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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..

Image Contrast With a Polarizer

Pros and cons of using a polarizer..

Nikon Z7 Image Quality

Image quality..

Nikon NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S

Fast ultra wide angle for Nikon Z..

Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S

Ultra wide compact zoom for Nikon Z cameras..

Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S

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

Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S

Fast portrait telephoto for Nikon Z..

Sony Alpha A7R IV

4th Generation standard-setting camera..

Sony Alpha A7R II

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

Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM

Ultra high performance extreme wide angle..

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 FE 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art

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

Sigma FE 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art

Ultra high speed native-mount moderate wide angle..

Sigma FE 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art

Macro lens also excellent for all-around shooting..

Voigtlander FE 35mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Aspherical

High-grade manual focus wide-normal lens..

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

Ultra high grade performer at a modest price..

Voigtlander FE MACRO APO-LANTHAR 110mm f/2.5

High grade macro all-arounder 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

2021

2021-08-20 Voigtlander FE 35mm f/2 APO-Lanthar: Focus Shift vs Focus Position, Greenstone Lake

2021-08-20 Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Aperture Series, Greenstone Lake

2021-07-15 Fujifilm GF 30mm f/3.5 Aperture Series: Greenstone Lake with Mt Conness Peaks

2021-07-15 Fujifilm GF 30mm f/3.5 Aperture Series: Boulder amid Suncups, view to Mt Conness

2021-02-12 SHOOTOUT: Voigtlander FE 110mm f/2.5 vs Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM: View over Saddlebag Lake to Southern Spur of Mt Conness (Sony A7R IV)

2020

2020-09-10 Shootout: Nikon NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S vs Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4S: Clearing Storm Over Mt Conness Eastern Ridge

2020-09-08 Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Aperture Series: Rainstorm at Conness Lakes

2020-08-24 Nikon NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S Aperture Series: Sunlight After Rainstorm at Conness Lake 3

2019

2019-11-17 Videos Just for Fun: Places I Shoot

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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