Fujifilm XF 35mm f1.4 R: Re-Evaluating a First Generation X series Lens

Fujifilm XF 35mm f1.4 R: Re-Evaluating a First Generation X series Lens

From time to time, I get questions about the XF 35mm f1.4 R lens.  They range from is the XF 35mm f1.4 still a good choice these days to discussions about how it compares to its f2 sibling.  I reviewed this lens back in 2012, when it was first released (you can still read the review here, if you want) but since a lot has changed over the years for the Fuji system, I thought I’d write up an article about this lens again.  This is not a new review; it’s more of an update.  There have been a lot of firmware updates both in the cameras, and the XF 35mm f1.4 itself.  Newer generation cameras have also changed the performance of not just this lens but others as well.  My photography in general has changed quite a bit since 2012 as well.  So, let’s just take a look at how this lens measures up now, and see if it’s still worth buying. [click to continue…]

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Nikon Z 50 Mirrorless Digital Camera Announced

Nikon Z 50 Mirrorless Digital Camera Announced:

I don’t shoot with many Nikon cameras not because I don’t like them or anything like that; I just haven’t had the chance but I am excited to hear about the release of the new Nikon Z 50 mirrorless camera.  The price will be $856.95, which puts it in the range of the Fuji X-T30.  It would be interesting to compare the two.  You can even order it with a 16-50mm, which will raise the price to $996.95 or a 16-50mm and a 50-250mm for $1346.95.  You can pre-order it below, if interested:

Nikon Z 50 at B&H Photo pre-order

Some details and photos below: [click to continue…]

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Sigma fp Mirrorless Digital Camera Announced!

Sigma fp Mirrorless Digital Camera Announced!:

As some of you know, I use a SL, so I am a huge L mount fan.  I was so happy to hear about the Sigma fp when it was originally rumored.  Now, it is finally announced.  At $1,899, the price is decent as well considering it’s full frame, and it’s so compact!  You can get the kit with the awesome 45mm f2.8 for $2,199, and save yourself $249 in the process.  It’s a great lens, I reviewed it here.

Sigma fp pre-order at B&H Photo

The Sigma fp starts shipping near the end of October.

Details and pics below: [click to continue…]

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Weekly Portrait Shoot: The Leica SL And The Lower East Side

Weekly Portrait Shoot: The Leica SL And The Lower East Side:

Last weekend, I took out my Leica SL, and I caught up with Valerie.  I’ve shot with her many, many times but for some reason, I don’t post much of her.  Valerie is a fantastic model, and one of the sweetest people I know.  I guess I just really love what we usually produce, so I tend to be more critical with the edits, which in turn, sometimes prevents me from posting haha.  I know, a little odd but I’m human ;). [click to continue…]

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My 6 Favorite Portrait Lenses For The Fuji X Series System

My 6 Favorite Portrait Lenses For The Fuji X Series System:

I Haven’t posted much about Fuji lately, so while I’m waiting for my chance to use the new XF 16-80mm f4 R OIS WR lens, I thought I’d write up an article about my 6 favorite portrait lenses for the Fuji X Series system.  From time to time, I receive emails, and DMs on my Instagram asking me about my preferences for portrait lenses when it comes to Fuji.  So, here they are in no particular order. [click to continue…]

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