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Working with Photoshop for raw conversion and more. .
Tips for processing high dynamic range images. .
Maximizing image quality, dynamic range, minimizing digital noise. .
Examples of Focus Stacking..
Understanding lateral chromatic aberration (color fringing)..
Understanding Longitudinal (Axial) chromatic aberration (LOCA)..
Techniques for converting color to monochrome..
Examples of how images were made...
All about shooting in infrared..
Aspects of image quality..
Evaluating Multi-Shot High-Res Mode..
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..
D800 with the RGB Bayer matrix removed for a true monochrome sensor..
Comparing the 2012/2013 high-res pro DSLRs..
Nikon’s pro-body high speed low light wonder..
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..
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?.
36-megapixel full-frame DSLR with SuperRes Pixel Shift Mode..
Canon’s compact high-performance 24mm prime..
Tamron’s ultra wide to medium fast zoom..
Extraordinary optical efforts for outstanding performance..
Sigma’s fast high performance normal lens..
Sigma’s fast an flexible moderate super telephoto..
Nikon’s High Performance Moderately-Priced 50mm..
Nikon’s High performance normal lens.
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..
Exploring the 16mm fisheye for landscape photography, and correcting fisheye distortion..
Articles written for MediumFormat.com..
- Maximize Image Quality with Shot Discipline, Overview with Key Tips
- Maximize Image Quality with Shot Discipline, Part 4: Optimal Exposure (February 2019)
- 100 Megapixel Medium Format: Perspectives from Field Use of the Hasselblad H6D-100C (April 2019)
- Phase One IQ4 Medium Format: the Summit of Image Quality (March 2020)
Phase One XF System, Phase One IQ4, Schneider Kreuznach Lenses.
100 megapixels in a body the size of a 35mm DSLR!.
100 megapixels in a portable package!.
Tips on getting the best results..
Image quality assessments..
Moderate wide angle equivalent to 37mm f/2.3..
Ultra high speed telephoto equivalent to 90mm f/1.6..
High performance moderate wide angle.
Tips on Getting the Best Results..
Performance both in the field and controlled conditions..
Tips on Getting the Best Results..
A price/performance breakthrough?.
High end image quality, but what about lenses?.
A variety of 645 lens tests on the 645D.
Examples and comparison from the various lenses.
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..
Razor sharp with gorgeous bokeh..
King of bokeh! Corner-to-corner sharpness, world class..
Intuitive operation that mitigates errors..
Articles written for Lenspire.ZEISS.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..
Zeiss ZF.2 and Zeiss ZE Lenses For Canon and Nikon.
Infrared Cameras Compared: Fuji S3 Pro UVIR, Nikon D70-IR, Canon EOS 5D-IR ..
Canon’s high-res mirrorless..
High speed portrait lens optimized for Canon mirrorless..
- 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)
- Looking for Pattern Noise (Conness Drainage)
- Long Exposure: ISO 400 at 30 Seconds vs ISO 64 at 272 Seconds
Technological tour de force..
Attention to details: a solid upgrade over the A7R II..
Attention to details: a big upgrade over the A7R..
Full frame compact mirrorless with interchangeable lenses..
How to configure the camera for serious shooting..
Fast high performance normal lens of Zeiss design..
Compact moderate wide angle for Sony mirrorless..
Macro lens also excellent for all-around shooting..
Fast high performance manual focus wide angle..
Ultra high grade performer at a modest price..
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?.
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 Mountains (General)
- Examples: White Mountain Peak MTB Ascent
- Examples: Portraits Among the Bristlecones
- Examples: Dusk Among the Bristlecones
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..
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..
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?.
Panasonic G-1 especially compared to the Olympus E-P1. Intriguing results with RAW vs in-camera JPEG. RAW file included for your own analysis..
General information about Fujfilm X..
Interchangeable lenses on a 16MP APS-C sensor.
Fujifilm's 24MP APS-C offering..
- White Balance Assessment in Sunlight
- Image Quality: Fractal-like Artifacts (Clay Pot)
- Night Shooting, Long Exposure, Night High-ISO Examples
- Raw Conversion: XPro2 vs SilkyPix vs Adobe Camera Raw vs Iridient Developer (Oil Pump)
- JPEG vs RAW SHOOTOUT: Fine Wood Detail in Green Barn
- JPEG vs RAW SHOOTOUT: Portrait Among The Flowers
Short telephoto macro lens..
24 or 16 megapixels in a compact body with APS-C sensor..
Moderate wide angle for Sony NEX..
Outstanding wide angle, superb performer..
Manual focus normal lens for full-frame mirrorless..
Zeiss autofocus lenses 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..
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..
45mm f/2.8 equivalent FOV lens..
Leica M 60 Megapixels..
Leica M 40 Megapixels..
Leica M 40 megapixel monochrome sensor..
Leica M mount in slim body with SL-type sensor..
Overall design and behavior..
Field shooting the Leica MM, and comparisons..
Off-center color casts, off-center sharpness..
Leica’s best-performing 21mm..
Leica’s best-performing 24mm, and with a flat field..
Leica’s smallest and lightest M lens with superlative performance..
World’s fastest 50mm full-frame lens..
High performance but flawed 50mm 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..
Blog posts, reverse chronological
2018-12-01 Reader Comment: White Balance
2018-10-06 Nikon Z7: RAW vs JPEG
2017-08-26 Nikon D850: In-Camera Raw to JPEG
2017-04-17 Fujifilm GFX Dynamic Range: Kitchen HDR
2017-04-16 Fujifilm GFX Dynamic Range: Grant Lake
2017-02-09 Reader Comment: ETTR (Expose to the Right)
2017-02-07 Hasselblad X1D: Long Exposures
2016-03-26 Fujifilm X-Pro2: How Good is White Balance?
2016-02-18 Pentax K1 Super Resolution Pixel Shift Mode
2015-06-15 Reader Question: Which Raw Converter?
2014-12-21 On Sony
2014-07-22 Reader Comments: D810 Review, Lenses, etc
2013-10-10 Leica Updates Firmware for M Typ 240
2013-08-04 Reader Inquiry: Sony RX100 vs RX100 II
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
2012-08-12 Canon 85mm f/1.2L II (on 5D Mark III)
2012-04-18 Fuji X-Pro1: RAW Headroom vs JPEG
2011-01-24 Zeiss 28mm f/2 Distagon new examples
2009-05-21 Spyder Cube for white balance and exposure
2009-05-09 Spyder Cube for white balance and exposure
2008-07-09 White balance for night scenes
2008-06-23 Nikon D3 white balance