Category Archive: Reviews

Aug 15

Review: Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR

Fuji has done a great job in building a robust lineup for their X-Series mirrorless cameras, but despite releasing the weathersealed X-T1 earlier this year, they hadn’t created a weathersealed lens until now.  The XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R OIS WR is a wide range super-zoom lens that features Fuji’s new Weather Resistant tag, with rubber …

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Aug 04

Review: Rokinon (Samyang) 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS (Sony E-Mount)

Samyang Optics has been around for over 40 years, but has gained recent notoriety in the past decade by releasing some truly outstanding lenses for SLRs and mirrorless cameras that provide high-end image quality at bargain prices, under a variety of brand names including Rokinon, Bower, Walimex and a few more.  The company has been active …

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Jul 31

Review: Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN Art (Sony E-Mount)

Today I’m taking a look at the newest member of Sigma’s trio of lenses for mirrorless cameras, the 60mm f/2.8 DN Art, which is available for Sony E-mount and Micro 4/3.  The 60mm keeps a similar body style and the same f/2.8 maximum aperture as the 19mm and 30mm lenses that preceded it.  The DN …

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Jul 22

Review: Sony a6000

The Sony Alpha a6000

Earlier this year, Sony abandoned the NEX nomenclature in its lineup of mirrorless cameras, bringing everything into the Alpha line.  The first enthusiast APS-C camera in this new lineup is the Sony Alpha a6000, which replaces the earlier NEX-6 in the Sony lineup, though it could also be argued that the a6000 takes the place …

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Jul 11

Review: Zeiss Touit 50mm f/2.8 Makro-Planar T* (Fuji X)

The Zeiss 50mm f/2.8 Makro-Planar, which fills out the trio of Touit lenses for mirrorless cameras, has finally arrived.  This line, for both Fuji X-mount and Sony E-mount, is separate from the lenses that Zeiss creates with Sony specifically for their E-Mount and A-mount cameras.  The Touit 50mm is a true 1:1 macro lens and …

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Jul 03

Review: Sigma 30mm f/2.8 DN Art (Sony E Mount)

Sigma first ventured into the mirrorless space with the release of two lenses for Sony E-Mount and Micro 4/3 in January of 2012 with the 19mm f/2.8 and 30mm f/2.8 EX DN lenses.  Around a year later, they released updated versions of these lenses with a new body style, and perhaps minor changes to coatings, …

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Jun 26

Review: Panasonic Leica 15mm f/1.7 DG Summilux

Panasonic and Leica have had a long partnership in the photographic industry, and one of the bright spots in that arrangement is the excellent prime lenses that the pair have produced for the Micro 4/3 system.  The latest Panasonic Leica prime fills out the wide end of the range.  The Panasonic Leica 15mm f/1.7 DG …

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Jun 22

Mini-Review: Vello RS-C1II Remote Release for your Fuji X-T1

Vellow RS-C1II Wired Remote Switch, plugged into the Fuji X-T1

One of the changes made in the name of weathersealing the Fuji X-T1 was the removal of the threaded shutter button.  The X-Pro 1 and the X-E series all contained this threaded shutter release.  As a result, those looking for a remote shutter release for these cameras could purchase the rather expensive Fuji electronic release, …

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