Monthly Archive: August 2013

Aug 27

Review: Fujifilm Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8

The latest addition to the growing lineup of Fujifilm X series lenses is the smallest in the system: the XF 27mm f/2.8 pancake lens.  This wide normal pancake promises high image quality in an extremely tiny package.  It’s also the second Fuji lens to come without a dedicated aperture ring, presumably due to the small …

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Aug 19

Review: Olympus M.Zuiko 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II

Today I take an in-depth look at the refresh of a lens that has been part of the Micro 4/3 system for a rather long time.  Olympus first announced the original 75-300mm lens for Micro 4/3 in September of 2010.  That lens was priced at a rather insane $900, significantly more than the competing Panasonic …

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Aug 16

Review: Fujifilm Fujinon XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS

Fujifilm Fujinon 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS

The release of the Fujifilm X-M1 (reviewed here) also saw the release of a new kit lens from Fuji.  This new lens, the XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS, is unique among kit lenses for a few reasons.  First, it’s one of the very few inexpensive kit lenses that starts with a super-wide focal length.  The 16-50mm …

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Aug 13

Review: Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-M1

As the Fujifilm X-Series mirrorless system grows, Fuji has seen fit to diversify a bit from what was previously a system that catered entirely to enthusiasts and professionals. Recently, Fuji has released its latest X-Series camera: the X-M1. While the X-Pro 1 and X-E1 were targeted distinctly at the high-end, the X-M1 seeks to court …

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Aug 09

Review: Olympus Pen E-P5

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Olympus produced the very first rangefinder styled mirrorless digital camera back in 2009 with the original Pen E-P1…a classic camera that, despite a merely OK sensor and sluggish performance, set the tone for the industry.  It was a camera with great retro styling, a beautiful construction, extremely small size and a DSLR sized sensor.  It …

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Aug 05

Some Butterflies with the Olympus E-P5

Butterfly - Olympus Pen E-P5 with Olympus 60mm f/2.8 Macro

I have the Olympus E-P5 in my possession for review at the moment, and on Friday, I had a chance to give it a great workout in the macro arena.  I took it to Franklin Park Conservatory to get some butterfly shots, and the camera performed well.  I used the pop-up flash for lighting (I …

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Aug 03

Review: Fujifilm Fujinon XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS

Fujifilm has been hard at work the past two years in fleshing out their new X-series mirrorless system. While the current system only consists of eight Fujinon lenses and two Zeiss lenses, Fuji has done a great job at building a complete system very quickly. One of the latest additions is the company’s second zoom …

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