 Examples: Eastern Sierra

2018-07-15 Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar Examples: Monitor Pass Area

2018-07-13 Sigma for Sony 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Aperture Series: Southern Ridge of Mt Conness

2018-07-13 Three Sigma for Sony 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Aperture Series: Closed Flower Seedheads, Yellow Flower, Crooked Pine

2018-07-12 Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Aperture Series: Mt Conness Green Meadow, Dusk

2018-07-10 Attention Allergy/Asthma Sufferers: Extreme Pollen Levels in Eastern Sierra Nevada / Yosemite at 8500 Ft on up to 10,600' and Higher

2018-07-06 Reader Comment: Canon 135mm f/4L TS-E, Canon Tilt/Shift Lenses

2018-07-02 Attention Allergy/Asthma Sufferers: Horrible Pollen Levels in Eastern Sierra Nevada

2018-06-26 Canon 135mm f/4L TS-E Aperture Series: Ancient Orange Tree Trunk

2018-06-25 Canon 135mm f/4L TS-E Aperture Series with Tilt: Metal Railing and Shadows Atop Saddlebag Lake Dam

2018-06-25 Canon 135mm f/4L TS-E Aperture Series with Tilt: Rushing Downstream

2018-06-25 Canon 135mm f/4L TS-E Aperture Series: Sprinter Van at Sunrise

2018-06-24 Canon 135mm f/4L TS-E Aperture Series with Maximum Shift: Pine Above Valley, Early Blue Morning

2018-06-24 Canon 85mm f/1.4L IS Aperture Series: Sunrise on Mt Conness

2018-06-24 Working in the Field in Eastern Sierra

2018-02-13 Shootout: Zeiss Milvus 15mm f/2.8 Distagon vs Nikon 14mm f/2.8D ED: Alpine Creek, Low View

2018-01-18 Sony “Fixes” Support for macOS High Sierra Firmware Updater by Doubling Down on Severe Security Risks.

2018-01-16 Sony Firmware Updates Are Both Broken with mac OS High Sierra + Carry a Serious Security 'RootKit' Security Risk on all macOS Versions

2018-01-14 Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 Aperture Series and Focus Stack: Icy Boulder in Lee Vining Creek

2017

2017-12-19 Sony A7R III: Updating the Firmware on macOS High Sierra

2017-12-17 Family Fun: Ice Skating on Lundy Lake

2017-12-17 Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR Examples: Lundy Canyon Just Before the Winter Solstice

2017-12-10 Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR: Early Winter Examples in Eastern Sierra

2017-11-25 Dealing with macOS HighSierra: Don’t Use It

2017-11-25 Three Posts Useful for Photographers: 12TB Hard Drives, Avoiding macOS APFS, Partitioning 2TB SSD

2017-11-15 Time to Head for Home

2017-11-14 Deep Stacking with the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Using Nikon D850 'Focus shift shooting'

2017-11-13 Depth of Field Akin to f/128: an Incredible Near-Far Focus Stack with the Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8

2017-11-13 Stacking at f/1.8?!

2017-11-13 iPhone Panos Suck; iPhone Panos Rock: Panoramic Images of Saddlebag Lake / Hoover Wilderness Area

2017-11-11 Late Season Shooting in the Eastern Sierra

2017-11-07 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Aperture Series + Focus Stack: Healthy Bristlecone Bark (Nikon D850)

2017-11-07 Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon: Some New Focus Stacking images (Nikon D850)

2017-11-06 File Size as an Accurate Proxy for Image Detail

2017-11-06 Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2 Aperture Series: Rock Creek White Stripes + White Peaks (Nikon D850)

2017-11-06 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4: a Few More Eastern Sierra Examples Added

2017-11-02 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4: Aperture Series + Focus Stack: Waterfall Icicles (Nikon D850)

2017-11-02 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4: Long Term Keeper, Maybe the Best Wide Angle Zeiss has Made + the Human Perspective

2017-11-01 Nikon 105mm f/1.4E: How a TINY Change in Focus Alters Performance

2017-11-01 Warm in Van, Trout Grilled, Killer Weather, Best Fishing Ever, Red Wine... Makes up for the Tough Days

2017-11-01 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Stacking Examples: Glacier Canyon and Dana Lakes (Nikon D850)

2017-11-01 Zeiss Nikon 105mm f/1.4E Aperture Series: View Down to Conness Creek Drainage

2017-10-29 Desert Springs Trout—Yum!

