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Nikon D850 Focus Stacking

Unprecedented support for focus stacking in full-frame DSLR..

Nikon D850 Image Quality

Oustanding image quality, but with some limitations..

Nikon D850 Monochrome Conversion by MaxMax.com

D850 with the RGB Bayer matrix removed for a true monochrome sensor..

Canon 85mm f/1.4L IS USM

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

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 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..

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G

Nikon’s fast ultra wide angle..

Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM

Extreme wide angle zoom..

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III

Is the 3rd time the charm?.

Nikon AF-S 105mm f/1.4E ED

Nikon’s best-ever f/1.4 lens?.

Frame Averaging

Maximizing dynamic range and image quality by minimizing noise via multiple exposures..

Focus Stacking Overview

Bypass the limits on depth of field and diffraction..

Nikon Z7 Image Quality

Image quality..

Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S

Mid-range zoom expressly designed for Nikon Z cameras..

Sony Alpha A7R IV

4th Generation standard-setting camera..

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..

Sigma FE 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art

Outstanding fast wide angle, DSLR optical design..

Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art

Native-mount ultra wide angle high performance zoom for mirrorless..

Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art

Ultra high speed native-mount moderate wide angle..

Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art

Macro lens also excellent for all-around shooting..

Voigtlander FE 65mm f/2 Macro APO-Lanthar Aspherical

Ultra high grade performer at a modest price..

Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G

Extreme wide angle zoom..

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 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..

Panoramas with the iPhone 6s Plus

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

Sigma dp0 Quattro

21mm f/5.6 equivalent FOV lens..


Blog posts, reverse chronological

2019

2019-11-07 Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Examples: Eastern Sierra, Yosemite and Twenty Lakes Basin

2019-11-03 Voigtlander 65mm f/2 APO Macro-Lanthar Aperture Series: 'View to Mt Conness from Tuolumne Meadows Area, Early Night' — also evaluates long exposure noise on Sony A7R IV

2019-10-31 Voigtlander 65mm f/2 APO Macro-Lanthar Aperture Series: View to Mt Conness Past Granite Dome, Late Dusk

2019-10-01 Comparing Sony A7R IV to Sony A7R III Resolution: View Past Greenstone Lake to North Peak

2019-09-30 November-Like Shooting Conditions in Eastern Sierra

2019-09-28 Shootout: Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art vs Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2 Distagon: Twenty Lakes Basin, View Towards Mt Conness Drainage (Sony A7R IV)

2019-09-27 Shootout: Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art vs Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon: Twenty Lakes Basin, View Towards Mt Conness Drainage (Sony A7R IV)

2019-09-27 Nikon D850 Monochrome: Blending Two Exposure Bracketed Frames for a 4X Reduction in Noise

2019-08-07 Fujifilm GF 110mm f/2 R LM WR: “Panoramic View of Tuolumne Meadows, Mt Conness, Mt Dana, Mt Gibbs at Dusk” (800 megapixels, GFX100)

2019-08-05 Fujifilm GF 23mm f/4 R WR Aperture Series: Alpine Meadows view towards North Subpeak of Mt Conness (GFX100)

2018

2018-11-21 Hasselblad H6D-100C + Hasselblad HC 50mm f/3.5 II: Twenty Lakes Basin + More White-Tailed Ptarmigan

2018-11-16 REVIEWED (started): Hasselblad H6D-100C

2018-10-25 Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Aperture Series at 52mm: Snow Flecked Conness Ridgeline, Sunset

2018-10-25 Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Aperture Series at 34mm: Conness Creek Lower Waterfall

2018-10-25 Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Aperture Series @ 70mm: Conness Creek Lower Waterfall

2018-10-11 Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Aperture Series at 24mm: Snowstorm Meltwater Pond View to Mt Conness Eastern Ridge

2018-10-08 Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 Examples on Nikon Z7: Mt Conness Basin East

2018-10-08 Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Examples Using IBIS, Conness Lakes Area

2018-10-08 Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Aperture Series at 30mm: Trail Along Lower Conness Lake

2018-10-07 Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Aperture Series at 24mm: Summit View at Dusk Over Upper Conness Lake

2018-10-06 Testing the Nikon Z7 for Pattern Noise in Typical Landscape Scenario

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

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

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

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

2018-07-17 Gear for the Mountains

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

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

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

2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

2017-10-09 Ad-Hoc Insulating the Sprinter Photography Adventure Van at 17°F + Western Mountaineering Down Cypress GWS Sleeping Bag

2016

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)

2016-09-10 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)

2016-07-05 Panoramas with the iPhone

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

2015

2015-08-31 Gear for the Mountains

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

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

2015-08-17 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 Two Sony FE 28mm f/2 Aperture Series: 'Waterfall View of Mt Conness Sub-Peak' and 'Snowstorm Rolls in Over Saddlebag Lake' (Sony A7R)

2015-06-14 Sony FE 28mm f/2 Aperture Series: Drainage Above 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 Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon Aperture Series: Meadow View of Mt Conness East

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

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

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

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

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

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