TechArt Pro Review


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This post is ostensibly a review of the TechArt Pro Leica M-mount to Sony E-mount lens adaptor, but I’ll start with a bit of the story as to how I came to be interested in such a device.

During the first year of All About the Gear I reviewed the Leica M 240 camera. I was particularly impressed with those expensive Leica lenses we’ve all heard so much about. I was less impressed with the $7,000+ camera body, which I swore I’d never buy. But those lenses! Sharp, contrasty, small, light…gorgeous. Continue reading

Street Composites

YOU, Doug Kaye, 2015 (click to view large)

Two years ago I saw the 2006 work by Jeff Wall entitled “In Front of a Nightclub”. It made a strong impression on me, even more so when I learned that Jeff’s images are entirely staged, right down to the litter on the street. (This image is huge: 226 x 361 cm — about 7.5 x 12 feet — so the people are nearly half life-size.)

In Front of a Nightclub, Jeff Wall, 2006 (


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