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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..

Fujifilm GF 110mm f/2 R WR

Ultra high speed telephoto equivalent to 90mm f/1.6..


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


2022-09-15 Leica Upgrades Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH Physical Design

2022-09-10 Fujifilm GFX100S vs Hasselblad X2D 100C: Which is Better?

2022-08-30 Problem Solver: Eyeshade for Sony A1, Sony A7R IV, Nikon Z7/Z6, Fujifilm GFX, etc

2022-08-28 FLM Atlas II Tripod: Simple 2-Leg Full Height with Quick-Swap For Different Tripod Heads (UPDATED with reader comments)

2022-08-14 SDXC Card Errors on Fujifilm GFX100S + Reader Comment on Leica Failing to Report Card Errors

2022-05-30 Alpa 12 PANO Rosewood for Panoramic images with PhaseOne IQ4 150 and Similar Digital Backs + Reader Comments

2022-05-13 Fujifilm Quality Control... Decided to Be Picky: Returned the Fujifilm GF 35-70mm f/4.5-5.6 WR + Reader Comments

2022-04-09 Stunning New Photo Book: Inside the High Sierra, by Claude Fiddler — Good Reactions 

2022-03-20 Ultra Sharp: Mamiya 150mm f/4.5 + FotodioX Pro Fusion Smart Adapter for Fujifilm Medium Format

2022-02-24 Canon Goes with the Big Artillery: Canon RF 800mm f/5.6L IS, Canon RF 1200mm f/8L IS

2022-01-16 Reader Comment: Leica M11 Handgrip

2022-01-14 Leica M11 Lens Detection: Uncoded Lenses Hang Camera if Lens Detection = Off. Also Permanently Damages Raw Files


2021-12-30 Reader Comment: Fluid Heads for Video

2021-12-12 Western Mountaineering Flash XR Down Jacket

2021-09-22 SHOOTOUT: Leica SL2 vs Panasonic S1R Sharpness with M-Mount Lenses: Piper Mountain Wilderness

2021-08-25 Fujifilm GFX100S: Which Lenses for a 2-Lens Landscape kit?

2021-08-18 Panasonic S1R and Leica SL2 (L-Mount) —  Potentially the Best 35mm Quality? Updated_v3

2021-08-03 Superzoom: Nikon P1000 up to 3000mm Optical Zoom (equiv)

2021-08-01 Reader Comment: “great success with the Fujifilm GFX100S for people”

2021-05-15 Reader Comments: Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM gets rave reviews

2021-05-13 Cataracts in Your Eyes? CAUTION on Which Intraocular Replacement Lenses Chosen

2021-05-12 Reader Comment: squinting through a viewfinder

2021-05-12 Reader Comment: Long Lens Support for Fujifilm GFX100S + anti-squint accessory

2021-05-10 Fujifilm GFX100S/100 FOCUS BKT: Workaround for Failure to Reach Infinity Focus

2021-05-10 Fujifilm GFX100S vs Sony A1: thoughts on Enjoyment, Hit Rate, Image Success + Reader Viewpoints

2021-05-02 Essay and Reader Comments: Sony A1 vs Fujifilm GFX100S: Real Achievable Capture Resolution, Effort Level, Enjoyment (UPDATED, v2)

2021-04-26 Fujifilm GFX100S: Conceptually Flawed Design Prevents Many Useful Customizations

2021-04-24 Reader Comment: Fujifilm GF 32-64mm f/4 and Fujifilm GF 45-100mm f/4

2021-04-16 Reader Comment: Sony Firmware Update Methodology Worst Out There, Plus Potential Security Risk

2021-04-09 Reader Comments: Fujifilm GFX100S

2021-03-23 Sony Delivers on the Promise of Mirrorless with Three Diminutive and Ultralight High Performance Prime Lenses, at 24mm, 40mm, 50mm

2021-03-18 Sony A1 Bird Eye AF: Turkey and Chicken (sorry, no turducken)

2021-03-14 Sony A1 or Sony A7R IV? If you Need the A1 Features, It’s Easy, otherwise it’s gear lust?

2021-03-12 Lug Rings for Easily Connecting Any Camera Strap on Fujifilm GFX100S, Leica M10-R, Leica M10M, other cameras with small-hole lugs

2021-03-09 Could a Sony 128-Megapixel Sensor with Global Shutter and Color and Monochrome Variants Give Rise to a Sony Medium Format Camera?

2021-03-03 The Most Useful and Practical Telephoto for Wildlife Might Be the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC1.25X IS PRO

2021-02-21 Reader Comment: “painful to watch the slow death of Pentax”

2021-02-08 Reader Comment: Photographers should assume they are being watched (by thieves) + Which Insurance for Camera Gear?

2021-02-02 Reader Comment: Leica Q2 Monochrom costs about as much as a Fujilm GFX100S, why no Leica M with EVF?

2021-02-01 Sony A7R IV is $500 Off + Reader Comments, Sony A1

2021-01-30 Rethinking When to Buy the Fujifilm GFX100S vs the Sony A1

2021-01-27 Reader Comments: Sony A1 Battery Grip, Plus Sony Accessories

2021-01-26 Sony A1 Reader Comments (4)

2021-01-12 Sensor Bifurcation, Stitched Sensors: More Insight From Readers

2021-01-02 Leica M10 Monochrom: Bifurcated Sensor Defect, Might be Unfixable Hardware Problem (UPDATED with comments), also Affects Leica M10-R, Leica SL2


2020-12-13 Do Leica M Lenses Really Render in Some Special Way?

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 —  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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