Tips for processing high dynamic range images..
Maximizing image quality, dynamic range, minimizing digital noise.
The best becomes better..
Oustanding image quality, but with some limitations..
Improvements on the workhorse D800E..
18 megapixel big black brick, Canon’s top of the line DSLR..
22 megapixel successor to the popular 5D Mark II..
50 megapixel successor to the 22 megapixel Canon 5D Mark III..
Includes: D3x resolution comparisons (res chart) with Nikon D3, Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, resolution comparison on outdoor shot with Nikon D3, large examples, large wildlife examples, Nikon 200mm f/2 VR on D3x, long exposure noise ISO series, D3x sensitivity on diffraction, D3x dynamic range at ISO 100 vs ISO 50, D3x vs D3 color and noise..
Noise performance of early 2009’ premier digital SLRs. ISOs from 50 through 25600, dark area noise, noise reduction effects, noise versus resolution. Can more smaller pixels beat fewer large ones?.
Verions 2 — 36-megapixel full-frame DSLR with SuperRes Pixel Shift Mode..
A helmet-mountable HD video camera for sports or action or underwater..
High performance full frame 12-megapixel sensor..
Attention to details: a big upgrade over the A7R..
Attention to details: a solid upgrade over the A7R II..
The best compact big-sensor digital camera yet?.
Razor sharp 28mm lens on APS-C sensor and outstanding usability and features..
Diminutive full-frame camera with 35mm f/2 fixed lens..
Full frame camera in an ultra-compact body with or without anti-aliasing filter..
Stunningly high image quality in a 20MP point and shoot tiny camera..
A worthy upddate to the E-M5 with pro-grade build quality..
Superb ergonomic design in a compact camera..
Leica’s 28-70mm APS-C compact camera..
Foveon X3 true-color sensor for outstanding resolution..
Mirrorless Sigma Quattro larger APS-H sensor with interchangeable lenses..
Tips on getting the best results..
Image quality assessments..
How does the very best perform in the field?.
High performance moderate wide angle.
Mirrorless large format with leaf shutter lenses..
Performance both in the field and controlled conditions..
Tips on Getting the Best Results..
High end image quality, but what about lenses?.
Lens performance at 80 megapixels..
The Mamiya DL28 offers the Mamiya 645 AFD III, the new Sekor AF 80mm f/2.8D lens and the Leaf Aptus-II 6 digital back. Image quality is outstanding and the DL28 should definitely be considered by anyone looking into medium format..
Brilliant imaging, even wide open, but with a few quirks. (Review in progress) .
Good stuff and not so good stuff..
Vintage 2006 comparative review of Nikon D200 vs Nikon D2x..
Leica M mount in slim body with SL-type sensor..
Overall design and behavior..
Field shooting the Leica MM, and comparisons..
24-megapixel fixed lens compact full-frame..
Blog posts, reverse chronological
2018-11-17 Hasselblad H6D-100C Dynamic Range
2018-10-01 With Suggestions of Pattern/Banding Noise in the New Nikon Z7, It Might Make Sense to RENT Before Buying
2018-09-04 Sensor Technology: Might Panasonic/Fujifilm Deliver an Awesome New Organic High Dynamic Range 8K Sensor That Competes with Sony?
2018-07-25 Hasselblad PR: “Real World” Comparison: Nikon D850 with Decrepit Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8 Zoom Compared Without Format Equivalence or Validation of Basics
2017-11-26 What Would the Arrival of a 100-Megapixel Fujifilm GFX and/or Hasselblad X1D Mean for the DSLR and Mirrorless Options?
2017-09-30 Nikon D850 Dynamic Range: Lower Morgan Lake Backlit Tree
2017-08-26 Nikon D850: Evaluating Noise Properly
2017-08-26 Nikon D850: Natural White Balance Option, Active D-Lighting, HDR
2017-08-23 Nikon Announces the D850, Commentary + Reader Comments
2017-05-24 Update to High ISO Highlight Destruction with Hasselblad X1D Raw Files (Adobe Camera Raw 9.10.1 bug fix)
2017-04-17 Fujifilm GFX Dynamic Range: Kitchen HDR
2017-04-16 Fujifilm GFX Dynamic Range: Grant Lake
2017-04-07 Fujifilm GFX Dynamic Range Under Real Field Conditions: “Lundy Canyon Boulders and High Clouds”
2017-03-14 Optimal Exposure via ETTR Can Deliver More Noise Benefit than Medium Format vs 35mm
2017-03-13 Hasselblad X1D: Better to Use Camera ISO or Push Base ISO 100 to Equivalent Higher ISO?