2017-10-29 Shootout: Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 vs Zeiss 25mm f/2 vs 25/2.8: StripedBoulderToMountainside (Nikon D850)

2017-10-29 Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Aperture Series + Focus Stack: Boulder View to Sub-Peak of Mt Conness

2017-10-28 Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Aperture Series: Trees on Barren North Rocky Face (Nikon D850)

2017-10-25 Nikon 105mm f/1.4E Aperture Series: Sidelit Giant Boulder (Nikon D850)

2017-10-25 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Aperture Series:Flare with Sun Just Out of the Frame

2017-10-24 Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Aperture Series: View Over Conness Creek Drainage to Saddlebag Lake (Nikon D850)

2017-10-24 Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Aperture Series: View Over Conness Creek Drainage to Saddlebag Lake (Nikon D850)

2017-10-24 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Aperture Series: Colorful Green Boulder, Dusk (Nikon D850)

2017-10-22 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Examples: Yosemite High Country (Nikon D850)

2017-10-20 Caution on Upgrading to macOS High Sierra: Sony Firmware Updates

2017-10-16 Travel Advisory Update: Eastern Sierra, Owens Valley, Mono Lake, Mammoth Lakes Awful for Photography

2017-10-15 Mickey Mouse moves into Mercedes Sprinter van with me in the wilderness to get out of the cold

2017-10-15 Travel Advisory: Smoke from Sonoma Fire in Yosemite, Eastern Sierra, Owens Valley, Mono Lake Areas

2017-10-12 Travel Advisory: Heavy Smoke in Owens Valley / Eastern Sierra from Sonoma Fire

2017-10-05 Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4: Examples, Eastern Sierra

2017-10-04 Heads Up: Eastern Sierra Fall Color Coming on Strong, Probably Will Peak within a Week

2017-10-01 D850 vs D810 Sharpness: Pine Creek Forested Hillside

2017-09-29 Nikon D850: First Look at Noise Under Field Conditions, Gross Underexposure

2017-09-27 Nikon D850: First Look at Noise Under Field Conditions, Gross Underexposure

2017-09-24 Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 Distagon: Excellent for Focus Stacking

2017-09-21 Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Aperture Series: Clearing Storm over Tenaya Dome

2017-08-25 Sony 12-24mm f/4 G Examples: Dana Lakes and Glacier Canyon

2017-08-24 Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM 3-Way Shootout vs Sony 12-24mm f/4 and Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8: Morgan Pond

2017-08-23 Sony 12-24mm f/4 G Examples: Rock Creek and Morgan Lakes area

2017-08-23 Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM 3-Way Shootout vs Sony 12-24mm f/4 and Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2: Rock Creek Meadow

2017-08-23 Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Examples: Rock Creek and Morgan Lakes area

2017-08-23 Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM: Imaging Performance @ 16mm, Single Frame vs 3-Frame Stack: Flowers in Meadow to High Peaks, Dusk

2017-08-21 Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM 3-Way Shootout vs Sony 12-24mm f/4 and Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8: Rock Creek Meadow

2017-08-19 Sony 12-24mm f/4 G @ 12mm: Single Frame Performance at f/11 vs Focus Stacking at f/11 (Pine at Morgan Lake)

2017-08-19 Sony 12-24mm f/4 G @ 24mm: Single Frame Performance at f/11 vs Focus Stacking at f/11 (Downed Tree, Last Kiss of Sunlight)

2017-08-18 Heavy Snow Remains in Sierra in Places + Trout Dead From Spawning Attempt?

2017-08-14 East Side of Yosemite Choked with Smoke, but to the South it is Clear (Update: Fire Out)

2017-08-12 Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Aperture Series: Aspen by Creek

2017-08-03 Fujifilm GF 110mmm f/2 R WR Aperture Series: Lone Pine, Waiting for Sunrise

2017-08-03 Nikon 28mm f/1.4E Aperture Series: Fishing Boats at Dawn, Lundy Lake

2017-08-03 Sony 12-24mm f/4G Aperture Series @ 12mm: Melting Out Dana Lake #3 (A7R II)

2017-08-03 Sony 12-24mm f/4G Aperture Series @ 12mm: Raindrops Fall on Dana Lake (A7R II)

2017-08-03 Sony 12-24mm f/4G Aperture Series @ 17mm: Dana Lake Iceberg (A7R II)

2017-08-03 Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon Aperture Series: Ellery Lake at Dusk

