My review of the leather Bond Street camera bag by ONA was published last month on Tools & Toys. I’ve been slow to link to it because, well, life got in the way, but here it is.

This has become an instant favorite of mine. It’s a bag I use every single day, not just to carry my camera, but far more important stuff: my glucose meter and insulin pen. I had been searching for a stylish bag of the right size, and the Bond Street is just what I’d been looking for. Not too small, and not too big. Just right.

If you’re looking for not just a camera bag, but a great everyday bag, period, head on over to Tools & Toys for the full review.

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Candid, Episode #50 (-1): Live from Toronto! →

August 19, 2017 |

Meeting in person for the first time ever, the team converges on Toronto for a live episode! Hijinks ensue as we discover new camera systems, new mediums, and how to properly pronounce my name.

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Candid Conversations: Panasonic´s Trisha Gillings →

June 26, 2017 |

Marius and I are joined by Panasonic’s Canadian Product Manager for Imaging, Trisha Gillings. Conversation ranges from the interesting relationships at the heart of the Micro Four-Thirds consortium to some behind the scenes insight into how the latest Panasonic products came to be!

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Candid, Episode #45: Canons, Macs, and the iPad Pro →

June 08, 2017 |

Marius and I return to discuss Marius’ weekend with a Canon 5D Mark IV. Then it’s time to unpack Apple’s WWDC announcements as they pertain to photography, with a special iPad Pro segment featuring friend-of-the-show Thomas Wong.

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Candid, Episode #44: The Sony a9 →

May 14, 2017 |

This week on the podcast, the whole gang is back together to talk Sony – the a9, the 100mm Macro, the 100-400mm GM, expanded Pro support, and more!

Note: we experienced some technical difficulties with the recording, so please forgive the degraded audio.

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Candid, Episode #43: Street Photography →

April 02, 2017 |

This week on the podcast, Marius and I catch up on a bit of news before diving into the wonderful world of street photography: what it is, how to approach it (including getting over the fear of starting), and some of our favorite tools & techniques.

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My review of the stunning Sony Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA lens was published today on Tools & Toys.

This review is a special one for me. I’d been after this lens since it was announced a few years ago, and ever since I finally got it this summer I’ve been fighting the urge to write my hot take on it.

It would have been fun, but this time I felt like I needed to use the lens for a good, long while before putting my thoughts out there. Rushing to judgement is never a good idea, and I really didn’t want to spoil this one because I had a feeling it was going to be one of my all-time favorite lenses.

Now, after six months or so I finally feel prepared to review this lens, and I’m happy to say my take on it remains as enthusiastic as it was on day one. The Sony Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 is an absolute stunner of a lens, and I’m so glad I bit the bullet and bought it despite the steep $1,600 price.

This is also a special review because it’s a pretty obvious love letter to Madrid — more so than any of my previous reviews. I’ve never been shy about telling people just how great a city Madrid is, but this is one of the first times when I feel like I’m actually able to show them. And it feels great.

If you have some time, grab yourself a nice beverage and head on over to Tools & Toys for the full review.

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A Candid Conversation with Erin Brooks →

March 20, 2017 |

Erin Brooks, iPhoneographer extraordinaire, joins us for a far-reaching chat about modern photography. Along the way, we find out about her involvement in the Shot on iPhone campaign for Apple, her favorite apps for editing, and where a standard mirrorless camera fits into her workflow.

Erin is such an awesome guest. Trust me, you’re not going to want to miss this one.

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