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Nikon D4

Nikon’s pro-body high speed low light wonder..

Adapting Other Lenses to Fujifilm GFX

Adapting lenses delivers degraded results in most cases..


What to look for in a binocular, plus reviews..

Sony Alpha A9

Blackout-free 20 fps speed demon..

Sony Alpha A7 II

Sensor stabilized 24MP full-frame..

Menus and Button Setup

How to configure the camera for serious shooting..

ALLVIEW—Any Lens Live View Camera

Eliminating the camera body barrier— any kind of lens with Live View EVF and LCD.

Sony NEX-7 and NEX-5N

24 or 16 megapixels in a compact body with APS-C sensor..

ALLVIEW— Any Lens Live View Camera

ARCHIVAL MATERIAL. Eliminating the camera body barrier— any kind of lens with Live View EVF and LCD, and especially Leica M-mount.
HISTORICAL, please see Guide to Mirrorless..

Blog posts, reverse chronological


2020-07-25 Reader Comments: Leica M10 monochrome

2020-07-17 Leica M10-R and Leica M10 Monochrom: 40-Megapixel Sensor, but Nil New Design Thinking —  *updated* with essay by Roy P

2020-06-27 Olympus Exits the Camera Business

2020-06-07 Reader Question: Medium Format Camera for Macro Photography + Tripod for Macro Photography

2020-06-07 Reader Question: Low-Height Tripod for Macro Photography

2020-03-15 Reader Comments: Voigtlander FE 50mm f/2 APO


2019-11-18 Great Deal on 2TB Samsung T5 SSD, a Terrific SSD for Backups and Travel

2019-08-06 Reader Comment: Sony’s Powerhouse Strategy

2019-08-01 Reader Question: Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art

2019-08-01 Reader Comment: Voigtlander FE NOKTON 21mm f/1.4 Aspherical

2019-05-26 Focus Shift, a General Discussion

2019-04-15 Reader Comment: Panasonic S1R Multi-Shot High-Res Mode vs PhaseONE IQ4 150MP

2019-04-04 Reader Comments on Leica M Lenses and Zeiss ZM Lenses on the Panasonic S1R

2019-04-03 Panasonic S1R Enroute for Testing

2019-03-30 Reader Comment: First Impressions of Panasonic S1R

2019-03-04 Camping in Alabama Hills (Late Dusk Shot with Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art), UPDATED with Reader Comment

2019-02-26 Reader Comment: Panasonic S1R and its L-Mount Lens Choices Including Sigma DG HSM Art Lenses

2019-02-25 Reader Comment: Fake News Camera Reviews (how will the Panasonic S1R perform)

2019-02-05 Reader Comment: Street Photography Camera

2019-02-02 Reader Comments on the Panasonic S1R System


2018-12-08 Beware Lens Adapters Getting Stuck

2018-10-03 Reader Comment: Panasonic S1R with L-Mount Might be the Holy Grail for Leica M Lenses

2018-09-26 The Leica/Panasonic/Sigma Alliance L-Mount Alliance

2018-09-26 Reader Comments: Size/Weight of Sigma DG HSM Art Lenses

2018-09-26 Leica S3 Medium Format: an Updated Dinosaur

2018-09-20 Coming Soon: Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM

2018-09-04 Sensor Technology: Might Panasonic/Fujifilm Deliver an Awesome New Organic High Dynamic Range 8K Sensor That Competes with Sony?

2018-08-31 What’s Next for Mirrorless? Canon For Sure, but What About...

2018-08-01 Is It the End of the Development Road for Leica M Cameras? (Updated with Reader Comments)

2018-05-30 On the Way for Testing: Leica 90mm f/2.2 Thambar-M

2018-05-25 Leica 75mm f/1.25 Noctilux-M ASPH

2018-01-15 Reader Comment: the new 75/2 and 90/2 APO-Summicron-SL Lenses for Leica SL


2017-09-23 Reader Comment on Guide to Leica

2017-09-16 The PhaseONE IQ3 100 Megapixel Trichromatic Sensor/Camera

2017-07-22 Reader Comment: Sony A9 with Sigma MC11 Adapter + Canon EF Lenses

2017-07-15 Reader Comment: Nikon 28mm f/1.4E ED, Fujifilm GF Focus Stability

2017-07-15 Reader Comment: Leica SL as Platform for Leica M Lenses

2017-07-10 Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G: Aperture Series at 12mm (Mosaic)

2017-05-25 Sony A9: Pattern/Banding Noise at ISO 100 (plus reader comments)

2017-04-24 Is the Fujifilm GFX Suitable as a Digital Back?