2017-08-02 Fujifilm GF 23mm f/4 R WR Aperture Series: Lee Vining Canyon at Dusk

2017-08-02 Overview of Yosemite Valley for New Visitors

2017-07-25 Heading to Mountains

2017-07-17 Leica M10 ISO Series from ISO 100 to ISO 6400

2017-07-12 Leica M10 Examples with 18/3.8 Super-Elmar-M ASPH and Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon: Dana Lakes Hike

2017-07-09 A Casualty of the 2016/2017 Snowfall: Bighorn Sheep

2017-07-05 Leica M10 Examples with 18/3.8 Super-Elmar-M ASPH and Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon: Saddlebag Lake

2017-07-04 Leica M10 Examples with 18/3.8 Super-Elmar-M ASPH and Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon: Saddlebag Lake

2017-07-03 4th (Leica M10 at Saddlebag Lake)

2017-06-06 Sierra Melt: Grant Lake Overflows, Brings Hope for Mono Lake Water Level

2017-06-04 Backside of Mono Lake Area

2017-06-04 Sony A9: Two Examples of Pattern/Banding Noise at ISO 100 (Pine Creek Skyline, Mt Tom) + Reader Comments

2017-06-02 Reader Comment: Sierra Snowpack, Mammoth Mountain Skiing through August 6

2017-05-30 Sierra Snowpack, Hwy 120 Status

2017-05-26 Off to the Mountains

2017-05-21 Stitched Panoramas with Fujifilm GFX and GF 120/4: View to Mt Whitney From Alabama Hills

2017-05-19 Fujifilm GFX Focusing Precision and Aperture Series with GF 120/4: View to Mt Whitney From Alabama Hills

2017-04-16 Fujifilm GF 32-64mm f/4 Examples, Eastern Sierra

2017-04-14 Fujifilm GFX Focusing Precision and Aperture Series with 63/2.8: View to Mt Whitney From Alabama Hills

2017-04-11 Fujifilm GF 63mm f/2.8 Distortion Example

2017-04-10 All Time Record Snowpack in California Sierra Nevada

2017-04-10 Shootout: Fujifilm GF 63mm f/2.8 vs 32-64mm f/4 — Pine Creek South Fork

2017-04-09 Fujifilm 32-64mm f/4 Aperture Series @ 32mm: 9050 Pine Creek Road

2017-04-09 Fujifilm 63mm f/2.8 Aperture Series: Pine Amid Bare Trees

2017-04-03 Fujifilm GFX Documentary Use: Fish Electroshock Survey

2017-03-30 Cold April Storm

2017-02-22 Hasselblad XCD 30mm f/3.5 Aperture Series: 'Bare Tree Along Alpine Creek' + 'First Spring Blooms'

2016

2016-12-12 The D810 as a 73-Megapixel Medium Format Camera with a 49mm X 36mm Virtual Sensor: Nikon 19mm f/4E ED PC-E Shift-Lens Stitching (Alpine Creek)

2016-11-29 Shootout: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art vs Zeiss Milvus 85/1.4 (Siemens Chart, Nikon D810)

2016-11-23 Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4: Examples in Lundy Canyon, Tenaya Lake Area

2016-11-22 Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4: Focus Stacking with Moving Water, and Other Examples

2016-11-21 3-Way Shootout: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art vs Zeiss Milvus 85/1.4 vs Nikon 85/1.4G (Snowy Spur of Mt Conness, Nikon D810)

2016-11-20 3-Way Shootout: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art vs Zeiss Milvus 85/1.4 vs Nikon 85/1.4G (Lundy Beaver Ponds, Nikon D810)

2016-10-24 Early Winter in the Sierra

2016-10-21 Late October Photo Tour in Yosemite or Eastern Sierra

2016-09-29 Eastern Sierra Fall Color Update

2016-09-14 Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2M: Fun with Macro

2016-09-12 Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar Examples: Eastern Sierra Variety (Sony A7R II)

2016-09-11 Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon: Examples in Eastern Sierra (Sony A7R II)

2016-09-10 Sony 50mm f/1.4 ZA: Examples in Eastern Sierra

2016-09-10 Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon Aperture Series: Red Blueberry Scrub View To Mt Conness (Sony A7R II)

2016-09-06 SHOOTOUT: Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA vs Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2: Spuller Lake View to Mt Conness (Sony A7R II)

2016-08-21 Back from Overnights

2016-06-02 Early June 2016 Photo Tour in Yosemite High Country (or White Mountains)

2016-05-31 Early June 2016 Photo Tour in Yosemite High Country (or White Mountains)

