Monthly Archive: December 2014

Dec 31

Mirrorless Year in Review 2014

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It’s the last day of 2014, and we’re about to embark on what is hopefully an excellent 2015.  The mirrorless market has been surging when it comes to realizing fully developed gear, while the actual consumer market for the devices has been somewhat tepid as the overall photography market declines.  Still, I think there’s reason …

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Dec 30

My Favorite Photos of 2014

Every year I like to go back and look at the photos I’ve taken and see how my photography has changed.  After a mediocre 2012, I was very pleased with the work I produced in 2013. 2014 continued that trend, and I made some of my all-time favorite images.  Here’s hoping for an even better …

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Dec 24

The World of Printing

Last summer I wrote an article encouraging every photographer, both serious and casual, to ensure that they make prints of their photographs, to ensure that there is both a physical record of their photography, as well as to enjoy the wonders of a great photographic print. At the time, I had just a little 4×6 …

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Dec 18

Fujifilm X-T1 Firmware 3.0

X-T1: Firmware 3.0

As many Fuji shooters are aware, Fujifilm released major firmware updates for many of the X-Series cameras today. While the venerable X-Pro 1 and X-E1 saw only minor improvements with the addition of full-time manual focus capabilities, X-E2 owners got a more substantial upgrade, adding remote shooting, an intervalometer and the Classic Chrome film simulation …

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Dec 17

Review: Fujifilm Fujinon XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR

The Fujifilm XF 50-140mm f/2.8 mounted on an X-T1 with Vertical Grip

Fujifilm’s X-Series interchangeable lens system has only been around for a bit less than three years, and in that time, they’ve managed to put together a rather impressive lens lineup.  However, missing from that lineup until recently are pro-grade fast zoom lenses.  While the fast standard zoom is set to be released in 2015, Fuji …

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Dec 11

Fuji 50-140mm f/2.8 vs. Fuji 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8

The Fuji Telephoto Zooms - 50-140mm f/2.8 on the left, 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 on the right

The latest telephoto lens from Fujifilm is their long-awaited pro-grade 50-140mm f/2.8 OIS WR.  The lens fills the role of the typical 70-200mm zoom lens in the Fujifilm system.  Fuji already has a well-regarded telephoto zoom in a more compact package in the 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 OIS.  The 55-200mm is, of course, slower in aperture and …

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Dec 04

Review: Olympus M. Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

2014 is shaping up to be the year of the professional grade telephoto zoom lens.  Sony started off the year with their full frame 70-200mm f/4 for E-mount, and Olympus, Fuji and Samsung all announced new f/2.8 zooms at Photokina this year.  Today we’re looking at Olympus’ brand new M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro lens, which …

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