THE LEICA M240 RETROSPECTIVE

Titled simply the M at the time of its release, it became known as the M240 and by a defiant few the M10. Of course Leica has since released their follow up to the “M” – the actual M10. We’d like to take this moment to express our annoyance over Leica’s numbering of the M system and that we feel the M10 is really the M11. There’s a lot of M240 reviews out there, filled with tech data and camera specs, so we’re going to get right into a retrospective on the M240. With now three full frame digital M platforms (the newest being the much praised, yet still unable to obtain M10) is the M240 still a viable option for the discerning photographer? Continue reading “THE LEICA M240 RETROSPECTIVE”

NIKON LTM 50mm ƒF1.4

The 50mm is still and always has been a staple of mine. Over 20+ years, I’ve never been without a decently fast 50mm. To say I was excited getting my hands on a mint Nikon LTM 50mm f1.4 without any flaws or dust, fungus etc in the glass, well excited would be an understatement.  Continue reading “NIKON LTM 50mm ƒF1.4”

JUNE UPDATE

A lot has happened since we launched FieldPhotographer.org April 15th, but it’s nothing compared to where we’re heading. This June you’re going to see more features and reviews, we’ll be launching our photographer interviews and we’ll be running our first giveaway! – Look for more info on that June 15th Continue reading “JUNE UPDATE”

IMPROVED AF TRACKING, MANUAL LENS ISO LIMIT REMOVED & MORE IN LEICA SL UPDATE 3.0

 

Just some quick thoughts on the recently released SL 3.0 update. First, it went smoothly and seems to be running well. I’ve waited for this update before formally reviewing the SL and just glancing over the improvements, it seems that any issues I have had with the OS have been resolved. The biggest of which was the shutter speed limitations on manual lenses.

I shoot the Leica SL not just with the 24-90mm zoom, but with M glass. The limitations on shutter speed meant that I had to throttle down the ISO and in some cases use a ND filter to shoot with a fast aperture in bright light. One of the wonderful things about the SL is it’s extremely fast electronic shutter. That combined with the ISO speed of 50 means you should’ve been able to shoot very fast lenses like the 50/f1.4, 35/f1.4 or even the 50/f.95 in bright midday light wide open. However the SL limited your shutter speed with manual lens, making this feet impossible. Thankfully these shutter limits on manual limits are gone!  Continue reading “IMPROVED AF TRACKING, MANUAL LENS ISO LIMIT REMOVED & MORE IN LEICA SL UPDATE 3.0”

PENDLETON GLACIER NATIONAL PARK WOOL BLANKET

For over 100 yrs the US National park blankets from Pendleton have been an iconic part of outdoor life. The Glacier park National park blanket is one of my favorite patterns, not only because of its distinct eye-catching colors and style but because it’s one of the earliest designs dating all the way back to America’s frontier history. Continue reading “PENDLETON GLACIER NATIONAL PARK WOOL BLANKET”

THE WRITING ON THE WALL – LEICA SUMMARON-M 35mm ƒ3.5

Leica MM (CCD), M-Mount 35mm f3.5 at f4, ISO 800, SS 1/4000 FP (Photo by Jef Price)

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