Leica Q2 Official Announcement

Leica Q2 Official Announcement:

The Leica Q2 has been officially announced!  The price is $4,995, and here are some of the key specs: [click to continue…]

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Fujifilm X-T3 Review: A Versatile Next Level X Series Camera

Fujifilm X-T3 Review: A Versatile Next Level X Series Camera:

I’ve been a Fuji X Series user since the slightly buggy yet charming original X100 :).  Since then, I’ve owned or reviewed pretty much every X Series camera, and at the end of the day, I have to say, they’ve really come a long way since that first X100.  Not only are the electronics superb now, there are so many different choices in terms of bodies.  We all have our own preferences as to which X Series line of cameras is best for our needs but there are favorites; some prefer the rangefinder-like feel of the X-Pro bodies, for example.  Another favorite line is the X-T series; it’s definitely my favorite.  The X-T1 was extremely popular, and so was the X-T2.  I loved both, and I was seriously so happy with my X-T2 that I wasn’t even that excited when I first heard of the new Fuji X-T3. [click to continue…]

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Cotton Carrier Skout Sling Style Camera Harness Review

Cotton Carrier Skout Sling Style Camera Harness Review:

A neck strap is great, and it does come with most cameras you buy these days but it isn’t always the best way for some to carry a camera.  If you do lot of biking, hiking or you just have a more active life style in general, having your camera swinging around your neck just isn’t ideal.  You could get a wrist strap but it is not hands free, which leads me to what I’ll be talking about today.  We’re going to take a closer look at the Skout, which is a sling style camera harness.  The Skout is designed to carry one camera (or binocular depending on the version you order) securely and in an unencumbered way all while also giving you easy access to it.  Cotton Carrier, the manufacturer of this harness, was kind enough to send me the Skout to review, and here are my thoughts on it. [click to continue…]

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Fuji X-T3: Portrait Shoot on a Warmer Near Winter Day

Fuji X-T3: Portrait Shoot on a Warmer Near Winter Day:

I had some Fuji related gear I had to finish reviewing a while back, so I took out my Fuji X-T3, and gave Michelle, who I’ve shot with many, many times before, a call.  She’s absolutely one of my favorite people to shoot with; in fact, I’ve shot with her more than any other model so far (check out my Instagram, you’ll find hers there too).  We shot around Chinatown in Manhattan (there are several in New York City).  These pics are actually a couple of months old, which basically shows you how far behind I am ;).  But the good news is I am finally catching up with a lot of my work. [click to continue…]

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Fuji X-T3: Portrait Shoot Around NYC With The XF 35mm f1.4

Fuji X-T3: Portrait Shoot Around NYC With The XF 35mm f1.4:

One of my friends, who’s actually an excellent street photographer, wanted to branch out a bit, and had asked if I could schedule a shoot for him with a model that I know.  I did it and I said I would accompany him but I would not take any pics because currently, I have a ton of photos to still finish editing, and of course, finishing up some reviews for this blog.  However, I’m never without a camera, and in this case, I brought along my Fuji X-T3 just in case ;).  I also brought along a few lenses: one of my favorites, the XF 56mm f1.2 APD, the XF 18-55mm, and the XF 35mm f1.4. [click to continue…]

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