“Inspired Eye” — The New In-Depth Magazine With Heart and Soul Photographers Have Been Waiting For

“Inspired Eye” — The New In-Depth Magazine With Heart and Soul Photographers Have Been Waiting For

You remember Street Presets, presets for the ultimate street look. Now their creators Don Springer and Olivier Duong present their latest labor of love: Inspired Eye, an inspired, high quality, rich in content photographic magazine with no real competition. They’ve done their research and after reading the first (free!) issue I must agree, none of […]

The Leica M Typ 240, a Much Improved M9

The Leica M Typ 240, a Much Improved M9

By Chee Peng Yap Allow me to contribute my two cents worth on thoughts on M 240 after fiddling my M for two weeks since February 28, 2013*. Firstly, I gotten familar with it almost instantly after previous experiences of handling the M8 and M9. The first thing that impressed me is the much usable […]

Low Budget Classic Nikon D5200, the Real Video Star

Low Budget Classic Nikon D5200, the Real Video Star

It started with a rather surprising review by EOSHD‘s Andrew Reid, saying that the Nikon D5200 that can now be had for a mere $800 shames a fleet of much more expensive DSLRs by having a much nicer, cleaner, more cinematic image in video mode. The Canon 6D, Nikon D600, D800, Sony A99 are all […]

Three Essential Leica M Typ 240 Hands-On Reviews Published

Three Essential Leica M Typ 240 Hands-On Reviews Published

Looks like February 22, 2013, is the day the Leica M Typ 240 embargo ended. We’re pampered with three excellent introductory reviews by versed photographers Sean Read, Jonathan Slack and Ming Thein. They’re all must read, and all three take different approaches. Reid’s review — subscription only — is very detailed, Jono’s written from a […]

First Full Resolution Leica M Typ 240 JPEG and RAW Sample Images — Is the Alleged CCD Advantage Nothing But an Urban Myth?

First Full Resolution Leica M Typ 240 JPEG and RAW Sample Images — Is the Alleged CCD Advantage Nothing But an Urban Myth?

The Leica M Typ 240 is in full production. Just a little more patience, Leica’s about to update the eagerly awaited hardware with the finalized firmware. Right now, Leica is still receiving feedback from beta testers. But not too long and this latest generation M with live view, video and many other bold features is […]

B&W Portrait Comparison — D3 vs. NEX-7 vs. M Monochrom

B&W Portrait Comparison — D3 vs. NEX-7 vs. M Monochrom

By DIERK TOPP Here’s a comparative portrait shooting with the Nikon D3, Sony NEX-7 and Leica M Monochrom. The photos were made in a studio with two soft boxes and black studio background, as you can see in the 1:1 crop’s reflections in the eye. For a better analysis refer to the 1:1 crop images. […]

Essay: Authentic Photography — Learning to See Light or the No-Nonsense Leica M Monochrom Approach (Updated!)

Essay: Authentic Photography — Learning to See Light or the No-Nonsense Leica M Monochrom Approach (Updated!)

Was a bit hesitant at first when receiving an M Monochrom from Leica — nah, just for a week. Who hasn’t yet read all the hands-on reviews praising the magic of this black-and-white only camera, consistently stating phenomenal image quality — while at the same time emphasizing that the camera really truly starts shining when […]

Canon EOS M Video Review: The Good, the Bad — and the Ugly?

Canon EOS M Video Review: The Good, the Bad — and the Ugly?

I’m doing some traveling right now with two exciting cameras in my bag — two M cameras to be more precise: a Canon EOS M and the Leica M Monochrom (with the stellar 28mm Cron and 50mm Lux). Both mirrorless, both totally different beasts. The other day, however, when going skiing, it was a no-brainer […]

Henri in Africa — The Leica Monochrom as a Travel Camera

Henri in Africa — The Leica Monochrom as a Travel Camera

By JAAP VLEESKRUIJER Africa has always been a bit of a passion for me. There are the people, landscapes, the safari destinations, and so forth. I have been coming there for more than twenty year, always carrying my camera. So when I got one of the first Leica Monochroms a week before my departure this […]

Leica M Monochrom: Pros and Cons by Dierk Topp

Leica M Monochrom: Pros and Cons by Dierk Topp

By DIERK TOPP It was a long way until I got my Leica M Monochrom. In 1955, at the age of 13, I took my mother’s Agfa Box 6×9 on a vacation with my school class. Those were my first photographs. Since that time photography has been my main hobby and I used all kinds […]

An Anachronism: The Ricoh GXR Modular Camera System Review

An Anachronism: The Ricoh GXR Modular Camera System Review

This is not gonna be easy. Let me say before beginning this little hands-on review of the Ricoh GXR, the shooting experience turned out quite different from what I intended to expect. But that’s what reviews are here for. Using gear in the field is not about what’s promised in the shiny brochures of camera […]

“A Voyeur’s Walk” — Olympus OM-D E-M5 Video Test

“A Voyeur’s Walk” — Olympus OM-D E-M5 Video Test

This is the second part of our Olympus OM-D E-M5 review, a powerful little gem of a camera we really like. So what about video? We took the camera for a spin and here’s the good news first: +++ Order the E-M5 now from Amazon, B&H or Adorama. +++ Olympus’ 5-axis image stabilization system continues […]

B&H Photo Video — World’s Probably Most Favorite Camera Store

B&H Photo Video — World’s Probably Most Favorite Camera Store

Well I’m quoting Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google. In 2007 he said that B&H is his favorite camera store. You always find a reason to visit New York City, and you find even more reasons to pay B&H Photo Video a visit, this refreshingly different, innovative camera store with the latest gear, an incredible choice […]

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Dream Combo Review

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Dream Combo Review

I might be someone too biased for a review of this gem of a camera, the Olympus OM-D E-M5. Am a Four Thirds veteran, was an early adopter of Olympus’ back then revolutionary E-System that invented the dust reduction features which were soon copied by everyone. What an amazing Kodak sensor the E-1 had — […]

A Rangefinder? The Fujifilm X-Pro1 Review by Ronn Aldaman

A Rangefinder? The Fujifilm X-Pro1 Review by Ronn Aldaman

By RONN ALDAMAN The Fujifilm X-Pro1 a rangefinder? The question is moot. While Fujifilm does have a history of rangefinder cameras reaching back to the early 1970s, one has to ask what defines a camera as being a rangefinder. While there is for example no mirror-slap in the Fujifilm X-Pro1 we will not find what […]

Lomography: Leave the Digital Grind Behind

Lomography: Leave the Digital Grind Behind

It’s a back-to-the-roots niche market, driven by mainly young people who love the retro design and ease of use. It’s LOMO photography they’re after. That’s right, LOMO with capital letters, name of a Russian state-owned optical company founded 1914 in Petrograd, today’s St. Petersburg. LOMO is no longer making compact cameras that anyone can afford, […]