How to choose a camera, lenses, and the other stuff that’s worthwhile..
Focusing is more complicated than it first appears..
Using your camera’s mirror lockup, self timer, and Live View features..
Stability of tripods and ballheads, controlling camera vibration, selecting equipment..
Gigapixel images, automated..
Top-grade carbon fiber tripods for professionals..
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..
Ultra wide tilt/shift lens.
Approaches to making fresh new images..
Tamron’s ultra wide to medium fast zoom..
A review of Canon’s 800m f/5.6L IS super telephoto, with high performance that demands technical mastery to use well..
A review of Canon’s 200mm f/2L mini super telephoto. Not just for sports, it makes a great landscape lens..
Experience, reader insights, etc..
Articles written for Lenspire.ZEISS.com..
Tripods and items for technical excellence..
What to look for in a binocular, plus reviews..
Vintage 2006 comparative review of Nikon D200 vs Nikon D2x..
Setup, IBIS performance, focusing..
Full frame compact mirrorless with interchangeable lenses..
Shutter vibration (or not)..
Eliminating the camera body barrier— any kind of lens with Live View EVF and LCD.
The best compact big-sensor digital camera yet?.
Full frame camera in an ultra-compact body with or without anti-aliasing filter..
24 or 16 megapixels in a compact body with APS-C sensor..
Outstanding ultra wide angle performer..
Autofocus portrait lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless..
Mid-2014 models with newly designed 3-layer APS-C sensor..
Specific issues affecting usability..
Relative sharpness and performance across cameras..
ARCHIVAL MATERIAL. Eliminating the camera body barrier— any kind of lens with Live View EVF and LCD, and especially Leica M-mount.
HISTORICAL, please see Guide to Mirrorless..
Blog posts, reverse chronological
2018-12-01 Really Right Stuff Now Shipping L-Plate for Nikon Z7 + Which Generic Plates are Best
2018-11-18 Hasselblad H6D-100C on Really Right Stuff Gear
2018-10-07 Using F-Mount Lenses on the Nikon Z7 with Nikon FTZ lens adapter
2018-08-30 Really Right Stuff Accepting Pre-Orders for Nikon Z7 and Nikon Z6 L-Plate
2018-07-28 Really Right Stuff Introduces Mark II Tripod Design, Such as the TFC-24L
2018-07-10 Really Right Stuff “Shorty” Tripod
2018-06-28 Luxli Cello RGBAW LED Light: Great in My Sprinter Van, iPhone Controls it, My Daughter Loves It
2018-06-26 Using Really Right Stuff Mini Ballheads to Mount Cineo Matchbox Lights in my Sprinter Van
2018-05-20 Really Right Stuff Big Moving Sale
2018-05-14 Loving the Luxli Cello RGBAW LED Light, Perhaps Not for Its Designed Purposes (yet), in my Sprinter Van it Solves a Need
2017-12-23 Tripod Vibration and Resonance
2017-12-04 Really Right Stuff L-Bracket for Nikon D850: Two Choices, Including One-Piece Ultralight
2017-12-04 Mounting Cineo Matchbox Lights Magnetically using Really Right Stuff BH-25 Mini Ballhead, eg in Mercedes Sprinter Van
2017-11-22 Cineo Matchbox: Bought 3 of them for my Mercedes Sprinter Photography Adventure Van, Really Right Stuff BH-25 Attaches Them Almost Anywhere
2017-10-31 Why I Prefer the Really Right Stuff “L” (Extra Tall) Tripods
2017-10-16 Reader Comment: Really Right Stuff Ultra Pocked Pod
2017-09-29 Really Right Stuff L-Bracket for Nikon D850: Now Shipping, with Alternative Ultralight Plate Coming soon
