Leica X typ 113 Review and Samples aka The Leica Lie

I’ve always been interested in the Leica brand — great reputation, good looks, but big cost of entry. I read about their newest X camera with a 35mm equivalent focal length (my favorite) and a bright aperture of f/1.7. I bought one based upon the specs and the Leica name. Initial impressions: Feels and looks cheap and […]

The Ultimate Daddy Cam – Olympus E-M1

Olympus E-M1 + 17mm f/1.8 I actually own multiple camera systems — each one has their strengths and weaknesses. For fast action, fast FPS, superior optical quality, or using external flash, for when the shots really count, I’ll grab my Canon 5D Mark III. If I’m looking for casual snapshots photos of friends or walk around shots — nothing too […]

Glazer’s Camera in Seattle — Good customer service or bad?

Glazer’s Camera is one of the last remaining camera stores in the Seattle area, they have a wonderful selection, a friendly staff, and convenient hours. I always told myself that even if I paid more for an item locally, that it was worth it to support a local business that would be there for me […]

My journey to Olympus — E-M1 — My favorite mirrorless camera to date!

My main camera is a 5D Mark III, I love the quality of the images, the handling, autofocus, frames per second, and the lenses that it can utilize. However, point and shoots, mirrorless cameras, and cell phones are a more convenient way of running and gunning than having to carefully compose each shot, adjust the […]

Book Report: American Shaolin

Every martial arts student dreams about studying from the “masters.” Specifically, the place where their style was invented, this is where one will receive the best training, and truly thrive as a martial artist. In the case of American Shaolin, the author Matthew Polly, lived his dream. Matthew’s experience was multifaceted, however it can be […]

The best mirrorless camera of 2013

My main camera is a 5D Mark III, I love the quality of the images, the handling, autofocus, frames per second, and lenses that it can utilize. However, point and shoots, mirrorless cameras, and cell phones are a more convenient way of running and gunning than having to carefully compose each shot, adjust the focus […]