Digital capture technology is discrete, and not the same as film..
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2018-12-01 Reader Comment: White Balance
2018-10-06 Nikon Z7: RAW vs JPEG
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2018-03-07 2017 iMac Pro: RAW to JPEG
2017-10-04 Mercedes Sprinter: Electric Heating Options
2017-08-27 Mercedes Sprinter: Roof/Ceiling Fan
Examples of Focus Stacking..
Understanding lateral chromatic aberration (color fringing)..
Understanding Longitudinal (Axial) chromatic aberration (LOCA)..
An introduction to digital workflow and best practices..
Working with Photoshop for raw conversion and more..
Tips for processing high dynamic range images..
Maximizing image quality, dynamic range, minimizing digital noise.
The best becomes better..
Oustanding image quality, but with some limitations..
Improvements on the workhorse D800E..
36 megapixels in a compact full-frame DSLR..
Image quality best practices and how-to with the Nikon D800/D800E..
D800E supplement and comparisons with Nikon D800..
D800 with the RGB Bayer matrix removed for a true monochrome sensor..
Nikon’s pro-body high speed low light wonder..
High speed big brick shooter..
18 megapixel big black brick, Canon’s top of the line DSLR..
22 megapixel successor to the popular 5D Mark II..
50 megapixel successor to the 22 megapixel Canon 5D Mark III..
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..
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..
Noise performance of early 2009’ premier digital SLRs. ISOs from 50 through 25600, dark area noise, noise reduction effects, noise versus resolution. Can more smaller pixels beat fewer large ones?.
Nikon vs Canon: Noise and Sharpness.
Evaluates performance of the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR on the Nikon D3. Comparison with the Nikon 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF..
Canon’s compact high-performance 24mm prime..
Do Canon’s 1.4X and 2X version III tele extenders offer image quality at reasonable apertures?.
Extraordinary optical efforts for outstanding performance..
Sigma’s fast high performance normal lens..
Extraordinary optical efforts for class-leading performance?.
Sigma’s fast an flexible moderate super telephoto..
Nikon’s High Performance Moderately-Priced 50mm..
A superlative multi-spectral lens with perfect color correction..
Canon’s premium mid-range zooms..
A fast moderate wide angle lens with some practical difficulties..
State of the art design in a fast 85mm lens..
Compact and lightweight travel-friendly telephoto..
Relatively compact super-telephoto zoom..
A review of Canon’s 200mm f/2L mini super telephoto. Not just for sports, it makes a great landscape lens..
Exploring the 16mm fisheye for landscape photography, and correcting fisheye distortion..
Tips on getting the best results..
Image quality assessments..
High performance moderate wide angle.
Performance both in the field and controlled conditions..
Tips on Getting the Best Results..
- Adobe Camera Raw Conversion Settings, SpyderCHECKR: Overcast Rainy Day Lighting
- Adobe Camera Raw Conversion Settings, SpyderCHECKR: Mid-Morning Sunlight
- ISO 3200 Highlight Destruction in ACR vs Hasselblad Phocus and Iridient Developer (Dolls)
- Shooting at ISO 400/800/1600 vs ISO 100 Pushed (Dolls)
- Increase Image Quality by Optimal Exposure (ETTR, Dolls)
A price/performance breakthrough?.
High end image quality, but what about lenses?.
A variety of 645 lens tests on the 645D.
How does Leica’s medium format entry measure up in ergonomics, image quality, etc?.
Visible spectrum, cameras, color space, infrared vs. color & examples..
Infrared camera choices with examples.
All about shooting in infrared..
Unique challenges of digital infrared..
What to do after you shoot..
The classic 100/2 Makro-Planar improved..
Ultra high performance in an extreme wild wide angle lens..
A brilliant, but also colorful character..
Brilliant imaging, even wide open, but with a few quirks. (Review in progress) .
Ultra high performance with a fast aperture..
An artist’s drawing tool..
Brilliant imaging in a compact package..
Versatility in a “normal” lens and macro too!.
Fast high performance APO wide angle..
