The Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Review

Today Laowa released their newest offering for mirrorless camera systems. The Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO. I was so fortunate to be sent a copy late November 2019 to test out a bit and give my thoughts on. Now, I’m NOT a macro...

The 7artisans 35mm f/1.2 review

Hey! So it’s been a long time since I did a little writeup on anything other than Fujifilm gear, but that is about to change! Last month saw the launch of the Fujifilm X-Pro3, which I had been very much involved in, and as a...

X-Pro3 – Vintage’d

As has become customary on this site of mine, I always end up writing a little about using vintage lenses on the newly released Fujifilm gear. With the release of the X-Pro3, this is no different! – In fact with the X-Pro3 I feel that...

Aesthetics is contagious

In addition to my yearlong involvement with the X-Pro3 project which you can read about in my 5200+ word run-through HERE , I was given a chance to do a video on my photography. Obviously centered around the X-Pro3, I really tried to do a video...

Pic(k) of the week 30: FIRST MANNED MOON LANDING 50 YEARS AGO

while watching a documentary about the first manned moon landing 50 years ago last week, I could only imagine how it must have felt watching the event live with over 500 million people back in July 1969! Yes, I missed it by a few years since I'm born in 1971.  Trying to give...

Fujinon GF 50mm f/3.5 first look preview

This is not a review. Well, actually it is. It’s the same as it has always been, but as someone in an internet forum recently made me aware, “A hotel staff member can’t review the hotel he works for”.  I have never hid the fact...

Great expectations

Unburdening myself from the weight of medium format A lot has been written about the challenges and rewards of shooting with medium format cameras. Some of it here. Since I started shooting with a Fujica GW690 III and Mamiya 645, through the purchase of the...

Let’s talk photography, my friends

Over the course of the last few years I have been present on multiple platforms, internet forums and projects. I enjoyed all of them. I met many talented people, I tried new ideas and faced many challenges. Having said that, this blog has always been...