The Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 is Good


For those who don’t visit often, this isn’t a lens review. It is simply my impression and the Imatest results for the first batch of Zeiss ZE 15mm f/2.8 lenses that we did before they got shipped out to our customers. Particularly with a very wide lens like this, Imatest results must be taken for […]

History of Photography

The Man Who (Almost) Never Succeeded


The Rather Sad Story of the Father of American Photography It’s been a long time since I did a photography history article. I generally prefer the early days of photography. People just were, I don’t know, more back then. There was more lying, backstabbing, more drama, and more originality. You name it; they did more […]

New Items

Quick Look at the Olympus 60mm f/2.8 Macro


Tyler, as Tyler does, handed me three copies of the Olympus 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens this morning. It wasn’t a great day for testing; Wednesdays are always the busiest repair and turnaround day. But I did manage to squeeze in  a couple of hours with them.    

Resolution Tests

Why Aren’t the Damn Numbers the Same????


I get asked a simple question almost every day: Why do your results say this, Joe’s results say that, and Bill’s results say something different? The questions surprised me at first; I grew up in biological and medical research and took it for granted everyone expected different tests to have slightly different results. But different […]


The Tutu Project


Bob Carey has been a customer of ours since 2008. When we first talked to Bob, The Tutu Project was already well underway. We were moved by his images, and his devotion to his wife. Somewhere between then and now, The Tutu Project went viral. We couldn’t be happier for Linda and Bob to get […]

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