The New Phase One XF Camera System

XF-IQ3-80MP-80mmLS Side View

The NEW Phase One XF Camera IQ3 Digital Back and Lenses Today Phase One debuts their new medium format XF camera, 3 new IQ3 digital backs and 2 new lenses. This is a big day for Phase One as it finally closes the chapter on the DF+ camera body. The XF camera is done right! Finally there is an outstanding lens line up as well as an excellent digital back and the camera … [Read more...]

Panasonic HC-X1000 and Sony FDR AX-100


Is A Proper Camcorder The Better Solution? Background As a longtime journalist in the "imaging" world, it has always been important for me to keep in mind that my readership is highly varied. In the case of The Luminous Landscape we have about 1 million readers each month from more than 100 countries. Their (your) interests cover every aspect of image making imaginable, … [Read more...]

Crown Of The Continent; The Wildest Rockies – Book Review


Crown Of The Continent; The Wildest Rockies By Steven Gnam Braided River, an imprint of Mountaineers Books ISBN 978-1-59485-772-0 $29.95 Photographer Steven Gnam takes the reader along as he explores the international ecosystem known as the Crown of the Continent. This area bordering the United States and Canada represents the natural migration path of … [Read more...]

Five Days in Havana


Testing The New Sony / Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 and Fuji XF 16-55mm f/2.8 On The Streets of Havana Fuji X-T1 with XF 16-55mm @ ISO 500 A Note to Readers The images on this page are processed to my taste. These are not test shots intended to illustrate any particular lens performance trait. There's nothing like an actual location shoot for testing new gear. … [Read more...]

Cuba No Colour – With The Leica Monochrom

Shave and a Chevy

Havana is a city of legend and ruin, richness and privation. It is also, indisputably, a city of colour in the popular mind.  So travelling there with nothing but a Leica Monochrom was surely madness.  Truth be told, this is partly what attracted me to this hare-brained scheme.  Cuba has been photographed as well and as much as any place on earth –  seen and shown by many of … [Read more...]