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Nikon D850 Monochrome Conversion by MaxMax.com

D850 with the RGB Bayer matrix removed for a true monochrome sensor..

Canon 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

Canon’s compact high-performance 24mm prime..

Canon 85mm f/1.4L IS USM

Canon’s best-ever medium telephoto and with image stabilization..

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art

A whopping 4/3 stop faster than other lenses in its range..

Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Sigma’s fast high performance wide angle..

Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Extraordinary optical efforts for outstanding performance..

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports

Extraordinary optical efforts for outstanding performance..

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Sigma’s best portrait lens..

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Extraordinary optical efforts for class-leading performance?.

Sigma Super Tele Varifocal 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM S

Sigma’s fast an flexible moderate super telephoto..

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G

Nikon’s fast ultra wide angle..

Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM

Extreme wide angle zoom..

Canon 200mm f/1.8L USM

Coveted super speed telephoto..

Medium Format Magazine

Articles written for MediumFormat.com..

Schneider Kreuznach LS 35mm f/3.5

Wide angle 24mm equivalent for Phase One XF system.

Schneider Kreuznach LS 80mm f/2.8

Compact normal 54mm equivalent for Phase One XF system.

Schneider Kreuznach LS 150mm f/2.8 IF

Medium telephoto 100mm equivalent for Phase One XF system.

Schneider Kreuznach LS 240mm f/4.5 IF

Long telephoto 162mm equivalent for Phase One XF system.

Fujifilm GFX100 Focus Stacking and FOCUS BKT

100 megapixels in a portable package!.

Fujifilm GFX 50S Image Quality

Image quality assessments..

Fujifilm GF 23mm f/4 R WR

Ultra wide angle equivalent to 19mm f/3.3. .

Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR

Moderate wide angle equivalent to 37mm f/2.3..

Fujifilm GF 45-100mm f/4 R LM OIS WR

Slightly long zoom lens equivalent to 37-82mm f/3.3..

Fujifilm GF 50mm f/3.5 R LM WR

Slightly wide compact normal lens equivalent to 41mm f/2.9..

Fujifilm GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR

Standard normal lens equivalent to 52mm f/2.3..

Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR

High performance macro photography on medium format, equivalent to 99mm f/3.3..

Fujifilm GF 250mm f/4 OIS R WR

Telephoto equivalent to 200mm lens. .

Hasselblad X1D

Mirrorless large format with leaf shutter lenses..

Hasselblad XCD 35-75mm f3.5-4.5

Normal lens equivqlent to 53mm..

Hasselblad XCD 65mm f/2.8

Normal lens equivqlent to 53mm..

Leica S Typ 006

The last CCD-sensor Leica S model..

Travel and Places

Out of the way places and wonders..

Nikon Z7 Image Quality

Image quality..

Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S

Ultra wide compact zoom for Nikon Z cameras..

Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S

Mid-range zoom expressly designed for Nikon Z cameras..

Sony Alpha A7R II

Attention to details: a big upgrade over the A7R..

Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G

Compact ultra-wide angle lens..

Sony FE 28mm f/2

Fast wide angle..

Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA

Fast high performance normal lens of Zeiss design..

Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art

Native-mount ultra wide angle high performance zoom for mirrorless..

Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art

Ultra high speed native-mount moderate wide angle..

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Highly corrected medium telephoto..

Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art

Macro lens also excellent for all-around shooting..

Voigtlander FE 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Aspherical

High-grade manual focus normal lens..

Voigtlander FE 65mm f/2 Macro APO-Lanthar Aspherical

Ultra high grade performer at a modest price..

Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G

Extreme wide angle zoom..

Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS

Compact long range telephoto zoom for Sony full frame mirrorless.

Ricoh GR

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

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Superb ergonomic design in a compact camera..

Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 Distagon

Outstanding ultra wide angle performer..

Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 Distagon

Outstanding wide angle, superb performer..

Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon

Manual focus moderate wide angle for full-frame mirrorless..

Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar

Manual focus normal lens for full-frame mirrorless..

Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon

Autofocus wide angle for Sony full-frame mirrorless..

Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar

Autofocus portrait lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless..

Sigma dp0 Quattro

21mm f/5.6 equivalent FOV lens..

Leica M10

Leica M mount in slim body with SL-type sensor..

Leica M Typ 240 In Use

Overall design and behavior..

Leica M Monochrom Typ 246

24-megapixel CMOS monochrome sensor..

Leica Q (Typ 116)

24-megapixel fixed lens compact full-frame..

Leica 24mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH

Leica’s fast wide angle..

Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon

Fast and ultra high performance moderate wide angle rangefinder lens..


