Category Archive: Reviews

Apr 09

Review: Sony FE 85mm f/1.8

The Sony full-frame E-Mount lens lineup is beginning to get crowded at the 85mm focal length, but Sony’s latest entry, the FE 85mm f/1.8, is the first to come in at a relatively affordable price: $598.  The lens joins the existing Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 ($1199), the Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 ($1399) and the Sony …

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Apr 02

Review: Fujifilm Fujinon XF 50mm f/2 R WR

Today’s review: the new Fuji 50mm f/2 R WR. This is the third lens in Fuji’s new compact f/2 prime series, joining the 23mm f/2 and 35mm f/2.  All three of these lenses offer slower apertures than similar faster primes in the Fuji lineup, but Fujifilm has maintained high optical quality with these slower lenses, …

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Mar 25

Review: Fujifilm X-T20

Hot on the heels of my (somewhat late) X-T2 review comes the review of its little brother, the X-T20. The X-T20 is the successor to Fuji’s X-T10, which was released almost two years ago.  The X-T10 proved to be a very capable body with nearly all the features of the X-T1 in a smaller package. The …

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Feb 18

Review: Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm, after having been stuck with more or less the same sensor for around 4 years, has been updating their rather robust lineup with the new 24 Megapixel X-Trans III sensor.  First up was last winter’s long-awaited X-Pro2, and then this past summer, Fuji moved to update their extremely popular X-T1 with the new X-T2. …

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Jan 21

Review: Fujifilm Fujinon XF 23mm f/2 R WR

Today I’m taking a look at the second lens in Fuji’s compact f/2 prime range, the 23mm f/2 R WR. This lens joins the existing 35mm f/2 R WR, and recently announced 50mm f/2 R WR, creating a trio of small weathersealed lenses with good optical quality. The 23mm f/2 fills the classic moderate wide-angle …

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Nov 12

Review: Sony Zeiss FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Planar T*

The normal prime range in the Sony FE mount is beginning to get quite crowded. Today I’m looking at the latest f/1.4 lens in this range, the Zeiss FE 50mm f/1.4 Planar T*, which is the fastest of the native FE mount normal primes.  Sony also offers the excellent 55mm f/1.8, the 50mm f/1.8, and …

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Sep 08

Review: Fujifilm X70

Fuji kicked off the X-series with the original X100, a camera that had a distinct retro aesthetic, great image quality and an optical viewfinder.  It made waves and eventually led to Fuji’s successful X-Series of interchangeable lens cameras.  The X100 has seen two more iterations, and today I’m looking at the newest ‘little brother’ of …

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Aug 01

RoboShoot MX-20/RX-20 TTL Flash Triggers for Fuji X

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Today, I’m taking a look at something a bit different from my normal reviews: a wireless TTL flash trigger for the Fuji X series. This set is the RoboShoot MX-20 from Serene automation, which provides through the lens metering via off camera flash using Fujifilm or Nikon flashguns on your Fuji X camera.  I don’t …

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