2017-04-19 Sony’s New α9 Camera Appears to Target the High-End Sport Shooter Market

2017-02-04 Sigma sd Quattro-H: DNG Files Shrink by More than 50% After Adobe DNG Converter

2017-01-27 Is Leica a Credible Player?

2017-01-14 Medium Format Hasselblad X1D and Fujifilm GFX vs Leica S & M and Leica SL

2017-01-11 Hasselblad X1D-50C or Fujifilm GFX?

2017-01-10 Really Right Stuff Leveling Base TA-3 for TVC 3-Series Tripods + Reader Comments

2017-01-08 Reader Comment: More Binocular Thoughts (continued) from Roy P

2017-01-05 Nikon’s New Flagship Binocular

2017-01-02 Reader Comments: Photo Software for Photographers


2016-12-29 Reader Roy P Compares 25 or So 2016-model Binoculars

2016-12-08 Reader Experience: Fotodiox Fusion Lens Adapter for Nikon F to Sony E

2016-11-20 Carrying Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 in the Field

2016-10-02 Reader Report: Arca Swiss Cube Clamp Falls Apart

2016-09-20 Reader Comments: Really Right Stuff TFA-01 Ultra, Gimbal Head

2016-09-20 Fujifilm GFX 50S: Reader Comments/Questions

2016-09-19 Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: Sport Shooter’s Dream?

2016-09-10 Really Right Stuff TFA-01 ULTRA Pocket Pod: Get Down Low with Ratcheting Legs, 3 Heights

2016-07-17 Problem Solver: Eyeshade for Sony A7 Series Cameras

2016-05-10 Reader Question: Eye AF with Sony RX10 III

2016-02-18 Pentax K1 Super Resolution Pixel Shift Mode


2015-12-24 'Discounted', not 'Discontinued' Reflects a New Plausibility

2015-10-20 Leica SL Typ 601 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera System: the Logical Joining of DSLR and Mirrorless

2015-09-24 Reader Question/Question: WOW on Sigma DP Merrill, Processing Sigma DP Merrill Files

2015-09-19 $300 Instant Savings on Nikon D810 + Reader Comments

2015-07-07 Sony A7R II: Is it the Death Knell for Leica M?

2015-05-20 Does the Nikon D810 Have a Problem in Sub-Freezing Temperatures? Or is it the card or something else?

2015-04-07 Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 Distagon: the First Lens that 'Makes' the Platform

2015-03-27 Nikon and Canon: Catatonic?

2015-02-22 It’s 2015: Where Does Leica M Stand?

2015-01-12 Reader Questions: Fujifilm X system, Sony A7x Discounting and 4K Video, Arca Swiss Cube Geared Head


2014-10-17 Focus Shift Compared: Nikon 20/1.8G vs 14-24/2.8

2014-08-29 Adobe Camera Raw: 'CameraStandard' Camera Profile Produces Horrific Tonal Transitions for D810 NEF

2014-07-25 Leica 50mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH: $900 Price Rise


2013-12-05 Sony A7R: the Kitchen Sink Menu System Design Paradigm is Alive and Well

2013-12-01 Sony A7R: Reader Inquiries

2013-12-01 Sony A7R: Lens Support and Lens Mount Torque with Adapted Lenses (Sag, Warp Potential, Shutter Vibration)

2013-10-25 Voigtlander VM-E Close Focus Lens Adapter with Close Focus for Sony A7/A7R/NEX E-Mount

2013-08-26 Leica M Typ 240: Unreliability Continues: Freeze and System Reset

2013-08-02 Sigma DP2 Merrill Tulips Image at 6 Feet Wide by 4 Feet High = Gorgeous

2013-07-31 Is the Full Frame DSLR the New Medium Format? What do DSLRs Lack?

2013-07-25 Leica S2 Pricing (Used) drops below $8K

2013-07-24 Can the Sigma DP2 Merrill Print Well at 6 Feet Wide by 4 Feet High?

2013-04-26 APS-C Emerges as “the new full frame quality” + the Sagging Momentum of Micro Four Thirds (m4/3)

2013-04-22 Reader Asks: Buy the Leica M Typ 240?

2013-04-12 Commentary + Reader Comments on Leica M


2012-09-02 Reader Comment: Autofocus Accuracy

2012-05-02 Reader Comment: Hard to Find Items at B&H Photo

2012-04-18 Reader Comments on D800, 5D Mark III

2012-01-23 Q&A Interview with Leica USA

2012-01-06 Sony NEX-7: Remote Commander for Alpha Series & NEX Cameras


2011-12-26 Reader Thoughts on Sony NEX

2011-06-24 Leica M Lenses on Sony NEX-5 with Novoflex Lens Adapter

2011-06-10 Open Letter to Leica — 10 Ways To Improve the M9 Rangefinder

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