Posts Posts by: "Michael"

Because I shoot frequently with mirrorless full frame and m43 I like to compare similar lenses on both camera systems. Here I take a look at two of the smallest lenses offered for each system: the Sony FE 35mm f/2.8 and the Lumix 20mm f/1.7. The Sony 35mm is by far…(Read More)

So first of all was the above photo taken with a $600 zoom or a $2200 zoom?  Can’t tell?  Then keep reading. Or cheat by scrolling to the end. Decisions Decisions When Sony announced the first mirrorless full frame camera system back in technological prehistory – three years ago – they also released two mid-range…(Read More)

The joy of a new toy. I mean camera. Let’s be honest: there is nothing quite like unboxing a new camera with new lenses particularly if they are from an entirely new and unfamiliar system. A Sony Alpha A7Rii Review…(Read More)

Afghanistan is not technically at war and I was not strictly a tourist. But much of the country is driven by fear and uncertainty. In Kabul helicopters thunder overhead – two crashed while I was there. SUV’s vie with herds of goats meandering donkey carts and zipping minibuses – doors and throttles wide open – in…(Read More)

Five Miles High


This was probably the most difficult photo I have ever taken not just because it took three years of planning and one prior failed expedition to get to this spot but also because it was -15°F and my fingers were too cold to move. It was about 6:00am just after dawn near the…(Read More)