Tag Archive: fuji

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 13

Review: Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R

The long-awaited Fuji 56mm f/1.2 is here.  Since first appearing on the Fujifilm lens roadmap over a year ago (then as a 56mm f/1.4), Fuji has upped the speed by a third of a stop, finalized the design and shipped one of the last missing links in the Fuji X prime lens lineup: a fast …

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Mar 03

Review: Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1

Fuji has been releasing a host of new camera bodies for their X System, with a total of four new cameras in the past year.  The latest breaks from the rangefinder-style tradition of the X-Series and brings us a mini-SLR style mirrorless camera in the X-T1.  While it shares many of its features and capabilities …

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Feb 24

Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions

Fujifilm X-T1 - My current camera

I have the Fuji X-T1 in my hands for review this week, and I thought I’d post some initial impressions given all the hype this camera has received. Of course, I will be doing my full review after I’ve had a chance to truly run the camera through the gauntlet and get used to its …

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Feb 04

Review: Fujifilm MHG-XE Grip

When Fuji announced their new ultra-wide zoom lens in mid-December, they also quietly announced new add-on grips for the XE series cameras and the X-Pro 1.  The new X-T1 has a similar grip as well.  While similar in design to the original grips released for the X-E1 and X-Pro1, the new MHG (Metal Hand Grip) …

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Feb 02

Review: Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Planar T* (Fuji X-Mount)

Last year, Zeiss released its brand new line of lenses dedicated to APS-C mirrorless cameras.   Here, I’ll be reviewing the ‘normal’ lens in that release, the Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Planar T*.  While the version of the lens I reviewed was for Fujifilm X-Mount, the optics and internals should be identical between this and …

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Jan 28

Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Planar vs. Fujifilm Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 R

Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 vs. Fujifilm Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 R

Since Carl Zeiss AG first released their line of Touit lenses for Sony NEX and Fuji X-mount, there has been much debate, especially among Fuji owners, as to whether the pricey Zeiss lenses are worth their premium over the excellent options from the OEMs.  Last year, I did a faceoff between the Fuji XF 14mm …

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Jan 04

Review: Rokinon (Samyang) 8mm f/2.8 Fisheye (Fujifilm X-Mount)

The Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 Fisheye, on the diminutive Fujifilm X-M1

Rokinon is one of the many brand names that has been around for a while, though they don’t make their own lenses.  Today, they serve almost exclusively as a rebadger for Samyang optics.  Other brand names for Samyang lenses include Bower, Falcon, Pro-Optic and (sometimes) Vivitar.  Samyang has made some waves in the industry as …

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