Foggy Night in Dumbo Brooklyn

Foggy Night in Dumbo Brooklyn:

I caught up with my best friend on Saturday night, and after getting some food in Astoria, and catching up (I haven’t seen him in a while), we stopped by Dumbo in Brooklyn to see if we could get some photos.  It was a very foggy evening, and I thought it would be really cool to capture.  Since I knew I was going to stop by Dumbo, I brought along my Fuji X-T2, Zeiss Touit 12mm, and my tripod.  I love using ultra wides with bridges.  I love the dramatic effect.  At Dumbo, you can get pretty close to both the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge. [click to continue…]


Mitakon 35mm f0.95 vs. Fuji XF 35mm f1.4 Bokeh Comparison

Mitakon 35mm f0.95 vs. Fuji XF 35mm f1.4 Bokeh Comparison:

So, I’m sitting here writing up my Mitakon 35mm f0.95 Speedmaster Mark II review, and I’m thinking more about how it compares to the XF 35mm f1.4.  The reason I’m picking on this lens in particular is because it’s about the same size as the Mitakon, and it sells for the same price.  Plus, I own XF 35mm f1.4, so it’s hard not to compare it with the Mitakon when it’s just sitting in my bag :).  I didn’t get the chance to do any real in-depth comparison between the two lenses but I did take a few sample shots with the two set at their maximum apertures for my own amusement.  I thought I’d just share them here real quick. [click to continue…]

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Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome With The Leica SL

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome With The Leica SL:

Living in New York City definitely has it’s great moments but like any other place, it can get a little old sometimes.  So, seeing as the weather was really nice last weekend, I decided to take a short road trip to the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome.  It’s in Upstate New York…in Dutchess County.  This time around, I brought my Leica SL with me, which I’ve been dying to use for quite a while.  I’ve just been so busy these past couple of months that I haven’t had much time to take it out. [click to continue…]


Mitakon 35mm f0.95 Mark II First Impressions

Mitakon 35mm f0.95 Mark II First Impressions:

My review is coming up, so I’m going to keep this a little shorter.  The Mitakon 35mm f0.95 Speedmaster Mark II is by far one of the coolest lenses to get for the Fuji X Series system.  Yes, it’s a lens that produces fantastic bokeh but there’s so much more to it than that. [click to continue…]


New Fujifilm X Series Deals

New Fujifilm X Series Deals:

If you’re looking for a new Fuji X Series camera like the X-T2, X-T20 or even the X-Pro2, there are some good deals that just popped up at B&H Photo.  There’s even a nice rebate if you buy the XF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 with either of the teleconverter lenses.  Check below:

X-T2 Body with Battery Grip

  • $1699 Instant savings of $230 (Additional $100 off with any XF lens)

X-Pro2 with 23mm f/2 Lens Kit

  • $1849 Instant savings of $300

X-T20 Body Black

  • $849 Instant savings of $50

XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR Lens with 1.4x Teleconverter Kit

$1899 Instant savings of $450

XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR Lens with 2x Teleconverter Kit

$1899 Instant savings of $450

I’ve reviewed all these Fujifilm products, so if you want more info on any of them, you can check out my Fuji Reviews section.  Thanks for stopping by!