May 19

Review: Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM

Today I’m looking at another lens from Sony’s new G Master series of professional-grade optics, the FE 85mm f/1.4 GM.  This is the only prime currently in the GM series of lenses, and fills a need for many professional shooters, providing a very fast f/1.4 aperture in the classic 85mm focal length.  The FE 24-70mm …

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May 10

Sony 85mm f/1.4 GM vs. Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 vs. Canon 100mm f/2

Today I’m comparing the new Sony 85mm f/1.4 G Master against the two full frame portrait primes I happen to own.  I know many would like to see a comparison with the Batis 85mm (reviewed here), but alas, I do not have one handy.  Still, this is an interesting comparison, as it pits the newest …

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May 05

Review: Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM

Early this year, Sony announced three new members of a new lens line, the “G Master” line, to denote top end professional grade lenses. Two of them are the key pro-grade zoom lenses that are essential to high-end systems: the 24-70mm f/2.8 and the 70-200mm f/2.8, while also releasing a fast portrait prime in the …

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Apr 23

Review: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN (Sony E-Mount)

A few years back, Sigma made some waves with the release of three very affordable, but moderate aperture prime lenses for mirrorless cameras. The Sigma 19mm f/2.8, 30mm f/2.8 and 60mm f/2.8 are still among the very best values in the mirrorless world, providing very high quality optics at a fraction of the price of …

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Apr 16

Review: Olympus Pen-F

It’s been almost seven years since Olympus entered the Micro 4/3 market with the Olympus Pen E-P1.  The Pen name harkened back to Olympus’ half frame line of film cameras that began in 1959. After several iterations of the Pen lineup, Olympus has borrowed the full name of one of those film bodies for its …

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Mar 31

Review: Fujifilm X-Pro 2

The Fujifilm X-Pro 2

After four long years, it’s finally here: the Fuji X-Pro 2.  Fuji fans have been waiting for an update to the original X-Series interchangeable lens camera for a long time, and Fuji has seen fit to update quite a bit with this new rangefinder-styled flagship.  While the exterior of the camera looks very similar to …

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Mar 09

Fuji X-Pro 2 vs. Sony A7 II: Noise Comparison

The new Fuji X-Pro 2 is the first camera from Fujifilm since the release of the X-Series to feature an all-new image sensor.  The new APS-C sized sensor is a 24 megapixel CMOS sensor with Fuji’s X-Trans filter array.  The new sensor is also said to improve high ISO shooting when compared to the previous …

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Mar 05

A Visit to Florida

So, I’ve been visiting family in Florida for the past few days, and while the primary purpose of the trip wasn’t photography, I had a bit of time to shoot. I decided to bring my Fuji kit on this trip, and it performed well, as expected.  I thought I’d share a few photos from the …

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