All-arounder zoom with dubious optical compromises..
50 megapixel successor to the 22 megapixel Canon 5D Mark III..
36-megapixel full-frame DSLR with SuperRes Pixel Shift Mode..
Bread and butter zoom lens..
All-new high performance design..
Canon’s compact high-performance 24mm prime..
High performance mid-range zoom..
Sigma’s fast high performance wide angle..
Sigma’s fast an flexible moderate super telephoto..
State of the art design in a never before seen fisheye zoom..
State of the art design in a fast 85mm lens..
Nikon’s best-ever f/1.4 lens?.
A review of Canon’s 800m f/5.6L IS super telephoto, with high performance that demands technical mastery to use well..
Comparing the 16-35mm f/2.8L II to most of Canon’s wide angle prime lenses. Optical performance, ergonomics, focus, build quality..
Nikon’s ultra wide angle zoom and the Nikon 14mm f/2.8, critical focus shift behavior..
Perspective control for architecture or landscape as an alternative to Nikon and Canon brand name offerings..
Compact normal 54mm equivalent for Phase One XF system.
Ultra wide angle equivalent to 19mm f/3.3. .
Mid-range zoom lens equivalent to 26-53mm f/3.3..
Moderate wide angle equivalent to 37mm f/2.3..
Ultra high speed telephoto equivalent to 90mm f/1.6..
Telephoto equivalent to 200mm lens. .
High performance moderate wide angle.
Moderate wide angle with low distortion..
An outstanding 18mm design..
Highest performing 25mm from Zeiss ever..
Highest performing 35mm from Zeiss ever..
Classic design in the latest Milvus build..
An Otus, in effect. Milvus garb for the 135/2 APO, with improved lens coatings on one element. See the ZF.2/ZE 135/2 review pages..
Ultra high performance in an extreme wild wide angle lens..
A brilliant, but also colorful character..
Brilliant imaging, even wide open, but with a few quirks. (Review in progress) .
Ultra high performance with a fast aperture..
A gem with unusual close-focus..
An artist’s drawing tool..
Brilliant imaging in a compact package..
Versatility in a “normal” lens and macro too!.
Fast high performance APO wide angle..
Ultra high performance apochromatic normal lens, first in the Otus line..
King of bokeh! Corner-to-corner sharpness, world class..
Articles written for Lenspire.ZEISS.com..
Out of the way places and wonders..
Ultra high performance extreme wide angle..
Compact ultra-wide angle lens..
High performance, high speed..
Native-mount ultra wide angle high performance zoom for mirrorless..
Native-mount mid-range zoom for mirrorless..
Fisheye lens for Sony mirrorless..
Anything wider would be a fisheye..
High-grade manual focus wide-normal lens..
Compact long range telephoto zoom for Sony full frame mirrorless.
Razor sharp 28mm lens on APS-C sensor and outstanding usability and features..
Stunningly high image quality in a 20MP point and shoot tiny camera..
Ultra high performance zoom lens..
Beautiful bokeh, long reach fast speed, compact lens..
A fast and lovely 'normal' lens (50mm equiv) for Micro 4/3..
Superb ergonomic design in a compact camera..
Outstanding ultra wide angle performer..
Outstanding wide angle, superb performer..
Manual focus moderate wide angle for full-frame mirrorless..
Autofocus wide angle for Sony full-frame mirrorless..
Autofocus portrait lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless..
Leica’s 28-70mm APS-C compact camera..
Shooting + post processing tips with high-res examples..
21mm f/5.6 equivalent FOV lens..
28mm f/2.8 equivalent lens on APS-C sensor..
75mm f/2.8 equivalent lens on APS-C sensor..
Leica’s best-performing 21mm..
Leica’s fast wide angle..
World’s fastest 50mm full-frame lens..
Understanding the Rendering Style of the Noctilux..
Leica’s superlative normal lens..
High performance but flawed 50mm normal lens..
Leica’s longer tele for Leica M..
Leica’s compact 90mm for the M..
Compact lens for portraiture or similar..
Compact and ultra high performance long telephoto..
Fast and ultra high performance moderate wide angle rangefinder lens..
A star performer sets the standard on the SL..
All around razor sharp performer..
Blog posts, reverse chronological
2021-07-18 Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Examples: White Mountains
2021-07-12 Can the Fujifilm GF 30/3.5 Deliver a Fully Sharp Image with Focus Stacking?
