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Sep 24

New Gear at Photokina

The new Fujifilm GFX 50S Medium Format mirrorless camera

As you’ve probably discovered, I was unable to attend Photokina this year, which I was quite upset about, as I had an absolute blast there two years ago.  I also love being able to visit Germany when ever I can.  However, I still think it’s worth looking at some of the new gear that was …

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Oct 25

PhotoPlus Tidbits and Roundup

PhotoPlus Expo 2015 has come to a close, and I’m back home after a nice trip to New York.  Here I’m going to discuss a few of the other things I saw at the show as well as round-up the show a bit. There were some nice things at the show, but overall, I have …

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Oct 24

Hands-On: DxO One

It’s not a mirrorless camera, nor from one of the big players, but the DxO One, DxO’s first foray into hardware, is an intriguing entry to the photographic market. DxO figures that you bring your smartphone with you everywhere anyway, and sometimes you want better quality than a smartphone can provide, but you also don’t …

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Oct 23

PhotoPlus: Olympus and Panasonic Booths

If you’ve been following my PhotoPlus articles so far, you may note that this post doesn’t headline with ‘Hands-On’.  I did handle some Olympus and Panasonic gear, and I’ll discuss, but frankly, neither Panasonic nor Olympus had any truly new products to try out this year.  A rather hum-drum PhotoPlus from the two Micro 4/3 makers. …

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Oct 22

Hands-On: Mitakon Booth: 135mm f/1.4, 35mm f/0.95, 25mm f/0.95

I happend upon the Mitakon booth on my way out of PhotoPlus for the day, and saw the newly announced limited edition 135mm f/1.4, and just had to stop.  Along the way, I tried out two other new ultra-fast prime lenses for E-mount and Micro 4/3. Mitakon 135mm f/1.4 This lens, the fastest 135mm available, …

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Oct 22

Hands-On: Leica Booth: Leica SL and Leica Q

Continuing my coverage from day 1 of PhotoPlus Expo in New York comes the news from Leica. Leica SL The newest mirrorless system is the brand new Leica SL, which was announced just two days ago.  The SL bucks the trend of ‘small mirrorless’ and instead simply treats it as any other high-end imaging system …

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Oct 22

Hands-On: Fujifilm Booth: 35mm f/2 WR, 1.4x TC

Fuji has had a pretty quiet PhotoPlus announcement list, with only two new products being announced ahead of the show: the compact XF 35mm f/2 WR and the new 1.4x teleconverter.  I had hands on with both products for a short while. XF 35mm f/2 WR The 35mm f/2 WR is the little brother to …

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Oct 22

Hands-On: Sony and Zeiss Booths (RX1R II, A7S II, Loxia 21mm)

It’s day one of PhotoPlus Expo and there’s plenty to discuss.  First stop: Sony. Sony RX1R II It’s not a huge event for Sony this year, but for serious shooters, two new cameras stand out.  First, there’ the new Sony RX1R Mark II, which updates the original RX1 with the same 42 megapixel sensor found …

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