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Faux HDR and High Dynamic Range

Tips for processing high dynamic range images..

Nikon D850

The best becomes better..

Nikon D850 Image Quality

Oustanding image quality, but with some limitations..

Nikon D810

Improvements on the workhorse D800E..

Overview of Video with Nikon D800, D800E, D4, Canon 5DM3

How does video quality compare with crop of mid-2012 DSLRs?.

Nikon D600

Full-frame 24 megapixel DSLR..

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

22 megapixel successor to the popular 5D Mark II..

Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R

50 megapixel successor to the 22 megapixel Canon 5D Mark III..

Nikon 19mm f/4E ED PC-E

Ultra wide tilt/shift lens.

Pentax K-1

36-megapixel full-frame DSLR with SuperRes Pixel Shift Mode..

Canon 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

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

Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM

Canon’s tiny and lovely pancake lens..

Canon 85mm f/1.4L IS USM

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

Canon 85mm Lenses

Canon’s ultra-fast medium telephoto compared and in the field.

Canon 200-400mm f/4L IS

Canon’s versatile super telephoto..

Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art

Fast constant-aperture ultrawide zoom..

Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art

Superwide optimized zoom lens..

Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG HSM Art

Wide angle to telephoto all purpose zoom..

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 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Sigma’s fast and affordable moderate excellent wide angle..

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Sigma’s fast high performance normal lens..

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 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art

Fastest 135mm lens yet, with ultra high performance..

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

Sigma’s fast an flexible moderate super telephoto..

Schneider PC-TS Perspective Control Tilt/Shift Lenses

Tilt/Shift by Schneider for Canon and Nikon and other brands..

Nikon 50mm f/1.2 AIS

Nikon’s classic high speed normal lens.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G

Nikon’s latest 50mm lens compared with the Zeiss ZF 50/1.4, Nikon 50/1.4D and Sigma 50/1.4..

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon’s High Performance Moderately-Priced 50mm..

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G

Nikon’s High performance normal lens.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G

Nikon’s fast ultra wide angle..

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

Versatile image-stabilized mid-range zoom..

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.8G

Versatile autofocus wide angle..

Nikon AF-S 24mm f/1.4G ED

State of the art design in a fast 24mm lens. Includes full-resolution images at f/1.4..

Olympus Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.2

An ultra-fast older design still offers appeal on modern digital..

Canon 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye Zoom

State of the art design in a never before seen fisheye zoom..

Canon 11-24mm f/4L USM

Extreme wide angle zoom..

Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L III

Is the 3rd time the charm?.

Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II and 24-70mm f/4L IS

Canon’s premium mid-range zooms..

Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.4G

State of the art design in a fast 35mm lens..

Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4G

State of the art design in a fast 85mm lens..

Nikon AF-S 105mm f/1.4E ED

Nikon’s best-ever f/1.4 lens?.

Canon-Wide Angle Prime Lenses

Comparing the 16-35mm f/2.8L II to most of Canon’s wide angle prime lenses. Optical performance, ergonomics, focus, build quality..

Nikon AF 16mm f/2.8D Fisheye

Exploring the 16mm fisheye for landscape photography, and correcting fisheye distortion..

Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

Nikon’s ultra wide angle zoom and the Nikon 14mm f/2.8, critical focus shift behavior..

Hartblei 40/80/120mm SuperRotators

Medium format Zeiss glass in Hartblei precision tilt/shift lens barrels!.

Rokinon 24mm f/3.5 Tilt-Shift Lens

Perspective control for architecture or landscape as an alternative to Nikon and Canon brand name offerings..

Sony Alpha A9

Blackout-free 20 fps speed demon..

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 FE 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art

Outstanding fast wide angle, DSLR optical design..

Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art

Macro lens also excellent for all-around shooting..

Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 Fisheye

Fisheye lens for Sony mirrorless..

Voigtlander FE Heliar-Hyper 10mm f/5.6 Aspherical III

Anything wider would be a fisheye..

Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G

Extreme wide angle zoom..

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM

Pro-grade f/2.8 wide angle zoom..

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS

Premiere telephoto zoom for Sony full frame mirrorless.

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..

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1 / RX1R

Full frame camera in an ultra-compact body with or without anti-aliasing filter..

Sony DSC-RX100

Stunningly high image quality in a 20MP point and shoot tiny camera..

Olympus Zuiko SHG 14-35mm f/2 ED

Ultra high performance zoom lens..

Olympus Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 ED Telephoto

Beautiful bokeh, long reach fast speed, compact lens..

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4 IS PRO

Super telephoto with superb bokeh and color correction..

Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH Micro 4/3

A fast and lovely 'normal' lens (50mm equiv) for Micro 4/3..

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Superb ergonomic design in a compact camera..

Comparisons across format.

Can smaller sensor cameras compete with larger ones on any basis?.

Fujifilm X-E1

Compact sibling of the Fujifilm X-Pro1.

Fujifilm X-Pro1

Interchangeable lenses on a 16MP APS-C sensor.

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8 R

A low distortion ultra wide angle lens..

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18mm f/2 R

A compact fast pancake lens..

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 R

A fast normal lens..

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 60mm f/2.4 R

Short telephoto macro lens..

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 Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Sonnar

Manual focus telephoto lens for full-frame mirrorless..

Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Distagon

Autofocus extreme wide angle for Sony 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..

Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Distagon

Ultra wide angle lens for Sony NEX or Fujifilm X..

Leica X Vario

Leica’s 28-70mm APS-C compact camera..

Sigma dp0 Quattro

21mm f/5.6 equivalent FOV lens..

Sigma DP1 Merrill

28mm f/2.8 equivalent lens on APS-C sensor..

Sigma DP3 Merrill

75mm f/2.8 equivalent lens on APS-C sensor..

Fujifilm GFX Image Quality

Image quality assessments..

Fujifilm GF 23mm f/4 R WR

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

Fujifilm GF 32-64mm f/4 R LM WR

Mid-range zoom lens equivalent to 26-53mm f/3.3..

Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR

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

Fujifilm GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR

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

Fujifilm GF 110mm f/2 R WR

Ultra high speed telephoto equivalent to 90mm f/1.6..

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

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

Hasselblad X1D

Mirrorless large format with leaf shutter lenses..

Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4

18mm equivalent..

Hasselblad XCD 30mm f/3.5

25mm equivalent..

Hasselblad XCD 120mm f/3.5

Telephoto macro lens, 99mm equivalent..

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

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

Hasselblad H4D 50 Megapixel Medium Format DSLR

How does Hasselblad’s 3rd generation medium format entry measure up?.

Leica S2 37.5 Megapixel Medium Format DSLR

How does Leica’s medium format entry measure up in ergonomics, image quality, etc?.

Leica S Examples

Examples and comparison from the various lenses.

Leica 24mm f/3.5 Super-Elmar-S ASPH

Extreme wide angle with ultra high performance..

Leica 45mm f/2.8 Elmarit-S ASPH

Moderate wide angle with low distortion..

Milvus 15mm f/2.8

Milvus garb for the venerable 15/2.8 Distagon, with improved lens coating..

Milvus 18mm f/2.8

An outstanding 18mm design..

Milvus 25mm f/1.4

Highest performing 25mm from Zeiss ever..

Milvus 35mm f/1.4

Highest performing 35mm from Zeiss ever..

