Five Days in Havana

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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...]

The KPS T5 Geared Ballhead – Review and Users Report

T5-DV with lever quick release on left; T5D with screw clamp on right. Both are Arca Swiss compatible. The T5DV also uses the KPS proprietary Slim Plate.

In Search of the Elusive White Unicorn Background For photographers, the endless search for the perfect camera bag is evasive.  Finding the right tripod head is not much better. And if you are looking for a geared tripod head with an eye towards using it outside of the studio, the choices are slim indeed. In 2009, Jack Flesher, wrote a review for the Luminous-Landscape … [Read more...]

The Landscape Photography Workshop – Book Review

Cover Photography Workshop Book

The Landscape Photography Workshop Ross Hoddinott & Mark Bauer Ammonite Press www.ammonitepress.com ISBN 978-1-90770-897-8 $24.95 What novice photographer doesn’t want to take a workshop and learn it all? Who among the veteran photographers reading Luminous Landscape sometimes needs a quick refresher on a topic covered in some only half remembered class taken long … [Read more...]

Four Quick-Take Reviews

Havana Wall

Whitewall There are any number of companies out there that do printing, both large format and on a variety of substrates. One of the oldest and best, is Whitewall. There are numerous picture framers in cities large and small, but only in the largest metropolitan areas is there likely to be a lab that specializes in photographic printing, especially on a variety of … [Read more...]