INTRODUCTION I’m not going to wax poetic about the Leica M6 TTL .85. I don’t need to. This camera is the best 35mm film camera ever conceived or constructed. Chances are, you’re reading this because you’re a photographer interested in buying the best Leica that you can. Or perhaps you already own a Leica and […]Read more "IMHO: Leica M6 TTL .85"
The Leitz 9cm f4 Elmar is almost as ubiquitous as the famous Leitz 5cm f3.5 Elmar but seems often forgotten about. The lens dates back to 1933 and was Leica’s first 90mm. It was likely released to take advantage of their newly released rangefinder camera, the model III. The 9cm Elmar is part of the […]Read more "There’s No Excuse Not to Own a Leitz 9cm f4 Elmar"
New and improved for 2019! http://www.JohnnyMartyr.com! Well, actually, I overhauled my site in the final months of 2018 but I think I’ve got all the bugs blown out and tweaks sufficiently tweaked. What d’ya think?! For anyone who remembers the old JohnnyMartyr.com, you’ll note that I finally removed ALL my color images, simplified my genres […]Read more "www.JohnnyMartyr.com"
Almost three years ago, I was wandering the streets of downtown Philadelphia with my friends and my Leica. Philly is undergoing a bit of a revival. Rundown old properties are being rejuvenated and turned into trendy new homes and businesses. There’s a lot of character in the old buildings that I hope can be preserved […]Read more "1320"
Okay, so by the strictest definition, Fall began a few days after our photo shoot, but hey, I didn’t have my & Harper’s work processed & scanned until it was officially fall. So, Fall Family Photos it is! Last weekend, my talented wife Stephanie was scheduled to shoot her bi-annual family photos with one of […]Read more "Fall Family Photos"
Friday evening I arrived in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, just one day after Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine accepted the Democratic nomination for President and Vice President of the United States. This is the first rally of the first female presidential nominee of a major political party in the U.S. Every move from now forward will become history. […]Read more "Hillary in Harrisburg; The First Rally of the First Female Presidential Nominee of a Major Party"
Ektar has been the name for various products from Kodak since the 1930’s. Apparently the word is derived from combining “Eastman” with “Tessar,” the famed Zeiss lens. Today, Kodak Ektar film is probably one of the coolest, most ambitious films that has been released in the 21st century. When it hit the streets in 2008, […]Read more "Film Review: Kodak Ektar 100"