Monthly Archive: April 2014

Apr 25

First Impressions: Rokinon (Samyang) 8mm Fisheye Version II

One of the quieter announcements from Samyang last month (whose lenses are marketed around the world under the Rokinon, Bower, Walimex and other brand names) was an update to their 8mm fisheye lens for mirrorless cameras.  I’ve owned the original 8mm f/2.8 fisheye for Fuji X mount for around a year, and I reviewed it …

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Apr 15

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

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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

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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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