Rendering style, bokeh and beauty..
Rendering style, bokeh and 'transparency' without peer..
King of bokeh! Corner-to-corner sharpness, world class..
Articles written for Lenspire.ZEISS.com..
Articles written for MediumFormat.com..
How to stay comfortable and safe in the outdoor..
What to look for in a binocular, plus reviews..
Out of the way places and wonders..
Good stuff and not so good stuff..
[ARCHIVE] Software and related for photographers..
Zeiss ZF.2 and Zeiss ZE Lenses For Canon and Nikon.
Setup, IBIS performance, focusing..
- White Balance and Tint in Adobe Camera Raw (Mid-Day Sunny, Mountains @ 6000 ft)
- White Balance and Tint in Adobe Camera Raw (Early Morning Shade, Mountains @ 8800 ft)
- RAW vs Camera JPEG
- ISO 64 to ISO 25600 (Juniper over Defunct Beaver Pond)
- Long Exposure: ISO 400 at 30 Seconds vs ISO 64 at 272 Seconds
Blackout-free 20 fps speed demon..
Attention to details: a big upgrade over the A7R..
How to configure the camera for serious shooting..
Fast high performance normal lens of Zeiss design..
Compact moderate wide angle for Sony mirrorless..
Compact normal lens for full-frame Sony mirrorless..
Razor sharp medium telephoto with apodization filter..
Macro lens also excellent for all-around shooting..
Premiere telephoto zoom for Sony full frame mirrorless.
Wide angle lens adapted from DSLR, native E-mount, all manual..
Use Leica M lenses on a digital back designed for them..
The best compact big-sensor digital camera yet?.
Fixed 28mm lens with APS-C sensor free of anti-aliasing blur with wonderful color..
Razor sharp 28mm lens on APS-C sensor and outstanding usability and features..
- White Balance and Tint in Adobe Camera Raw (Outdoor Scene)
- White Balance and Tint in Adobe Camera Raw (Outdoor Portrait)
- Examples: Yosemite (Night Shots)
- Examples: White Mountain Peak MTB Ascent
- Examples: Portraits Among the Bristlecones
- Examples: Dusk Among the Bristlecones
- Dynamic Range and Circular Ring Artifacts #2
Full frame camera in an ultra-compact body with or without anti-aliasing filter..
Stunningly high image quality in a 20MP point and shoot tiny camera..
Stunningly high image quality in a 20MP point and wide range zoom..
A fast moderate wide angle..
Native Micro Four Thirds macro lens..
Beautiful bokeh, long reach fast speed, compact lens..
Super telephoto with superb bokeh and color correction..
A macro lens with high performance..
A fast and lovely 'normal' lens (50mm equiv) for Micro 4/3..
Fast, bright and highly corrected medium telephoto..
High performance super telephoto..
A worthy upddate to the E-M5 with pro-grade build quality..
Superb ergonomic design in a compact camera..
Can smaller sensor cameras compete with larger ones on any basis?.
Interchangeable lenses on a 16MP APS-C sensor.
Fujifilm's 24MP APS-C offering..
- Usability: In-Camera RAW to JPEG Conversion
- White Balance Assessment in Sunlight
- Image Quality: Fractal-like Artifacts (Clay Pot)
- Comparing 7 Color and 5 Monochrome ACR Camera Profiles (Dolls)
- Night Shooting, Long Exposure, Night High-ISO Examples
- Raw Conversion: XPro2 vs SilkyPix vs Adobe Camera Raw vs Iridient Developer (Oil Pump)
- XPro2 ACROS Film Simulations vs Photoshop Black and White Options (Barn and Fence)
- XPro2 Monochrome 'Grain Effect' vs Photoshop Grain (Oil Pump)
- JPEG vs RAW SHOOTOUT: Fine Wood Detail in Green Barn
- JPEG vs RAW SHOOTOUT: Portrait Among The Flowers
Compact moderate wide angle..
Compact normal lens..
Short telephoto macro lens..
24 or 16 megapixels in a compact body with APS-C sensor..
Moderate wide angle for Sony NEX..
