Sigma 70mm f2.8 DG Macro Art Lens Review L Mount

Sigma 70mm f2.8 DG Macro Art Lens Review L Mount:

I must admit that I don’t really shoot much macro probably because I was a Leica M user for so many years, and while there are ways to shoot macro with an M like say using the Leica Macro-Elmar-M 90mm f4, it’s just not really that convenient.  The Leica SL system changed a lot for me, especially when the L Mount Alliance was established.  One way it changed things for me was being able to shoot with a lens like the Sigma 70mm f2.8 DG Macro Art lens.  I had this lens on loan for a few weeks, and tested it entirely with my Leica SL2.  Here’s what I think of it. [click to continue…]

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Weekly Portrait Post: Photos From The Fall With My Leica SL2

Weekly Portrait Post: Photos From The Fall With My Leica SL2:

As some of you know, I haven’t been consistent with my weekly portrait sets because of the lockdown that we experienced.  Lockdown is over in New York City now but meeting people to shoot still isn’t easy as before.  Even going out to just review gear has its challenges.  It’ll probably be a while before I actually post a portrait set consistently each week but since I am still doing model shoots (although not as frequently as before), I’ll post one here and there until I can get back that consistency again.  For instance, this set I’m posting today was actually from my first ever shoot with my Leica SL2 back in the Fall of 2019.  I liked this set but for some reason, I just never got to it until now.  The model in these photos is Stephanie (Instagram). [click to continue…]

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Nikon Z5 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Announced

Nikon Z5 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Announced:

This is definitely interesting news: The Nikon Z5 has been announced.  This is a full frame mirrorless Nikon that’s priced at $1,396.95, which puts it in the ballpark of many popular APS-C mirrorless cameras, such as, some of the Fuji bodies.  For those interested in a little more info or to pre-order, check the link below:

Nikon Z5 at B&H Photo

I reviewed the Nikon Z 50 a while back, and loved it (review of the Z 50 here).  The only thing I really thought was missing were more lenses, which I’m sure Nikon will fix sooner or later.  I even preferred the out of camera jpegs over the ones from my Fuji.  I won’t lie; the Z5 is tempting to me ;).  I’m definitely interested to see how this camera is, and for some specs on it plus pics, read below: [click to continue…]

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Leica M10-R With 40 Megapixel Sensor Announced

Leica M10-R With 40 Megapixel Sensor Announced:

For those interested, The Leica M10-R has been announced.  The biggest difference from this camera and the regular M10 is probably the 40 MP sensor.  According to Leica, sales start July 20th.  You an pre-order it here:

Leica M10-R at B&H Photo

In addition to the new sensor, here are some of the other specs that you might be interested in: [click to continue…]

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Gitzo Mini Traveler Tabletop Tripod Review

Gitzo Mini Traveler Tabletop Tripod Review:

Sometimes, you need a stable platform to place your camera on when you’re out shooting but you don’t want to necessarily take out a full size tripod.  Well, for those days, you can grab a tabletop tripod.  They’re generally easy to carry around, since they are so compact.  There are, of course, different levels of quality.  You can get some pretty mediocre stuff out there but there’s also some great ones too.  Recently, the Gitzo Mini traveler Tabletop Tripod was released, and according to company, it is currently the most lightweight carbon fiber mini tripod on the market.  I had the pleasure of using it for a while, and this is what think of it. [click to continue…]

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