Milvus 35mm f/2

Classic design in the latest Milvus build..

Milvus 50mm f/1.4

Outstanding build and optical quality in a normal lens..

Milvus 100mm f/2M

The classic 100/2 Makro-Planar improved..

15mm f/2.8 Distagon

Ultra high performance in an extreme wild wide angle lens..

18mm f/3.5 Distagon

A brilliant, but also colorful character..

21mm f/2.8 Distagon

Brilliant imaging, even wide open, but with a few quirks. (Review in progress) .

Ultra-wides Compared

Visualizing how 15mm, 18mm, 21mm compare..

25mm f/2 Distagon

Ultra high performance with a fast aperture..

25mm f/2.8 Distagon

A gem with unusual close-focus..

28mm f/2 Distagon

An artist’s drawing tool..

35mm f/1.4 Distagon

Strokes of a master..

35mm f/2 Distagon

Balance and poise..

50mm f/1.4 Planar

Brilliant imaging in a compact package..

50mm f/2 Makro-Planar

Versatility in a “normal” lens and macro too!.

Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon

Fast high performance APO wide angle..

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..

85mm f/1.4 Planar

True-to-life imagery..

100mm f/2 Makro-Planar

King of bokeh! Corner-to-corner sharpness, world class..

135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar

Beautiful bokeh, razor sharp, superb color correction..

Leica M10

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

Leica M Typ 240 Compared To Full Frame Cameras

Relative sharpness and performance across cameras..

Leica M Monochrom In the Field

Field shooting the Leica MM, and comparisons..

Leica 24-90mm f/2.8-4 Vario-Elmarit-SL ASPH OIS

All-arounder zoom with dubious optical compromises..

Leica 18mm f/3.8 Super-Elmar-M ASPH

Leica’s widest prime lens..

Leica 21mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH

Leica’s fastest and widest lens..

Leica 21mm f/3.4 Super-Elmar-M ASPH

Leica’s best-performing 21mm..

Leica 24mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH

Leica’s fast wide angle..

Leica 24mm f/3.8 Elmar-M ASPH

Leica’s best-performing 24mm, and with a flat field..

Leica 28mm f/2 Summicron-M ASPH (pre-2016)

Leica’s widest lens utilizing built-in frame lines..

Leica 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit-M ASPH (pre-2016)

Leica’s smallest and lightest M lens with superlative performance..

Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH (2010 FLE)

Leica’s superlative and most natural lens for the M..

Leica 35mm f/2 Summicron-M ASPH

Leica’s f/2 35mm for the M..

Leica M 50mm Lenses

Six models to choose from..

Leica 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux-M ASPH

World’s fastest 50mm full-frame lens..

50/0.95 Noctilux Rendering Style

Understanding the Rendering Style of the Noctilux..

Leica 50mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH

Leica’s superlative normal lens..

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

The world’s best 50mm lens is outstanding, but with some limits..

Leica 75mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH

Leica’s medium tele for Leica M..

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

Leica’s longer tele for Leica M..

Leica 90mm f/2.4 (2.5) Summarit-M

Leica’s compact 90mm for the M..

Leica 90mm f/4 Macro-Elmar-M

Diminutive telephoto and macro lens..

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

Compact lens for portraiture or similar..

Leica 280mm f/4 APO-Telyt-R

Compact and ultra high performance long telephoto..

Zeiss ZM 21mm f/4.5 C-Biogon

Zero distortion ultra-wide..

Zeiss ZM 25mm f/2.8 Biogon

Compact wide angle with brilliant contrast..

Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon

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

Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon on Leica SL

A star performer sets the standard on the SL..

Zeiss ZM 35mm f/2 Biogon

All around razor sharp performer..

Zeiss ZM 50mm f/2 Planar

Pleasing and relatively inexpensive normal lens.


Blog posts, reverse chronological

2018

2018-09-15 Back from Eastern Sierra

2018-09-13 Sigma FE 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Aperture Series: Ancient Downed Pine Tree, Dana Meadow

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

2018-09-12 Soaring Eagle Cloud

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

2018-08-31 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 120mm f/3.5 Aperture Series: Aspen and Pine Forest, Rock Creek

2018-08-31 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 120mm f/3.5 Aperture Series: Flowering Riparian Plant, Late Summer, Rock Creek Area

2018-08-31 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 E Examples: Rock Creek and Yosemite

2018-08-30 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 120mm f/3.5 Aperture Series: View Over Trees To High Peaks, Rock Creek High Country

2018-08-29 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 Aperture Series: Ellery Lake

2018-08-28 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 120mm f/3.5 Examples: Mules and Horses

2018-08-28 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 Aperture Series: Rock Creek, S-Curve

2018-08-28 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 Aperture Series: Rock Creek, Upstream View

2018-08-27 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 Aperture Series: Contemplating Rock Creek

2018-08-22 Summited Mt Whitney, Headed Home

2018-08-16 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 Aperture Series: Dark Log in Alpine Creek

2018-08-16 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 Aperture Series: Low View Up Alpine Creek

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)

2018-07-26 The Ferguson Fire near Yosemite Valley: Save your Lungs and Your Health if Traveling in California, But Applies to Much More than Smoke

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

2018-07-16 P100 / N100 Particulate Respirator Works for Smoke

2018-07-16 Zeiss Milvus 15mm f/2.8 Examples: Eastern Sierra

2018-07-15 Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar Examples: Monitor Pass Area

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

2018-07-13 Three Sigma for Sony 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Aperture Series: Closed Flower Seedheads, Yellow Flower, Crooked Pine

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

2018-07-06 Reader Comment: Canon 135mm f/4L TS-E, Canon Tilt/Shift Lenses

2018-07-02 Attention Allergy/Asthma Sufferers: Horrible Pollen Levels in Eastern Sierra Nevada

2018-06-26 Canon 135mm f/4L TS-E Aperture Series: Ancient Orange Tree Trunk

2018-06-25 Canon 135mm f/4L TS-E Aperture Series with Tilt: Metal Railing and Shadows Atop Saddlebag Lake Dam

2018-06-25 Canon 135mm f/4L TS-E Aperture Series with Tilt: Rushing Downstream

2018-06-25 Canon 135mm f/4L TS-E Aperture Series: Sprinter Van at Sunrise

2018-06-24 Canon 135mm f/4L TS-E Aperture Series with Maximum Shift: Pine Above Valley, Early Blue Morning

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

2018-06-24 Working in the Field in Eastern Sierra

2018-06-15 Death Valley Eureka Dunes in Infrared

2018-05-26 Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art Aperture Series @ 23mm: Dead Brush Closeup in Cottonwood Canyon Wash

2018-05-25 Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art Aperture Series @ 19mm: Snake Tracks On Rippled Dunes

2018-05-25 Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art Aperture Series @ 24mm: Flowering Creosote Bush

2018-05-24 Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art Aperture Series @ 17mm: Cracked Mud Patterns in Sand Dunes to Distant Peaks at Sunrise

2018-05-23 Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art Aperture Series @ 14mm: Sand Dunes Junction

2018-05-22 Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art Aperture Series @ 20mm: Flowering Creosote Bush in Sand Dunes, Figure on Dune

2018-04-20 Pondering Shooting Infrared Again: Infrared Shoot at Eureka Dunes, Death Valley National Park

2018-04-20 The Night’s Camp

2018-03-16 Voigtlander FE Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 Aperture Series: 'Sprinter Van at Sunrise' and 'Sunrise over Panamint Range'

2018-03-15 Reader Question for Sony A7R III: Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 or Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Adapted?