2016-04-28 Off Topic: High Sierra Fishing + Recommended Spinning Reel and Rod

2016-03-06 On the Road, Death Valley Tomorrow

2016-03-04 Astrophotography with Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon

2016-01-28 Zeiss 50mm f/2 Makro-Planar Examples: Sierra Autumn to Early White Mountains Winter

2016-01-19 Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/2 Examples: White Mountains and Sierra Snow, Late November (Canon 5DS R)

2016-01-17 Sigma 24mm f/1.4A Examples in Mt Conness Watershed

2015

2015-11-22 Zeiss ZF.2 15mm f/2.8 Distagon: Examples in Lundy Canyon (Canon 5DS R)

2015-11-21 Zeiss ZE 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar: Examples in Lundy Canyon (Canon 5DS R)

2015-11-19 Zeiss ZE 21mm f/2.8 Distagon: 4 Pages of Examples in Lundy Canyon

2015-11-18 Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon: It Has the Magic No Other Normal Lens has

2015-11-15 Zeiss ZE 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar: a Few Examples

2015-11-15 Zeiss ZE 21mm f/2.8 Distagon: Studying f/2.8, f/4, f/9 (Aspen Thicket)

2015-11-13 Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon: Arc Flare vs Zeiss Milvus 21mm f/2.8

2015-11-13 Zeiss 21mm f/2.8: Studying f/2.8, f/5.6, f/9 (Blue Dusk Settles On Lundy Beaver Pond)

2015-11-12 Working on Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Examples

2015-11-05 Back Home, the Snow Show Was Fun + Lloyd’s Dutch Oven Trout Recipe

2015-11-03 Cold Camp

2015-11-02 First Substantial Winter Storm + More Zeiss Images on Canon 5DS R

2015-11-02 Sunrise Brings an Alaskan Cold Front

2015-11-01 Stalwart: Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon (morning at Lundy Lake)

2015-10-09 Gone Fishing (and photographing) + card for Sony A7R II 4K Video Recording

2015-08-25 Sigma dp0 Quattro Aperture Series: Lower Conness Lake, Late Day

2015-08-25 Sigma dp0 Quattro Aperture Series: Lower Conness Lake, Late Day

2015-08-25 Sigma dp0 Quattro Aperture Series: Sunset Over Mt Conness Eastern Drainage

2015-08-17 Sony A7R II: Long Exposure Examples at ISO 100, Including Raw Conversion and RawDigger Exposure Info

2015-08-06 Leica 24mm f/3.5 Super-Elmar-S ASPH Aperture Series: Lower Conness Lake

2015-08-05 Leica 24mm f/3.5 Super-Elmar-S ASPH Aperture Series: Lower Conness Lake

2015-07-21 Canon 11-24mm f/4L Examples: Mt Conness Watershed (Canon 5DS R)

2015-07-05 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar Examples: Mary Lake + Mt Conness Area

2015-06-16 Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon Examples: Lundy Canyon, Hoover Wilderness

2015-06-14 Sony FE 28mm f/2 Aperture Series: Drainage Above Saddlebag Lake (Sony A7R)

2015-06-14 Two Sony FE 28mm f/2 Aperture Series: 'Waterfall View of Mt Conness Sub-Peak' and 'Snowstorm Rolls in Over Saddlebag Lake' (Sony A7R)

2015-06-13 Sony FE 28mm f/2 Aperture Series: Gnarled Stump in Snowstorm, Hoover Wilderness (Sony A7R)

2015-06-11 Leica M Monochrom Typ 246 Examples: Hoover Wilderness Area

2015-06-11 Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon Aperture Series: Meadow View of Mt Conness East

2015-06-10 Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon Aperture Series: Dusk At Ellery Lake

2015-06-10 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar Aperture Series: Pine by Creek in Heavy Snowstorm

2015-06-10 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar Aperture Series: Sunrise at Saddlebag Lake

2015-06-06 Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 and 85mm f/1.8: Snowstorm in the Hoover Wilderness Examples/Narrative

2015-06-04 Snowstorm in the Hoover Wilderness (with Zeiss Batis, Sony 28/2)

2015-06-03 Snow in the Hoover Wilderness

2015-04-20 Nikon 20mm f/1.8G ED Aperture Series: Pine Lake Peak, Last Kiss of Sunlight

2015-03-19 Canon 11-24mm f/4L Aperture Series: Examples at Manzanar

2015-03-16 Manzanar (WW II Relocation Camp for Japanese Americans)

