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Q&A: Olympus E-M1 One Year Later

[A post for wedding photographers and camera geeks…] A wedding photographer recently emailed me these questions:  “I saw an article on how you incorporate the OMD E-M1 into your work…. Would you mind answering a few questions: Has it truly replaced the 85, 135 and 70-200? Do E-M1 images have the same high quality as those from […]

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Zeiss Launches New Touit Lenses in NYC

I was excited to attend the launch of a new line of Zeiss lenses — the Touit lenses — at the Standard Hotel in NYC yesterday.  Photographers using Fuji X or Sony NEX cameras may be interested to read my write-up, which is posted on the Fuji X Forum at this link:  Report from the Zeiss […]

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Leica M9 Camera Review

Around 1913, Oskar Barnack had a great idea. He loved photography but suffered from asthma, which made the large photographic equipment of his day difficult to handle. So he designed the first Leica, a small still camera that used 35mm motion picture film. The film could later be enlarged to make prints. As a result, […]

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A Leica M8 test drive

Leica M8 with 35mm f/2.5 Summarit lens (probably at 2.8), 1/500 second, ISO 320 In theory, the Leica M8 should suit my style well: a discrete, high quality camera with rangefinder viewing to see the exact moment of exposure and to see outside of the frame. So I’ve kept track of developments in the digital […]

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