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Panasonic S1R

High-resolution L-mount full-frame from Panasonic..

Panasonic Lumix S PRO 16-35mm f/4

Compact ultra-wide zoom lens for L-Mount..

Milvus 25mm f/1.4

Highest performing 25mm from Zeiss ever..

15mm f/2.8 Distagon

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

ZF.2/ZE 21mm f/2.8 Distagon

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

25mm f/2.8 Distagon

A gem with unusual close-focus..

50mm f/2 Makro-Planar

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

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..

100mm f/2 Makro-Planar

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

Canon RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM

Compact ultra-wide zoom..

Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S

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

Sony A1

Technological tour de force..

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..

Sony FE 50mm f/2.5 G

High performance, high speed..

Voigtlander FE 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Aspherical

High-grade manual focus normal lens..

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Superb ergonomic design in a compact camera..

Fujifilm XF 35mm f/2 R WR

Compact normal lens..

Fujifilm XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR

Medium-long fast telephoto..

Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 Distagon

Outstanding ultra wide angle performer..

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..

Leica M10 Monochrom

Leica M 40 megapixel monochrome sensor..

Leica Q (Typ 116)

24-megapixel fixed lens compact full-frame..

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

Leica’s widest prime lens..

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/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH

Leica’s fast 28mm..

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

Leica’s longer tele for Leica M..

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

Compact lens for portraiture or similar..

Leica 180mm f/2.8 APO-Elmarit-R

World’s best mid-range telephoto lens..

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..

Voigtlander M 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Aspherical

World-class performer for Leica M..

Blog posts, reverse chronological


2023-01-03 Lotsa Rain and Mud


2022-11-21 Hasselblad XCD 55mm f/2.5 Aperture Series: Oil and Gas Shed in Snowstorm (X2D)

2022-04-18 Fujifilm GF 35-70mm f/4.5-5.6 WR Examples: White Mountains Post Snowstorm

2022-02-10 Schneider Kreuznach LS 150mm f/2.8 IF Aperture Series: Clearing Snowstorm, Lundy Canyon View to Mono Lake (PhaseOne IQ4 150)

2022-02-04 Phase One IQ4: Stitching For Broader Field of View, Higher Resolution + Reader Comment

2022-02-03 Voigtlander M 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Aperture Series: Winter Rose (Leica M11)


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

2021-12-12 Western Mountaineering Flash XR Down Jacket

2021-03-26 Shootout: Sony FE 50/2.5G vs Sony 50/1.4 ZA vs Voigtlander FE 50/2 APO-Lanthar — Teak Bench

2021-01-15 Leica 28mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH Aperture Series: Waning Sun on Aspen Winter Wonderland, Lundy Canyon (Leica M10 Monochrom)

2021-01-02 Leica M10 Monochrom Examples: Eureka Dunes on the Winter Solstice


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

2020-03-26 Today’s Weather in Alabama Hills

2020-03-23 Today’s Weather in Alabama Hills

2020-02-29 Phase One IQ4 with Schneider Kreuznach LS 150mm f/2.8 Aperture Series: Cottonwood Tree Glowing in Winter Shade


2019-11-26 First Major Storm Hits Northern California, Sort of Crummy Timing for Me

2019-11-06 Weather in Eastern Sierra is Exceptional, Idyllic

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

2019-07-15 Lundy Canyon Resident Beaver Made it Through Winter + Sow and Cub (black bear)

2019-02-07 Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon Examples: Snowstorm Lundy Canyon (Nikon D850)

2019-02-06 Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon Aperture Series: Sprinter in Snowstorm (Nikon D850)

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)


2018-12-01 Zeiss Milvus 15mm f/2.8 Aperture Series: Sprinter Van in Clearing Snowstorm, White Mountain Road (Nikon D850)

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

2018-07-17 Gear for the Mountains

2018-07-16 Don’t Slip and Break a Hip: Five Ten 'Camp Four GTX' Hiking and Approach Shoe and/or Winter Shoes Four You?

2018-04-20 Morning Snowstorm follows Gorgeous Evening Sunset at Canyons Overlook, Zion National Park

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


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

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

2017-10-03 Gear for the Mountains

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

2017-03-05 A Cold Day in .... until the Fujifilm GFX 50s Works Properly?

2017-01-18 Fujifilm GFX 50 Megapixel Medium Format Announced: Hi-Res Display Wonder (EVF, Rear LCD, Top Panel)


2016-10-24 Early Winter in the Sierra

2016-10-18 Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L III

2016-09-19 Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: Major Improvements and New Features

2016-09-19 Fujifilm GFX 50S Disrupts the Medium Format (and 35mm) Marketplace

2016-02-19 Reader Comment: Sony A7R II in Extreme Cold

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

2016-01-13 Leica 180mm f/2.8 APO-Elmarit-R Aperture Series: Pines in Heavy Snowstorm (A7R II)


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

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

2015-10-30 Yosemite Snowstorm: the Day After

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

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

2015-10-04 The Perfect Storm, White Mountains

2015-10-01 Reader Inquiry: Zeiss Batis Weather Sealing

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

2015-09-15 Reader Comment: Weather Sealing on Zeiss Milvus vs Zeiss Otus

2015-08-31 Gear for the Mountains

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)

2015-06-13 Sony FE 28mm f/2 Aperture Series: Gnarled Stump in Snowstorm, Hoover Wilderness (Sony A7R)

2015-06-10 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar Aperture Series: Pine by Creek in Heavy Snowstorm

2015-06-06 Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 and 85mm f/1.8: Snowstorm in the Hoover Wilderness Examples/Narrative

2015-06-04 Snowstorm in the Hoover Wilderness (with Zeiss Batis, Sony 28/2)

2015-05-20 Does the Nikon D810 Have a Problem in Sub-Freezing Temperatures? Or is it the card or something else?

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

2015-04-22 Zeiss Announces 'Batis' line: Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon and Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar

2015-04-22 Pentax K3 II: Out-Innovating Nikon and Canon


2014-11-16 Zeiss 55/1.4 APO-Distagon Aperture Series: Glacial Blue, Winter’s Icy Hint (Nikon D810)

2014-10-22 The Weather Window About to Close, I’m Heading to the Mountains with Zeiss Loxia 35/2 and 50/2, Nikon 20/1.8

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

2014-09-02 Zeiss Loxia: Manual Focus All Metal Build Lenses for Mirrorless Full Frame

2014-08-03 External Power with Solar Charger for Sigma DP Merrill

2014-04-14 Pentax 645Z 51-Megapixel Medium Format DSLR, 13 Pentax Lenses Now Avail in USA


2013-12-21 Sony A7R vs Sony A7

2013-11-16 Not So Warm After All. But the Idyllic Pause Before Winter

2013-11-15 Unseasonally Warm Weather and 7 Lenses to Shoot = Back to Mountains

2013-11-07 Friendly Weather, so Mountain Shooting

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

2013-08-05 Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar: Weathered Branches / Red Flowers (Canon 5D Mark III)

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

2013-06-10 With a Little Luck, a June Snow Storm?

2013-02-17 With the Upgrade in Lens Performances, What About Canon 6D vs Leica M Typ 240 / M240 ?


2012-01-20 Zeiss Guide: Zeiss 25/2 Distagon Aperture Series (Bush in Snowstorm)


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

2011-11-08 Zeiss 25mm f/2 — Ideal Focal Length for Landscape


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

2010-10-09 Stormy weather

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

2010-03-07 Signs of Spring in Winter

2010-01-21 California Eastern Sierra weather reports online


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


2008-01-24 Clearing snow storm

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