Leica 18mm Super-Elmar-M Filter Hack

The Leica 18mm Super-Elmar-M ASPH is one odd-ball lens. Built when the Leica M8 was the latest and greatest digital Rangefinder, it served to fill the void of a 24mm lens that Leica was lacking in their crop sensor line-up. When the M9 came out the lens became popular with some individuals as it offered a very odd but pleasing image. Some people dislike it and go for the 21mm Super-Elmar while others love the look it gives them. I,

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Migrating From Soundcloud to TapeWrite

So as some of you may have seen, I’ve recently migrated my Travelogue and Audiolog casts to TapeWrite. Soundcloud is a great service and I think it’s done it’s part to help upcoming podcasters, musicians and documentary photographers tell their stories. I enjoyed using it. But I felt the service was lacking something specifically that I required. That was the ability to show slides, images, etc or how TapeWrite put’s it “Cards”. TW I follow a lot of podcasts online.

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Rant: Don’t let others influence your lens purchases

I’ve been seeing to many articles published recently that are suggesting what lenses individuals should purchase. It’s more than likely click bate. Maybe it’s to get Amazon or B&H affiliate links. But don’t fall for the trap. Those of us shooting for a while now have gone through this bullshit. ‘Wow there’s this new ‘enter brand name here’ lens. It’s so much better and sharper than the lens from two years ago’. Of course we fall for it. And end

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Rant: There is no such thing as a perfect lens for Street Photography

I don’t know if it’s a trend to write about “the best lens…” right now, but for some reason my RSS feed is filled with them. There’s no such thing as the best lens for street photography, or any photography for that matter. There “IS” such a thing as the best lens for “YOU“. And only YOU can figure out what focal length speaks to the type of work you’re trying to create. A lot of street photographers will say

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Kodak 5222 B&W Cinema Film

Recently I picked up some spools of Cinema film and Kodak 5222 was one of them. I’ve been eyeballing this film for a while but all my “sources” didn’t seem to stock it. I finally managed to luck out when I purchased some film from Reel Good Film in California. Thanks Guys!! I have to say I’m quite impressed. It’s exactly what I hoped for. It’s essentially Tri-X 400, but with it’s own unique contrast and highlight ratio. This leaves

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