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Leica 90mm f/2 APO-Summicron-SL ASPH

Fast short telephoto lens for L-Mount cameras..

Sigma SD1 Merrill

Sigma/Foveon true-color sensor in a DSLR body..

Nikon D600

Full-frame 24 megapixel DSLR..

Sony A900

The 24.6 megapixel Sony A900 digital SLR is compared with Canon’ top-of-the-line 21.1MP EOS 1Ds Mark III. A field report including two comparisons with the Canon 1Ds Mark IIII, example images in color and black and white, and the Zeiss ZA 135mm f/1.8 Sonnar. Anti-Shake (SteadyShot) is assessed, as is noise behavior..

Nikon 19mm f/4E ED PC-E

Ultra wide tilt/shift lens.

Pentax K-3 (APS-C)

23-megapixel APS-C DSLR with an unusual feature set..

Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Extraordinary optical efforts for outstanding performance..

Choosing Equipment

How to choose a camera, lenses, and the other stuff that’s worthwhile..

50/1.4 Planar vs 50/2 Makro-Planar

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

Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon

Ultra high performance apochromatic normal lens, first in the Otus line..

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..

135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar

Beautiful bokeh, razor sharp, superb color correction..

Zeiss LensSpire Articles

Articles written for

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..

Off Grid: Powering Gear in the Field

Powering cameras and equipment..

Staying Warm, Dry, Safe

How to stay comfortable and safe in the outdoor..

Travel and Places

Out of the way places and wonders..

Recommended for Health

Stuff that tastes good and is good for you..

Grab Bag

Various articles..

Viewfinder and LCD Viewing Aids

Accurate focus and ease for your eyes..

Nikon lenses

Overview and assessments of Nikon lenses.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S

Normal lens expressly designed for Nikon Z cameras..

Sony Alpha A7R

Full frame compact mirrorless with interchangeable lenses..

Sony Alpha A7R Shutter Vibration

Vibration from the shutter highly damaging to image sharpness..

Menus and Button Setup

How to configure the camera for serious shooting..

Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM

Top-grade medium telephoto..

Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4G OSS

Wide mid-range zoom targeted at video shooters..

Ricoh GR

Razor sharp 28mm lens on APS-C sensor and outstanding usability and features..

Sony NEX-7 and NEX-5N

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

Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 for Sony NEX

Moderate wide angle for Sony NEX..

Leica M Typ 240 Usability Issues

Specific issues affecting usability..

50/0.95 Noctilux Rendering Style

Understanding the Rendering Style of the Noctilux..

Leica 50mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH

High performance but flawed 50mm normal lens..


ARCHIVAL MATERIAL. Terrific backup bodies or even primary body for M-mount lenses..

Blog posts, reverse chronological


2022-01-20 Reader Comment: Leica M11 “compelling samples not helping my resolution to stay strong and not buy any new gear in 2022”


2021-12-15 Reader Question: Warm Winter Boots?

2021-12-02 Calling Out Some Top Lenses and Cameras

2021-09-08 FOR SALE: Leica M Lenses, Zeiss Batis 18/2.8, Canon 5DsR, Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8

2021-07-06 FOR SALE: Leica M Gear, Canon EF 200/2.8L IS, View Camera Gear, Zeiss Batis/Loxia

2021-05-06 B&H Photo Tech Corner for One-on-One Chat With an Expert

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

2021-03-03 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

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

2021-02-02 Leica 50mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH Aperture Series: Sulfur Mine Processing Gear (Leica M10 Monochrom)

2021-01-27 Reader Comments: Transitioning to Fujifilm GFX100S or Sony A1, Lens Compatibility


2020-07-01 REVIEWED: Netgear Nighthawk X10 Wireless-AD7200 Tri-Band Gigabit Router

2020-06-25 Mega Deal Zone at B&H Photo Ends Today

2020-06-07 Hasselblad X1D II Firmware Update: Same Bugs

2020-06-05 Arriving Tomorrow for Testing: Hasselblad XCD 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5

2020-05-28 Appeal to Readers, help needed: Please Buy Your Camera Gear at B&H Photo Via My Links

2020-01-26 Pelican Cases Protect Photo Gear, Work Great in Vehicle Travel


2019-09-12 Reader Comment: “iPhone 11 Pro/Pro Max is a pivot point”

2019-07-18 A Big Thank You to Those Who Took Action in Response to Last Night’s Email + Reducing Ad Clutter

