Fuji X-T3: Portrait Shoot Around NYC With The XF 35mm f1.4

Fuji X-T3: Portrait Shoot Around NYC With The XF 35mm f1.4:

One of my friends, who’s actually an excellent street photographer, wanted to branch out a bit, and had asked if I could schedule a shoot for him with a model that I know.  I did it and I said I would accompany him but I would not take any pics because currently, I have a ton of photos to still finish editing, and of course, finishing up some reviews for this blog.  However, I’m never without a camera, and in this case, I brought along my Fuji X-T3 just in case ;).  I also brought along a few lenses: one of my favorites, the XF 56mm f1.2 APD, the XF 18-55mm, and the XF 35mm f1.4. [click to continue…]

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Leica D-Lux 7 Compact Camera First Impressions

Leica D-Lux 7 Compact Camera First Impressions:

The past few months have been quite busy for me, as I mentioned in previous posts.  But things are slowly clearing up, and I can finally get back to posting up some new reviews.  A couple of weeks ago, I received the new Leica D-Lux 7 to review, and I was eager to try it because the D-Lux series and I have had a long history.  I was a stubborn film guy that waited to the very last minute to switch to digital, and so the D-Lux 3 (or 4…it’s been a while, so I can’t remember) was actually my first digital camera.  I was still primarily using my Leica M6 at the time.  I loved that little D-Lux, and ever since then, I’ve always had a soft spot for the series.  I’ve owned a few in the past, which includes the previous version, the D-Lux Typ 109, so I definitely wanted to know more about the new 7. [click to continue…]

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Leica SL: A Walk Around Chinatown With a Friend

Leica SL: A Walk Around Chinatown With a Friend

It’s a rainy, dreary day today, which means, at least for me, it’s a perfect time to catch up on work where I’m primarily using a computer.  I’ve been editing so many different photos lately that I’m actually kind of sick of looking at pictures lol, so I decided to catch up on my blog a bit.  I’m writing up a first impressions review of the new Leica D-Lux 7, which I will post probably this week.  I’m also finishing up my Fuji X-T3 review.  In the mean time, I thought I’d post a few pics I took with my Leica SL and Summilux-SL 50mm ASPH, while hanging out with a friend in Chinatown. [click to continue…]

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Photo From My Fuji X-T1 Days of NYC Landscape at Night

Photo From My Fuji X-T1 Days of NYC Landscape at Night:

Hey everyone.  So, I’m finally clearing up my workload, and can get back to posting here more consistently.  I’ve just been so busy lately.  I’ve been doing tons of portrait and boudoir shoots (1-3 per week since last May), and I think I overdid them.  It’s just been more difficult than I imagined integrating that part of my photography with the stuff that I do on this blog but the good news is, my schedule is clearing up, so I can get back to posting here on a more consistent basis.  My X-T3 review is still coming, and I did get the new Leica D-Lux 7 in to review.  I owned a few D-Lux cameras in the past, so I’ve always been a fan of the series.  I’ve shot with the D-Lux 7 already, and I’ll probably post a first impressions soon.  For now, I thought I’d share an image I actually shot 3 or 4 years ago with my Fuji X-T1. [click to continue…]

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Rokinon 10mm f2.8 ED AS NCS CS Lens Review For Fuji X

Rokinon 10mm f2.8 ED AS NCS CS Lens Review For Fuji X:

If you’re looking for a wide angle lens, there are tons to choose from nowadays.  You can stick to more “common” wide angle focal lengths like a 24mm or 21mm.  You could even go a little wider with an 18mm.  But if those just aren’t wide enough, there are more extreme ones like the Rokinon 10mm f2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens, which is what I’m going to talk about today.  On a cropped APS-C sensor, such as, the one in my X-T3, which is what I used to review this lens, you’re getting a 15mm equivalent, and a 109.5 angle of view.  Let’s take a closer look. [click to continue…]

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