How a lens blurs when out of focus is a Big Deal..
Sharpness loss by camera or support or technique..
Techniques for converting color to monochrome..
Digital capture technology is discrete, and not the same as film..
Using your camera’s mirror lockup, self timer, and Live View features..
Research into sharpness of handheld images with and without image stabilization.
Stability of tripods and ballheads, controlling camera vibration, selecting equipment..
D850 with the RGB Bayer matrix removed for a true monochrome sensor..
36-megapixel full-frame DSLR with SuperRes Pixel Shift Mode..
Full frame medium telephoto..
24-megapixel APS-C DSLR with SuperResolution true-color..
Articles written for MediumFormat.com..
100 megapixels in a body the size of a 35mm DSLR!.
100 megapixels in a portable package!.
Mirrorless large format with leaf shutter lenses, 2nd generation..
50-Megapixel Medium Format DSLR with Live View.
Infrared camera choices with examples.
All about shooting in infrared..
What to do after you shoot..
Rendering style, bokeh and beauty..
Good stuff and not so good stuff..
Overview and assessments of Nikon lenses.
Setup, IBIS performance, focusing..
Attention to details: a big upgrade over the A7R..
Vibration from the shutter highly damaging to image sharpness..
Sensor stabilized 24MP full-frame..
Fast and gorgeous moderate wide angle Zeiss design..
Compact normal lens for full-frame Sony mirrorless..
Manual focus moderate wide angle for full-frame mirrorless..
Manual focus normal lens for full-frame mirrorless..
Moderate telephoto macro lens for Sony NEX or Fujifilm X. Useful on full frame too!.
Leica M mount in slim body with SL-type sensor..
Specific issues affecting usability..
24-megapixel fixed lens compact full-frame..
Compact lens for portraiture or similar..
World’s best mid-range telephoto lens..
Compact high performance medium telephoto..
Blog posts, reverse chronological
2021-03-15 Self Timer with Delayed-Initiation of Eye AF?
2021-02-21 Some Processing Technique and Examples now in Monochrome Section of Making Sharp Images
2021-02-12 Reader Comment: Black and White Photography “samples you have are some of the best I have seen” + How to Process
2020-05-28 Reader Questions on Hasselblad X1D II: Leaf Shutter Vibration vs Electronic Shutter
2020-04-17 Reader Comment/Question: Image Stabilization and Sharpness, Monopod vs Tripod
2019-09-19 Frame Averaging for Ultra Low Noise with the Nikon D850 Monochrome (but works for any camera, color or monochrome): Moots MootoX YBB 29er
2019-05-18 Has Sony Broken Eye AF with the Latest Firmware Update?
2019-03-21 15+ Reader Comments on “Request for Feedback: How Best to Partition my Publication Offerings”
2019-03-20 Request for Feedback: How Best to Partition my Publication Offerings? (updated with addendum)
2017-10-17 Reader Comment: D850 Negative Behavior with Shutter Vibration
2017-07-02 REVIEWED: Leica M10
2017-01-31 Reader Comment: Hasselblad X1D “no electronic shutter” vs Fujifilm GFX Shutter Modes
2016-09-20 Pentax to Add EFC Shutter to Pentax K1 for Single Exposures via Firmware Update
2016-09-19 Thoughts on the Fujifilm GFX 50S
2016-09-19 Olympus 25mm f/1.2 PRO
2016-09-19 Fujifilm GFX 50S Disrupts the Medium Format (and 35mm) Marketplace
2016-07-15 Depth of field and Sharpness: Conventional Thinking is Unrealistic Going Forward, Focus Stacking is One Solution
2016-07-01 Hasselblad X1D-50C: Reader Comments
2016-05-15 Pentax K1: Assessing Shutter Vibration
2016-02-29 CONFIRMED: Pentax K1 DOES NOT have an Electronic First Curtain Shutter (EFC Shutter)
2016-02-24 Pentax K3 II: Does it Have an Electronic First Curtain Shutter (EFC Shutter)? what about K1?
