Hello, Wetzlar!

So we happened to notice a couple of visits by the Leica Mothership (potentially) the other day. The visits came from Wetzlar, in any case.

Hello, Wetzlar!


Lens Primer - Advanced Topics

Added today is the Lens Primer - Advanced Topics article.

The third article of the series, this one gets into more advanced topics such as optical aberrations, lens design elements, ergonomics, bokeh and more.

Lens Primer - Creative Controls

Added today is the Lens Primer - Creative Controls article.

The second article of the series, this one delves into the creative aspects of a lens. Using focus and depth of field, perspective and even "signature" in creative ways.

Lens Primer - The Basics

Added today is the Lens Primer - The Basics article.

Choosing a lens involves a lot of decisions - including cost, optical specifications, lens mount and even its "signature." This article gets into the basic parameters of a lens and will be followed by a more in-depth article as part of a series. Call it "Lens 101."

Using Filters in B&W Photography

Added today is the Using Filters in B&W Photography article.

If you shoot with black and white film, the use of colored or other filters can change the whole feel of the image, even dramatically - or enhance certain aspects, giving you greater control.

Manfrotto 709B Tabletop Tripod

Added today is the Manfrotto 709B tabletop tripod review.

If you don't need the height and can live with using other objects to provide that - this tiny, lightweight and very stable ballhead platform might be just the ticket!