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Dec 18

Review: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II

Olympus has had great success with their now firmly fleshed out OM-D camera line, and today’s review looks at the latest revision to the ‘entry-level’ OM-D, the OM-D E-M10 Mark II.  I put entry-level in quotes because while the E-M10 Mark II sits at the bottom of the lineup of OM-D cameras in price, it’s …

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May 12

Review: Zeiss FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Distagon T*

Sony’s been fleshing out their full frame FE lens lineup for E-Mount fairly quickly over the past year and a half, as the total FE system is now up to 11 native AF lenses.  One of the newest lenses to hit the street is aimed squarely at the professional and enthusiast with the no-compromises Zeiss …

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Jun 17

Review: Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS

Last August, Sony announced not one, but two constant f/4 standard zoom lenses for their APS-C mirrorless cameras: The Carl Zeiss 16-70mm f/4 OSS (Reviewed Here) and Sony’s first G lens for the E-Mount: The PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS, which I’ll take a close look at today.  The 18-105mm f/4 covers a nearly 6x …

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Mar 03

Review: Fujifilm X-T1

The XF 35mm f/1.4 on the 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 27

Review: Carl Zeiss FE 35mm f/2.8 Sonnar T* ZA

With the introduction of Sony’s A7 and A7r mirrorless cameras, the E-Mount gains new life, but also some new complications.  Existing E-Mount lenses are designed to cover an APS-C image circle, and as such, a new line of lenses is required to cover the full-frame image sensors in these new Sony flagships.  When the cameras …

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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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