Monthly Archive: November 2015

Nov 30

Review: Fujifilm Fujinon XF 35mm f/2 R WR

The Fuji XF 35mm f/2 R WR is the first prime lens that Fuji has released that duplicates an existing lens in focal length, as it joins its older f/1.4 brother as a second normal prime option for the X-Series. While the 35mm f/2 isn’t significantly smaller, it has a few other tricks up its …

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Nov 25

Fuji 35mm f/1.4 vs. Fuji 35mm f/2

Today, I’m pitting the original lens for the X-Series, the venerable XF 35mm f/1.4 R against the new normal prime, the XF 35mm f/2 R WR, a slightly more compact and weather resistant lens that has just been released for the X-Series of interchangeable lens cameras.  The lenses carry the same field of view and …

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Nov 18

Canon EF Lenses on Sony A7 II (Firmware 2.0)

Sony released Firmware 2.0 for the nearly year-old A7 II on November 18, though it was put up a few hours early by several Sony sites in Europe, so those who wanted could do the upgrade a bit early if they so desired.  This firmware was billed primarily for bringing uncompressed RAW capability to the A7 …

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Nov 14

Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 vs. Sony FE 28mm f/2

Today I’m looking at a quick test of two wide-angle lenses for the Sony full-frame E-Mount: the Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon and the Sony FE 28mm f/2.  There’s a $900 price gap between the two lenses, which share a somewhat similar field of view and the same maximum aperture.  How do they compare?  Let’s …

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Nov 10

Review: Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon T*

Zeiss has been making waves the past few years, and their two lines in the full-frame Sony E-Mount have largely been well received.  Today I’m looking at the wide-angle member of the autofocus 25mm f/2 Batis.  This lens is a new optical formula based on the Distagon design, rather than the Biogon design that is …

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