A review of the Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f1.7

This lens kept me company for the last 20 years or so: I bought it for my Yashica FX3 Super 2000 and I then adapted it to pretty much all of my digital systems, starting with the Canon EOS 300D, using that combination for shooting — among the other projects — most of the light… Continue reading A review of the Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f1.7

Ricoh GR vs Olympus Pen-F

What a title. A better one would have probably been “Comparing the Ricoh GR II and the Pen-F mounting a Panasonic 14mm f2.5”, because that’s what this little post will be about — but that would have definitely been too long. The idea for this post came to me when I remembered the Pen-F has… Continue reading Ricoh GR vs Olympus Pen-F

A few more words about the Ricoh GR III

Ricoh GR II - straight from camera - Hi-Contrast B&W

As you may know from my previous post, I didn’t exactly enjoy the GR III, and I ended up sending it back — all this while being enamoured with the GR II and using it for pleasure and for job since many years, as narrated in this other post. In last months I kept noticing… Continue reading A few more words about the Ricoh GR III

Ricoh GR II Review

The Ricoh GR II –– I’ve been using and loving this camera for years and it’s about time I write about it. I’ll try to avoid the usual review format –– the specifications are everywhere in the web anyway, this is a 3 years old camera after all. I’ll be focusing instead on my direct… Continue reading Ricoh GR II Review