Purissima Creek after Spring Rains. Nikon D3x + Zeiss 15/2.8 Distagon 1/10 sec @ f/11

Carl Zeiss ZF.2 / ZE 15mm f/2.8 Distagon

written by: Lloyd Chambers

The new Carl Zeiss ZF.2 / ZE 15mm f/2.8 Distagon for Nikon or Canon offers unprecedented optical performance in an ultra wide angle lens, with superb build quality and ergonomics. Introduction As digital camera sensor resolution increases, the demands on lens performance rise, with many lenses inadequate to the task of ultra high resolution DSLRs like the 36-megapixel Nikon D800. The exciting and newly developed optical formula of the Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon for Canon or Nikon DSLRs is an answer to those demands in the ultra-wide realm. The Zeiss 15/2.8 Distagon offers an unprecedented level of performance that makes Read more »


Wide Aperture Landscapes

written by: Lloyd Chambers

Shallow depth of field by means of a wide aperture emphasizes a landscape in compelling ways, stepping outside the everything-sharp genre, while encouraging spontaneous creativity and freedom of movement without a bulky tripod. In daytime lighting, our usual inclination with landscape photos is to eagerly stop down for increased depth of field, to equalize sharpness everywhere. But equalizing sharpness near-to-far places the same sharpness emphasis on everything in the composition, which does not by itself make a stronger image. Eliminating the powerful tools of sharpness and blur by always stopping down makes one’s imaging toolkit less flexible, promoting reduced creativity. Read more »