I just decided to make this portfolio page. Too often, I scour reviews mostly out of curiosity, sometimes to gain insight on gear I own, and when considering a purchase. My reviews will be based on use without being beholden to anyone. Honestly, for cameras and lenses the images do most of the talking. I don’t care about coma or softness in the corners or similar things, and frankly once a review goes down that rabbit hole I hit the escape key.
I’ll post my “version” of camera and lens reviews here. My interest is on how a camera or lens makes pictures, how it feels in the hands, how it will stand the test of time, and its ease of use.
Regarding accessories, I tend to accessorize every system to the point of ridiculousness. Being absent minded, I cannot find most of the small accessories after using them. They get lost in the bottom of one of a bag until I pick the bag up again – meaning I should never have purchased the damned thing in the first place! There are some I try hard not to lose track of and use regularly, and those are ones I’ll discuss here.
Lastly, the endless search for the camera bag that suits me. For a bag to work for me, it must be good looking, durable, functional and most important it must be comfortable to sling on my shoulders.
I owned a motorcycle and wanted a lighter kit for touring. I changed my gear to Fuji interchangeable for weight savings. I had already owned the original X100. I stayed with the Fuji system for about 5 years. I have since stopped motorcycling and returned to Nikon DSLR. I have owned every model of the […]
I love vintage analogue cameras and admit to a fascination with gathering models considered master works from renowned manufacturers. Examples in my collection are the Nikon F3, Minolta XD 11, Spotmatic F, Hasselblad 503cx, Pentax 67 and the Contax G2. I have two other Leicas, an M6 and an M240, each of […]
An old walkway, Bristol Harbor, once the entrance to a restaurant.
I will supplement this review over time with imagery and thoughts. I have shot this collection of bottles in the window at Angelina’s Cafe many times with many different cameras. **Ongoing Thoughts +++++ It is a great camera and very fun to use. The image quality is superb from the 28mm (in full frame equivalent) […]
Why I use camera cases. I have always used Kaza brand cases with my Fuji X100 models. Some scorn using camera cases but for rangefinder style cameras that normally don’t have an ergonomic grip I prefer using one. I often have a few cameras and multiple lenses and other things in my chaotically stuffed camera […]
I am a huge fan of Zeiss Lenses. I use them on my Rollei TLR, my Hasselblad, my Leica and Nikon cameras. I’ll post images here using the different lenses. General Thoughts on Superb Lenses I have shot many fine lenses. Pentax Takumar and Leica lenses are absolutely great. I do have a quibble with […]