Monthly Archive: February 2016

Feb 28

Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS vs. Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L

Today, I’m taking a quick look at two telephoto zoom lenses: the Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS and the Canon 70-200mm f/4L, and how they compare on the Sony A7 II.  These two lenses may seem like odd things to compare, given that one lens is a native Sony E-mount zoom, while the other …

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Feb 22

Review: Fujifilm Fujinon XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR

Fujifilm continues the fleshing out of their already impressive lens lineup with their first supertelephoto offering: the Fujinon XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR.  This telephoto zoom has an angle of view similar to a 150-600mm lens on a full-frame camera, providing some serious reach for the Fuji X-Series cameras.  The $1,899 asking price …

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Feb 18

Review: Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 Distagon T*

Zeiss has been pushing out lens after lens for the full-frame Sony E-mount, with three distinct lines of lenses. They have the Sony-Zeiss lenses where they co-design lenses with Sony, the autofocus premium Batis line, and the compact manual focus Loxia line.  The latest lens in this manual focus line is the ultra-wide-angle Loxia 21mm …

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Feb 12

Hands-On: Fujifilm X-Pro 2, X70 and XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6

Today, the fine folks at Fujifilm brought the new releases to my local camera store, Midwest Photo Exchange, for some hands on interaction with the latest Fuji releases, including the X-Pro 2, the X70 and the new 100-400mm f/4-5.6.  I spent a fair bit of time with each camera, but of course this falls well …

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Feb 11

Fujifilm X-Series Overview Part 1 – Cameras

When looking at cameras and lenses, there are so many choices to make, and with the cost of gear, it can be hard to make these choices without being informed.  A large part of the work I do for this site has to do with gear reviews, and as such I have the opportunity to …

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Feb 10

Review: Olympus 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PRO

Up for an in-depth look today is the Olympus 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye.  It’s the first prime lens released under Olympus’ PRO moniker, and features a weathersealed high-grade body and fast aperture, which is unique among fisheye lenses. If you’ve never used a fisheye lens before, it’s worth your while to do so, as the extreme …

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Feb 04

Review: Zeiss FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS

The Zeiss FE 24-70mm f/4 was one of the lenses announced at the beginning of the full-frame E-mount system, and it’s had a rather mixed reputation. I’ve seen reports ranging from excellent to terrible regarding the optical quality of this lens, and I’ve been curious to test it for myself.  Over the past week or …

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