2015-03-12 Panoramic Megapixels (stitching): Olympus EM5 Mark II, Lone Pine and Mt Whitney

2015-02-17 6-way Shootout at 35mm: Zeiss ZM 35/1.4 Distagon, 35/2 Biogon, 35/2.8 C-Biogon, Voigtlander Nokton 35/1.2 II ASPH, Leica 35/1.4 Summilux, Leica 35/2 Summicron

2015-01-08 Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon on Sony A7R: Sierra Nevada and White Mountains Examples

2014

2014-11-16 Nikon 20mm f/1.8G ED Aperture Series: Mt Conness Glacier Remnants

2014-11-15 Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon vs Nikon 20mm f/1.8G: Mt Conness Glacier

2014-11-07 Nikon 20mm f/1.8G ED Aperture Series: Pine Creek Sun Wedge

2014-11-02 Zeiss Loxia 35/2 Biogon Aperture Series: Pine Creek Sunlit Morning

2014-11-02 Zeiss Loxia 50/2 Planar Aperture Series: Pine Creek Sunlit Morning

2014-10-26 Pine Creek to Pine Lake

2014-10-10 Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon: More Field Examples

2014-10-05 Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon: Examples at f/1.4 in Eastern Sierra and White Mountains

2014-09-17 Heading Out to Mountains, and Eastern Sierra Nevada Weather and Travel Conditions

2014-09-04 Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon: Brilliant and Sharp (Aperture Series Pine Creek Buildings Thunderstorms, Nikon D810)

2014-08-29 Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon: Brilliant

2014-08-24 Pentax 645Z+ 90/2.8 Aperture Series: Thunderstorms over Pine Creek Drainage

2014-08-23 Zeiss 55/1.4 APO-Distagon Aperture Series: Thunderstorms over Pine Creek Drainage (Nikon D810)

2014-08-20 Nikon D810 vs Pentax 645Z: Visual Impact Out in the Field with a Real Image (Comparison)

2014-08-16 Wrapping up Field Shooting

2014-08-11 Nikon D810 Dynamic Range: Best Ever in Any Camera?

2013

2013-11-27 Sigma DP2 and DP3 Merrill: Aperture Series (Various)

2013-11-25 Leica 75mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH: Flare Examples

2013-11-24 Leica 75mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH: Aperture Series (DeChambeau Yellow Trailer)

2013-11-24 Sigma DP3 Merrill: Aperture Series (DeChambeau Barn)

2013-11-23 Leica 75mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH: Aperture Series (Two Aspen in Lundy Canyon + Grassy Log Waterfall)

2013-11-22 Pixel for Pixel, *Nothing* Beats a Sigma DP Merrill

2013-11-20 Leica 18mm f/3.8 Super-Elmar-M ASPH Aperture Series (M240, Lundy Canyon Sunstar)

2013-11-20 Reclusive Beaver Can’t Hide Its Tracks With Ice On the Pond

2013-11-19 Mono Lake Panorama with Leica 75mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH

2013-11-11 Leica 18mm f/3.8 Super-Elmar-M ASPH Aperture Series (M240, Beaver Pond in Lundy Canyon)

2013-11-09 Leica 18mm f/3.8 Super-Elmar-M ASPH

2013-11-08 Aggressive Brook Trout

2013-11-07 Friendly Weather, so Mountain Shooting

2013-10-22 Brook Trout Spawning

2013-10-03 Eastern Sierra Nevada Weather and Travel Conditions, Now with Two Webcams

2013-09-07 Yosemite Rim Fire: Tioga Pass Resort Closes Early (Sept 15)

2013-09-04 Leica X Vario: First Look At Image Quality (Pine Creek Waterfalls Aperture Series)

2013-09-01 Sony RX1R: Examples Near the Pine Creek Tungsten Mine

2013-08-31 Sony RX1R: Rendering Style

2013-07-30 Paragliding Over the Sierra

2013-07-19 Compared: Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Distagon vs Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 (Fujifilm X-E1, Cabin #9 Bathroom)

2013-07-19 Fujifilm Fujinon 60mm f/2.4 Macro Aperture Series: Pot on Stove (Fujifilm X-E1)

2013-07-18 Fujifilm Fujinon 60mm f/2.4 Macro Aperture Series: Birchbark Box (Fujifilm X-E1)

2013-07-18 Fujifilm Fujinon 60mm f/2.4 Macro Aperture Series: Field and Stream (Fujifilm X-E1)

