This blog and my private writings here are mostly focused on seeing, composition, inspiration and ideas, which aim at crafting stronger imagery and finding the path to more meaningful and fulfilling photography. Of course, from time to time I write about gear, which plays a role in our photographic journey, whether we admit it or not.
Over the course of the last ten years, I have received numerous inquiries about gear. I have always tried my best to advise and share everything I know to make sure you buy the gear you really need, no more, no less. I have always been reluctant to share any direct links because I don’t like to send people to places I don’t know personally.
I maintain a similar policy with regard to the Medium Format Magazine, which I have had the privilege to run for the last few years. However, as you can imagine, I have received more and more inquiries in recent years, especially in terms of medium format, tripods, lenses and even Leica gear.
I want to let you know that the Medium Format Magazine just announced an exclusive partnership with Capture Integration – the most respected distributor of medium and large format gear in the world who specializes in and supports companies such as Fujifilm, Phase One, Hasselblad, Leica, ALPA, Cambo and Arca Swiss. It is our first partnership and is one-of-a-kind. As you know I haven’t rushed into any partnerships before because I wanted to make sure I support people who could genuinely help others to make the right gear choices, solve complex technical issues and develop long-lasting relationships.
So, I am telling you this because I know most of us change or upgrade their gear sooner or later. Each referral helps tremendously and supports this blog, the Medium Format Magazine and GetDPI.com photography forum. I know Dave (and his team), who runs Capture Integration and find their knowledge unmatched in the industry. Most importantly, they won’t pressure you into anything. Even if you face some difficult technical issues, I know they will do their best to help. Even if you have your own provider, do give them a try. They carry all the latest Fujifilm and Hasselblad gear.
There is one more thing. COVID has made it very difficult for independent dealers and family-run businesses. In contrast, giants like Amazon are doing better than ever. That’s why it is important to support family businesses and people who live and breathe photography on a daily basis. Even if you just want to consult, make sure to contact Dave or Steve and tell them I sent you. If you like, you can always contact me privately and I will connect you directly.
Let’s support each other during this difficult time. Stay well.
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