Portraits in the Woods With The Fuji XF 56mm f1.2 APD

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Portraits in the Woods With The Fuji XF 56mm f1.2 APD:

Ever since I’ve been back from London, I’ve felt like I needed a change of scenery, which is kind of strange because technically, London was a change of scenery :).  So, I took a day trip to Upstate New York to visit a friend yesterday.  I brought a lot of gear that I’m currently reviewing but seeing as I pre-ordered the Fuji X-T2, and it’ll probably be coming soon, I thought I’d get a few shots in with my X-T1 before I trade it in.  I have to say, I really enjoyed using my X-T1 over the time that I owned it, and I almost don’t want to part with it but at the same time, a lot of the new features in the X-T2 are very appealing to me.  For instance, I love the new three-direction tilting screen, and I’m sure the dual card slots will come in handy. [click to continue…]

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Panasonic Leica 12mm Summilux f1.4 ASPH First Impressions

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Panasonic Leica 12mm Summilux f1.4 ASPH First Impressions:

Hey everyone!  I have some really cool stuff coming soon.  For one, I’ve been shooting with the newly released Panasonic Leica 12mm Summilux f1.4 ASPH, and I will be writing a review for it very soon.  But for now, I thought I’d give all of you a taste of what this lens has to offer, and talk about my first impressions of it. [click to continue…]

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Fujifilm XF 23mm f2 R WR Lens And X-A3 Announcement

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Fujifilm XF 23mm f2 R WR Lens And X-A3 Announcement

For those interested, you can now pre-order the new Fujifilm XF 23mm f2 R WR Lens in black or silver!  I’ve always said that Fuji should’ve come out with an f2 version of the XF 23mm, and I’m so glad they finally did!  As I said in my XF 23mm f1.4 review, the f1.4 version is an absolutely fantastic lens but an f2 version might serve as a better everyday lens because it would be more compact.  While it’s not a pancake lens like the one of the X100, it’s still quite small.  At $449, it’s also considerably cheaper than the XF 23mm f1.4, which never hurts :).  Anyway, you can be sure I will be reviewing this one, and if you’re interested, you can pre-order it below:

Fujifilm XF 23mm f2 R WR Lens Black or Silver at B&H Photo

Fujifilm XF 23mm f2 R WR Lens at Amazon

Fujifilm XF 23mm f2 R WR Lens Black or Silver at Adorama

In addition, the new Fujifilm X-A3 has also been announced.  For $599, it comes with the 16-50mm, and I will probably be reviewing this in the future as well.  You can pre-order it below:

Fujifilm X-A3 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/16-50mm Lens in Brown, Pink or Silver at B&H Photo

Fujifilm X-A3 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/16-50mm Lens at Amazon

Fujifilm X-A3 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/16-50mm Lens in Brown, Pink or Silver at Adorama

I can’t wait to get these new items in for review.  Fun times ahead!

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Sony a6300 Mirrorless Camera Review

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Sony a6300 Mirrorless Camera Review:

The Sony a6000 was one of the most popular mirrorless cameras out there, and usually when something is that admired, it can be quite difficult for a manufacturer to make a worthy replacement.  Well, it may have been difficult but that did not stop Sony from trying.  Earlier this year, they released the replacement for their APS-C flagship, the a6300.  It may look very similar to its predecessor but there are a lot of new upgrades under the hood.  But are these upgrades worth the new asking price, and do they make the a6300 competitive enough considering many of their competitors have also released new cameras?  Read on and find out! [click to continue…]

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ONA Bowery Camera Bag Review

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ONA Bowery Camera Bag Review:

For a long time now, I’ve been looking for a small camera bag that fit’s truly the essentials.  What I mean by that is a bag that fits about two lenses, and a camera but also feels comfortable carrying just a camera and a lens.  At least for me, it’s always been kind of hard because I also want a quality bag, and one that is at least relatively decently priced.  ONA must’ve read my mind because their Bowery bag seems to fit exactly what I want.  It’s tiny, comes in several different color and material combinations, and doesn’t look half bad.  In fact, it’s quite attractive, and at $149 (at least for the waxed canvas version), it isn’t exactly cheap but it won’t break the bank either. [click to continue…]

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