A question I'm often asked - what is your favourite 50mm lens? - is tough to answer. In terms of aesthetics, Voigtländer's 50mm 1,5 Nokton ASPH is hard to beat. And while its handling isn't great, it is also built damn well. Its colour, bokeh, and overall draw are ridiculously good. It retails for around 1000$ USD.Read More
The biggest money-makers in my studio are the GFX-50s, and the Schneider APO Makro 120mm F/5,6 Digital. Because the combination - in between which a Cambo Actus GFX and Cognisys StackShot 3x are sandwhich - is far from pretty, the Schneider must wait for its day in the sun.Read More
Soon after the GFX-50s was announced I sold my Hasselblad CFV-50c and Linhof M679cs. And, under the assumption that I'd use it like my favourite 50mm lens, I purchased the 63mm F/2,8 GF lens.
Reviews for it are good. It is light, easy to use, and despite making F150-like noises when focusing, keeps to itself. I hope to use it someday. Until then, I'll use it as a prop, or advertising for my portfolio.Read More
Cognisys's automated macro and other products have been in the back of my mind since late 2016. Recently extreme macro (up to 6x) photography has become more and more important for my work. As a result, I've had to invest in automation- or a friend put it, letting the robots do my work.
After watching the above video, by all means click on the below link to find out more about the Cognisys StackShot 3X extended and the stable, repeatable world of automated macro photography.