2017-09-25 Nikon D850: Arriving Sept 26
2017-09-20 Really Right Stuff L-Bracket for Nikon D850: Shipping this Week
2017-09-19 Nikon D850: a Few More Cameras are Trickling In and Shipping to Customers
2017-09-15 Really Right Stuff L-Bracket for Nikon D850
2017-07-23 Reader Comment: Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED and Image Stabilization on a Tripod
2017-07-21 Sony A7R II Tripod Use: IBIS Damages Image Sharpness as it Always Has
2017-06-20 Leica M10 Coming This Week
2017-05-19 Converting a Really Right Stuff Center Column TQC-14 to a TFC-14
2017-05-18 Really Right Stuff LCF-11 Replacement Tripod Foot for Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR
2017-05-16 Reader Question: Really Right Stuff Tripod Choice
2017-05-15 Really Right Stuff Panorama and Gimbal Heads, Plus New “Shorty” Tripod
2017-03-25 Really Right Stuff Panorama and Gimbal Heads, Plus New “Shorty” Tripod
2017-02-03 In My Hands: Really Right Stuff L-Plate for Hasselblad X1D
2017-01-26 Really Right Stuff L-Plate for Hasselblad X1D
2017-01-24 Fujifilm GFX 50s: Battery is on the LEFT side of Camera — Potential Problem for L Brackets
2017-01-10 Really Right Stuff Leveling Base TA-3 for TVC 3-Series Tripods + Reader Comments
2016-12-15 Diglloyd Deal Finder: New Search Feature
2016-11-28 Really Right Stuff: Free Shipping for a Few Days + a Price Increase
2016-10-02 Reader Report: Arca Swiss Cube Clamp Falls Apart
2016-09-20 Reader Comments: Really Right Stuff TFA-01 Ultra, Gimbal Head
2016-09-10 Really Right Stuff TFA-01 ULTRA Pocket Pod: Get Down Low with Ratcheting Legs, 3 Heights
2016-08-31 Arca Swiss Cube: my 3rd Gearing Failure (from impact damage)
2016-08-25 Sony A7R II IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization) Destroys Sharpness on a Tripod
2016-07-13 Exemplary Turnaround Time for Repairs/Maintenance of Gear: Really Right Stuff TVC-24L Tripod
2016-07-05 Really Right Stuff L-Bracket for Pentax K-1, Leica SL
2016-02-29 Really Right Stuff TFA-01 Pocket Pod: Get Down Low, Supports Heavy Load
2016-01-08 Really Right Stuff TFA-01 Pocket Pod
2015-12-10 REALLY RIGHT STUFF® PG-01 Compact Gimbal Head
2015-08-07 Really Right Stuff L-bracket for Sony A7 II and Sony A7R II
2015-07-22 Really Right Stuff L-Bracket for Canon 5DS / Canon 5DS R (B5DS-L Set)
2015-06-15 Really Right Stuff Base Plate and L Bracket for the Leica M Typ 240 Fits the Leica M Monochrom Typ 246
2015-05-24 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar Caution: Sony SteadyShot Destroys Sharpness on a Tripod
2015-04-01 Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD: Image Stabilization Aperture Series on Tripod, Showing Sharpness Damage
2015-04-01 Beware of Image Stabilization on a Tripod
2015-01-12 Reader Questions: Fujifilm X system, Sony A7x Discounting and 4K Video, Arca Swiss Cube Geared Head
2014-10-22 Notched Gears: Arca Swiss C1 Cube Geared Tripod Head
2014-09-04 FOR SALE: Nikon D800E with RRS L-Bracket, Canon Lenses, Olympus SHG, Pentax K3
2014-08-04 Really Right Stuff L-Bracket for Nikon D810 Coming Soon
2014-05-13 My Most Important Publication: Making Sharp Images
2014-02-16 Really Right Stuff TVC-44 Heavy Duty Tripod — Usage Notes
2014-01-06 Really Right Stuff TVC-44 Heavy Duty Tripod For Pullups and More
2013-12-20 Sony A7R Shutter Vibration: Can it Be Mitigated by Sony via Firmware Behavioral Change?
