Monthly Archive: January 2014

Jan 28

Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Planar vs. Fujifilm Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 R

Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 vs. Fujifilm Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 R

Since Carl Zeiss AG first released their line of Touit lenses for Sony NEX and Fuji X-mount, there has been much debate, especially among Fuji owners, as to whether the pricey Zeiss lenses are worth their premium over the excellent options from the OEMs.  Last year, I did a faceoff between the Fuji XF 14mm …

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Jan 23

Review: Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS

Panasonic Lumix 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS

The new Panasonic GM1 was created with small size in mind.  To that effect, Panasonic saw fit to design a new kit lens for the tiny camera.  The result is the collapsing Panasonic 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS.  Panasonic not only managed to make a lens that is barely larger than the miniscule 14mm f/2.5 pancake, but …

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Jan 21

Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

The mirrorless landscape has changed rapidly over the past five years, and many insiders have spelled the death of many of the players due to lower demand for serious cameras and the improvements and advertising push from larger companies. One thing that has been oft speculated is the decline of Micro 4/3 due to the …

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Jan 08

It’s Winter…Go Shoot!

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It’s that time of year again. If you live in a northern climate, the weather has turned cold (bitterly cold in the US this week), snow has fallen, ice is everywhere. It’s the perfect time to go out and shoot. Yes, that’s right, the perfect time to shoot. While outdoor photographers all love shooting in …

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Jan 04

Review: Rokinon (Samyang) 8mm f/2.8 Fisheye (Fujifilm X-Mount)

The Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 Fisheye, on the diminutive Fujifilm X-M1

Rokinon is one of the many brand names that has been around for a while, though they don’t make their own lenses.  Today, they serve almost exclusively as a rebadger for Samyang optics.  Other brand names for Samyang lenses include Bower, Falcon, Pro-Optic and (sometimes) Vivitar.  Samyang has made some waves in the industry as …

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