2013-07-17 Ricoh GR: Examples at Tioga Pass Resort

2013-07-11 Compared: Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Planar vs Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 and 18-55/2.8-4 (X-E1, Ellery Lake Green House)

2013-07-11 Fujifilm Fujinon 60mm f/2.4 Aperture Series (Ellery Lake Ponderosa Pine)

2013-07-07 Does the Leica M Typ 240 Deliver More Detail than the Leica M9? (24mm f/3.8 Elmar-M ASPH)

2013-07-05 Does the Leica M Typ 240 Deliver More Detail than the Leica M9? (21mm f/3.4 Super-Elmar-M ASPH)

2013-07-03 50mm Compared: Noctilux, Summilux, APO-Summicron, Zeiss Planar (Leica M Typ 240, Lounge Chair)

2013-06-12 Eastern Sierra Nevada Weather and Travel Conditions

2013-05-28 Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Distagon: Examples (Alpine Creek, Sony NEX-7)

2013-05-18 Tioga Pass in Yosemite Is Open

2013-04-25 Sonora Pass through the Sierra Nevada is Now Open

2013-04-22 Tioga Pass in Yosemite Might Open around May 11

2013-04-03 Mini Travelogue: Leica M Monochrom in Pine Creek Canyon (Eastern Sierra)

2013-02-04 Movies — Eastern Sierra Landscapes

2013-01-13 Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM: Focus Bracketing Study (applicable to ANY brand camera or lens)

2013-01-05 Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon on Nikon D800E (Pine Creek Tungsten Mine Bldg)

2013-01-04 Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon on Nikon D800E (Pine Creek Tungsten Mine Bldg)

2013-01-03 Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar on Nikon D800E (Pine Creek Tungsten Mine Aerial)

2012

2012-12-15 Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM: Field Shooting Examples (Alpine Creek)

2012-11-02 Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II: Bokeh at f/2.8 Outdoors (Alpine Creek)

2012-10-12 Compared: 35mm Lenses for Leica M — Summilux, Summicron, Biogon

2012-10-10 Zeiss 28mm f/2 Distagon vs Voigtlander Color-Skopar 28mm f/2.8 SL II (Nikon D800E, Pine Creek Tungsten Mine)

2012-10-08 Can a 36MP DSLR Compete with an 18MP Leica M Monochrom? — 21mm Comparison

2012-10-08 Nikon D800E vs Leica M Monochrom: 28mm Comparison

2012-10-08 Video Quality of Nikon D4 and D800

2012-10-07 Can a 36MP DSLR Compete with an 18MP Leica M Monochrom?

2012-10-07 Field Comparison: Nikon D600 vs Nikon D800E (Pine Creek Tungsten Mine)

2012-10-07 Field Comparison: Nikon D600 vs Nikon D800E (Pine Creek Tungsten Mine, Aerial View)

2012-09-07 More Time-Lapse Videos With Nikon D800E

2012-08-22 Zeiss 18mm f/3.5 Distagon and 21mm f/2.8 Aperture Series on D800E (Tioga Pine)

2012-08-21 Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon Aperture Series (Tioga Pine)

2012-07-18 Zeiss 25mm f/2 Distagon Field Curvature Study (Yosemite, Tioga)

2012-05-05 Nikon D800 and Infrared

2012-05-04 Yosemite Hwy 120 Tioga Pass Will Open Monday May 7, 2012

2012-04-23 Fujifilm X-Pro1 Examples (Alpine Creek)

2012-01-10 Yosemite Hwy 120 Tioga Pass is OPEN with NO SNOW — Ice Skate in a T-Shirt! Latest since 1933

2011

2011-12-26 Zeiss 25mm f/2 Distagon Compared to Canon 24mm f/1.4L II — Alpine Creek

2011-11-15 Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon Examples (Fall Color, Bristlecones)

2011-11-04 Zeiss 25mm f/2 — Extraordinary For Landscape

2011-10-23 Reader Comments on Spectacular Fall Color in Eastern Sierra

2011-10-22 Spectacular Fall Color in Eastern Sierra

2011-09-04 Photograph a Cycling Stage Race In the Eastern Sierra September 24-25

2010

2010-06-04 Crane Flat to Tioga Pass eg Hwy 120 open June 6 in Yosemite

2010-01-21 California Eastern Sierra weather reports online

2007

2007-06-14 Back from eastern Sierra

2007-06-07 Off to eastern Sierra

2007-05-29 Low Sierra Nevada snowfall and bristlecone pines

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