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Nikon D800E vs D800

D800E supplement and comparisons with Nikon D800..

Nikon D800 Monochrome Conversion by

D800 with the RGB Bayer matrix removed for a true monochrome sensor..

Nikon Df

Full-frame 16 megapixel Retro Style DSLR..

Nikon D3s

Nikon D3s low-light versatile DSLR..

Sony A900

The 24.6 megapixel Sony A900 digital SLR is compared with Canon’ top-of-the-line 21.1MP EOS 1Ds Mark III. A field report including two comparisons with the Canon 1Ds Mark IIII, example images in color and black and white, and the Zeiss ZA 135mm f/1.8 Sonnar. Anti-Shake (SteadyShot) is assessed, as is noise behavior..

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VR II

Ultra fast 200mm with gorgeous bokeh and high resolving power..

Nikon vs Canon: noise and sharpness

Nikon vs Canon: Noise and Sharpness.

Voigtlander 40mm f/2.8 SL II Color-Skopar

Ultra compact normal lens..

Shift Lenses for Nikon and Canon

[Older material, but still relevant]. Shift lens performance of Nikon/Canon/Schneider/Olympus on various cameras..

Historical perspective on digital technology.

The rapid evolution of digital imaging quality..

Stimulating your photographic creativity

Approaches to making fresh new images..

Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG HSM Art

Wide angle to telephoto all purpose zoom..

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Sigma’s best portrait lens..

Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art

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

Coastal Optics 60mm f/4 UV-VIS-IR APO Macro

A superlative multi-spectral lens with perfect color correction..

Nikon AF-S 28mm f/1.8G

A fast moderate wide angle lens with some practical difficulties..

Nikon AF-S 105mm f/1.4E ED

Nikon’s best-ever f/1.4 lens?.

Fujifilm GF 50mm f/3.5 R LM WR

Slightly wide compact normal lens equivalent to 41mm f/2.9..

Milvus 35mm f/1.4

Highest performing 35mm from Zeiss ever..

Milvus 50mm f/2M

The classic 50/2 Makro-Planar improved..

Milvus 85mm f/1.4

Outstanding build and optical quality in a medium tele..

Milvus 100mm f/2M

The classic 100/2 Makro-Planar improved..


Start here to best utilize this guide..

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..

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..

135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar

Beautiful bokeh, razor sharp, superb color correction..

Zeiss LensSpire Articles

Articles written for

Travel and Places

Out of the way places and wonders..

Outdoor Adventures

Fishing and fun..

Subjective Lens Qualities

Also known as shading..

Misc Reviews

Miscellaneous reviews..

Dell U3224KB 6K Display

Awesome 21-megapixel display..

Dell 4K UltraHD UP2414Q

A jaw-dropping visual experience for video or stills..

NEC Wide-Gamut Displays for Photographers

See the color that is really there!.

NEC 4K Ultra HD PA322UHD Professional Display

A expansive and accurate visual experience for video or stills..

NEC 4K Ultra HD EA244UHD

Another jaw-dropping visual experience for video or stills..

Software issues.

[ARCHIVE] Software and related for photographers..

Photo Tips

Photography Hints and Tips..

Grab Bag

Various articles..

Viewfinder and LCD Viewing Aids

Accurate focus and ease for your eyes..

Coastal Optics 60mm f/4 UV-VIS-IR APO Macro

A reference lens for color correction..

Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S

Ultra-wide fast zoom..

Nikon NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8

Ultra-wide zoom lens..

Nikon NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8

Ultra-wide zoom lens..

Sony Alpha A7R II

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

Sony Alpha A7 II

Sensor stabilized 24MP full-frame..

Sony FE 28mm f/2

Fast wide angle..

Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 Distagon ZA

Fast and gorgeous moderate wide angle Zeiss design..

Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA

Fast high performance normal lens of Zeiss design..

Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Sonnar

Compact normal lens for full-frame Sony mirrorless..

Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM

Top-grade medium telephoto..

Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM

Razor sharp medium telephoto with apodization filter..

Voigtlander Z 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Aspherical

High-grade manual focus normal lens..