2018-03-15 Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aperture Series: 'Sprinter Van at Sunrise' and 'Sunrise over Panamint Range' and 'Sunset on Oval Erratic'

2018-03-15 Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 Aperture Series: Train Boxcar Just After Sunset (Sony A7R III)

2018-03-14 Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f/2.8-4 ASPH: Examples in Color and B&W in Trona/Panamint Area

2018-03-13 Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f/2.8-4 ASPH

2018-02-13 Shootout: Zeiss Milvus 15mm f/2.8 Distagon vs Nikon 14mm f/2.8D ED: Alpine Creek, Low View

2018-01-18 Sony “Fixes” Support for macOS High Sierra Firmware Updater by Doubling Down on Severe Security Risks.

2018-01-16 Sony Firmware Updates Are Both Broken with mac OS High Sierra + Carry a Serious Security 'RootKit' Security Risk on all macOS Versions

2018-01-14 Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 Aperture Series and Focus Stack: Icy Boulder in Lee Vining Creek

2017

2017-12-19 Sony A7R III: Updating the Firmware on macOS High Sierra

2017-12-17 Family Fun: Ice Skating on Lundy Lake

2017-12-17 Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR Examples: Lundy Canyon Just Before the Winter Solstice

2017-12-10 Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR: Early Winter Examples in Eastern Sierra

2017-11-25 Dealing with macOS HighSierra: Don’t Use It

2017-11-25 Three Posts Useful for Photographers: 12TB Hard Drives, Avoiding macOS APFS, Partitioning 2TB SSD

2017-11-15 Time to Head for Home

2017-11-14 Deep Stacking with the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Using Nikon D850 'Focus shift shooting'

2017-11-13 Depth of Field Akin to f/128: an Incredible Near-Far Focus Stack with the Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8

2017-11-13 Stacking at f/1.8?!

2017-11-11 Late Season Shooting in the Eastern Sierra

2017-11-07 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Aperture Series + Focus Stack: Healthy Bristlecone Bark (Nikon D850)

2017-11-07 Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon: Some New Focus Stacking images (Nikon D850)

2017-11-06 File Size as an Accurate Proxy for Image Detail

2017-11-06 Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2 Aperture Series: Rock Creek White Stripes + White Peaks (Nikon D850)

2017-11-06 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4: a Few More Eastern Sierra Examples Added

2017-11-02 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4: Aperture Series + Focus Stack: Waterfall Icicles (Nikon D850)

2017-11-02 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4: Long Term Keeper, Maybe the Best Wide Angle Zeiss has Made + the Human Perspective

2017-11-01 Nikon 105mm f/1.4E: How a TINY Change in Focus Alters Performance

2017-11-01 Warm in Van, Trout Grilled, Killer Weather, Best Fishing Ever, Red Wine... Makes up for the Tough Days

2017-11-01 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Stacking Examples: Glacier Canyon and Dana Lakes (Nikon D850)

2017-11-01 Zeiss Nikon 105mm f/1.4E Aperture Series: View Down to Conness Creek Drainage

2017-10-29 Desert Springs Trout—Yum!

2017-10-29 Shootout: Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 vs Zeiss 25mm f/2 vs 25/2.8: StripedBoulderToMountainside (Nikon D850)

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

2017-10-28 Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Aperture Series: Trees on Barren North Rocky Face (Nikon D850)

2017-10-25 Nikon 105mm f/1.4E Aperture Series: Sidelit Giant Boulder (Nikon D850)

2017-10-25 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Aperture Series:Flare with Sun Just Out of the Frame

2017-10-24 Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Aperture Series: View Over Conness Creek Drainage to Saddlebag Lake (Nikon D850)

2017-10-24 Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Aperture Series: View Over Conness Creek Drainage to Saddlebag Lake (Nikon D850)

2017-10-24 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Aperture Series: Colorful Green Boulder, Dusk (Nikon D850)

2017-10-22 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Aperture Series: Aspens and Firs, Lingering Snow (Nikon D850)

2017-10-22 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Aperture Series: Large Boulder, Waterfall, Last Light on Canyon Ridge (Nikon D850)

2017-10-22 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Aperture Series: Stunted Aspen, Last Light on Granite Bowl (Nikon D850)

2017-10-22 Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 Examples: Yosemite High Country (Nikon D850)

2017-10-20 Caution on Upgrading to macOS High Sierra: Sony Firmware Updates

2017-10-16 Travel Advisory Update: Eastern Sierra, Owens Valley, Mono Lake, Mammoth Lakes Awful for Photography

2017-10-15 Mickey Mouse moves into Mercedes Sprinter van with me in the wilderness to get out of the cold

2017-10-15 Travel Advisory: Smoke from Sonoma Fire in Yosemite, Eastern Sierra, Owens Valley, Mono Lake Areas

2017-10-13 Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 Aperture Series: Low View of Bristlecone Trunks (Nikon D850)

2017-10-12 Travel Advisory: Heavy Smoke in Owens Valley / Eastern Sierra from Sonoma Fire

2017-10-10 Nikon D850 + Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 Aperture Series: Bristlecone Hillside With Snow (Nikon D850)

2017-10-05 Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4: Examples, Eastern Sierra

2017-10-04 Heads Up: Eastern Sierra Fall Color Coming on Strong, Probably Will Peak within a Week

2017-10-01 D850 vs D810 Sharpness: Pine Creek Forested Hillside

2017-09-21 Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Aperture Series: Clearing Storm over Tenaya Dome

2017-09-15 OWC USB-C Mini Travel Dock for Thunderbolt 3 / USB-C Macs such as 2016/2017 MacBook Pro, 2017 iMac 5K

2017-09-02 Leica 50mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH Aperture Series: Gnarled Prostrate Bristlecone (Leica M240)

2017-08-25 Sony 12-24mm f/4 G Examples: Dana Lakes and Glacier Canyon

2017-08-24 Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM 3-Way Shootout vs Sony 12-24mm f/4 and Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8: Morgan Pond

2017-08-23 Sony 12-24mm f/4 G Examples: Rock Creek and Morgan Lakes area

2017-08-23 Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM 3-Way Shootout vs Sony 12-24mm f/4 and Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2: Rock Creek Meadow

2017-08-23 Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Examples: Rock Creek and Morgan Lakes area

2017-08-23 Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM: Imaging Performance @ 16mm, Single Frame vs 3-Frame Stack: Flowers in Meadow to High Peaks, Dusk

2017-08-21 Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM 3-Way Shootout vs Sony 12-24mm f/4 and Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8: Rock Creek Meadow

2017-08-19 Sony 12-24mm f/4 G @ 12mm: Single Frame Performance at f/11 vs Focus Stacking at f/11 (Pine at Morgan Lake)

2017-08-19 Sony 12-24mm f/4 G @ 24mm: Single Frame Performance at f/11 vs Focus Stacking at f/11 (Downed Tree, Last Kiss of Sunlight)

2017-08-18 Heavy Snow Remains in Sierra in Places + Trout Dead From Spawning Attempt?

