Category Archive: Reviews

Nov 10

Review: Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon T*

Zeiss has been making waves the past few years, and their two lines in the full-frame Sony E-Mount have largely been well received.  Today I’m looking at the wide-angle member of the autofocus 25mm f/2 Batis.  This lens is a new optical formula based on the Distagon design, rather than the Biogon design that is …

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Oct 06

Review: Fujifilm Fujinon XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro

Continuing with the trend of original Fuji X lenses that I haven’t gotten around to reviewing until now, today I’m taking a long-term look at the Fuji 60mm f/2.4 Macro, another lens that is original to the Fuji X series system.  The Fuji 60mm has filled a double role since its introduction as both a …

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Sep 08

Review: Fujifilm Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 R

Today I’m taking an in-depth look not at a new lens, but from a lens that’s been a staple of the Fuji X-System since the very beginning.  The XF 35mm f/1.4 R was well received among the photographic community when it was released, and I bought my copy alongside my first X-Series body, which was …

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Aug 28

Review: Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar T*

The Zeiss name has been synonymous with high-end optics for a century.  In the past 30 years, they’ve become known for creating lenses with beautiful color and contrast and biting sharpness.  This legacy continues with the Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar T* for Sony E-Mount.  Zeiss and Sony have long held a partnership in the …

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Aug 23

Review: Sony A7R II

Sony has been quite busy the past two years in fleshing out what is still the only full-frame mirrorless camera system.  The latest addition to this growing set of the cameras is the impressively specified A7R II.  The A7R II follows up the very successful A7R by giving it the same upgraded body style that …

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Aug 15

Review: Olympus M.Zuiko 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO

The Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO adds the ultra-wide angle range to the PRO line of f/2.8 zoom lenses recently introduced by Olympus for the Micro 4/3 system.  The 7-14mm f/2.8 is a faster and supposedly superior optic to Panasonic’s excellent 7-14mm f/4 lens that has been a staple of the Micro 4/3 system for many …

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Jul 29

Review: Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T*

Zeiss has an interesting strategy when it comes to the Sony FE mount. There are three lines of Zeiss lenses.  The first, is a joint venture with Sony to co-design native lenses such as the FE 16-35mm f/4 and FE 55mm f/1.8.  Then there’s Zeiss’ autofocus Batis line, and finally the small manual focus Loxia …

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Jul 22

Review: Fujifilm Fujinon XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR

Fuji’s hard work at fleshing out their X series lineup continues at a frantic pace.  Today I review the brand new XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR, a lens that has the field of view of the classic 135mm long-portrait lens that has been a staple of many systems over the years. The 90mm f/2 …

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