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 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar

Comapact ultra-wide zoom for Sony full frame mirrorless..

Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM

Premiere mid-range zoom for Sony full frame mirrorless.

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS

Barely good-enough 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.

Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6

Special effect lens..

Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro

Extreme wide angle macro lens for Sony mirrorless..

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..

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..


Stunningly high image quality in a 20MP point and wide range zoom..

Fujifilm X-Pro1

Interchangeable lenses on a 16MP APS-C sensor.

Sony NEX-7 and NEX-5N

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

Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 for Sony NEX

Moderate wide angle for Sony NEX..

Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 Distagon

Outstanding ultra wide angle 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..

Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Planar

Normal lens for Sony NEX or Fujifilm X..

Zeiss Touit 50mm f/2.8M

Moderate telephoto macro lens for Sony NEX or Fujifilm X. Useful on full frame too!.

Blog posts, reverse chronological


2023-08-06 Dusk at the Big Hump, White Mountains

2023-06-23 Lundy Canyon: Massive Avalanche Damage from Winter of 2022/2023 —  Trees Sheared-Off Like Toothpicks

2023-06-18 Display Calibration over HDMI?


2022-12-16 NEC Might Have a Few NEC PA302W Displays at a Very Low Price


2020-08-09 Sony A7R IV Monochrome Conversion by

2020-05-12 Work from Home: Apple iMac 5K, and What to Get With It

2020-05-12 Work from Home: Apple MacBook Pro, and What to Get With It

2020-05-12 Work from Home: Mac Pro deal, and what to get with it

2020-03-28 Fujifilm GF 50mm f/3.5 R LM WR Examples: Alabama Hills (Fujifilm GFX100)


2019-11-14 Nasty Surprise with Apple Software Update: NEC PA302W will no longer Work (UPDATE: how to fix it)

2019-08-06 Reader Comment: Sony’s Powerhouse Strategy

2019-02-15 My Workhorse NEC PA302W Wide Gamut Professional Display is Discontinued — Get One While Available


2018-08-15 Back in 2001 the Nikon D1X Went to Mt Whitney; Here in 2018 the Hasselblad X1D Gets Its Shot

2018-08-15 Constant Innovation and Product Refresh Pays Off for Sony

2018-07-04 OWC Express 4M2: 4-Slot M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure

2018-02-14 What Can an iMac Pro 18 Core Do? Coming Next Week to Find Out

2018-01-15 What Can an iMac Pro 18 Core Do?


2017-12-28 Reader Question: Connecting a Mini DisplayPort or DisplayPort Screen to the 2017 iMac 5K or iMac Pro (or 2016/2017 MacBook Pro)

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

2017-04-21 Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS — Portraits

2017-02-09 WPPI Deals at B&H Photo

2017-01-30 Reader Question: Hasselblad X1D Leaf Shutter and Fill Flash (and Ricoh GR)

2017-01-15 Eagles, 2004


2016-12-30 Off Topic: the Year in Trout, 2016

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

2016-10-07 The Resident Bald Eagle Swoops and Grabs a Moribund Rainbow Trout at Saddlebag Lake

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

2016-09-29 Eastern Sierra Fall Color Update

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

2016-09-09 Sony 50mm f/1.4 ZA: Examples in Hall Natural Area at Dusk

2016-09-07 Dead and Dying

2016-08-29 Close Range with the Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8

2016-08-28 Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2M: Streamside Macro

2016-08-25 Sony 50mm f/1.4 ZA: Gorgeous Rendering

2016-08-24 Season Changing Even as Flowers Bloom

2016-08-13 diglloydTools IntegrityChecker Java Version: Finds Duplicates, Saved me 100GB!

