Etherial Images From A Broken Leica Camera

These days I spend most of my time living and traveling between Serbia, Hungary, Ukraine, and Finland, exploring and researching the global analog photography scene as best I can. I do this for my own personal endeavors such as my store,, as well as my continuing journey with (formerly Cameraventures), headed by Juho Leppänen, which I will get into a bit later.

A Quick Introduction to Shooting with a Tilt-Shift Lens

A while back I got my hands on my first tilt-shift lens. Since then I have carried it with me nearly every day, grocery shopping and subway riding – you name it. It’s quite a special and fascinating piece of glass even having aged 43 years.

Understanding Depth of Field: How Focal Distance Affects DOF, Visualized

Note: This is part two of a series on depth of field. you can read part one here.

This video is seen from a third person point-of-view, perpendicular to that of what the camera user would see. Depth of field is a phenomenon of near and far, forward and backward from the point of focus. Changing our point of view rotates the axis of the depth of the field 90˚ so that we may view it laterally across the X axis. This helps us better understand the optic principles at play. The overlays in this video visually quantify the changing depth of field at the given lens setting.

Stacking Five 2x Teleconverters to Create a Ridiculous 9600mm Lens

Teleconverters are a great way to get some extra reach without having to drop some serious money for a 400mm+ lens. It can be an essential tool for many photographers who are constantly cropping in on their images, even when shooting with a crop camera and telephoto lens. In case you didn't know, a teleconverter is a small lens element that attaches to your lens and increases the effective focal range, typically by a factor of 1.4x or 2x.

Also known as an extender, tele-extender, or a doubler (2x), teleconverters are an important piece of equipment for long lens photography... but is there a limit?