2021-07-07 Voigtlander FE 35mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Aperture Series: White Tops of White Mountains
2021-07-06 Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM Aperture Series: Rainstorm over White Mountains
2021-06-19 Fujifilm GF 30mm f/3.5 Aperture Series: White Mountains Terrain Above Treeline (GFX100S)
2021-06-19 Can the Fujifilm GF 30/3.5 Deliver a Fully Sharp Image with Focus Stacking?
2020-10-03 Some California National Forests Have Reopened, Including Inyo National Forest (Yosemite, White Mountains, Eastern Sierra)
2020-09-30 Forest Fires: Many California National Forests remain Closed Through October 8 Including Eastern Sierra, White Mountains, Yosemite High Country
2020-09-16 Forest Fires: All California National Forests are Closed, BLM Lands Appear to Remain Open
2020-05-03 Sony FE 20mm f/1.8G Examples: Alabama Hills and Inyo National Forest
2020-04-16 Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Aperture Series @ 70mm: View Past Lone Pine Campground to White Mountains (Sony A7R IV)
2019-12-11 Schneider Kreuznach LS 80mm f/2.8 Aperture Series: View to White Mountains from Summit of Eureka Dunes (Phase One IQ4)
2019-10-27 Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 Examples: White Mountains Bristlecones (Sony A7R IV)
2019-10-13 Various Zeiss Milvus and Zeiss Otus Lenses Now with Monochrome Examples from Nikon D850
2019-08-17 Good Morning From 11700' near Patriarch Grove + Fujifilm GFX100 vs Fujifilm GFX 50S/R
2019-03-17 Pentax HD FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM Examples: White Mountains (Pentax K1 II)
2019-03-16 Pentax HD FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW Aperture Series: View South Over Fresh Snow on White Mountains to Deep Springs (Pentax K1 II)
2019-03-15 Pentax HD FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW Examples: Late Day and Night, White Mountains (Pentax K1 II)
2019-03-15 Pentax HD D FA 24-70mm f/2.8 SDM ED Aperture Series @ 24mm: Sunset over Snowy Landscape, White Mountains View to Sierra Nevada (Pentax K-1 II)
2019-03-13 Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art Aperture Series @ 24mm: Alabama Hills Rainstorm Creek (Nikon D850)
2019-03-07 Shootout: Zeiss Otus 28/1.4 vs Sigma 28/1.4A: Alabama Hills Creek to White Mountains (Nikon D850)
2018-12-01 Hasselblad HC 120mm f/4 II Examples: Cottonwood Basin, White Mountains
2018-11-22 Black Horse and Earth Shadow, White Mountains
2018-09-22 Patriarch Grove in the White Mountains: Steadily Being Trashed
2017-11-05 Good Evening, from 11-6
2017-10-12 Travel Advisory: Heavy Smoke in Owens Valley / Eastern Sierra from Sonoma Fire
2016-10-21 Paiute Cutthroat Trout in Cottonwood Creek, White Mountains (shot with Nikon 105mm f/1.4E ED)
2016-10-21 Late October Photo Tour in Yosemite or Eastern Sierra
2016-10-20 Sigma dp0 Quattro: Examples in Cottonwood Canyon, White Mountains of California, Part 2
2016-10-19 Sigma dp0 Quattro: Examples in Cottonwood Canyon, White Mountains of California
2016-10-02 'Oncorhynchus clarki seleniris' aka Paiute Cutthroat Trout, in Cottonwood Creek, White Mountains
2016-09-25 Voigtlander Heliar-Hyper Wide 10mm f/5.6 Aspherical: Aperture Series 'Snow Road' (Sony A7R II)
2016-07-22 Shootout on Leica SL: Leica 24-90/2.8-4 Vario-Elmarit-M ASPH OIS vs Zeiss ZM 35/1.4 Distagon, 'Fresh June Snow on White Mountains'
2016-06-12 Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS in White Mountains Snow
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 2016 Photo Tours in Yosemite High Country and/or White Mountains
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)
2015-10-15 Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 Distagon Examples: White Mountains, Before the Snowtorm
2015-10-13 Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 Distagon Examples: White Mountains Before the Storm
2015-10-05 The Perfect Storm, White Mountains, Day 2
2015-10-05 All White Mountain Snowmen I’ve Met Prefer Weather-Resistant Zeiss Milvus
2015-10-04 The Perfect Storm, White Mountains
2015-10-01 First Snowstorm of the Season, White Mountains
2015-07-20 Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Aperture Series: Bristlecone on Bare Hill, Checking for Lens Symmetry (Canon 5DS R)