Blog posts, reverse chronological

2020

2020-09-10 Shootout: Nikon NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S vs Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4S: Clearing Storm Over Mt Conness Eastern Ridge

2020-06-15 Hasselblad XCD 65mm f/2.8 Aperture Series: View Over Alabama Hills Formations to Mt Whitney Range, Dusk

2020-06-12 Hasselblad XCD 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5 Aperture Series @ 75mm: View over Alabama Hills Granite Formations to Last Orange Light on Mt Whitney

2020-06-12 Hasselblad XCD 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5 Aperture Series @ 35mm: Last Orange Light on Mt Whitney from Alabama Hills Lichen-Covered Formations

2020-04-29 Fujifilm GF 45-100mm f/4 Aperture Series @ 56mm: Alabama Hills Desert Wash, Sunrise View To Mt Whitney (Fujifilm GFX100)

2020-04-16 Fujifilm GF 50mm f/3.5 and Fujifilm GF 250mm f/4 Examples: Mt Whitney Foothills

2020-04-14 View over White Granite Boulders and Sages and Grasses past Alabama Hills formations to Mt Whitney Peaks

2020-04-11 Fujifilm GF 45-100mm f/4 Aperture Series @ 100mm: Sagebrush and Weathered Granite Hillside to Wind-Whipped Whitney (Fujifilm GFX100)

2020-04-04 Scaling to 240 Megapixels with Gigapixel AI: the Voigtlander 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar image “Alabama Hills Plain View to Mt Whitney Range”

2020-04-03 Shootout: Fujifilm GF 50mm f/3.5 R LM vs Fujifilm GF 45-100mm f/4: View Over Granite Formations to Mt Whitney (Fujifilm GFX100)

2020-03-31 Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G Aperture Series: View Over Dry Wash to Early Sun on Mt Whitney Range (Sony A7R IV)

2020-03-25 Sigma FE 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Aperture Series: Stars Over Mt Whitney, Pre-Dawn Deep Blue Sky (Sony A7R IV)

2020-03-22 Voigtlander 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Aperture Series: Alabama Hills Plain View to Mt Whitney Range, Pre-Dawn (Sony A7R IV)

2020-02-26 Phase One IQ4 with Schneider Kreuznach LS 80mm f/2.8 Aperture Series: Last Light on Cottonwood Tree, View to Mt Whitney

2019

2019-12-12 Schneider Kreuznach LS 240mm f/4.5 Example: Alpenglow On Mt Whitney (Phase One IQ4)

2019-11-03 Voigtlander 65mm f/2 APO Macro-Lanthar Aperture Series: 'View to Mt Conness from Tuolumne Meadows Area, Early Night' — also evaluates long exposure noise on Sony A7R IV

2019-10-31 Voigtlander 65mm f/2 APO Macro-Lanthar Aperture Series: View to Mt Conness Past Granite Dome, Late Dusk

2019-09-30 November-Like Shooting Conditions in Eastern Sierra

2019-09-28 Shootout: Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art vs Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2 Distagon: Twenty Lakes Basin, View Towards Mt Conness Drainage (Sony A7R IV)

2019-09-27 Shootout: Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art vs Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon: Twenty Lakes Basin, View Towards Mt Conness Drainage (Sony A7R IV)

2019-09-09 View South From White Mountain Peak (260 megapixel Panorama with Fujifilm GFX100, Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8), Dana Plateau @ 633 Megapixels

2019-09-09 Fujifilm GF 110mm f/2: Panoramas in the Eastern Sierra

2019-09-09 Focus Stacking Selfies with the Fujifilm GFX100 (Mt Whitney Zone Sign)

2019-08-20 Fujifilm GFX100 Focus Stacking For Selfies, People: White Mountain Peak, Mt Whitney

2019-08-07 Fujifilm GF 110mm f/2 R LM WR: “Panoramic View of Tuolumne Meadows, Mt Conness, Mt Dana, Mt Gibbs at Dusk” (800 megapixels, GFX100)

2019-08-05 Fujifilm GF 23mm f/4 R WR Aperture Series: Alpine Meadows view towards North Subpeak of Mt Conness (GFX100)

2019-07-11 Three Canon EF 200mm f/1.8L USM Aperture Series: Lee Vining Creek Through Meadow + Young Pine Amid Its Ancestors + Mt Dana, Earth Shadow Rising (Canon 5Ds R)

2019-03-13 Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG HSM Sports Panorama: Clouds at Sunrise, Alabama Hills and Mt Whitney Range

2019-03-06 Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Aperture Series: View of Peaks near Mt Whitney, Very Late Dusk (Nikon D850)

2019-03-05 Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG HSM Sports Examples: Mt Whitney and Alabama Hills, Pre-Dawn to Early Sun

2019-01-20 Fujifilm GF 250mm f/4 R LM OIS WR: Making a 91-Megapixel Panorama “Winter Solstice Sunrise on Mt Whitney” (Fujifilm GFX-50R)

2018

2018-10-11 Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Aperture Series at 24mm: Snowstorm Meltwater Pond View to Mt Conness Eastern Ridge

2018-10-08 Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 Examples on Nikon Z7: Mt Conness Basin East

