All posts by Tony Ventouris



Fun Friday Photo! DINOSAUR!

leica rangefinder dinosaur science

A few years ago rangefinders and Leica might seem like they had gone extinct as this dinosaur...but looking around today there is no mistake. Leicas are not fossils from another era...the new digital Ms are here to stay and better than ever!

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Review: Voigtlander 75mm F/2.5 Color Heliar

leica voigtlander 75mm bride portrait

The Voigtlander 75mm F/2.5 Color Heliar lens has completely surprised me in many ways. This little lens is definitely one of the rangefinder world's biggest secrets! Wow...

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Review: Timbuk2 Xsmall & Billingham Insert as a camera bag for Leica M

Are you tired of your Leica or other mirrorless camera not fitting into conventional camera bags? Do your lenses just disappear into the camera bag abyss? You need a bag sized for a rangefinder! I put together an awesome combo that works great as a daily Leica bag!

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Review: Leica Goodies Sling Camera Strap

leica goodies sling

The most common accessory for a camera is a strap. Everyone has a camera strap. Cameras even come with straps! It's like they are supposed to be used with a strap. Well, I don't like straps. I discovered another solution called the "Sling" which is offered from It is a very simple device that

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Review: Luigi Leather Halfcase for Leica M8 / M9

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I ordered a Luigi halfcase for my Leica M8. Was this really worth the premium over the cheaper alternatives? Lets find out...

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Sound Vision Passion

Another website!!!!!! Let me explain. Even though I shoot photo for a living, that doesn’t mean I don’t create outside …

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Ipad App: Aspects

I wanted to share this great app I discovered online. It is called Aspects and comes from CodeSparq. It allows you to quickly calculate dimensions and aspect ratios for images at any given resolution...

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Ipad App: Emerald Observatory

One of the best apps available to aid in your photographic craft...and its cheap! Keep reading to learn how this will benefit your work...

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Ipad App: Songwriter’s Pad

Here is a review of a fun app for musicians and songwriters! Grab your instrument, your ipad, and lets go!...

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Gunnar Optiks – Save your eyes!

Gunnar Optiks Glasses

I wanted to share something with everyone that I find very useful. Gunnar Optiks is a manufacturer of eyewear targeting computer users . If you spend a lot of time behind a computer, whether it's on facebook, playing WoW, reading blogs, editing images, etc... you have probably experienced eye fatigue at some point...

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What Fires Me Up…Customer Service & Other Musings

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I want to discuss a recent experience with customer service. I had a really good experience...and a really not so good experience! Never expected it from a certain manufacturer...

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Review: Voigtlander 75mm F/1.8 Heliar

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I recently reviewed Voigtlander's new 75mm F/1.8 Heliar lens on a Leica M8. I examined quality of rendering and really took a hard look at focusing and depth of field range. Keep reading for photos and my experience with this lens...

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Ipad, I Love you! Some thoughts from my life with an Ipad!

So the ipad has changed the way I carry out business every day! Here is a quick take on this awesome new device!

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