Reader Chuck T writes:
This photo tours section of your website has not been updated for 2011. Do you have any tours planned already? I am very interested.
DIGLLOYD: for spring tours to Yosemite/White Mountains, I have to wait until May or so because there is a 6 week window as to when the roads will open. I am considering offering a late February tour in Death Valley, contact me if interested.
Thanks for the truly HONEST, EXACTING, & DETAILED feedback on equipment. I have always felt there was too little in most reviews, but could never say that about yours. I have pushed myself back towards prime lens without auto-focus (i.e. Zeiss 100mm & 50mm - both ZF.2 Macro lens). I am certain you already know my results, but even I am surprised at the quality of these photos. From a user interface point, they are also a joy to use. Keep up the great work. I will continue my part and read everything.
DIGLLOYD: optical performance isn’t always everything, but the Zeiss lenses are terrific in both optics and build quality, with the only drawback being manual focus. The 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar and 50mm f/2 Makro Planar are standouts.