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Expose To The Right (ETTR)

Maximizing image quality, dynamic range, minimizing digital noise. .

How to Test A Lens

How to verify a good sample and assess all aspects of lens performance..

Nikon D850

The best becomes better..

Nikon D810

Improvements on the workhorse D800E..

Nikon D800 / D800E Image Quality Best Practices

Image quality best practices and how-to with the Nikon D800/D800E..

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 D3s

Nikon D3s low-light versatile DSLR..

Nikon D3x 24.4-megapixel DSLR review

Includes: D3x resolution comparisons (res chart) with Nikon D3, Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, resolution comparison on outdoor shot with Nikon D3, large examples, large wildlife examples, Nikon 200mm f/2 VR on D3x, long exposure noise ISO series, D3x sensitivity on diffraction, D3x dynamic range at ISO 100 vs ISO 50, D3x vs D3 color and noise..

Canon 1D Mark IV

Canon 1D Mark IV 16-megapixel DSLR..

Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Extraordinary optical efforts for outstanding performance..

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Extraordinary optical efforts for class-leading performance?.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G

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

VIO POV.HD 1080p Helmet Camera

A helmet-mountable HD video camera for sports or action or underwater..

Milvus 21mm f/2.8

The classic 21/2.8 Distagon improved..

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) .

25mm f/2.8 Distagon

A gem with unusual close-focus..

35mm f/2 Distagon

Balance and poise..

Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon

Fast high performance APO wide angle..

Otus 100mm f/1.4 APO-Sonnar

Razor sharp with gorgeous bokeh..

100mm f/2 Makro-Planar

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

Filters

Filter know-how and spectral transmission..

Misc Reviews

Miscellaneous reviews..

Photo Tips

Photography Hints and Tips..

Infrared

Beyond deep red, seeing the invisible..

Infrared Cameras Compared

Infrared Cameras Compared: Fuji S3 Pro UVIR, Nikon D70-IR, Canon EOS 5D-IR ..

Nikon D200 vs D2x

Vintage 2006 comparative review of Nikon D200 vs Nikon D2x..

Canon EOS R

Canon’s first full-frame mirrorless..

Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM

High speed portrait lens optimized for Canon mirrorless..

Nikon Z7 Overview, Setup, General

Setup, IBIS performance, focusing..

Nikon Z7 Image Quality

Image quality..

Sony Alpha A7R II

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

Menus and Button Setup

How to configure the camera for serious shooting..

Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art

Macro lens also excellent for all-around shooting..

Fujifilm Finepix X100

The best compact big-sensor digital camera yet?.

Nikon Coolpix A

Fixed 28mm lens with APS-C sensor free of anti-aliasing blur with wonderful color..

Ricoh GR

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

Olympus OM-D E-M1

A worthy upddate to the E-M5 with pro-grade build quality..

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Superb ergonomic design in a compact camera..

Fujifilm X-Pro1

Interchangeable lenses on a 16MP APS-C sensor.

Fujifilm X-Pro2

Fujifilm's 24MP APS-C offering..

Sony NEX-7 and NEX-5N

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

Panoramas with the iPhone 6s Plus

Shooting + post processing tips with high-res examples..

Leica X2

Leica’s large-sensor 'affordable' compact camera..

Sigma Photo Pro Software 5.x

Sigma’s raw file processing software, version 5.x..

Sigma sd Quattro

Mirrorless Sigma Quattro sensor with interchangeable lenses..

Sigma dp2 Quattro

45mm f/2.8 equivalent FOV lens..

Sigma DP2 Merrill

45mm f/2.8 equivalent lens on APS-C sensor..


Blog posts, reverse chronological

2019

2019-07-11 Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L: Evaluating White Balance and Tint When Stopping Down

2019-05-06 White Balance and Tint for Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 APO-Sonnar in Adobe Camera Raw — Differs for f/1.4

2019-04-04 Panasonic S1R: White Balance and Tint in Adobe Camera Raw

2019-03-07 Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM: Substantial Difference in White Balance / Tint for f/1.4 vs Stopped-Down (Nikon D850)

2018

2018-12-01 Reader Comment: White Balance

2018-11-03 Reader Question: Canon RF 50/1.2L USM vs Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon Plus White Balance and Tint

2018-10-21 Nikon Z7: White Balance and Tint in Adobe Camera Raw using Datacolor SpyderCHECKER (Mountain Morning Shade)

2018-10-16 Nikon Z7: White Balance and Tint in Adobe Camera Raw using Datacolor SpyderCHECKER (Mountain Mid-Day Autumn Sun)

2018-10-16 Canon EOS R: White Balance and Tint in Adobe Camera Raw using Datacolor SpyderCHECKER

2018-08-29 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 White Balance and Tint in Mid-Morning Sunlight with Adobe Camera Raw

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

2018-07-20 White Balance and Tint in Adobe Camera Raw for Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art on Sony A7R III in Mid-Day Sun

2017

2017-10-12 Nikon D850: White Balance and Tint with Color Checker Card, ISO 31 and ISO 64 Compared

2017-08-26 Nikon D850: Natural White Balance Option, Active D-Lighting, HDR

2017-07-04 Leica M10 White Balance and Tint in Photoshop/ACR

2016

2016-10-09 Sigma dp0 and dp1 Quattro: Razor Sharp Detail

2016-06-20 Leica SL vs M240: Lens Corrections and Color Rendering with M Lenses

2016-06-19 Evaluating White Balance and Tint for Leica SL and Leica M240 with DataColor SpyderCHECKR with 3 Lenses

2016-03-26 Fujifilm X-Pro2: How Good is White Balance?

2016-01-28 White Balance and Tint for Canon 5DS R in Adobe Camera Raw in Overcast Daylight

2016-01-09 LED Lighting Reviewed: Cineo Matchbox and Dracast LED 500

2016-01-03 Leica SL: White Balance and Tint in Adobe Camera Raw

2015

2015-11-07 Accurate Color from a Lab and Printing on Canvas

2015-08-09 Sony A7R II: White Balance and Tint in Adobe Camera Raw

2014

2014-08-04 Nikon D810 vs D800E at ISO 3200, and is the D810 Sharper than the D800E? White Balance Diff?

2014-06-25 Nikon Announces D810

2013

2013-10-11 iPhone 5s White Balance and Using JPEG vs DNG

2013-10-10 Leica Updates Firmware for M Typ 240

2013-09-25 Lupine Betty TL2 4500-Lumen Flashlight + Betty R for Cycling and Night-Time Photography

2013-07-17 Leica M Typ 240: White Balance and Tint in Sunlight, and Which Profile in ACR?

2013-07-02 Ricoh GR Digital: White Balance and Tint (Portrait)

2013-07-02 Adobe Camera Raw White Balance and Tint with Ricoh GR (and maybe other brands?)

2013-06-27 Leica M Typ 240: White Balance and Tint in Sunlight

2013-03-06 Sigma Photo Pro: Setting White Balance

2013-01-22 UPDATE: Filtration for Lupine Betty R LED Lamphead: Double Duty as Photography Light

2013-01-14 Lupine Betty R LED Lamphead: Double Duty as Photography Light

2012

2012-10-21 Why Don’t Digital Cameras Offer a Perfect ETTR exposure?

2012-04-22 Fujifilm X-Pro1 Review

2012-01-05 Sony NEX-7: Color Shift Across Apertures

2010

2010-05-27 Do filters degrade image quality or do they have no effect?

2009

2009-05-21 Spyder Cube for white balance and exposure

2009-05-09 Spyder Cube for white balance and exposure

2008

2008-07-09 White balance for night scenes

2008-06-23 Nikon D3 white balance

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