2016-02-03 Ming’s Queenstown Landscape Workshop
2015-10-22 Leica SL Typ 601: Lacks EFC Shutter
2015-10-19 Ming’s Tokyo Master Class
2015-08-07 Sony A7R II: Assessing Shutter Vibration with the Electronic First Curtain Shutter (EFC Shutter) at 280mm
2015-05-24 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar Caution: Sony SteadyShot Destroys Sharpness on a Tripod
2015-02-27 Sharper Images by Technique and Shot Discipline
2015-02-06 Canon’s EOS 5DS/R: Has Electronic First Curtain Shutter (EFC Shutter) for ZERO Vibration Exposures
2015-01-12 Reader Questions: Fujifilm X system, Sony A7x Discounting and 4K Video, Arca Swiss Cube Geared Head
2015-01-01 Sony A7 II: Does a 2 Second Self Timer Deliver a Useful Hit Rate at 1/8 Second?
2014-11-21 Sony Image Stabilization
2014-08-23 How to Find Coverage of Lenses, Cameras, Technique, etc
2014-07-12 Sony A7s vs A7R
2014-07-12 Pentax 645z: Shutter Vibration / Shutter Shock Analysis at 90mm
2014-06-25 Nikon D810 Leaked Specs: Improved Sensor, EFC Shutter
2014-05-15 Pentax 645z: Hitting the Bullseye on Which Target?
2014-05-13 My Most Important Publication: Making Sharp Images
2014-04-29 How to Find Coverage of Lenses, Cameras, Technique, etc
2014-04-17 Pentax 645Z: Does Not Have EFC Shutter (Electronic First Curtain)
2014-04-16 Sony A7R: A Practical Effort to Mitigate Shutter Vibration at 90mm
2014-04-14 Sony A7R: Is Shutter Vibration an Issue at 50mm?
2014-02-15 Readers Comment on the Sony A7 / A7R
2014-02-03 Guide to Leica: M240 Shutter Vibration with Leica 90mm f/2 APO-Summicron-R (used with R-Adapter M)
2014-02-02 Photographers Ask Sony to Address the A7R Shutter Vibration Issue (Update)
2014-01-23 Photographers Ask Sony to Address the A7R Shutter Vibration Issue
2014-01-21 Sony A7R Shutter Vibration: Mitigation Strategies
2014-01-16 Update on Sony A7R Shutter Vibration
2013-12-24 Reader Comment on Sony A7R Shutter Vibration
2013-12-22 Sony A7R Shutter Vibration: Does Adding Mass (weight) Help?
2013-12-20 Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 Sonnar on Sony A7R Aperture Series (Red Barn) and Shutter Vibration at 55mm
2013-12-20 Sony A7R Shutter Vibration: Studio Assessment with 55m f/1.8 Sonnar
2013-12-20 Sony A7R Shutter Vibration: Can it Be Mitigated by Sony via Firmware Behavioral Change?
2013-12-15 Sony A7R: Shutter Vibration at 180mm in Portrait Orientation
2013-12-11 Sony A7R: Shutter Vibration at 180mm
2013-12-11 Sony A7R: Shutter Vibration at 135mm
2013-12-11 Sony A7R vs A7: Shutter Vibration at 280mm
2013-12-01 Sony A7R: Lens Support and Lens Mount Torque with Adapted Lenses (Sag, Warp Potential, Shutter Vibration)
2013-10-25 Leica M240: Shutter Vibration Appears to Damage Image Sharpness
2013-09-20 Catchlights in Eyes in Portraits (National Geographic)
2013-07-14 Reader Comments on Quality of Images at diglloyd.com
2013-05-24 Making Sharp Images Requires Optimal Technique with Whatever Gear You Have
2013-04-02 Nikon Coolpix A Initial Comments
2012-11-13 Photo Technique Magazine: Review of GPS Units for Canon and Nikon
2012-08-28 Photo Technique Magazine: Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon
2012-02-08 Canon 1D X vs Nikon D4 vs Nikon D800
2012-02-07 Nikon D800 / D800E — Which Nikon Lenses?
2012-02-07 Nikon D800 / D800E — Lens Requirements for 36 Megapixels
2012-02-07 36MP Nikon D800 / D800E — Technique and Tolerances
2011-11-21 Supposing a 36 Megapixel Nikon DSLR Arrives... What About Lenses and Technique?
2011-08-18 Reader Feedback on Making Sharp Images — Live View
2011-05-01 Reader Comments on Zeiss Guide, Wide Aperture Landscape Technique
2007-12-01 Focus lock and recompose—unlearn it now