Forest Fire near Durango, Colorado – June 2018 (guest post) #416fire

Hilary witnessed parts of the fire near the town of Durango in Colorado, USA. She writes to us: Wildfires, like many natural disasters, are often some combination of terrifying, gorgeous, and impressive power. I am mesmerized by the color and shapes I have been seeing in the #416fire while still praying for it to end…

Voigtlander Color Skopar 21mm f/4.0 Pancake Leica Lens Review

The Voigtlander 21mm Color Skopar., this is the second version, its an M mount and uses the range finder coupling on all Leica M mount and Bessa. This lens is very small, you can call it a pancake lens, it has a nice focusing knob that lets you estimate distance and has markings which help…

Sony a7 III ILCE-7M3 with Leica Lenses

Is it a great camera for stills? For video? Absolutely! Will it make you a better photographer? It will assist you in some ways. 1. Electronic Viewfinder: helps you compose and see depth of field, gives you a visual exposure and most of the time is sharp enough to focus manually without focus assist. I…

Comparing a Leica M 240 to a Sony a7 Mark 3 – Review

  Sony is in ways, the leader in Digital Sensor (Imaging) technology and keeps going strong with cameras such as the Sony a9 and with more lenses releasing year after year, they are finally a good match. I really like my Leica M, the small factor, small lenses, overall a very small system that offers…

Leica Summilux 50mm Aspherical – Portraits

Looking for portraits in all the nice places. I like to engage in conversation with my subjects, something always wants to come out and say hi – at this special moment you can capture their personality. There are some days when experience comes in hand and simply makes your subject even more comfortable. You’ll find…

Polaroid Originals Color Film 600

Wouldn’t you like to have an instant print after taking a photo?  Seems all of us are looking for that instant gratification and we somehow achieve it with digital but some of us really want a print to give to friends and relatives. That is why Polaroid has never gone out of fashion, maybe a…

How good is a Leica M in snow?

We stepped outside the limits of the four walls inside the casa, the adventurer in me wanted lots of snow, mucho snow! At first, everything was giggles and anticipation but once there… in a bit of a blizzard, even in a 4×4 your tires and your vehicle slides to the sides and up there 13,000…