Happy New Year!

For the film aficionados like me, here is a list of gear you should get. Polaroid 320 Land Camera Fuji FP-100c Color Film Polaroid Film Camera 600 Duochrome Blue Film 600 Polaroid Originals Black and White Film for 600 Nikon Lens Caps

Traveling with a Lowepro Whistler BP 350 AW Backpack

  Lowepro Whistler BP 350 AW Backpack The backpack that was born on the side of the mountain as Lowepro says in their propaganda. Reasons to purchase this backpack: Has an internal frame and configurable pads that will protect your gear (not all Lowepro backpacks have internal solid frames) Outside materials are extra durable, more…

Hasselblad 500CM and Ona Bowery

Long ago were the days when I wanted a 6×6 Hasselblad, it was the choice of pros, that meant it was good right? Years have gone and the format is still preferred by some but not used by all. On a hot summer day, this dude just needed to get one. Went to the nearest…

Mamiya RB67 Pro-S

There are days when shooting film just feels good. The heavy “clunk” of the older medium format cameras is a welcomed sound. The sharp and bright finder of such systems is almost from another dimension. Did I mention the level of detail you achieve from such formats?       I typically purchase my HP5+…

the M as seen in the Leica a la Carte catalog

Doing an install of the Leica Red (wine) Skin on my M Typ 240. Been wanting to match it with the Moncler. I found a seller who had a great match for me. So after I received it, went hands on and even made a youtube video in case you want to follow along. The…

Leica 50mm Summilux Aspherical + Leica M

Just a quick shout to this combo. These two images were shot at ISO 6400 on the Leica M Typ 240. It was very dark, since I took them around 8pm. I set up two main LEDs at opposite angles. The lights I used were made by Came-TV and set them to low to create…

My thoughts on Amazon Music Unlimited

I have been an iTunes user since the iPod Touch Mini in Color. That was around 2003 give or take. Been on iTunes Music for a very long time obviously. So, had to give a try to the Amazon Music, it works amazingly well with Alexa and their Echo units. So much better than Siri……

Time for that Summicron to shine!

If you came to this blog, it means one thing. Both of us know a little difference about Leica lenses and others. The Summicron series: Solid, small, sharp and wonderful.

Emulate the Leica color on a Sony a7sII

Well, since a friend let me use his Sony camera for the weekend…  I had to make some comparison and tests right?  Here is a try at emulating the color I typically see from my Leica M. One thing that I must mention, is that I’m using Leica M glass. Both images below were shot…

Sony a7sII vs Leica M Typ 240 vs D4

This will be a short comparison of files from these cameras. Mostly interested in these: High ISO: The D4 and D3s, along with the Sony a7sII  have better performance than the Leica Typ 240. But when it comes to color saturation and separation at lower ISO, the Leica wins. So in some or one system…