Jul 22

Review: Sony a6000

The Sony Alpha a6000

Earlier this year, Sony abandoned the NEX nomenclature in its lineup of mirrorless cameras, bringing everything into the Alpha line.  The first enthusiast APS-C camera in this new lineup is the Sony Alpha a6000, which replaces the earlier NEX-6 in the Sony lineup, though it could also be argued that the a6000 takes the place …

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Jul 13

Early Morning Skyline

Traffic in the City - Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 OIS @

Last Thursday, I had an early meeting, and decided to wake up a bit earlier and take some shots of the Columbus skyline in the pre-dawn morning.  I’d been meaning for some time to try some shots from this vantage point, which is up near a bridge over the highway, to get some trails of the …

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Jul 11

Review: Zeiss Touit 50mm f/2.8 Makro-Planar T* (Fuji X)

The Zeiss 50mm f/2.8 Makro-Planar, which fills out the trio of Touit lenses for mirrorless cameras, has finally arrived.  This line, for both Fuji X-mount and Sony E-mount, is separate from the lenses that Zeiss creates with Sony specifically for their E-Mount and A-mount cameras.  The Touit 50mm is a true 1:1 macro lens and …

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Jul 03

Review: Sigma 30mm f/2.8 DN Art (Sony E Mount)

Sigma first ventured into the mirrorless space with the release of two lenses for Sony E-Mount and Micro 4/3 in January of 2012 with the 19mm f/2.8 and 30mm f/2.8 EX DN lenses.  Around a year later, they released updated versions of these lenses with a new body style, and perhaps minor changes to coatings, …

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Jun 26

Review: Panasonic Leica 15mm f/1.7 DG Summilux

Panasonic and Leica have had a long partnership in the photographic industry, and one of the bright spots in that arrangement is the excellent prime lenses that the pair have produced for the Micro 4/3 system.  The latest Panasonic Leica prime fills out the wide end of the range.  The Panasonic Leica 15mm f/1.7 DG …

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Jun 22

Mini-Review: Vello RS-C1II Remote Release for your Fuji X-T1

Vellow RS-C1II Wired Remote Switch, plugged into the Fuji X-T1

One of the changes made in the name of weathersealing the Fuji X-T1 was the removal of the threaded shutter button.  The X-Pro 1 and the X-E series all contained this threaded shutter release.  As a result, those looking for a remote shutter release for these cameras could purchase the rather expensive Fuji electronic release, …

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Jun 17

Review: Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS

Last August, Sony announced not one, but two constant f/4 standard zoom lenses for their APS-C mirrorless cameras: The Carl Zeiss 16-70mm f/4 OSS (Reviewed Here) and Sony’s first G lens for the E-Mount: The PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS, which I’ll take a close look at today.  The 18-105mm f/4 covers a nearly 6x …

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Jun 16

Fallsville Falls

Fallsville Falls - Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 @ 30mm, f/16, 40s

Last week, I came upon a waterfall that is remotely located in southwest Ohio. The falls are somewhat pointedly named “Fallsville Falls,” after the now non-existent town of Fallsville, that I’m sure was originally named after the waterfall, so there’s some circular naming going on.  It’s really in the middle of nowhere, and no signs …

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