Category Archive: Reviews

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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Jan 16

Review: Panasonic Lumix GX8

Panasonic’s GX series of Micro 4/3 cameras has evolved from the high-end small body of the original GX1 into a sort of ‘second flagship’ line along with their GH series, but with a stronger focus on stills shooting instead of video.  The latest entry in the series, the GX8, further expands on the well-received GX7 from …

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Jan 08

Review: Panasonic Lumix G 25mm f/1.7

Late in the fall, Panasonic released what was a bit of a surprise to many: a slower 50mm equivalent lens in the 25mm f/1.7. This space is occupied already with the faster Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4, and competes directly with the Olympus 25mm f/1.8.  The Panasonic 25mm f/1.7 has a suggested retail price of $249…half …

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Dec 18

Review: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II

Olympus has had great success with their now firmly fleshed out OM-D camera line, and today’s review looks at the latest revision to the ‘entry-level’ OM-D, the OM-D E-M10 Mark II.  I put entry-level in quotes because while the E-M10 Mark II sits at the bottom of the lineup of OM-D cameras in price, it’s …

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Nov 30

Review: Fujifilm Fujinon XF 35mm f/2 R WR

The Fuji XF 35mm f/2 R WR is the first prime lens that Fuji has released that duplicates an existing lens in focal length, as it joins its older f/1.4 brother as a second normal prime option for the X-Series. While the 35mm f/2 isn’t significantly smaller, it has a few other tricks up its …

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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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