Zeiss Otus 85mm lens

Probably the best 85mm lens in 135 format, Zeiss Otus 85mm lens just became the newest member in my camera bag. No doubt it’s a fantastic portrait lens. But you can use it to shoot landscape as well. I’ve been … Read More

A northern cardinal

This photo of a male northern cardinal was taken with Fujifilm X-Pro1 and Konica Hexanon AR 400mm f/5.6 UC AE lens. At f/16, the chromatic aberration (CA) along tree branches is well noticeable under this kind of backlight situation. Fortunately, … Read More

Shooting Film

For years, I have been shooting both film and digital. Yet this year might be my last year shooting film, for it has become less and less practical for me in the past few years. This is just a thought, … Read More


Comparing to the temperature today in Madison, the weather was actually not too bad when I was in Munising, MI, a week ago. The highest temperature was 8 degrees below zero around noon, and it may reach 17 degrees below … Read More


Once again, I am trying to work towards simplicity. This time the focus is on my photo equipment, and I think I have made a right decision recently, which is to go for a digital medium format camera. At the … Read More

Fujinon SW 105mm f/8

It’s been a very busy month in May. I took this picture on May 1st, but did not have it developed until today (June 5th). A special note to this picture is that it’s taken with the Fujinon SW 105mm … Read More

Two Trees

Some of you may know that I broke my Fujifilm G617 few months ago, and Fujifilm couldn’t repair it because the parts are no longer available. Not that I repaired it by myself, but I bought another one because I … Read More

Hasselblad to cease production of V system

Hasselblad announced yesterday that they are going to put their V system to an end. It’s not a surprising news, but I was always wondering when this day would come. I bought my first Hasselblad, a 501CM, in 2007, and … Read More

Photokina 2012

It has been a very exciting photokina so far this year, if not the most exciting in the past decade. It’s good to see that Canon and Nikon finally make 35mm full-frame digital cameras more affordable, namely, Canon EOS 6D … Read More

Lens cap

To be more precise, this should be called a lens cover instead of a lens cap. One of the advantages of this kind of cover is that I would not forget to take it off when shooting, which always bothers … Read More

Large format camera

最近開始使用 4×5 規格的大型相機,除了因為底片片幅大之外,最主要的原因是它提供了很多可調整的動作 (movements),讓構圖、景深、對焦平面等等的控制有更多彈性。

Zeiss Ikon

My Zeiss Ikon is one of the few cameras that I bought brand new and is also my first rangefinder camera. About two years ago, I was looking for a simple, light-weight camera to replace my Nikon D700, which replaced … Read More