Category Archive: Shop Talk

Discussions on photography that aren't directly technique related, and don't qualify as news or reviews.

May 31

Why the Right Gear, Not the Best Gear, Is Essential

If you’re active in discussions about photography, you may have noticed that a lot of the discussion tends to revolve around which camera is best or what lens resolves the most detail or has the nicest bokeh, etc.  These constant gear discussions can be very helpful, but often they devolve into evaluation of minute differences …

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May 19

Subtle Revision to the Fuji X-T1

The Fujifilm X-T1

The Fujifilm X-T1 has been a hot topic in the photography industry the past few months.  Many photographers are drawn to the old-school control scheme in a rugged, capable body with big performance improvements over previous Fuji cameras and a gloriously large EVF.  However, one of the things that has been nearly universally criticized about …

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Apr 25

First Impressions: Rokinon (Samyang) 8mm Fisheye Version II

One of the quieter announcements from Samyang last month (whose lenses are marketed around the world under the Rokinon, Bower, Walimex and other brand names) was an update to their 8mm fisheye lens for mirrorless cameras.  I’ve owned the original 8mm f/2.8 fisheye for Fuji X mount for around a year, and I reviewed it …

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Apr 06

Fuji 10-24mm vs Fuji 14mm f/2.8 and Fuji 23mm f/1.4

With the release of Fuji’s latest zoom lens, the ultra-wide angle 10-24mm f/4 R OIS, many Fuji shooters are having a difficult time deciding between this lens or a two lens combo with Fuji’s outstanding 14mm f/2.8 and 23mm f/1.4.  Since I own the two primes, and I have the 10-24mm in for review this …

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Mar 30

Olympus 25mm f/1.8 vs. Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4

Another lens battle today…just a quick one.  I have the new Olympus 25mm f/1.4 in for review this week and I thought I’d put it up against the venerable and outstanding Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4 DG Summilux.  These two lenses are both priced relatively similarly, given the difference in maximum aperture.  The Olympus comes in …

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Mar 20

Fuji 56mm f/1.2 vs Leica 42.5mm f/1.2: Redux

If you’ve been to this site over the past few days, you probably saw (or came to the site because of) my comparison between the Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f/1.2 Nocticron and the Fujifilm 56mm f/1.2.  These are two absolutely stunning portrait lenses for their respective systems, and users on both sides ought to be happy. …

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Mar 15

Fuji 56mm f/1.2 vs. Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f/1.2 Nocticron

It is time for another battle!  Both Fuji and Panasonic have released fast 85mm equivalent lenses with f/1.2 maximum apertures over the past month, and both are turning out to be truly outstanding lenses.  While there are likely few people who are contemplating which to buy between the two (as that would require simultaneously having …

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Mar 08

Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 First Impressions

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I received my copy of the new Fuji 56mm f/1.2, and I’ve had a few days to shoot with it. My full review will be coming in the next week, but I thought I’d share some initial thoughts and photos from this long awaited lens. One if the things missing from the Fuji X system …

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