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Milvus 15mm f/2.8

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

Milvus 35mm f/1.4

Highest performing 35mm from Zeiss ever..

Milvus 85mm f/1.4

Outstanding build and optical quality in a medium tele..

Milvus 135mm f/2

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..

15mm f/2.8 Distagon

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

21mm f/2.8 Distagon

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

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..

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..

Otus 100mm f/1.4 APO-Sonnar

Razor sharp with gorgeous bokeh..

100mm f/2 Makro-Planar

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

Sony Alpha A7R IV

4th Generation standard-setting camera..

Sony Alpha A9

Blackout-free 20 fps speed demon..

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..

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

Ultra high grade performer at a modest price..

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1 / RX1R

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

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 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..


Blog posts, reverse chronological

2019

2019-10-14 Voigtlander 65mm f/2 Macro APO-Lanthar Focus Stack: Twisted, Burned, Broken Downed Tree High in Pine Creek Canyon

2019-10-14 Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Examples: Eastern Sierra, Pine Creek

2019-10-14 Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Examples: Eastern Sierra at Pine Creek

2019-10-13 Razor Sharp Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2 Aperture Series on Nikon D850 Monochrome: Pine Creek Mining Buildings from Pine Creek Trail (up to 183 megapixels)

2019-10-11 Eastern Sierra Nevada: Fall Color in Full Swing, get there soon!

2019-10-06 Epic Monochrome Panoramas at Pine Creek, Rock Creek with Nikon D850 monochrome

2019-10-06 Comparing Sony A7R IV to Sony A7R III Resolution: Pine Creek Mining Buildings

2019-10-04 You Won’t Believe Your Eyes... Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2 Aperture Series on Nikon D850 Monochrome: Pine Creek Mining Buildings (up to 183 megapixels)

2019-10-04 Jaw-Dropping Sharpness with Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 Aperture Series on Nikon D850 Monochrome: Pine Creek Mining Buildings (up to 181 megapixels)

2019-10-03 Nikon D850 monochrome: Pine Creek Peaks and Crescent Moon, Dusk

2019-10-03 Nikon D850 monochrome: Creating a Color Image from Monochrome Using Filters

2019-04-15 Panasonic S1R: Multi-Shot High-Res MODE1 vs MODE2 with Moving Leaves and Water

2019-04-13 Panasonic S1R Multi-Shot High-Res Mode: the Largest Advance in Image Quality in a Decade and It Works with Motion = OMG

2018

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

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

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

2017

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

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

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

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

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)

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

2015

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

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

2014

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

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

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

2014-10-26 Pine Creek to Pine Lake

2014-10-01 US National Forest Service (NFS) Proposes Restrictive Permits for Still Photography on Public Lands: $1000 Fine for Taking a Picture?

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)

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

2013

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

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

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

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

2013-01-05 Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon on Nikon D800E (Green Hills)

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2011

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

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