2019-03-21 15+ Reader Comments on “Request for Feedback: How Best to Partition my Publication Offerings”

2019-01-31 Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Aperture Series: Mining Gears (Nikon Z7)

2019-01-31 Shootout: Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S vs Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S: Mining Gears


2018-12-15 Gear in Progress for Review: Nikon Z7 + Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S, Fujifilm GFX-50R, Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

2018-11-18 Hasselblad H6D-100C on Really Right Stuff Gear

2018-11-16 Lowest Prices EVER on Some Camera Gear

2018-11-11 FOR SALE: Lloyd’s Own Lenses: Zeiss, Leica, Voigtlander, Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Rodenstock, Schneider

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

2018-07-17 Gear for the Mountains


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

2017-12-04 Really Right Stuff L-Bracket for Nikon D850: Two Choices, Including One-Piece Ultralight

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

2017-11-07 Reader Comment: Adorama vs B&H Photo In-Store Experience

2017-10-03 Gear for the Mountains

2017-08-03 TSA Security Theater

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

2017-03-25 Really Right Stuff Panorama and Gimbal Heads, Plus New “Shorty” Tripod

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

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


2016-12-15 Reader Comments: Stitching and Panoramas

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 More Gear for the Mountains: Arc Teryx ACRUX FL GTX Waterproof Hiking Shoes

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

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

2016-05-26 Gear for the Mountains

2016-02-01 Ibex Sale


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

2015-09-18 Hartblei 40mm, 80mm, 120mm SuperRotators

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

2015-07-09 Reader Experience and Concerns: Sony Service and Reliability

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

2015-05-18 Reader Experience and Concerns: Sony Service and Reliability

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

2015-04-14 Whirlwind NAB

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


2014-12-10 Reader Comments: Sigma DP Merrill vs Alternatives

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

2014-02-15 Readers Comment on the Sony A7 / A7R


2013-12-24 Reader Comment on Sony A7R Shutter Vibration

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

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

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)?

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

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


2012-09-14 Shitty Products

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

2012-08-19 Using Dual Card Slots in the Nikon D800 / D800E (and Canon 5D Mark III)

2012-08-19 D800E Worked Flawlessly with Lexar Professional Compact Flash and SDXC Cards On My Trip

2012-08-06 Followup on Leica S2 Pricing

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

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

2012-05-23 D800 / D800E / 5DM3 and Lexar 64GB SDXC Card = “For”

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

2012-05-11 Leica Stuff

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

2012-04-26 Lexar Professional 64GB 400X SDXC Card Speed in Fuji X-Pro1

2012-04-26 Canon 5D Mark III Card Speed — Compact Flash or SDHC/SDXC?

2012-04-12 Gear For Sale (Soon)

2012-04-01 What I Want in a 2012 Digital SLR

2012-03-30 Get a Free DAP Subscription Extension

2012-03-23 Canon 5D Mark III is Here!

2012-03-21 Canon 5D Mark III Coming Soon

2012-03-20 Grab 'em While You Can: Leica 28/2 Summicron, 35/2 Summicron, 50/1.4 Summilux

2012-03-18 Nikon D800 — Soon

2012-03-09 What’s Coming: Nikon D800/D800E, Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 1D X, Fuji X-Pro1

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

2012-01-09 Pearstone Dual Charger

2012-01-09 Pearstone Digital Video Camera Bag

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


2011-12-21 Vello Wireless Shutter Remote for Canon, Nikon, Sony, etc

2011-12-21 Vello BG-C2 Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark II

2011-12-21 Sony 24-megapixel NEX-7 Arriving Soon For Testing

2011-12-21 Pearstone Pro Camcorder Case With Wheels

2011-12-21 Impact Five-in-One Collapsible Reflector Kit

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

2011-06-29 Leica 50mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH Reviewed With Examples

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

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


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

2010-12-12 Zeiss 50mm f/2 Makro-Planar vs 50mm f/1.4 Planar vs Nikon 50mm f/1.4G, Machinery

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


2009-12-29 Gear or taxes?

2009-08-02 Ultra wide angle lenses and sensor/lens-mount alignment

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

2009-02-01 Gear page


2008-09-24 Focus accuracy

2008-08-25 Reviews by the numbers: Zeiss ZF 50/1.4 Planar


2006-09-02 Clueless Technical Support at NETGEAR

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