2017-08-14 East Side of Yosemite Choked with Smoke, but to the South it is Clear (Update: Fire Out)

2017-08-12 Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Aperture Series: Aspen by Creek

2017-08-10 Patriarch Grove Road Still Blocked by Snow

2017-08-09 Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM: Single Frame Performance at f/9 vs Focus Stacking at f/9 (Bristlecone Log Low View)

2017-08-09 Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM: Single Frame Performance at f/9 vs Focus Stacking at f/9 (Flowers Amid Bristlecones)

2017-08-08 Sprinter Photography Adventure Van by Moonlight, Cineo for Interior Lighting

2017-08-07 Shootout @ 16mm: Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM vs 12-24mm f/4 G: Bristlecone Pines Amid White Mountain Strata

2017-08-03 Fujifilm GF 110mmm f/2 R WR Aperture Series: Lone Pine, Waiting for Sunrise

2017-08-03 Nikon 28mm f/1.4E Aperture Series: Fishing Boats at Dawn, Lundy Lake

2017-08-03 Sony 12-24mm f/4G Aperture Series @ 12mm: Melting Out Dana Lake #3 (A7R II)

2017-08-03 Sony 12-24mm f/4G Aperture Series @ 12mm: Raindrops Fall on Dana Lake (A7R II)

2017-08-03 Sony 12-24mm f/4G Aperture Series @ 17mm: Dana Lake Iceberg (A7R II)

2017-08-03 Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon Aperture Series: Ellery Lake at Dusk

2017-08-02 Fujifilm GF 23mm f/4 R WR Aperture Series: Lee Vining Canyon at Dusk

2017-08-02 Overview of Yosemite Valley for New Visitors

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

2017-07-25 Heading to Mountains

2017-07-17 Leica M10 ISO Series from ISO 100 to ISO 6400

2017-07-16 Reader Comment: Minimizing Power Usage for Travel (or Home)

2017-07-12 Leica M10 Examples with 18/3.8 Super-Elmar-M ASPH and Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon: Dana Lakes Hike

2017-07-09 A Casualty of the 2016/2017 Snowfall: Bighorn Sheep

2017-07-05 Leica M10 Examples with 18/3.8 Super-Elmar-M ASPH and Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon: Saddlebag Lake

2017-07-04 Leica M10 Examples with 18/3.8 Super-Elmar-M ASPH and Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon: Saddlebag Lake

2017-07-03 4th (Leica M10 at Saddlebag Lake)

2017-06-06 Sierra Melt: Grant Lake Overflows, Brings Hope for Mono Lake Water Level

2017-06-04 Backside of Mono Lake Area

2017-06-04 Sony A9: Two Examples of Pattern/Banding Noise at ISO 100 (Pine Creek Skyline, Mt Tom) + Reader Comments

2017-06-02 Reader Comment: Sierra Snowpack, Mammoth Mountain Skiing through August 6

2017-05-30 Sierra Snowpack, Hwy 120 Status

2017-05-30 White Mountain Road Status

2017-05-26 Off to the Mountains

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

2017-04-16 Fujifilm GF 32-64mm f/4 Examples, Eastern Sierra

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

2017-04-11 Fujifilm GF 63mm f/2.8 Distortion Example

2017-04-10 All Time Record Snowpack in California Sierra Nevada

2017-04-10 Shootout: Fujifilm GF 63mm f/2.8 vs 32-64mm f/4 — Pine Creek South Fork

2017-04-09 Fujifilm 32-64mm f/4 Aperture Series @ 32mm: 9050 Pine Creek Road

2017-04-09 Fujifilm 63mm f/2.8 Aperture Series: Pine Amid Bare Trees

2017-04-03 Fujifilm GFX Documentary Use: Fish Electroshock Survey

2017-03-30 Cold April Storm

2017-02-22 Hasselblad XCD 30mm f/3.5 Aperture Series: 'Bare Tree Along Alpine Creek' + 'First Spring Blooms'

2017-01-15 Eagles, 2004

2016

2016-12-12 The D810 as a 73-Megapixel Medium Format Camera with a 49mm X 36mm Virtual Sensor: Nikon 19mm f/4E ED PC-E Shift-Lens Stitching (Alpine Creek)

2016-11-29 Shootout: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art vs Zeiss Milvus 85/1.4 (Siemens Chart, Nikon D810)

2016-11-23 Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4: Examples in Lundy Canyon, Tenaya Lake Area

2016-11-22 Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4: Focus Stacking with Moving Water, and Other Examples

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)

2016-11-20 3-Way Shootout: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art vs Zeiss Milvus 85/1.4 vs Nikon 85/1.4G (Lundy Beaver Ponds, Nikon D810)

2016-10-24 Early Winter in the Sierra

2016-10-21 Late October Photo Tour in Yosemite or Eastern Sierra

2016-10-21 Paiute Cutthroat Trout in Cottonwood Creek, White Mountains (shot with Nikon 105mm f/1.4E ED)

2016-10-20 Sigma dp0 Quattro: Examples in Cottonwood Canyon, White Mountains of California, Part 2

2016-10-19 Sigma dp0 Quattro: Examples in Cottonwood Canyon, White Mountains of California

2016-10-15 Why Lens Performance Matters for Focus Stacking

2016-10-14 Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art for a 160-megapixel Panorama: Oneida Lake

2016-10-02 'Oncorhynchus clarki seleniris' aka Paiute Cutthroat Trout, in Cottonwood Creek, White Mountains

2016-09-29 Eastern Sierra Fall Color Update

2016-09-25 Voigtlander Heliar-Hyper Wide 10mm f/5.6 Aspherical: Aperture Series 'Snow Road' (Sony A7R II)

2016-09-23 September/October Photo Tour on Focus Stacking (or Other Things), Yosemite Area

2016-09-14 Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2M: Fun with Macro

2016-09-12 Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar Examples: Eastern Sierra Variety (Sony A7R II)

2016-09-11 Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon: Examples in Eastern Sierra (Sony A7R II)

2016-09-10 Sony 50mm f/1.4 ZA: Examples in Eastern Sierra

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

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)

2016-09-02 Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8: Examples at Close Range

2016-08-21 Back from Overnights

2016-08-09 August Photo Tour on Focus Stacking, Yosemite Area

2016-07-22 Shootout on Leica SL: Leica 24-90/2.8-4 Vario-Elmarit-M ASPH OIS vs Zeiss ZM 35/1.4 Distagon, 'Fresh June Snow on White Mountains'

2016-07-21 Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon Aperture Series: DeChambeau Barn (Leica SL)

2016-07-20 Pentax K1: File Quality and Noise from ISO 100 to ISO 204800 (Jagged Bristlecone Stump)

2016-07-05 Panoramas with the iPhone

2016-06-28 Panoramas with the iPhone

2016-06-16 Home Today, Leica SL, Pentax K1, and More Coming Soon

2016-06-12 My Good Deed for the Day at 11,600': Resupplying Richard at the Locked Gate before Barcroft

2016-06-12 Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS in White Mountains Snow

2016-06-12 Warm and Cozy at 10,400'

2016-06-09 Focus Stacking with the Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 Distagon for Outdoor Scenes

2016-06-08 SuperRes Mode with Pentax K1: Sunset from White Mountain Road

2016-06-07 White Mountain Road is Open to the Locked Gate

2016-06-02 Early June 2016 Photo Tour in Yosemite High Country (or White Mountains)