Outstanding ultra wide angle performer..
Manual focus normal lens for full-frame mirrorless..
Zeiss autofocus lenses Sony full-frame mirrorless..
Autofocus extreme wide angle for Sony full-frame mirrorless..
Autofocus wide angle for Sony full-frame mirrorless..
Autofocus portrait lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless..
Ultra wide angle lens for Sony NEX or Fujifilm X..
Normal lens for Sony NEX or Fujifilm X..
Leica’s 28-70mm APS-C compact camera..
Shooting + post processing tips with high-res examples..
Sigma’s raw file processing software, version 5.x..
Sigma’s raw file processing software, version 6.x..
Mirrorless Sigma Quattro sensor with interchangeable lenses..
Mirrorless Sigma Quattro larger APS-H sensor with interchangeable lenses..
21mm f/5.6 equivalent FOV lens..
45mm f/2.8 equivalent FOV lens..
28mm f/2.8 equivalent lens on APS-C sensor..
Leica M mount in slim body with SL-type sensor..
Overall design and behavior..
24-megapixel CMOS monochrome sensor..
Field shooting the Leica MM, and comparisons..
24-megapixel interchangeable lenses, high-res EVF..
Off-center color casts, off-center sharpness..
Leica’s best-performing 21mm..
Leica’s best-performing 24mm, and with a flat field..
Leica’s widest lens utilizing built-in frame lines..
Leica’s smallest and lightest M lens with superlative performance..
World’s fastest 50mm full-frame lens..
The world’s best 50mm lens is outstanding, but with some limits..
Leica’s compact low-distortion normal lens..
Leica’s compact 90mm for the M..
World’s best mid-range telephoto lens..
Compact and ultra high performance long telephoto..
Compact high performance, ultra low distortion..
Moderate speed high contrast ultra-wide..
Blog posts, reverse chronological
2018-12-01 Reader Comment: White Balance
2018-10-06 Nikon Z7: RAW vs JPEG
2018-07-11 Reader Question: Color Rendition of Lenses
2017-08-26 Nikon D850: In-Camera Raw to JPEG
2017-02-07 Hasselblad X1D: Long Exposures
2016-03-26 Fujifilm X-Pro2: How Good is White Balance?
2015-06-15 Reader Question: Which Raw Converter?
2015-03-03 New Lenses for Sony Mirrorless
2014-12-21 On Sony
2014-07-22 Reader Comments: D810 Review, Lenses, etc
2013-12-02 Nikon D800M (Pure Monochrome), Reviewed
2013-10-10 Leica Updates Firmware for M Typ 240
2013-08-04 Reader Inquiry: Sony RX100 vs RX100 II
2013-04-23 Fujifilm X100S: Digital Artifacts
2013-03-20 Sigma Photo Pro: Unacceptable Stability
2013-03-20 File Size as a Measure of Image Detail
2013-03-10 Playing with RAW
2013-03-06 Sigma Photo Pro: Setting White Balance
2013-02-26 Adobe Camera Raw 7.4 rc1 on Fuji X Files
2013-02-11 Leica M Typ 240 / M240 Image Quality
2012-05-30 Adobe Camera RAW 7.1 for Fuji X-Pro1
2012-05-24 Fujifilm M-Mount Adapter for X-Pro1
2012-04-18 Fuji X-Pro1: RAW Headroom vs JPEG
2011-01-24 Zeiss 28mm f/2 Distagon new examples
2011-01-19 Canon EF tele extenders III
2010-07-21 Reader comments on Leica S2 review
2010-06-03 Canon 5D Mark II infrared
2010-03-25 New Nikon 300mm f/2.8G VR II
2009-05-21 Spyder Cube for white balance and exposure
2009-05-09 Spyder Cube for white balance and exposure
2009-02-02 Leica R lenses on Nikon
2008-07-09 White balance for night scenes
2008-06-23 Nikon D3 white balance
2008-04-02 Infrared camera conversions
2006-01-27 New front-page photo “Yosymmetry”
2006-01-24 Error Correcting Code memory