Fujifilm XF 16-55mm f2.8 R LM WR Lens Review


Fujifilm XF 16-55mm f2.8 R LM WR Lens Review:

When Fuji introduced the X Series, they primarily concentrated on producing prime lenses.  They later started to introduce some decent zooms but Fuji really wanted to attract an even broader range of photographers, especially users of full frame DSLRs and pros, which meant they needed to produce professional grade zoom lenses.  What do I mean by professional grade zooms?  I mean high grade glass, fixed apertures, and traditional zoom focal length ranges that pros and DSLR users are accustomed too.  For instance, there are many full frame DSLR users who like to use a 70-200mm f2.8, so Fuji introduced the 50-140mm f2.8, which is a 76mm to 213mm equivalent lens (my review of this lens here).  Another lens that many full frame DSLR users are accustomed to is a 24-70mm f2.8 because of its overall versatility.   This is why Fuji released the XF 16-55mm f2.8 R LM WR lens, which gives an equivalent range of 24-84mm. [click to continue…]


Hello Leica SL


Hello Leica SL:

Last week I actually did it: I traded my M 240 in for a Leica SL.  The M system was the only top end Leica system that I used, so in some ways, I felt like I was almost cheating on the it but so far, the SL has surpassed my expectations, and trust me, they were very high considering the price of this camera has me essentially eating ramen for the next year ;).  It’s so quick, it’s so confident, it’s built better than anything I’ve ever used, it’ll give me the Leica rendering that I love, and not only will I be able to use my M lenses, I will now also be able to use autofocus Leica lenses.  I love it. [click to continue…]


Billingham S2 Camera Bag Review


Billingham S2 Camera Bag Review:

Times are definitely changing in the photography world.  Nowadays, we’re seeing smaller, lighter yet highly capable cameras being produced.  So, it makes sense that Billingham decided to invest the time to create the S series, which are bags specifically designed for mirrorless, rangefinder or pretty much any compact camera system out there.  There are three sizes in this series so far, and I actually have them all here to review.  I am going to start with the smallest member of this series, the Billingham S2 because it’s actually my favorite of them all ;). [click to continue…]


The Leica SL is Very Addicting!


The Leica SL is Very Addicting!:

For those who don’t know, I’ve been using the Leica SL for a while now, thanks to Bob at Bergen County Camera, to see if it’s something that I’d be willing to replace my M 240 with (you can read my previous post about it here), and I’m like 99.999% sure I’m going to take the plunge.  This wasn’t an easy decision mainly because I’ve been exclusively an M user since…well…I’ve actually only been an M user if we’re talking about Leicas.  But at this point, I feel the Leica SL is a better fit for me, and you know what?  Sometimes we all need to change things up a bit :). [click to continue…]


Fujifilm XF 50-140mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR Lens Review


Fujifilm X-T2 XF 50-140mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR Lens Review:

When the Fuji X Series started, it was mainly aimed at rangefinder enthusiasts.  Even the focal lengths were more in line with what rangefinder aficionados traditionally used.  But overtime, the X Series expanded, and it started to attract a broader range of users.  Of course, this meant that Fuji needed a wider selection of lenses to further entice them.  One of these lenses that they created was the XF 50-140mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR lens.  With an equivalent range of 76mm to 213mm, and a fixed f2.8 aperture, this lens serves as a traditional zoom that many DSLR users have grown accustomed to, giving them even more of a reason to explore the X Series, and give it a try. [click to continue…]