2016-05-31 Early June 2016 Photo Tour in Yosemite High Country (or White Mountains)

2016-04-28 2016 Photo Tours in Yosemite High Country and/or White Mountains

2016-04-28 Off Topic: High Sierra Fishing + Recommended Spinning Reel and Rod

2016-04-03 Capturing Context and Subtleties Together

2016-04-03 Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon Aperture Series: Mining Cabin Interior

2016-04-03 Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon: Pre-Dawn to Dawn in 20 Mule Team Canyon, Death Valley

2016-03-15 Increasing Internal SSD Capacity for Travel Photography / Video with Apple Laptops

2016-03-14 Olympus 300mm f/4 IS Pro Aperture Series: Flash-Flood-Shredded Brush on Marble Canyon Wall, Death Valley

2016-03-14 Olympus 300mm f/4 IS Pro: Examples in Death Valley’s Cottonwood Canyon

2016-03-13 Back from Trip

2016-03-10 Field Testing the Olympus 300mm f/4

2016-03-09 Death Valley Flower Status

2016-03-06 On the Road, Death Valley Tomorrow

2016-01-28 Zeiss 50mm f/2 Makro-Planar Examples: Sierra Autumn to Early White Mountains Winter

2016-01-19 Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/2 Examples: White Mountains and Sierra Snow, Late November (Canon 5DS R)

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

2015

2015-12-31 Solstice Begone

2015-12-21 Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Aperture Series @ 38mm: Bristlecone and Earth Shadow at Dusk (Nikon D810)

2015-12-18 Nikon 24mm f/1.8G ED Aperture Series: Snow-Covered Bristlecone Blue Dusk (Nikon D810)

2015-11-29 Back Home... On Shooting in Difficult Conditions

2015-11-26 An Odd Thanksgiving

2015-11-22 Zeiss ZF.2 15mm f/2.8 Distagon: Examples in Lundy Canyon (Canon 5DS R)

2015-11-21 Zeiss ZE 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar: Examples in Lundy Canyon (Canon 5DS R)

2015-11-19 Zeiss ZE 21mm f/2.8 Distagon: 4 Pages of Examples in Lundy Canyon

2015-11-18 Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon: It Has the Magic No Other Normal Lens has

2015-11-15 Zeiss ZE 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar: a Few Examples

2015-11-15 Zeiss ZE 21mm f/2.8 Distagon: Studying f/2.8, f/4, f/9 (Aspen Thicket)

2015-11-13 Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon: Arc Flare vs Zeiss Milvus 21mm f/2.8

2015-11-13 Zeiss 21mm f/2.8: Studying f/2.8, f/5.6, f/9 (Blue Dusk Settles On Lundy Beaver Pond)

2015-11-12 Working on Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Examples

2015-11-05 Back Home, the Snow Show Was Fun + Lloyd’s Dutch Oven Trout Recipe

2015-11-03 Cold Camp

2015-11-02 First Substantial Winter Storm + More Zeiss Images on Canon 5DS R

2015-11-02 Sunrise Brings an Alaskan Cold Front

2015-11-01 Stalwart: Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon (morning at Lundy Lake)

2015-10-31 Warm and Sunny Follows Cold Snow: Zeiss ZE 21mm f/2.8 Distagon on Canon 5DS R in Lundy Canyon

2015-10-30 Yosemite Snowstorm: the Day After

2015-10-27 Late Fall Photo Tour for one person

2015-10-27 Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 Distagon Aperture Series: Bristlecone Sculpture on Slate Outcrop, Late Dusk (Sony A7R II)

2015-10-15 Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 Distagon Examples: White Mountains, Before the Snowtorm

2015-10-13 Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 Distagon Examples: White Mountains Before the Storm

2015-10-09 Gone Fishing (and photographing) + card for Sony A7R II 4K Video Recording

2015-10-06 Back from Mountains Trip

2015-10-05 All White Mountain Snowmen I’ve Met Prefer Weather-Resistant Zeiss Milvus

2015-10-05 The Perfect Storm, White Mountains, Day 2

2015-10-04 The Perfect Storm, White Mountains

2015-10-02 Leica 28mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH in the field

2015-10-01 First Snowstorm of the Season, White Mountains

2015-09-30 Still Shooting in Mountains

2015-09-24 Heading to the Mountains

2015-09-21 Photo Tour: Fall Color

2015-09-15 Reader Comment: Travel Cameras, Small Kit

2015-09-01 Photo Tours: Fall Color, Late Fall, Custom

2015-08-26 Dual Sigma dp0 Quattro Aperture Series: Backlit Bristlecones + Bristlecone Log

2015-08-25 Sigma dp0 Quattro Aperture Series: Lower Conness Lake, Late Day

2015-08-25 Sigma dp0 Quattro Aperture Series: Lower Conness Lake, Late Day

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

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

2015-08-06 Leica 24mm f/3.5 Super-Elmar-S ASPH Aperture Series: Lower Conness Lake

2015-08-05 Leica 24mm f/3.5 Super-Elmar-S ASPH Aperture Series: Lower Conness Lake

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

2015-07-20 Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Aperture Series: Bristlecone on Bare Hill, Checking for Lens Symmetry (Canon 5DS R)

2015-07-09 Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon Aperture Series at 50 Megapixels: Moots at Barcroft (Canon 5DS R)

2015-07-06 Sony A7R II with Otus and other Lenses

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

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)

2015-06-29 Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon Aperture Series: Bristlecone Vista at Dusk (Canon 5DS R)

2015-06-26 Back From Mountains Unexpectedly Early Due to Forest Fires

2015-06-16 Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon Examples: Lundy Canyon, Hoover Wilderness

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)

2015-06-14 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar Aperture Series: Aspen Trunks

2015-06-13 Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon Examples: White Mountains

2015-06-13 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar Examples: White Mountains

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

2015-06-10 Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon Aperture Series: Dusk At Ellery Lake

2015-06-01 White Mountains Melt

2015-05-31 Road Status Beyond Patriarch Grove (White Mountains)

2015-05-24 Opening for June 1/2/3 Photo Tour

2015-05-16 Late May / Early June and Late June Photo Tours in Yosemite High Country and/or White Mountains

2015-03-19 Canon 11-24mm f/4L Aperture Series: Examples at Manzanar

2015-03-16 Manzanar (WW II Relocation Camp for Japanese Americans)

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

2015-02-25 Death Valley Photo Tour, Early March, or Carrizo Plain in late March

2015-02-23 Sigma DP Merrill are all $200 off

2015-02-22 It’s 2015: Where Does Leica M Stand?

2015-02-20 Death Valley Photo Tour, Early March, or Carrizo Plain in late March

2015-02-12 Zeiss 28mm f/2 Distagon on Nikon D810: Aperture Series 'White Mountains Landscape'

2015-02-07 Nikon 20mm f/1.8G ED Aperture Series: Dusk Glow On Bristlecone Graveyard

2015-01-12 Leica 50mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH Aperture Series: Bleached Bristlecone Logs at Blue Dusk

2015-01-09 Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar Aperture Series “Bristlecone, Earth Shadow Rises”

2015-01-08 Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon on Sony A7R: Sierra Nevada and White Mountains Examples

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

2014-11-09 Zeiss Loxia 35/2 Biogon Aperture Series: Solo Bristlecone, Earth Shadow (also, banding and tonal transitions).

