Tag Archive: review

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 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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Sep 30

Review: Zhongyi Lens Turbo (Minolta MD to Fuji X)

Metabones made waves last year with the release of the SpeedBooster – a 0.71x wide converter that allows you to take a full-frame lens and use it with its near original field of view and depth of field on an APS-C sensor. While the optics have shown to be very impressive with the SpeedBooster, it …

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Aug 27

Review: Fujifilm Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8

The latest addition to the growing lineup of Fujifilm X series lenses is the smallest in the system: the XF 27mm f/2.8 pancake lens.  This wide normal pancake promises high image quality in an extremely tiny package.  It’s also the second Fuji lens to come without a dedicated aperture ring, presumably due to the small …

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Aug 19

Review: Olympus M.Zuiko 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II

Today I take an in-depth look at the refresh of a lens that has been part of the Micro 4/3 system for a rather long time.  Olympus first announced the original 75-300mm lens for Micro 4/3 in September of 2010.  That lens was priced at a rather insane $900, significantly more than the competing Panasonic …

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