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Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA on the A7R: The 'Bisto' lens.

December 05, 2013 - I have a friend who is an excellent professional chef (he's a pretty good photographer, too!) and he makes amazing gravy...
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Sony A7R with a selection of Leica M lenses and a Novoflex adaptor

November 27, 2013 - "Keep your hopes reasonable" I said, in a pre-emptive piece I published a few weeks back. I was referring to the hopes t...
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A Rant About Colour

November 25, 2013 - Today, in a thread on the GetDPI forum, I posted the following rant. It relates to an image posted by a forum member who...
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The Third Variable

November 15, 2013 - In the good old, bad old days of film photography we were taught two main shooting variables: shutter speed and aperture...
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The Olympus E-M1: Micro Four Thirds comes of age?

November 06, 2013 - A full review of the Olympus E-M1 would take many thousands of words and involve a discussion of many thousands of possi...
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Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 Pro M.Zuiko Review: "The Hammer"

November 02, 2013 - I have nicknamed this lens "The Hammer" because it nails just about everything. It's that good. There's no need to read...
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Sony: E-mount 16-70mm opinion & some thoughts on A7 & A7R.

October 18, 2013 - There are two particularly tempting bones that the News panel of DPReview regularly throws us: 1) A new, better mid ran...
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One Year On & This Blog is Changing

July 05, 2013 - A year ago this week, when I first started blogging, my idea was simple: I would share all aspects of what I was doing p...
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Leica M240 - The Final Inspection: Does it Pass Muster?

June 14, 2013 - After many weeks and thousands of frames shooting with the M240 - and having thoroughly tested the performance of every...
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Depth of Field - Apps with Depth of Function

June 07, 2013 - I have tried almost as many DOF apps as I have camera bags. Really. It's that bad/sad. And as with camera bags, DOF apps...
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Leica M240 with the 90mm F4 Macro Elmar - Some Observations

May 31, 2013 - The tiny 90mm Macro Elmar (AKA 'the pocket rocket') is one of my favourite lenses of all time and was one of the reasons...
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Leica M240 with the 50mm F1 Noctilux - Some Observations

May 24, 2013 - Historically I have thought of this lens as The Dream Weaver. Shot at wider apertures it can make the most poetic of ima...
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Leica M240 with 28mm Summicron - Some Observations

May 17, 2013 - Boring. This was never an exciting lens on the M8 or M9 - always very useful, always a little dull. Its virtues are man...
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Field Curvature - a Layman's Guide (or How to Focus a 'Tricky' Lens)

May 03, 2013 - With additional material by Guest Contributor Roger Cicala of LensRentals (Photo: Library of Congress. Photographer unk...
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Leica M240 with 18mm F3.8 Super Elmar - Some Observations

April 26, 2013 - I have received a disproportionate number of requests from readers to look at this lens and its performance on the M240.
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Leica M240 with 50mm Summilux - Some observations.

April 20, 2013 - Back in February 2007 I took off for Venice with a shiny M8 and a bag of lenses. I had owned the camera since mid-Novemb...
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Leica M 240 with 35mm F1.4 FLE - some observations

April 11, 2013 - warning: this is a long and head-ache inducingly complex article but it is still not fully comprehensive - there are sim...
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The M (Typ 240) - Leica's new baby reviewed

April 04, 2013 - As resolution and ISO performance in 35mm full frame cameras ratchets mercilessly upwards, one of the profound problems...
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DXO Mark lenses on D800 - My Real World Response

March 28, 2013 - As I noted in last week's post, I have always found DXO's Sensor Scores to be a very reliable guide to the performance o...
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The Leica M (240) from Jono Slack: First User Comments

February 22, 2013 - Jono, who is an old friend of mine and a previous guest photographer on this blog, has been working closely with Leica o...
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