2018-10-06 Testing the Nikon Z7 for Pattern Noise in Typical Landscape Scenario

2018-09-13 Sigma FE 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Aperture Series: Hiker at Upper Conness Lake

2018-09-10 Compared: Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 to Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2: View from Dana Lakes to Mt Conness

2018-08-22 Summited Mt Whitney, Headed Home

2018-08-15 Back in 2001 the Nikon D1X Went to Mt Whitney; Here in 2018 the Hasselblad X1D Gets Its Shot

2018-07-30 Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon Aperture Series: Red Blueberry Scrub View To Mt Conness (Sony A7R II)

2018-07-20 Mono Lake from Mt Dana, Pre-Dawn

2018-07-13 Sigma for Sony 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Aperture Series: Southern Ridge of Mt Conness

2018-07-12 Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Aperture Series: Mt Conness Green Meadow, Dusk

2018-07-10 Attention Allergy/Asthma Sufferers: Extreme Pollen Levels in Eastern Sierra Nevada / Yosemite at 8500 Ft on up to 10,600' and Higher

2018-06-26 Canon 85mm f/1.4L IS Aperture Series: Mt Dana, Early Morning

2018-06-24 Canon 85mm f/1.4L IS Aperture Series: Sunrise on Mt Conness

2017

2017-10-29 Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Aperture Series + Focus Stack: Boulder View to Sub-Peak of Mt Conness

2017-05-21 Stitched Panoramas with Fujifilm GFX and GF 120/4: View to Mt Whitney From Alabama Hills

2017-05-19 Fujifilm GFX Focusing Precision and Aperture Series with GF 120/4: View to Mt Whitney From Alabama Hills

2017-04-14 Fujifilm GFX Focusing Precision and Aperture Series with 63/2.8: View to Mt Whitney From Alabama Hills

2016

2016-11-21 3-Way Shootout: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art vs Zeiss Milvus 85/1.4 vs Nikon 85/1.4G (Snowy Spur of Mt Conness, Nikon D810)

2016-09-10 Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon Aperture Series: Red Blueberry Scrub View To Mt Conness (Sony A7R II)

2016-09-07 Dead and Dying

2016-09-06 SHOOTOUT: Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA vs Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2: Spuller Lake View to Mt Conness (Sony A7R II)

2016-08-21 Back from Overnights

2016-01-17 Sigma 24mm f/1.4A Examples in Mt Conness Watershed

2015

2015-11-24 Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon Examples: Post-Snowstorm Climb (Sony A7R II)

2015-08-25 Sigma dp0 Quattro Aperture Series: Sunset Over Mt Conness Eastern Drainage

2015-08-16 Smoke Plume over Mt Gibbs (Walker Fire)

2015-07-21 Will the Leica Q Kill the Leica M?

2015-07-21 Canon 11-24mm f/4L Examples: Mt Conness Watershed (Canon 5DS R)

2015-07-15 Leica Q: Climbing Mt Dana from Sun to Hail to Rain to Sun Again

2015-07-05 Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon Aperture Series at 50 Megapixels: Summit Building on White Mountain Peak, North View (Canon 5DS R)

2015-07-05 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar Examples: Mary Lake + Mt Conness Area

2015-06-25 Canon 5DS R Hits New High, With Zeiss Otus

2015-06-14 Two Sony FE 28mm f/2 Aperture Series: 'Waterfall View of Mt Conness Sub-Peak' and 'Snowstorm Rolls in Over Saddlebag Lake' (Sony A7R)

2015-06-11 Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon Aperture Series: Meadow View of Mt Conness East

2015-03-12 Panoramic Megapixels (stitching): Olympus EM5 Mark II, Lone Pine and Mt Whitney

2014

2014-11-16 Nikon 20mm f/1.8G ED Aperture Series: Mt Conness Glacier Remnants

2014-11-15 Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon vs Nikon 20mm f/1.8G: Mt Conness Glacier

2014-09-08 Yes, it snows in August

2013

2013-10-18 White Mountain Peak, Oct 17

2013-07-23 Zeiss 25/2 Distagon vs 25/2.8 Distagon: Bristlecone Vista White Mountain Peak (Nikon D800E)

2013-06-26 Ricoh GR Real-High World Examples: White Mountain Peak MTB Ascent

2012

2012-08-14 Views from a Bike: Sony RX100 and Olympus E-M5 (White Mountain Peak)

2012-08-09 Olympus E-M5 + 8mm Fisheye On the Bike in the Mountains

2012-07-18 Zeiss 25mm f/2 Distagon Field Curvature Study (Yosemite, Tioga)

2011

2011-07-26 Trek To the Summit of White Mountain Peak

2010

2010-02-08 New samples with D3x for Zeiss ZF21/2.8, 28/2, 35/2 Distagons

2009

2009-10-06 SPOT personal tracker for saving your ass

2009-10-06 Climbing Mt Dana in Yosemite

2007

2007-10-15 View from Mt Dana

2007-10-15 Climbing Yosemite’s Mt Dana

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