2015-06-26 Back From Mountains Unexpectedly Early Due to Forest Fires
2015-06-25 Canon 5DS R Hits New High, With Zeiss Otus
2015-06-13 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar Examples: White Mountains
2015-06-13 Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon Examples: White Mountains
2015-06-01 White Mountains Melt
2015-05-31 Road Status Beyond Patriarch Grove (White Mountains)
2015-05-16 Late May / Early June and Late June Photo Tours in Yosemite High Country and/or White Mountains
2015-02-12 Zeiss 28mm f/2 Distagon on Nikon D810: Aperture Series 'White Mountains Landscape'
2015-01-08 Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon on Sony A7R: Sierra Nevada and White Mountains Examples
2014-10-05 Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon: Examples at f/1.4 in Eastern Sierra and White Mountains
2014-10-01 Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon: Brilliance and 3D Feel
2014-09-30 Returning from Trip
2014-06-11 Heading to Yosemite and White Mountains: Open Slots for Photo Tours, and Gear List
2014-02-04 Guide to Leica: Leica 180mm f/2.8 APO-Elmarit-R on Leica M240
2014-01-25 High Altitude Cold Cycling
2013-10-31 Leica 280mm f/4 APO-Telyt-R Examples Leica M Typ 240, White Mountains
2013-10-15 Headed to the Mountains
2013-08-26 Delayed Return, Still up in White Mountains
2013-08-18 Atop the Marmot Lookout at 12,800'
2013-07-23 Exciting Find: 5063 Year Old *Living* Bristlecone Pine in White Mountains (My Favorite Haunt)
2013-07-17 Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Performance at 300mm, Distance (Canon 5D Mark III)
2013-07-17 More Examples from the Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM S Varifocal Super Tele (Canon 5D Mark III)
2013-07-12 Dawn in the White Mountains at 11,500'
2013-07-02 Ricoh GR Digital: More Examples, and Conclusions
2013-06-20 Ricoh GR Digital Night Shooting
2012-10-22 Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon: Examples on D800E (White Mountains)
2012-10-21 Zeiss 18mm f/3.5 Distagon: Examples on D800E (White Mountains)
2012-10-14 Sigma DP1 Merrill Examples — Yosemite, White Mountains, Various, San Francisco
2012-10-12 Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH on Olympus OM-D E-M5 (De Chambeau Ranch)
2012-10-11 Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH on Olympus OM-D E-M5 (White Mountains)
2012-08-11 Olympus E-M5 + Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 ED
2012-08-09 Olympus E-M5 + 8mm Fisheye On the Bike in the Mountains
2012-08-09 Olympus E-M5 + 75mm f/1.8 ED (Bighorn Sheep in Silver Canyon)
2012-07-20 Photo Tour to White Mountains early August
2012-01-14 Leica 21mm f/3.4 Super-Elmar-M ASPH Examples in White Mountains
2011-12-05 Zeiss 25mm f/2 Distagon “Snowy Day” Examples Page Gone Missing, Now Back
2011-11-20 A Day’s Shooting in a White Mountains Snowstorm with the Zeiss 25mm f/2 Distagon
2011-10-04 Canon 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye Zoom
2011-09-05 Reader Says “WOW” With the Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon
2011-09-02 Leica 50mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH Example Images in White Mountains
2011-08-08 Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon For Landscape Photography
2011-07-15 Photo Tour to Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in White Mountains July 25/26/27
2011-07-13 Back From Yosemite / White Mountains Trip
2011-04-23 June 2011 Photo Tour to Yosemite and White Mountains
2010-11-04 Reader comments on wilderness damage to Patriarch Grove in White Mountains
2010-06-14 Patriarch Grove, White Mountains, June snowstorm
2010-06-14 Back from Yosemite / White Mountains
2010-05-25 Yosemite and White Mountains
2010-05-16 Summer 2010 Photo Tours
2009-11-14 Back from mountain trip with Leica M9, etc
2009-07-15 Photo tour to California’s White Mountains
2009-06-18 Hatchlings at 12,000 feet with the ZF 50/2
2009-06-03 Infrared in Yosemite, Stitched
2009-05-20 Photo tour — Yosemite and White Mountains
2007-07-06 White Mountains in infrared
2007-05-29 Low Sierra Nevada snowfall and bristlecone pines
2006-10-31 Waxing autumn in Yosemite