2014-11-07 Nikon 20mm f/1.8G ED Aperture Series: Pine Creek Sun Wedge

2014-11-03 Log Cabin Mine

2014-11-03 Yet Another OS X Yosemite Issue: Hard-Clipped Blacks in Lightroom (and Safari)

2014-11-02 Zeiss Loxia 35/2 Biogon Aperture Series: Pine Creek Sunlit Morning

2014-11-02 Zeiss Loxia 50/2 Planar Aperture Series: Pine Creek Sunlit Morning

2014-10-31 Last Light

2014-10-26 Pine Creek to Pine Lake

2014-10-23 Zeiss Loxia 35/2 on the Sony A7R

2014-10-20 Caution for Professionals on OS X Yosemite

2014-10-10 Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon: More Field Examples

2014-10-05 Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon: Examples at f/1.4 in Eastern Sierra and White Mountains

2014-10-03 Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon: Surreal Bristlecones

2014-10-01 US National Forest Service (NFS) Proposes Restrictive Permits for Still Photography on Public Lands: $1000 Fine for Taking a Picture?

2014-10-01 Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon: Brilliance and 3D Feel

2014-09-30 Returning from Trip

2014-09-24 Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon In the Field

2014-09-17 Heading Out to Mountains, and Eastern Sierra Nevada Weather and Travel Conditions

2014-09-17 To the Mountains

2014-09-14 Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar Aperture Series 'DeChambeau Yellow Wagon'

2014-09-07 'The Racetrack' Playa in Death Valley: the Stones Caught Moving!

2014-09-04 Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon: Brilliant and Sharp (Aperture Series Pine Creek Buildings Thunderstorms, Nikon D810)

2014-08-24 Pentax 645Z+ 90/2.8 Aperture Series: Thunderstorms over Pine Creek Drainage

2014-08-23 Zeiss 55/1.4 APO-Distagon Aperture Series: Thunderstorms over Pine Creek Drainage (Nikon D810)

2014-08-16 Wrapping up Field Shooting

2014-07-28 YAYF: Yet Another Yosemite Fire

2014-07-01 Reader Question: Which Canon Normal Lens For Travel?

2014-06-24 Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM A: Dual-Focus Aperture Series: Tuolumne River Cascade (Canon 5D Mark III)

2014-06-22 Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM A: Aperture Series 'Backlit Bristlecones' (5D Mark III)

2014-06-15 Up in the Mountains

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

2014-06-03 Tilt Shift Field Workshop June 12

2014-05-30 Nikon 58mm f/1.4G Aperture Series (DeChambeau 'Garage at Dusk', D800E)

2014-05-30 Nikon 58mm f/1.4G Aperture Series (DeChambeau Cottonwood Rounds, D800E)

2014-05-30 Nikon 58mm f/1.4G Aperture Series (DeChambeau Outbuilding at Dusk, D800E)

2014-05-29 4-Way Shootout: Nikon 58mm f/1.4G vs 50/1.4G, 50/1.8G, 50/1.2 AIS (D800E, DeChambeau Sidelit Barn)

2014-05-26 Tilt Shift Field Workshops

2014-05-22 Quick Trip by Air, Traveling Minimally: Laptop, Ricoh GR

2014-05-11 Ricoh GR: Close Range Shooting for Travel Needs?

2014-05-05 Reader Comment: Travel Cameras (Sigma DP Merrill, etc)

2014-04-30 Wide Aperture and Sharpness Workshop with Zeiss APO Lenses For Participants

2014-04-19 Diglloyd Photo Tours with Zeiss APO Lenses For Participants

2014-04-11 Nikon 50mm f/1.2 AIS Aperture Series, DeChambeau Sidelit Barn

2014-04-03 Diglloyd Photo Tours in June, August, September

2014-03-11 Shootout: Leica 28/2.8 Elmarit-M ASPH vs Leica 28/2 Summicron-M ASPH

2014-03-10 Shootout: Leica 28/2.8 Elmarit-M ASPH vs Leica 28/2 Summicron-M ASPH

2014-03-08 Leica 28m f/2.8 Elmarit-M ASPH: Death Valley Examples

2014-03-07 Leica 28m f/2 Summicron-M ASPH Aperture Series: Sharpness, examples

2014-03-03 Leica 24mm f/3.8 Elmar-M ASPH: Aperture Series 'DeChambeau Ranch House

2014-03-02 Leica 24mm f/3.8 Elmar-M ASPH: Aperture Series 'DeChambeau Yellow Wagon'

2014-02-28 Guide to Leica: Leica 18mm f/3.8 Super-Elmar-M ASPH, Aperture Series: Sidelit Barn at DeChambeau Ranch

2014-02-27 Guide to Leica: Leica 18mm f/3.8 Super-Elmar-M ASPH, Aperture Series: Backlit Cottonwood at DeChambeau Ranch

2014-02-18 Brook Trout Spawning

2014-02-04 Guide to Leica: Leica 180mm f/2.8 APO-Elmarit-R on Leica M240

2014-01-25 High Altitude Cold Cycling

2014-01-25 Yosemite Fire Followup

2013

2013-11-27 Sigma DP2 and DP3 Merrill: Aperture Series (Various)

2013-11-25 Leica 75mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH: Flare Examples

2013-11-24 Leica 75mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH: Aperture Series (DeChambeau Yellow Trailer)

2013-11-24 Sigma DP3 Merrill: Aperture Series (DeChambeau Barn)

2013-11-23 Leica 75mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH: Aperture Series (Two Aspen in Lundy Canyon + Grassy Log Waterfall)

2013-11-22 Pixel for Pixel, *Nothing* Beats a Sigma DP Merrill

2013-11-20 Leica 18mm f/3.8 Super-Elmar-M ASPH Aperture Series (M240, Lundy Canyon Sunstar)

2013-11-20 Reclusive Beaver Can’t Hide Its Tracks With Ice On the Pond

2013-11-19 Mono Lake Panorama with Leica 75mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH

2013-11-14 Nikon 50mm f/1.2 AIS Aperture Series, DeChambeau Ranch House, D800E

2013-11-13 Hartblei 80mm f/2.8 SuperRotator: Aperture Series (DeChambeau Outbuilding, D800E)

2013-11-12 Nikon AF-S 24mm f/1.4G: Aperture Series (Sidelit DeChambeau Barn, D800E)

2013-11-11 Leica 18mm f/3.8 Super-Elmar-M ASPH Aperture Series (M240, Beaver Pond in Lundy Canyon)

2013-11-09 Leica 18mm f/3.8 Super-Elmar-M ASPH

2013-11-08 Aggressive Brook Trout

2013-11-07 Friendly Weather, so Mountain Shooting

2013-10-31 Leica 280mm f/4 APO-Telyt-R Examples Leica M Typ 240, White Mountains

2013-10-22 Brook Trout Spawning

2013-10-18 White Mountain Peak, Oct 17

2013-10-15 Headed to the Mountains

2013-10-03 Eastern Sierra Nevada Weather and Travel Conditions, Now with Two Webcams

2013-09-11 Sigma DP3 Merrill in the Field (Bristlecone Graveyard)

2013-09-07 Yosemite Rim Fire: Tioga Pass Resort Closes Early (Sept 15)

2013-09-04 Leica X Vario: First Look At Image Quality (Pine Creek Waterfalls Aperture Series)

