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Category Archives: Lenses

Boy, those Zeisses flare

In the wake of the sad passing of Neil Armstrong, whose name and feats will be remembered as long as any human being’s, there have been a real glut of interesting space-photo-related links doing the rounds. Of particular interest was this page of all 122 pictures taken during the Apollo 11 moon walk (Hasselblad 500 […]

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the recent Leica announcements

I’ve taken some time to absorb the specs, the prices, the intentions, and the implications of the recent Leica product announcements, and have distilled them into this pithy good/bad/ugly form. Enjoy, ignore, whatever. Leica M Monochrom The Good – The sensor, the sensor, the sensor; a black-and-white sensor. This is great news. All that filter-induced […]

Authenticity and an aperture chameleon

Not usually my thing, this. It’s a bit heavy handed, a bit over the top, but I was playing with the Silver Efex Pro photoshop plugin and found a variation on the ‘Antique Plate II’ setting really suited the rendering and content of this image, because it appears plausibly authentic.  Or does it? It’s not […]