2013-12-12 Really Right Stuff Plate / L-Bracket for Sony A7R / A7
2013-10-13 Really Right Stuff Tripod Mounting Plate for Leica R to M Adapter
2013-09-09 Sony RX1R: My Preferred Shooting Configuration
2013-09-08 Leica X Vario with Handgrip: Really Right Stuff B9 Plate is Ideal, Versatile
2013-08-08 Sony RX1R Needs Tripod Mounting and a Good Grip: Really Right Stuff L Bracket
2013-06-11 Really Right Stuff Base Plate and L Bracket for the Leica M Typ 240
2013-06-07 Really Right Stuff BXE1 Grip and L Plate Set for Fujifilm X-E1
2013-04-29 Mounting the Sony NEX-7 to a ballhead (tripod)
2013-04-26 Nikon Coolpix A Camera Plate (that does not block battery/card door)
2013-04-23 Really Right Stuff BX100 Base Plate for Fujifilm X100S / X100
2013-04-23 Fujifilm X100S: What Happened to My Focus?
2013-04-19 A Camera Plate for the Leica M Typ 240
2013-04-06 Camera Plates for Tripod-Mounting Small Cameras (Sony RX100, Nikon Coolpix A and similar)
2013-03-14 Really Right Stuff L-Bracket for Sigma DP1 / DP2 /DP3 Merrill with Grip
2013-01-12 Notched Gears: Arca Swiss C1 Cube Geared Tripod Head, Now Repaired
2013-01-01 Notched Gears: Arca Swiss C1 Cube Geared Tripod Head
2012-12-05 Really Right Stuff L-Bracket for Sigma DP1 / DP2 Merrill
2012-10-26 Really Right Stuff Plate with Grip for Olympus OM-D E-M5 — Field Experience
2012-08-29 Really Right Stuff Plate with Grip for Olympus OM-D E-M5
2012-07-18 Really Right Stuff TQC-14 Series 1 Compact Tripod — In the Field
2012-06-07 Really Right Stuff L-Plates for Tripod Mounting the Nikon D800/D800E and Canon 5D Mark III
2012-05-11 Reader Comment: Arca Swiss Cube Geared Tripod Head
2012-04-29 Really Right Stuff TQC-14 Series 1 Compact Tripod
2012-03-12 Gitzo Tripod Failure (Reader Report)
2012-02-06 Reader Comments — Acratech Ballheads
2012-02-01 Acratech GP-ss Ballhead Specs
2012-01-30 Reader Comment: Acratech GP Ballheads
2012-01-27 Acratech Ballheads — Small, Light, Full-Featured, Robust
2012-01-05 Sony NEX-7: Really Right Stuff tripod collar for Sony Alpha lenses to E-mount L-bracket
2011-12-26 Tripod Choice for Leica M9
2011-09-12 Fuji LH-X100 Lens Hood + Really Right Stuff L-plate and Grip for X100
2011-08-20 Reader Comments on Focusing, Live View, Really Right Stuff Tripod
2011-07-19 Really Right Stuff Carbon Fiber Tripods TVC-24L and TVC-34L
2011-07-18 Really Right Stuff L-Bracket for Fuji Finepix X100
2011-06-15 Three Different Tripods — Gitzo, Manfrotto, Oben
2011-03-01 Reader reports on Gitzo tripod failure
2011-02-27 Gitzo 3540 XLS Tripod Failure — Tripod Foot Falls Off In The Field
2010-05-23 Gitzo 1531 tripod — medium size all-arounder
2009-04-03 Gitzo GT0530 carbon fiber tripod failure
2009-02-05 Recommended tripod head — Arca Swiss Cube geared head
2008-08-24 How I carry my Lenses, camera and tripod: Daypack, etc
2007-08-03 Gitzo GT3540XLS carbon fiber tripod first impressions
2007-08-02 Gitzo GT3540XLS carbon fiber tripod
2007-07-12 Canon EOS 1D Mark III “L” brackets
2007-07-05 No tripod ≠ no pictures
2007-07-02 Really Right Stuff L-bracket update
2007-07-01 Really Right Stuff L-bracket for Canon 1D Mark III
2007-06-22 Really Right Stuff
2007-04-22 Sachtler ENG 2 CF tripod