2017-03-12 Hasselblad X1D: ISO 3200 Highlight Destruction in ACR vs Iridient Developer and Hasselblad Phocus (Dolls)
2017-03-11 UPDATED: Hasselblad X1D ISO Series from 100 to 25600
2017-03-11 Fujifilm GFX ISO Series from 100 to 12800
2017-02-12 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 45/3.2 SHOOTOUT vs Nikon D810 + Zeiss 35/1.4: Flowers with 4-stop Underexposure + Push
2017-02-09 Reader Comment: ETTR (Expose to the Right)
2017-02-09 Hasselblad X1D: Dynamic Range
2017-02-07 Hasselblad X1D REVIEWED: Overview and General, ISO Series from 100 to 25600, 90/3.2 Aperture Series
2017-01-14 Medium Format Hasselblad X1D and Fujifilm GFX vs Leica S & M and Leica SL
2016-08-04 Sigma sd Quattro X3I “Super Fine Detail” File Quality Dynamic Range: Fruit Bowl with Kitchen View
2016-08-02 Sigma sd Quattro Here: X3I Files Introduce Ultra High Dynamic Range (SFD) mode.
2016-01-16 More Thoughts on 4K Video + Good 4K is Better than a Movie Theatre
2016-01-03 100 Megapixels: Phase One Ships Its XF 100MP Camera System
2015-10-31 Warm and Sunny Follows Cold Snow: Zeiss ZE 21mm f/2.8 Distagon on Canon 5DS R in Lundy Canyon
2015-08-21 Sony A7R II: General Commentary
2015-08-17 Sony A7R II: Long Exposure Noise Reduction on/off at ISO 100 @ 30 sec + Chroma Noise Reduction (Egg-Shaped Boulder)
2015-08-17 Sony A7R II: Long Exposure Examples at ISO 100, Including Raw Conversion and RawDigger Exposure Info
2015-08-11 Sony A7R II: Time for Field Shooting
2015-08-10 Sony A7R II: Assessing Long Exposure Noise Reduction at ISO ~50/100/200
2015-08-09 Sony A7R II: White Balance and Tint in Adobe Camera Raw
2015-08-08 Sony A7R II: Assessing Dynamic Range on a Scene that Exceeds the Camera’s Ability
2015-07-21 Will the Leica Q Kill the Leica M?
2015-05-31 Leica M Monochrom Typ 246 In the Field: Dynamic Range
2015-04-20 Nikon 20mm f/1.8G ED Aperture Series: Pine Lake Peak, Last Kiss of Sunlight
2015-03-27 Emerging Features that Are Essential: Make the Camera Work for YOU
2015-03-24 Reader Comment: Olympus E-M5 Mark II High-Res Mode
2015-02-10 Not Sure Which? (Canon or Nikon) Three Years and the Choice Still Looks Clear Enough
2015-02-06 Canon’s EOS 5DS / EOS 5DS R: Dynamic Range Confirmed Same as 5D Mark III, Also Noise and ISO
2014-08-11 Nikon D810 Dynamic Range: Best Ever in Any Camera?
2014-07-18 Pentax 645z: Real-World Dynamic Range
2014-07-18 Nikon D810: Real-World Dynamic Range
2013-11-12 Moderating and Enhancing Contrast with Adobe Camera Raw
2013-09-04 Leica X Vario: Dynamic Range Outdoors
2013-09-01 Sony RX1R: Extreme Dynamic Range (Outhouse Rainstorm Sunset)
2013-07-02 Ricoh GR Digital: Circular Ring Artifacts, 2nd Example
2013-07-01 Ricoh GR: Circular Ring Artifacts
2013-05-02 How the Nikon D800E Compares to the Canon 5D Mark III in Noise and Usable Dynamic Range
2013-05-01 Per Pixel: How the Nikon D800E Compares to the Canon 5D Mark III (update)
2013-04-30 Per Pixel: How the Nikon D800E Compares to the Canon 5D Mark III
2013-04-17 Leica M Typ 240 / M240: Dynamic Range and Metering and Push/Pull.
2012-09-14 Leica M Monochrom Dynamic Range
2012-07-11 Olympus OM-D E-M5 Dynamic Range
2012-04-18 Reader Comments on D800, 5D Mark III
2009-01-01 Nikon D3x dynamic range and noise
2008-09-24 Canon EOS 5D Mark II comments
2008-03-16 High dynamic range with Photomatix
2008-03-15 High dynamic range
2007-08-16 More thoughts on 22-megapixel Mamiya ZD