Birthday Weekend: Day Date with Amy

I’ve really been slacking with updating this place with my recently happenings, especially since my birthday was this past weekend. Amy and I both called off work on Friday so that we could just spend the day together out in the city. So where did we end up going? Georgetown. What we weren’t prepared for…

Friday Happy Hour – Ocelot Brewery and Leicas

You know what I love about having happy hour with a group of friends that all happen to love photography? It turns into our own low key version of “Beers and Cameras” and today’s location was at Ocelot Brewery, located in the industrial park area of Dulles, Virginia.

New EDC Camera: Fujifilm X70

The original purpose of my purchase of the Fujifilm X100F was to have a compact, everyday carry camera that I could just throw in my jacket pocket or my bag, therefore always having a real photographic tool with better quality than the iPhone. The iPhone X takes excellent pictures, don’t get me wrong, but the…

First Impressions: Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.2 PRO

Olympus recently announced two new flagship prime lenses for their professional Micro 4/3 collection of lenses and I was able to pick one up today to compare to my excellent Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH. I took the lens out immediately after picking one up and here are two examples with my E-M5…

Photo Comparison: Carl-Zeiss vs. Leica

As a former Sony APS-C (A6000) and full-frame (A7 II ) shooter, I’ve had my fair share of experiences using excellent Zeiss lenses like the legendary Sonnar 55mm f/1.8, Distagon 35mm f/1.4, and the Sonnar 35mm f/2.8. I loved the contrasty colors and the sharpness of the lens and I once you’re accustom to such…