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

2016-03-09 Death Valley Flower Status


2015-12-06 Examples: Rokinon FE 12mm f/2.8 Fisheye on Sony A7R II

2015-11-30 Rokinon FE 12mm f/2.8 Fisheye on Sony A7R II

2015-11-02 Sunrise Brings an Alaskan Cold Front

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

2015-10-30 Yosemite Snowstorm: the Day After

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

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

2015-10-04 Shooting Zeiss ZF.2 Lenses on the Sony A7R II

2015-10-04 Steaming Trout in a Dutch Oven over Campfire

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

2015-09-13 A Visit to Zeiss, and back

2015-09-10 Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.4 Anchor a Gorgeous New Lens Line

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

2015-06-10 Announced: Sony RX10 Mark II, Sony RX100 Mark IV

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

2015-05-31 Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 and 85mm f/1.8 in the Field

2015-03-01 The Camera for Cycling

2015-02-28 Oversampling for Image Quality: 109 Megapixel Sony RX100 tulips


2014-11-24 Cleaning a Computer Display

2014-10-31 Last Light

2014-10-26 Pine Creek to Pine Lake

2014-10-24 Nikon 20mm f/1.8G: Might be Nikon’s Best Ever Wide Angle

2014-06-16 Metabones SpeedBooster: 9.8mm f/2 Ultra Wide on Sony A6000

2014-05-02 Zeiss Touit 50mm f/2.8M: Aperture Series at 1:12: 'Forest Floor Debris', and More


2013-12-19 Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 Sonnar Arrived

2013-11-28 A 36-megapixel Pure Monochrome Camera (Modified Nikon D800)

2013-09-04 NEC PA302W LED-Backlit 30-Inch Wide Gamut Display

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

2013-08-10 Nikon’s Camera Sales for Q1, 2013

2013-05-24 From 2004 to 2013 and D2H to D800: Things Have Improved! (D2H, Eagles)

2013-05-19 Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Planar: Evening on the High Line in NYC

2013-04-30 Sony DSC-RX100: a Terrific Combination of Features

2013-03-30 Spring Green with the Nikon D7100

2013-01-25 Metabones Speed Booster Initial Impressions


2012-11-29 Shootout: Sigma DP2 Merrill vs Sony DSC-RX100

2012-09-09 Sony RX100: Examples, Ideal Exposure for RAW, Conclusions

2012-09-09 Sony RX100: Adobe Camera RAW 7.2 RC Distortion Correction = FORCED ON

2012-08-28 Sony RX100 RAW File Conversion with Adobe Camera RAW

2012-08-19 Sensor Photosite Density on the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

2012-08-19 Reviewed: 20-Megapixel Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

2012-08-12 Views from a Bike: Sony RX100

2012-07-01 Back from Yosemite

2012-04-02 Fuji X100 as a Great Cycling Camera

2012-01-21 Sony NEX-7 + Sony 24mm f/1.8 Sonnar Examples — Close Range

2012-01-15 Reader Wonders About Nikon D4 High ISO Performance


2011-12-28 Sony NEX-7 — Reader Comments on Images and Commentary

2011-12-27 Sony NEX-7 First Look

2011-07-14 Sony NEX-5 With 16mm lens, Leica M

2011-02-28 New NEC PA301W 30" Wide Gamut Display


2010-11-19 Persistence pays off

2010-06-22 NEC 27" 2560 X 1440 wide gamut color display

2010-02-27 Gone fishin’ (not this year)


2009-12-03 Nikon D3s— see-in-the-dark game-changing marvel


2008-09-25 California Buckeye nuts

2008-07-10 Nikon 24/3.5 tilt/shift first impressions

2008-06-29 Sunflower beauty

2008-03-08 Death Valley

2008-02-17 Nikon D3 and backfocus

2008-01-23 Coastal Optics 60/4 APO macro in color

2008-01-20 Shape and color

2008-01-18 Coastal Optics 60mm f/4 UV/VIS/IR APO macro (more)

2008-01-16 Coastal Optics 60mm f/4 UV/VIS/IR APO macro


2007-12-09 Nikon D3 examples

2007-12-05 Followup on Nikon D3 aliasing

2007-12-04 Nikon D3 —California Buckeye nuts

2007-12-04 Nikon Capture NX sharpening bug!

2007-12-02 Nikon D3 and 180/2.8 IF-ED

2007-11-06 Fuji F50 infrared

2007-05-30 Random shots

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