Category Archive: Reviews

May 19

Review: Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM

Today I’m looking at another lens from Sony’s new G Master series of professional-grade optics, the FE 85mm f/1.4 GM.  This is the only prime currently in the GM series of lenses, and fills a need for many professional shooters, providing a very fast f/1.4 aperture in the classic 85mm focal length.  The FE 24-70mm …

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May 05

Review: Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM

Early this year, Sony announced three new members of a new lens line, the “G Master” line, to denote top end professional grade lenses. Two of them are the key pro-grade zoom lenses that are essential to high-end systems: the 24-70mm f/2.8 and the 70-200mm f/2.8, while also releasing a fast portrait prime in the …

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Apr 23

Review: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN (Sony E-Mount)

A few years back, Sigma made some waves with the release of three very affordable, but moderate aperture prime lenses for mirrorless cameras. The Sigma 19mm f/2.8, 30mm f/2.8 and 60mm f/2.8 are still among the very best values in the mirrorless world, providing very high quality optics at a fraction of the price of …

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Apr 16

Review: Olympus Pen-F

It’s been almost seven years since Olympus entered the Micro 4/3 market with the Olympus Pen E-P1.  The Pen name harkened back to Olympus’ half frame line of film cameras that began in 1959. After several iterations of the Pen lineup, Olympus has borrowed the full name of one of those film bodies for its …

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Mar 31

Review: Fujifilm X-Pro 2

The Fujifilm X-Pro 2

After four long years, it’s finally here: the Fuji X-Pro 2.  Fuji fans have been waiting for an update to the original X-Series interchangeable lens camera for a long time, and Fuji has seen fit to update quite a bit with this new rangefinder-styled flagship.  While the exterior of the camera looks very similar to …

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Mar 04

Review: Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS

Today I’m taking a look at one of the first FE lenses released for the system, the FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS.  Until the recent announcement of the new G Master 70-200mm f/2.8, this lens was the only option for a native telephoto zoom lens for full-frame E-Mount.  It fills the classic telephoto zoom range …

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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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