Monthly Archive: September 2013

Sep 30

Review: Zhongyi Lens Turbo (Minolta MD to Fuji X)

Metabones made waves last year with the release of the SpeedBooster – a 0.71x wide converter that allows you to take a full-frame lens and use it with its near original field of view and depth of field on an APS-C sensor. While the optics have shown to be very impressive with the SpeedBooster, it …

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Sep 16

Review: Voigtländer Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95

Voigtländer Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95

Voigtländer is the oldest name in photography.  The original Voigtländer optical company was founded in 1756 and has been producing groundbreaking photography equipment since.  They created the fastest optical lens in the world in 1840, the original Petzval lens, which was a screaming fast f/3.7.  Ok, screaming fast for 1840.  They also created the first …

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Sep 12

First Sign of Fall

First Sign of Fall - Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Voigländer Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 @ f/0.95

While the leaves have not yet begun to turn in earnest yet, the occasional tree here and there is slowly changing color and dropping a few leaves.  Spotted this partially turned leaf that had fallen into a puddle, creating a beautiful splash of color. This was taken with my Olympus OM-D E-M5 and the Voigtländer …

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Sep 09

First Impressions: Voigtländer Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95

I have the Voigtländer Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 in my hands this week for review, and I thought I’d give a quick few thoughts from my first day with the lens.  My full, in-depth review will be coming sometime in the next week or so, so stay tuned! Edit: My full review is now up: Click …

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Sep 06

Using Manual Focus Lenses on Mirrorless Cameras

Mirrorless Compact System Cameras (CSC) are great at a lot of things. They’re smaller, with smaller lenses, they have ultra-accurate autofocus and in most cases very high quality native lenses. However, one of the biggest advantages of these mirrorless cameras is the ability to mount and use almost any manual focus lens ever made. All …

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