Film Friday: Images From Winter With My 503CW


Film Friday: Images From Winter With My 503CW:

I definitely neglected shooting film for quite some time.  I bought a Hasselblad 503CW Millennium last year, and I really haven’t had a chance to use it much lately.  The truth is, I’ve been really busy mainly with digital gear, and reviewing stuff for this site.  Unlike digital, I feel like I have to be more careful with film, which is why sometimes, I just feel like I don’t have the time to shoot with it. [click to continue…]

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Fuji MCEX-11 And MCEX-16 Extension Tubes Review


Fuji MCEX-11 And MCEX-16 Extension Tubes Review:

Extension tubes can be great tools for those who are looking for a cheaper alternative when doing close up or macro work.  They are also great for people who just want to experiment with macro photography but are not necessarily ready to invest a lot of money into a macro lens.  While there are some aftermarket extension tubes out there for the X Series system, Fuji themselves have also decided to make their own: the MCEX-11 and MCEX-16.  They’ve been out for a while but I haven’t had the chance to give them a try until now, so here is my short review of them. [click to continue…]


Olympus 9mm f8.0 Fisheye Body Cap Lens Review


Olympus 9mm f8.0 Fisheye Body Cap Lens Review:

Instead of a plain, boring body cap for your camera, wouldn’t it be cool to have something like a lens built into a body cap?  Well, Olympus have done just that, and added a nice twist to it: for $84, you can get a body cap that contains a 9mm f8.0 fisheye lens.  In 35mm terms, the 9mm f8.0 Fisheye Body Cap Lens is an 18mm equivalent that give its user a very unique perspective with its 140º angle of view.  Given how unique this lens is, and my fondness for fisheye lenses, I knew I had to give it a try. [click to continue…]


Hasselblad X1D-50c Medium Format Mirrorless Pre-Order


Hasselblad X1D-50c Medium Format Mirrorless Pre-Order :

I knew Hasselblad was coming out with a mirrorless camera but I am surprised by the price.  Normally, I get the next M whenever it comes out, and I’ve been waiting for the M11 but the price of the X1D-50C isn’t as insane as I thought it would be.  The price is actually close to the Leica SL and M systems.  Plus, the lenses are actually cheaper than a lot of the Leica lenses.  The Hasselblad X1D-50c might just replace my Leica M 240…I am extremely tempted.  It’s a 50mp medium format sensor….nuff said.  Plus, it’s got a lot of cool features like an EVF and 14 stop dynamic range.  I guess I will wait a bit and see.  On a side note, I’ve been tempted by the SL but unlike the SL, the Hasselblad actually has lenses that I want not just two zooms.  Yes, I know you can use the M lenses on it but it would be nice to have some lenses that are designed exclusively for the system.

Check out the new X1D-50c out for yourself as B&H Photo and Adorama have it up for pre-order already:

Hasselblad X1D-50c Medium Format Mirrorless Digital Camera at B&H Photo or Adorama

Hasselblad XCD 90mm f/3.2 Lens at B&H Photo or Adorama

Hasselblad XCD 45mm f/3.5 Lens at B&H Photo or Adorama


Panasonic Lumix GX85 First Impressions With Images


Panasonic Lumix GX85 First Impressions:

Right now, I have with me the Panasonic Lumix GX85, and it is one of the next cameras that I am reviewing.  It couldn’t arrive at a better time considering summer is just about to start.  With the huge list of features, picture quality, and overall size of the GX85, I would imagine that this would make a fantastic camera to bring on vacation or walk around with on these hot summer days.  My review will be coming soon.  I figured for now, I’d write up a first impressions with some images. [click to continue…]