Buy The Panasonic 9mm f1.7 LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX ASPH Lens

The Panasonic 9mm f1.7 LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX ASPH Lens (H-X09) is an ultra-wide-angle lens with a large aperture, as well as an unparalleled lens that features an exceptionally short focusing distance of 0.095m (3.7 inches ) with an outstanding magnification ratio of 0.25x (35mm camera equivalent: 0.5x). The combination of these lenses makes it possible … Read more

Minolta Hi-Matic E – Minolta’s ‘Difficult’ Second Electro Camera – By Bob Janes

The Hi-Matic E (previously also reviewed by Hamish here) is a Minolta rangefinder with a Rokkor lens. The lens is a 40 mm f/1.7 lens of six elements in four groups. The same specification has been used in other much sought after Minolta rangefinder cameras, like the Hi-Matic 7sii. The Minolta Hi-Matics have history. John … Read more

f/8 And Be There – the Unclear Origin of a Photographic Mantra and What It Really Means

The hobby photography suffers no shortage of cliché. A favorite of these clichés, it seems, is the persona of the grizzled press photographer running on coffee and cigarettes, doing whatever it takes to get the shot. This colorful character and the idolization of the ideal which he stands for has birthed dozens of mottos, mantras, … Read more

1 Sunset, 2 Mediums, 4 Cameras – By Charlie Bierwirth

In the digital world we live in, many people ask “why film?”. It’s something I asked myself when I first started this great hobby just three years ago. Once I started shooting film I quickly found that there was a distinct difference. I’m an engineer so naturally I over-analyze nearly everything; photography is no different. … Read more

Canon EOS R3 vs Sony a1 – Flagship Camera Comparison

The latest mirrorless flagships are all capable of recording advanced video, including things like raw or even 8K. Each one is unique and offers its own set of features that might make a decision a little tougher. Today we are going to take a look at the offerings from Canon and Sony, the EOS R3 … Read more