Tag Archive: mirrorless

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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Dec 23

Review: Sony A7

The Sony A7 and it's big full-frame sensor

It’s here.  The long awaited full-frame mirrorless camera.  Photographers have been waiting with bated breath for a company to release a full-frame mirrorless camera and Sony has delivered with not one but two new cameras to satisfy those who are looking to reduce size a bit while keeping the ultimate in image quality.  The A7 …

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Nov 25

Review: Fujifilm X-E2

Fuji has released a rather large number of bodies in 2013, and they conclude the year by issuing their first X-Series upgraded camera, the X-E2.  When the X-E1 (reviewed here) was released only a little more than a year ago, it was the second entry in the X-System.  A scaled down X-Pro 1 without the optical …

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Nov 17

Review: Olympus OM-D E-M1

When Olympus released the first member of the new OM-D line, the E-M5, there was considerable buzz over the retro styled powerhouse.  Ultimately, that camera gave Micro 4/3 a shot in the arm and showed just how capable a small camera could be.  Serious amateurs and even many professionals added the E-M5 to their arsenal. …

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Oct 15

Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic has released a staggering 16 Micro 4/3 cameras in the past five years.  Some have been truly stellar, others mere refreshes or dumbing down of previous cameras.  When Panasonic’s first rangefinder styled camera, the GF1, was released, people flocked to it.  It’s small form factor, simple lines, responsiveness and level of control were outstanding.  …

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Sep 06

Using Manual Focus Lenses on Mirrorless Cameras

Mirrorless Compact System Cameras (CSC) are great at a lot of things. They’re smaller, with smaller lenses, they have ultra-accurate autofocus and in most cases very high quality native lenses. However, one of the biggest advantages of these mirrorless cameras is the ability to mount and use almost any manual focus lens ever made. All …

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Aug 16

Review: Fujifilm Fujinon XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS

Fujifilm Fujinon 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS

The release of the Fujifilm X-M1 (reviewed here) also saw the release of a new kit lens from Fuji.  This new lens, the XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS, is unique among kit lenses for a few reasons.  First, it’s one of the very few inexpensive kit lenses that starts with a super-wide focal length.  The 16-50mm …

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Aug 13

Review: Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-M1

As the Fujifilm X-Series mirrorless system grows, Fuji has seen fit to diversify a bit from what was previously a system that catered entirely to enthusiasts and professionals. Recently, Fuji has released its latest X-Series camera: the X-M1. While the X-Pro 1 and X-E1 were targeted distinctly at the high-end, the X-M1 seeks to court …

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