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Pentax 645 90mm f/2.8 D FA 645 Macro ED AW SR

Medium telephoto macro lens for Pentax 645 digital and film..

50/1.4 Planar vs 50/2 Makro-Planar

Comparing the two 50mm options near and far, more comparisons coming..

Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar Rendering Style

Rendering style, bokeh and 'transparency' without peer..

135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar

Beautiful bokeh, razor sharp, superb color correction..

Recommended Photo Gear

Stuff I use..

Backgrounds and Reflectors

Inexpensive item that can make a world of difference to the shot..

Photography Lighting

Lighting for various situations..

Tripods and Related

Tripods and items for technical excellence..

Viewfinder and LCD Viewing Aids

Accurate focus and ease for your eyes..


Blog posts, reverse chronological

2018

2018-07-17 Gear for the Mountains

2018-05-22 FOR SALE: Lloyd’s Own Lenses: Zeiss, Leica, Voigtlander, Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Rodenstock, Schneider

2018-03-04 FOR SALE: Lloyd’s Own Lenses: Zeiss, Leica, Voigtlander, Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Rodenstock, Schneider

2017

2017-12-31 Computer Gear Recommendations + OWC Year-End Deals

2017-11-30 Switched to 2017 iMac 5K as Primary Machine: Details on Gear I’m Using

2017-10-03 Gear for the Mountains

2017-07-26 Lowepro Hardside 400 and 300 Cases for Traveling with Photo Gear

2017-06-22 Gear That’s coming soon for Review

2017-05-11 Get that gear into a bag

2017-03-08 BH Photo Outdoor Gear Closeout Sale 50% Off

2016

2016-12-14 Usage and Gear Tips for Shift-Lens Stitching

2016-08-31 Arca Swiss Cube: my 3rd Gearing Failure (from impact damage)

2016-07-13 Exemplary Turnaround Time for Repairs/Maintenance of Gear: Really Right Stuff TVC-24L Tripod

2016-07-04 How Hatchery Trout are Stocked in Lakes

2016-07-04 MSR Guardian Water Purifier for Hiking and Emergencies

2016-07-04 More Gear for the Mountains: Arc Teryx ACRUX FL GTX Waterproof Hiking Shoes

2016-05-26 Gear for the Mountains

2016-02-01 Ibex Sale

2015

2015-12-14 End of the Year: Time for Small Business Owners to Consider Getting that new Computer Gear, etc

2015-12-08 Off Topic: Snow Tires

2015-11-23 BH Deals

2015-11-14 Deals of Note at B&H Photo

2015-11-13 FOR SALE: Leica M Lenses, Canon, Nikon, Rodenstock

2015-08-31 Gear for the Mountains

2015-08-18 Charging iPhone, iPad, Some Cameras, any USB-Chargeable Device: Lupine USB One

2015-07-19 'Found' Cases for Gear

2015-06-15 Attractive Deals: Lexar 256GB SDXC, NEC PA242W Professional Display, DJI Phantom 1.1.1 Quadcopter with GoPro Mount, iPad Air

2015-05-03 Leica Discounts Gear by 12%

2015-04-21 Deals: Technics RP-DH1250-S Headphones with iPhone mic

2015-04-20 Deals: Lexar 4-pack 1066X Compact Flash, Lenovo Laptop, Datacolor Spyder

2015-04-19 Deal: Shoulder Bag for $19

2015-03-03 Gear In Review

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

2014

2014-10-22 Notched Gears: Arca Swiss C1 Cube Geared Tripod Head

2014-07-31 FOR SALE: eSATA Gear

2014-07-21 GEAR SALE: Canon 50/1.2L, Canon 35/1.4L, Pentax K3, Olympus SHG Zooms,

2014-06-11 Heading to Yosemite and White Mountains: Open Slots for Photo Tours, and Gear List

2014-03-30 Carrying Photo Gear and Necessaries in the Field

2014-03-15 GEAR SALE: Olympus SHG Zooms, Pentax K3

2013

2013-12-21 Recommended Products, and Free Next Day Delivery from B&H Photo

2013-10-01 Canon Rebates, new Apple iMac, Nikon AW1 Waterproof Camera, Panasonic GX7

2013-08-15 ExpertShield Screen Protector for Camera Screens, Smart Phones, Tablets, etc

2013-08-08 Gear Coming For Review

2013-08-03 Any Interest in This Gear (DAP)?

2013-06-04 How to Keep Tabs on In-Stock Status and Pricing for Cameras and Lenses (at a glance)

2013-05-24 Making Sharp Images Requires Optimal Technique with Whatever Gear You Have

2013-04-09 A Yen ¥ For Gear

2013-04-02 Nikon Coolpix A Initial Comments

2013-03-14 Really Right Stuff L-Bracket for Sigma DP1 / DP2 /DP3 Merrill with Grip

2013-01-12 Notched Gears: Arca Swiss C1 Cube Geared Tripod Head, Now Repaired

2013-01-01 Notched Gears: Arca Swiss C1 Cube Geared Tripod Head

2012

2012-08-31 In Stock Status for Leica, Zeiss, Canon, Nikon, etc

2012-05-31 How to Ship Expensive Gear Safely?

2012-05-25 Links for Lens Rentals on Gear Pages

2012-05-11 Reader Comment: Arca Swiss Cube Geared Tripod Head

2012-04-12 Gear For Sale (Soon)

2012-02-24 Shooting a New Lens — Focus

2012-02-14 Nikon D800/D800E, Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 1D X, Fuji X-Pro1

2012-02-10 Gear For Sale — Canon and Nikon, Schneider, Infrared

2012-02-08 Reader Comments on Plethora of New and Exciting Gear

2012-01-23 Gear For Sale — Canon and Nikon, Infrared

2012-01-04 How to Use the Gear Pages to Watch For Out of Stock Items

2011

2011-12-12 Cold Wet and Windy: the Right Gear Makes the Difference

2011-11-23 Nikon 200mm f/2, 85mm f/1.4D, 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF FOR SALE

2011-11-22 Gear Pages — Recommended Items, and In-Stock Status at a Glance

2011-10-30 Canon/Nikon/Schneider Lenses For Sale

2011-10-27 New Gear Buying Pages

2011-08-09 Canon/Nikon/Schneider Lenses For Sale (Lloyd’s Personal Stuff)

2011-07-20 SanDisk Extreme Pro Card Failures

2011-06-26 Leica 50mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH

2011-06-26 Which Macro Lens for 1:1 or Better?

2010

2010-12-22 My top recommendations for gear, books, bread and more

2010-11-26 Cameras, computers or taxes? Section 179 deduction for businesses

2009

2009-12-29 Gear or taxes?

2009-02-05 Recommended tripod head — Arca Swiss Cube geared head

2009-02-01 Gear page

2006

2006-09-02 Clueless Technical Support at NETGEAR

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