CoffeeGeek Mark

3 Magazines | 3,525 Articles | 83,115 Followers | @CoffeeGeek | Senior Editor of CoffeeGeek, also a product, beverage, still life photographer, based in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Living With Deadcameras and Their Custom Handmade Camera Straps

Camera straps are about as ubiquitous as cameras themselves. If it weren't for the dreadfully uncomfortable ones that come with most cameras, you'd …

Cameras

Review of the Nikon S3 Limited Edition Rangefinder and 50/1.4

The Nikon S3 2000 Limited Edition rangefinder is something I have been coveting since I first began film photography. I read on several websites that …

Nikon

Long term review: Canon 5DSR

<i>When the stars (trees) line up</i><p>These will be my closing thoughts on the Canon 5DSR, first reviewed here. It turns out there won’t be a part two for a …

Canon

Pressure Profiling: the Key to Perfect Extraction

Specialty coffee is an innovative industry. It seems like there’s a new way to improve our coffee every year—if not every month! Recently, the focus …

Coffee

Full City Roasts: An Endangered Species?

I just returned from a trip to Northern California and Western Washington to see friends and family. We were in our old hometown of Boulder, Colorado …

‘What You Put in the Frame Determines the Photo’

Here’s an inspiring 5-minute video in which renowned street photographer Joel Meyerowitz talks about his approach and mindset to making …

Photography

Inside the Dusty World of Vintage Spirit Collectors

Vintage

B&W ISO Showdown: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) vs. M Monochrom (M9) vs. M (Typ 240)

During my testing of the new Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) in NYC and New Orleans, I was blown away by the camera’s high ISO ability, so I wanted to …

Cameras

Chobani’s Founder Sees Opportunity in a Coffee Insurgent

Having shaken up the yogurt world, Hamdi Ulukaya, the founder of Chobani, now has his sights on a much tougher target — coffee.<p>Mr. Ulukaya has taken a stake in La Colombe Coffee Roasters, one of the many coffee brands that have sprung up over the last 10 years to cater to the tastes of coffee …

Food

Fujifilm X100T Shooter’s Report Part II: Exploring performance, image quality and WiFi functionality

In part II of his Fuji X100T Shooter's Report, reviewer Eamon Hickey dives deeper into the functionality and performance of this classic street …

FUJIFILM

Elliott The Leica Monochrom (Typ 246) April 2015

Are Personal Projects Worth It? Why David Burnett, Ami Vitale & David duChemin Say Yes

How important are personal photography projects to distinguishing your voice? And will a project on the side help catch the eye of your dream client? …

Photography

Street Photography Camera Review – Fujifilm X100T

I’m going to approach this review from a different perspective than my review of the X100S, I’m going to look at this camera from a Street …

Review: Fujifilm X100T

The Fujifilm X100 was the iconic camera that started it all for Fujifilm’s X-series. Two years later the Japanese camera company came out with the …

Cameras

Epson's new 'EcoTank' printers sound great, but ...

By now, you know that many printer manufacturers sell you cheap printers and then make you buy expensive ink cartridges, right? So at first glance, …

Epson

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review

Sony rejuvenated the premium compact market in 2012 when it introduced the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100. The RX100 took a 1"-type sensor and relatively fast …

Sony

How to Properly Clean Your Lenses, Filters, Mirror and Sensor

If you're like me, the thought of touching, let alone fully cleaning your precious glass or even worse, your sensor, strikes fear into your heart. …

Lifestyle

Lighting on a Budget - 2 Speed Lights

Most amateur photographers assume that they need to buy a ton of expensive gear in order to compete or reach the level of most professional …

Photography

There are no absolutes: erosion and hope in the photographic industry

Is an image good? Bad? Ugly? Beautiful? Art? Everybody has an opinion, and those are based on the expectations formed by the biases created as a …

The Sad Truth About Facebook

Everything in life comes and goes. Sadly, photographers using Facebook to promote their work is coming to an end. It wasn’t that long ago when …

Facebook

Primer: How to Get a ‘Film Look’ with DSLR Footage

Want to give your DSLR footage a cinematic look? DSLR filmmaking enthusiast Jake Coppinger made this 11-minute video tutorial to teach you how you …

Filmmaking

Photos of Amsterdam Coffeehouses Developed with the Coffee They Sell

Over the years, we’ve posted a number of tutorials on how to develop film using coffee and vitamin C, which combine to create a photo process known …

Amsterdam

Sony's RX100 IV is still the point-and-shoot to beat

Does the world need another point-and-shoot camera? Sony seems to think so. Despite an influx of smartphones that have put sophisticated imaging features in people's pockets, the company is still keen on improving its flagship compact shooter, the RX100. The latest model, introduced last month, …

Cameras

How Mr. Coffee Inventor Convinced Joe DiMaggio to Be Pitchman

Here's how Joltin' Joe became Mr. Coffee.<p>The creator of the famed coffee machines died Saturday at age 91, but one of his favorite stories was how he …

How Nikon Film SLRs Were Made in the 1990s

Want to see how Nikon SLR cameras were made two decades ago? Back in 1998, the Japanese TV show “The Making” — an international predecessor of <i>How</i> …

Cameras

6 Excellent Film Rangefinders For The Beginning Photographer

Getting into analog photography can be an exciting proposition; maybe you find the medium more delightful, or you just want to learn more about the …

Cameras

This Is Where Your Coffee Comes From

A cup of coffee prepared quickly and consumed on the go may seem like one of life’s simplest pleasures. But the journey from bean to barista is not …

Food

5 Lessons Sebastião Salgado Has Taught Me About Street Photography

<i>All photos copyrighted by Sebastião Salgado.</i>I recently saw Sebastião Salgado’s “Genesis” exhibition in Toronto about a year ago, and was blown away …

Photography

Coffee Culture in Western Michigan: The Next Big Thing is Already Here

Coffee Culture in Western Michigan: The region’s microroasters and specialty cafés just might be United States specialty-coffee industry’s biggest …

Coffee

11 of the Most Interesting Lenses in the History of Photography

For almost two centuries, the science and art of photography has allowed people to capture the world around them through carefully crafted lenses. …

Cameras