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Leica M10-P ‘ASC 100 Edition’: the M for cinematographers and filmmakers

Leica M10-P ‘ASC 100 Edition’: the M for cinematographers and filmmakers

The ASC logotype on the top plate, the PL-mount cine lenses, the Cine Looks and aspect ratio options, all contribute to make the M10-P a tool for cinematographers…

Chromatic aberration: hard edges, hue shifts, and storytelling

Chromatic aberration: hard edges, hue shifts, and storytelling

Accidents yield interesting truths. This is especially true in lens and camera tests, where it’s hard to know what to test for but there’s always something…

THE ARRI ALEXA LF and Leica M0.8 Prime lenses In Nashville

THE ARRI ALEXA LF and Leica M0.8 Prime lenses In Nashville

I like to see new cameras, but more importantly, I like getting my grubby hands on them to see if I like them or not. Thanks to Nashville-based Contrast…

The L-Mount Alliance: a new industry standard for full frame and APS-C?

The L-Mount Alliance: a new industry standard for full frame and APS-C?

Leica, Panasonic and Sigma join efforts to offer cameras and lenses utilizing the L-mount created by Leica. It looks as a modern day alliance, now full frame, of the…

Panasonic’s full frame LUMIX S1R and S1: The Times They Are a-Changin’

Panasonic’s full frame LUMIX S1R and S1: The Times They Are a-Changin’

Panasonic’s “unexpected” alliance with Leica and Sigma results in two new full frame mirrorless cameras, the S1R and S1, which are the first in the world to offer 4K…

PNW Lens Summit, May 5th, Portland OR USA

PNW Lens Summit, May 5th, Portland OR USA

Quick note: if you’re coming to Portland OR for the PNW Lens Summit, you can get 20% off lodging at The Mark Spencer Hotel (no, not that Mark…

Current thoughts on current lenses

Current thoughts on current lenses

Near perfect lenses are easy to find these days. The problem is… I don’t want them. I want lenses with character. A while back I wrote this…

Gallery: PNW Lens Summit 2017

Gallery: PNW Lens Summit 2017

On Saturday, May 13, Koerner Camera hosted the PNW Lens Summit 2017, gathering glass from all over in one place for our viewing pleasure. Lens-test charts were pulled from…

Lenses: My Likes, Dislikes, and the Return of the Cooke Speed Panchro

Lenses: My Likes, Dislikes, and the Return of the Cooke Speed Panchro

Every lens has a feel and a purpose. Some reproduce the world perfectly, some imperfectly. They all have their place, but I have come to appreciate “imperfect” over…

A Season of New Cinema Lenses for Filmmakers

A Season of New Cinema Lenses for Filmmakers

Are we right in the middle of a cinema lens revolution? I am talking about cinema lenses priced for the owner/operator as well as lenses the local camera house…