A Visit to Park Slope With The Fuji XF 35mm F2 Lens


A Visit to Park Slope With The Fuji XF 35mm F2 Lens:

I went over to Park Slope yesterday to visit a friend because he’s hugely into photography like me, and he wanted to see the new Fuji XF 35mm F2 R WR lens.  For those who don’t know, Park Slope is part of Brooklyn. I don’t visit it much but I should.  It actually has some great places to eat, and a beautiful park (Prospect Park) whose designers, I believe, also designed Central Park. [click to continue…]


Fuji XF 35mm F2 R WR Lens Review Coming Soon


Fuji XF 35mm F2 R WR Lens Review Coming Soon:

Sometimes I hate when I get new gear in my hands because I end up wanting to buy it :).  I’m currently shooting with the new Fuji XF 35mm F2 R WR lens, and it’s better than I expected.  When I first received it, I was actually quite surprised by it.  I say this because in photos I saw of this lens, it didn’t really look that much more compact than the F1.4 version by Fuji.  But in my actual hands, it’s a different story.  It not only is more compact, it feels noticeably less bulky than the F1.4 version.  Pictures really don’t do it justice in my opinion. [click to continue…]


The NYC Marathon as it Runs Through Brooklyn


The NYC Marathon as it Runs Through Brooklyn:

It’s been a very long time since I’ve posted, so I thought pics from the NYC Marathon would be a great opportunity to get back into the rhythm of putting up new content again.  I do not have as many pics as I wanted because I was actually getting back from a Halloween party this morning (I ended up sleeping over at a friend’s), and my battery was running low on my Fuji X-T1.  So, while I do take my camera everywhere with me, it turns out that maybe I should also take a spare battery with me even on the days when I don’t think I’m going to use my camera much ;). [click to continue…]


Leica Q Typ 116 Hand Grip Review


Note from me, Patrick: Bob at the Leica Boutique in Bergen County Camera was nice enough to loan me this hand grip while I had the Q on loan from him as well.  So, I had this review for a while but I never had the chance to post it.  I hope you enjoy! 

Leica Q Typ 116 Hand Grip Review:

One of the traits I love most about Leica cameras is the ergonomics.  A lot of them fit my hands really well, and apparently, I’m not the only one who feels this way because there are other manufacturers out there that try to emulate the same feel.  However, not everyone has the same hands, which means just like there are people who find a Leica Q Typ 116 for example, the perfect fit, some will find it doesn’t offer enough support.  Some may even find it slippery.  The last thing anyone would want to do is drop a +$4,000 camera on the ground.  To solve this problem, Leica has introduced the Leica Q Typ 116 Hand Grip. [click to continue…]


iDeaUSA 11000mAh Portable Power Bank Review


iDeaUSA 11000mAh Portable Power Bank Review:

I like power banks for one simple reason: When I’m out taking pictures, I just don’t like to stop somewhere to look for an outlet to charge my devices.  I love walking; I love staying mobile.  With that said, I’m starting to use larger capacity power banks these days because not only are the batteries in my devices getting larger, I’m also finding myself having more devices that need charging.  The only major problems with using bigger capacity power banks is that they are often larger, cost more, and are more inconvenient to carry around.  So, I’m always looking for something that can keep these problems to a minimum.  One large capacity portable charger that I’ve recently tested is the iDeaUSA 11000mAh Portable Power Bank. [click to continue…]