I think it was William Shakespeare who first penned the immortal words “Is this shit for real?” That’s how I felt last night after reading a preview press release for the new camera concept coming from the good folks over at Zeiss. No doubt the … Continue readingThe Zeiss ZX1 with On-Board Lightroom: Ingenious evolution or newfangled idiot box?
The Hasselblad X1D is a beautiful camera by anyone’s standards and of course the Hasselblad name needs no introduction from me. The Swedish company has been known for producing some of the finest camera and lenses for decades. With the release of their medium format … Continue readingREVIEW: Hasselblad X1D 50c Medium Format Mirrorless Camera-Part 2 Video
Today I spent the morning roaming up and down one of my favorite haunts along the west coast between San Gregorio Beach and Pescadero, California. This stretch of Highway 1 is incredible. Wide open space with rolling hills on one side and shear white-faced cliffs … Continue readingAn Introduction to the New Highline Ballhead from the Colorado Tripod Company
A wise man once told me that a photograph’s quality could be judged simply by how much information it conveyed to the viewer. While this is not an absolute by any means what said has stayed with me through the years. I feel like that … Continue readingREVIEW: An In-Depth Look at the Tamron 15-30mm F/2.8 G2
Let’s talk. Last month Hasselblad sent me their X1D-50c. It’ the world’s first medium format digital camera, packing a monstrous 51MP(8272×6200) sensor. Something oddly unexpected happened while I was evaluating the X1D which has made me re-think(and re-re-think) some foundational ideas about cameras and the … Continue readingREVIEW: Hasselblad X1D-50c Medium Format Mirrorless Camera-Part 1 Video
You’ve done it. You’ve made the leap from a DSLR camera to a mirrorless camera system. It could be a Fuji XT-2 or a Sony a6000, or if you’re like me, you went all out and got a full frame mirrorless camera(Sony A7R for me). … Continue readingHow to Use Any Lens with a Mirrorless Camera
Sweet weeping Christ…. The climate of the photography world has turned grim with forecast winds likely whipping even more torturous in the coming months. Unless you’ve been living under a fairly girthy rock, and lets face it you’d still have your phone, you’ve likely noticed … Continue readingThe Never Ending Race for Mirrorless
Mirrorless. Mirrorless…MIRRORLESS! The long and loud cry about full frame mirrorless camera systems hasn’t ceased since Sony blasted the mainstream DSLR market into oblivion(or at least to Detroit) back in 2013. While mirrorless camera tech is certainly nothing new the advances made into the possibilities … Continue readingREVIEW VIDEO: Tamron’s Brand New 28-75mm F/2.8 Lens for Sony
I gotta’ fever…and the only prescription is more…camera gear??? Yesterday I received a very polite and undoubtedly well-intended question on one of my Instagram posts. In case you can’t make out the words here’s the text from the post: Awesome to see photogs still using … Continue readingGear Fever: Why Do We CONSTANTLY Upgrade Our Cameras?
Magnetic filter systems are not a new invention. They have been around for quite a while in one incarnation or another. Recently, I was able to get my hands on Breakthrough Photography’s X100 GND filter holder. The X100 is something that every landscapist should be … Continue readingVIDEO: Breakthrough Photography Magnetic Filters and X100 Filter Holder…The Future?