2013-09-03 Compared: Leica 24mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH vs 24mm f/3.8 Elmar-M ASPH

2013-09-02 Sony RX1R Aperture Series: Bristlecone at Late Dusk

2013-09-01 Sony RX1R: Examples Near the Pine Creek Tungsten Mine

2013-09-01 Sony RX1R: Extreme Dynamic Range (Outhouse Rainstorm Sunset)

2013-08-31 Sony RX1R: Bristlecone Sunset Aperture Series

2013-08-31 Sony RX1R: Plastic Tubing Aperture Series

2013-08-29 Back Home, Through and Past the Smoke (Yosemite Rim Fire Detour)

2013-08-28 Flat Tire in Silver Canyon

2013-08-26 Delayed Return, Still up in White Mountains

2013-08-18 Atop the Marmot Lookout at 12,800'

2013-08-16 Traveling (Mountains)

2013-08-14 Fujifilm X-E1 + Fujifilm XF 35mm f/1.4 Aperture Series (Bristlecone Graveyard)

2013-08-14 Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Distagon Examples (Fujifilm X-E1, Bristlecone Graveyard)

2013-08-13 Zeiss ZF.2 15mm f/2.8 Distagon as a Cross-Platform Lens (Leica M Typ 240)

2013-08-12 Leica 50mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH: Examples (Bristlecones)

2013-08-06 Ricoh GR: Close Range Portraits

2013-08-04 Leica 50/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH vs 50/0.95 Noctilux-M ASPH: Orange Bark Pine, Yosemite (Leica M240)

2013-07-31 Ricoh GR Bokeh, and Its Unusual Lens

2013-07-30 Paragliding Over the Sierra

2013-07-26 Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH: Glacial Erratics and Focus Placement (Leica M Typ 240)

2013-07-23 Exciting Find: 5063 Year Old *Living* Bristlecone Pine in White Mountains (My Favorite Haunt)

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

2013-07-22 Zeiss 25mm f/2 Distagon: Bristlecone Trunks (Nikon D800E)

2013-07-19 Compared: Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Distagon vs Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 (Fujifilm X-E1, Cabin #9 Bathroom)

2013-07-19 Fujifilm Fujinon 60mm f/2.4 Macro Aperture Series: Pot on Stove (Fujifilm X-E1)

2013-07-18 Fujifilm Fujinon 60mm f/2.4 Macro Aperture Series: Birchbark Box (Fujifilm X-E1)

2013-07-18 Fujifilm Fujinon 60mm f/2.4 Macro Aperture Series: Field and Stream (Fujifilm X-E1)

2013-07-17 Leica 50mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH: Tuolumne River Aperture Series (Leica M Typ 240)

2013-07-17 More Examples from the Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM S Varifocal Super Tele (Canon 5D Mark III)

2013-07-17 Ricoh GR: Examples at Tioga Pass Resort

2013-07-17 Ricoh GR: Examples at the Beach

2013-07-17 Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Performance at 300mm, Distance (Canon 5D Mark III)

2013-07-16 Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon: Eroding Bristlecone Giant (Nikon D800E)

2013-07-15 Shootout: Sigma DP1 Merrill vs Ricoh GR vs Fujifilm X-E1 (Bristlecone Graveyard)

2013-07-13 Field Curvature with the Leica 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux-M ASPH

2013-07-13 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar: Bristlecone Branches Bokeh (Nikon D800E)

2013-07-13 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar: Glacial Erratics in Meadow (Nikon D800E)

2013-07-13 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar: Glacial Erratics in Tuolumne River (Nikon D800E)

2013-07-12 Dawn in the White Mountains at 11,500'

2013-07-12 Ricoh GR: Dusk Among the Bristlecones

2013-07-11 Compared: Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Planar vs Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 and 18-55/2.8-4 (X-E1, Ellery Lake Green House)

2013-07-11 Fujifilm Fujinon 60mm f/2.4 Aperture Series (Ellery Lake Ponderosa Pine)

2013-07-08 Zeiss 25mm f/2 Distagon (Backlit Bristlecone)

2013-07-07 Compared: Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Distagon vs Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 (X-E1, Bristlecone)

2013-07-07 Does the Leica M Typ 240 Deliver More Detail than the Leica M9? (24mm f/3.8 Elmar-M ASPH)

2013-07-05 Does the Leica M Typ 240 Deliver More Detail than the Leica M9? (21mm f/3.4 Super-Elmar-M ASPH)

2013-07-05 Ricoh GR: Some Key Examples

2013-07-04 Ricoh GR: Highly Recommended

2013-07-04 Scouting Can Make the Shot

2013-07-03 50mm Compared: Noctilux, Summilux, APO-Summicron, Zeiss Planar (Leica M Typ 240, Lounge Chair)

2013-07-02 Ricoh GR Digital: More Examples, and Conclusions

2013-06-30 50mm Compared: Noctilux, Summilux, APO-Summicron, Zeiss Planar (Leica M Typ 240, Bristlecone Pine)

2013-06-30 Fujifilm XF 60mm f/2.4 on X-E1

2013-06-28 Leica 50mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH vs 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux-M ASPH

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

2013-06-20 Leica M Typ 240: Bristlecone and Stars

2013-06-20 Ricoh GR Digital Night Shooting

2013-06-19 Ricoh GR Digital: Examples

2013-06-18 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar in Harsh Daylight (Bristlecones)

2013-06-18 Zeiss 25mm f/2 Distagon in Harsh Daylight (Bristlecones)

2013-06-17 Ricoh GR Digital Night Shooting

2013-06-12 Eastern Sierra Nevada Weather and Travel Conditions

2013-06-11 Yosemite Spring Photo Tour — 1 Client

2013-05-28 Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Distagon: Examples (Alpine Creek, Sony NEX-7)

2013-05-18 Tioga Pass in Yosemite Is Open

2013-04-25 Sonora Pass through the Sierra Nevada is Now Open

2013-04-22 Tioga Pass in Yosemite Might Open around May 11

2013-04-03 Mini Travelogue: Leica M Monochrom in Pine Creek Canyon (Eastern Sierra)

2013-02-04 Movies — Eastern Sierra Landscapes

2013-01-13 Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM: Focus Bracketing Study (applicable to ANY brand camera or lens)

2013-01-05 Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon on Nikon D800E (Pine Creek Tungsten Mine Bldg)

2013-01-04 Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon on Nikon D800E (Pine Creek Tungsten Mine Bldg)

2013-01-03 Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar on Nikon D800E (Pine Creek Tungsten Mine Aerial)

2012

2012-12-15 Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM: Field Shooting Examples (Alpine Creek)

2012-11-02 Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II: Bokeh at f/2.8 Outdoors (Alpine Creek)

2012-10-22 Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon: Examples on D800E (White Mountains)

2012-10-21 Olympus 75mm f/1.8 ED Examples (Yosemite)

2012-10-21 Zeiss 18mm f/3.5 Distagon: Examples on D800E (White Mountains)

2012-10-14 Sigma DP1 Merrill Examples — Yosemite, White Mountains, Various, San Francisco

2012-10-12 Compared: 35mm Lenses for Leica M — Summilux, Summicron, Biogon

2012-10-12 Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH on Olympus OM-D E-M5 (De Chambeau Ranch)

