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Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R

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

Pentax K-1

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

Pentax HD DA 24-70mm f/2.8 SDM ED

Bread and butter zoom lens..

Pentax HD FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW

All-new high performance design..

Canon 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

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

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art

High performance mid-range zoom..

Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Sigma’s fast high performance wide angle..

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

Sigma’s fast an flexible moderate super telephoto..

Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye Zoom

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

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 800mm f/5.6L IS Super Telephoto

A review of Canon’s 800m f/5.6L IS super telephoto, with high performance that demands technical mastery to use well..

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-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

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

Rokinon 24mm f/3.5 Tilt-Shift Lens

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

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 135mm f/2

An Otus, in effect. Milvus garb for the 135/2 APO, with improved lens coatings on one element. See the ZF.2/ZE 135/2 review pages..

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) .

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

Ultra high performance apochromatic normal lens, first in the Otus line..

100mm f/2 Makro-Planar

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

Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G

Compact ultra-wide angle lens..

Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art

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

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art

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

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 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 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..

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..

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 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 X Vario

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

Panoramas with the iPhone 6s Plus

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

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..

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 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 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/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 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..


Blog posts, reverse chronological

2020

2020-05-03 Sony FE 20mm f/1.8G Examples: Alabama Hills and Inyo National Forest

2020-04-16 Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Aperture Series @ 70mm: View Past Lone Pine Campground to White Mountains (Sony A7R IV)

2019

2019-12-11 Schneider Kreuznach LS 80mm f/2.8 Aperture Series: View to White Mountains from Summit of Eureka Dunes (Phase One IQ4)

2019-10-27 Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 Examples: White Mountains Bristlecones (Sony A7R IV)

2019-10-13 Various Zeiss Milvus and Zeiss Otus Lenses Now with Monochrome Examples from Nikon D850

2019-08-17 Good Morning From 11700' near Patriarch Grove + Fujifilm GFX100 vs Fujifilm GFX 50S/R

2019-03-17 Pentax HD FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM Examples: White Mountains (Pentax K1 II)

2019-03-16 Pentax HD FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW Aperture Series: View South Over Fresh Snow on White Mountains to Deep Springs (Pentax K1 II)

2019-03-15 Pentax HD FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW Examples: Late Day and Night, White Mountains (Pentax K1 II)

2019-03-15 Pentax HD D FA 24-70mm f/2.8 SDM ED Aperture Series @ 24mm: Sunset over Snowy Landscape, White Mountains View to Sierra Nevada (Pentax K-1 II)

2019-03-13 Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art Aperture Series @ 24mm: Alabama Hills Rainstorm Creek (Nikon D850)

2019-03-07 Shootout: Zeiss Otus 28/1.4 vs Sigma 28/1.4A: Alabama Hills Creek to White Mountains (Nikon D850)

2018

2018-12-01 Hasselblad HC 120mm f/4 II Examples: Cottonwood Basin, White Mountains

2018-11-22 Black Horse and Earth Shadow, White Mountains

2018-09-22 Patriarch Grove in the White Mountains: Steadily Being Trashed

2017

2017-11-05 Good Evening, from 11-6

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

2016

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

2016-01-28 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)

2015

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

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

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 First Snowstorm of the Season, White Mountains

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

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

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

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

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

2015-06-01 White Mountains Melt

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

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

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

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

2014

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

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

2014-09-30 Returning from Trip

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

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

2014-01-25 High Altitude Cold Cycling

2013

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

2013-10-15 Headed to the Mountains

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2013-06-20 Ricoh GR Digital Night Shooting

2012

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

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 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)

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

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

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

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

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

2011

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

2011-10-04 Canon 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye Zoom

2011-09-05 Reader Says “WOW” With the Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon

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

2011-08-08 Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon For Landscape Photography

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

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

2010

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

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

2010-06-14 Back from Yosemite / White Mountains

2010-05-25 Yosemite and White Mountains

2010-05-16 Summer 2010 Photo Tours

2009

2009-11-14 Back from mountain trip with Leica M9, etc

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

2009-06-18 Hatchlings at 12,000 feet with the ZF 50/2

2009-06-03 Infrared in Yosemite, Stitched

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

2007

2007-07-06 White Mountains in infrared

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

2006

2006-10-31 Waxing autumn in Yosemite

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