7artisans Photoelectric 25mm f1.8 Lens Review Fuji X Mount

7artisans Photoelectric 25mm f1.8 Lens Review Fuji X Mount:

Recently, I’ve been trying out lower priced third party manufacturers’ lenses, and I have to admit, some of them are pretty cool to use.  The last one I reviewed was an Opteka lens with a Fuji X Mount.  Today, I want to talk about the 25mm f1.8 lens by 7artisans.  I’ve been using this lens for a while now, and it’s been a great match for my Fuji X-T2.  At f1.8, it’s a relatively fast lens, and the equivalent focal length is 37.5mm, which is one that many photographers find useful because it is close to a 35mm.  It’s also a very compact lens, and balances nicely with most mirrorless cameras.  Lastly, the Fuji X Mount version currently sells for just under $80, which is a sweet price considering how much lenses can cost these days.  Let’s take a closer look at it. [click to continue…]

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Fujifilm XF 80mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro Lens Review

Fujifilm XF 80mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro Lens Review:

In just a short amount of time, Fujifilm have gone to great efforts to create a lens collection for the X Series system that is not only versatile but complete in an attempt to satisfy a vast majority of photographers.  They have lenses in the ultra wide range all the way up to longer telephotos.  But one area where one could argue needs a little improvement is lenses concerning macro photography.  They do have the XF 60mm f2.4, which is one of the first XF lenses to be introduced, and extension tubes but I’m sure most of us can agree: we need more macro choices from Fuji :)!  So, Fujifilm heard us, of course, and recently released the new XF 80mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro lens.  Let’s take a closer look. [click to continue…]

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7artisans 25mm f1.8 Lens Fujifilm X-Mount First Impressions

7artisans 25mm f1.8 Lens Fujifilm X-Mount First Impressions:

Being that this is Memorial Day weekend, I’ll make this short and sweet.  I finished my Fuji XF 80mm f2.8 Macro review, and I will post it in the beginning of next week but now, I’m going to talk to you a little about the Photoelectric 25mm f1.8 by 7artisans.  Why is this anything special?  The truth is, there are plenty of 25mm lenses that we can use on the Fuji X Series bodies.  Well, for one, this specific lens comes in at less than $70.  I have to say, I haven’t felt the need for a 25mm lens but at this price, even I’m tempted to buy one :).  So let’s take a closer look at it. [click to continue…]

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Fuji XF 80mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro Lens First Impressions

Fuji XF 80mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro Lens First Impressions:

Apologies for the lack of post everyone!  There will be a lot of stuff coming soon.  I’ve actually been quite busy in the background these days reviewing a few things.  For Leica users, I’ve been putting together not only my APO Summicron-SL 90mm f2 ASPH review (it’ll be a long one with plenty of pics) but a bunch of other SL related reviews.  For Fuji users, I have a 7Artisan lens review coming up.  I’ve also been shooting with the new Fuji XF 80mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro Lens, and I thought I’d share my first impressions of it. [click to continue…]

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Leica SL Typ 601 Firmware Update 3.2 Released

Leica SL Typ 601 Firmware Update 3.2 Released:

It looks like new firmware is out for the Leica SL.  Link is below:

Firmware Update 3.2

Key improvements are:

  • New menu item added  to Joystick Lock on/off.
  • New power saving mode (on/off) feature allowing the camera to turn off the EVF to save battery power.
  • Support for SF40, the future SF60, and SFC1.
  • New menu item “USB-Mode” allows to use mass storage or PTP USB connection type.
  • Keyboard improvements: Missing brackets for the wifi password input.
  • Keyboard improvements: Blinking cursor during text input.
  • Improved image colour for JPG under some light conditions.
  • Manual colour temperature preset was optimized (Setting changed from 6600K to 6500K).

I can’t wait to get this in my SL.  I may have a couple of shoots booked this coming weekend (still currently reviewing the APO Summicron-SL 90mm), so it’ll give me a great opportunity to try out some of these new features.  I’ll report back, if I encounter any issues.  Thanks for stopping by!

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