2012-10-11 Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH on Olympus OM-D E-M5 (White Mountains)

2012-10-10 Zeiss 28mm f/2 Distagon vs Voigtlander Color-Skopar 28mm f/2.8 SL II (Nikon D800E, Pine Creek Tungsten Mine)

2012-10-07 Field Comparison: Nikon D600 vs Nikon D800E (Pine Creek Tungsten Mine)

2012-10-07 Field Comparison: Nikon D600 vs Nikon D800E (Pine Creek Tungsten Mine, Aerial View)

2012-09-28 Thoughts on Mirrorless Cameras For Travel, Cycling, All Around Use

2012-08-26 Olympus Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 ED Aperture Series (Bristlecones)

2012-08-26 Olympus Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 ED Aperture Series (More Bristlecones)

2012-08-22 Zeiss 18mm f/3.5 Distagon and 21mm f/2.8 Aperture Series on D800E (Tioga Pine)

2012-08-21 Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon Aperture Series (Tioga Pine)

2012-08-19 Back from Travel

2012-08-11 Olympus E-M5 + Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 ED

2012-08-09 Olympus E-M5 + 75mm f/1.8 ED (Bighorn Sheep in Silver Canyon)

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

2012-07-20 Photo Tour to White Mountains early August

2012-07-19 Zeiss 28mm f/2 Distagon Outdoor Portrait Examples

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

2012-07-13 Nikon D800E + Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon Examples

2012-07-01 Back from Yosemite

2012-06-23 Off to Yosemite for some Zeiss and Nikon and Canon Work (and Cycling)

2012-06-22 Why I Will Not Be Taking the MacBook Pro Retina Traveling With Me — Yet

2012-06-16 Photo Tour— Yosemite High Country

2012-06-05 Photo Tours— Yosemite High Country and/or Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

2012-05-04 Yosemite Hwy 120 Tioga Pass Will Open Monday May 7, 2012

2012-04-23 Fujifilm X-Pro1 Examples (Alpine Creek)

2012-03-21 480GB SSD for only $599 — GREAT for Lightroom Catalog, Travel Backup, etc

2012-03-18 Comparison: Zeiss 100/2 Makro Planar to Leica 100/2.8 APO, Nikon 105/2.8G

2012-03-14 A Few Shots from Death Valley

2012-03-05 Back From Death Valley

2012-03-02 Death Valley Drought

2012-02-21 Death Valley with Leica and Zeiss

2012-02-13 Death Valley Photo Tour

2012-01-14 Leica 21mm f/3.4 Super-Elmar-M ASPH Examples in White Mountains

2012-01-10 Yosemite Hwy 120 Tioga Pass is OPEN with NO SNOW — Ice Skate in a T-Shirt! Latest since 1933

2011

2011-12-26 Zeiss 25mm f/2 Distagon Compared to Canon 24mm f/1.4L II — Alpine Creek

2011-12-06 Fuji X100: Yosemite Controlled Burn

2011-12-05 Zeiss 25mm f/2 Distagon “Snowy Day” Examples Page Gone Missing, Now Back

2011-11-20 A Day’s Shooting in a White Mountains Snowstorm with the Zeiss 25mm f/2 Distagon

2011-11-19 Zeiss 25mm f/2.8 Distagon Aperture Series, Bristlecone Monolith

2011-11-17 Zeiss 25mm f/2 Distagon Aperture Series, Bristlecone Monolith

2011-11-15 Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon Examples (Fall Color, Bristlecones)

2011-10-23 Reader Comments on Spectacular Fall Color in Eastern Sierra

2011-10-22 Spectacular Fall Color in Eastern Sierra

2011-09-04 Photograph a Cycling Stage Race In the Eastern Sierra September 24-25

2011-09-02 Leica 50mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH Example Images in White Mountains

2011-08-02 Two September Photo Tours: Yosemite High Country and Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

2011-07-15 Flagrant Offroad Vehicle Damage at Patriarch Grove Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

2011-07-15 Photo Tour to Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in White Mountains July 25/26/27

2011-07-13 Back From Yosemite / White Mountains Trip

2011-07-05 Away to Yosemite

2011-06-29 Photo Tour to Yosemite July 5/6/7

2011-06-10 Photo Tours This Summer

2011-05-16 2011 Photo Tours To Yosemite — Update

2011-04-23 June 2011 Photo Tour to Yosemite and White Mountains

2011-02-25 Death Valley Survivor

2011-02-19 Away on Death Valley Photo Tour

2011-01-25 Death Valley National Park photo tour late February

2011-01-11 Zeiss 35mm f/2 Distagon examples

2010

2010-11-04 Reader comments on wilderness damage to Patriarch Grove in White Mountains

2010-10-25 Leica S2 review updated

2010-10-21 Yosemite with Leica S2 and Leica M9

2010-10-15 Yosemite with Leica S and Leica M

2010-10-11 Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4G review updated — full apertures series at Lembert Dome in Yosemite

2010-10-05 Back from Yosemite (Hasselblad H4D, Leica M9, Nikon 85/1.4G)

2010-06-18 Yosemite gusher

2010-06-14 Back from Yosemite / White Mountains

2010-06-14 Patriarch Grove, White Mountains, June snowstorm

2010-06-04 Crane Flat to Tioga Pass eg Hwy 120 open June 6 in Yosemite

2010-05-25 Yosemite and White Mountains

2010-05-21 Yosemite — plowing Highway 120 for the spring opening

2010-01-21 California Eastern Sierra weather reports online

2009

2009-10-06 Climbing Mt Dana in Yosemite

2009-10-05 Back from Yosemite high country — snowstorm!

2009-10-01 Off to Yosemite high country

2009-09-07 External Solid State Drive (SSD) for reliability when traveling

2009-07-15 Photo tour to California’s White Mountains

2009-06-30 Yosemite imagery

2009-06-28 Back from Yosemite

2009-06-25 More Yosemite June 26-28

2009-06-23 Back from Yosemite tour

2009-06-20 Off to Yosemite tour

2009-06-03 Infrared in Yosemite, Stitched

2009-05-20 Photo tour — Yosemite and White Mountains

2009-03-22 Art Wolfe Travels to the Edge

2008

2008-10-09 Visit the High Country of Yosemite in October

2008-09-01 Tip of the Day: Never go traveling without a backup camera

2008-03-23 Death Valley characters

2008-03-13 Exploring Death Valley updated

2008-03-12 Exploring Death Valley

2008-03-08 Death Valley

2008-03-07 Back from Death Valley

2008-02-29 Away to Death Valley

2008-02-15 Perfect time of year for Death Valley

2007

2007-10-29 Yosemite

2007-10-16 The Real Feel of Yosemite

2007-10-15 Climbing Yosemite’s Mt Dana

2007-10-14 Back from Yosemite

2007-07-06 White Mountains in infrared

2007-06-14 Back from eastern Sierra

2007-06-07 Off to eastern Sierra

2007-05-29 Low Sierra Nevada snowfall and bristlecone pines

2007-02-26 Snapshots on the run

2007-02-25 Back from Death Valley National Park

2007-02-18 Away to Death Valley National Park

2006

2006-10-31 Waxing autumn in Yosemite

2006-08-10 Caution traveling to the UK

2006-02-27 No flowers in Death Valley

2006-02-20 No updates while in Death Valley

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