Apr 15

Review: Fujifilm Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS


Fujifilm just keeps on churning out lenses to fill out its two-year old X-Series system.  This rate of production is outstanding on its own, but what is most amazing is the catering to the enthusiast.  In just two years, Fuji has managed to create a nearly complete enthusiast lens lineup.  The only things missing now …

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Apr 06

Fuji 10-24mm vs Fuji 14mm f/2.8 and Fuji 23mm f/1.4

With the release of Fuji’s latest zoom lens, the ultra-wide angle 10-24mm f/4 R OIS, many Fuji shooters are having a difficult time deciding between this lens or a two lens combo with Fuji’s outstanding 14mm f/2.8 and 23mm f/1.4.  Since I own the two primes, and I have the 10-24mm in for review this …

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Apr 05

Review: Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8

Olympus 25mm f/1.8

The normal prime lens space in the Micro 4/3 system has recently become a bit more crowded, as Olympus has finally released their fast normal prime lens, the 25mm f/1.8.  Panasonic has had their excellent Leica 25mm f/1.4 for several years now, and Olympus has decided to concentrate on creating an extremely compact high quality …

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Mar 30

Olympus 25mm f/1.8 vs. Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4

Another lens battle today…just a quick one.  I have the new Olympus 25mm f/1.4 in for review this week and I thought I’d put it up against the venerable and outstanding Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4 DG Summilux.  These two lenses are both priced relatively similarly, given the difference in maximum aperture.  The Olympus comes in …

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Mar 26

Last Breath of Winter

Frost on the Dock - Fujifilm X-E2 with Fujinon XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 @ 200mm,

Here in Ohio, we were greeted by one (hopefully) last cold spell.  Things have thawed slightly, but at the end of March, it really shouldn’t be 18 degrees Fahrenheit.  In any case, I stopped to take a few photos at dawn and capture the sunrise over the city as well as some last remnants of …

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Mar 20

Fuji 56mm f/1.2 vs Leica 42.5mm f/1.2: Redux

If you’ve been to this site over the past few days, you probably saw (or came to the site because of) my comparison between the Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f/1.2 Nocticron and the Fujifilm 56mm f/1.2.  These are two absolutely stunning portrait lenses for their respective systems, and users on both sides ought to be happy. …

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Mar 20

Review: Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f/1.2 DG Nocticron OIS

As the Micro 4/3 lens lineup becomes more mature, there are fewer and fewer gaps left.  While there are several good Micro 4/3 lens options in the short telephoto range, one thing that has been missing a bit is a high-speed 85mm equivalent lens with autofocus.  Voigtländer released the excellent 42.5mm f/0.95 last year, satisfying …

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Mar 15

Fuji 56mm f/1.2 vs. Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f/1.2 Nocticron

It is time for another battle!  Both Fuji and Panasonic have released fast 85mm equivalent lenses with f/1.2 maximum apertures over the past month, and both are turning out to be truly outstanding lenses.  While there are likely few people who are contemplating which to buy between the two (as that would require simultaneously having …

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