Author: Alik

Fast Cheap 50mm Lenses – Worth It? | Kamlan 50mm f1.1 vs 7Artisans 55mm f1.4

  19.06.2018   Alik   Blog, Lenses   No comments

With cheap manual lenses from China and Korea growing in popularity, many people are wonder if they are worth it, or which to buy. 

In this test, I compare the 7Artisans 55mm f1.4 to the KamLan 50mm f1.1. I also threw in a more expensive lens, the Rokinon 50mm f1.2, and the even more expensive Fujinon 56mm f1.2 as a control. Since Fujifilm is legend when it comes to lens design, it will be interesting to see how they compare.

Best Memory Card Olympus EM1 II

  14.06.2018   Alik   Memory Cards   No comments

We’ve tested all the most popular UHS-I and UHS-II SD memory cards in the Olympus EM1-II to see which cards work the best in camera and which cards are the fastest. 

Use this guide to find the best memory cards for your Olympus EM1-II.

Getting Back On My Feet | I Moved To Japan

  4.06.2018   Alik   Blog   No comments

I took a break from this blog but now I’m back. 

This wasn’t by choice, but because I was working my day job while packing to move to Japan . . . Yep, I’ll be in Japan for a while.

Here are a few photos and an explanation as to how and why it happened.

Best Memory Card Fujifilm X-H1

  22.04.2018   Alik   Memory Cards   No comments

A speed comparison testing all the most popular memory cards in the Fujifilm X-H1.
Use this guide to find the fastest memory cards for your X-H1.

A Look At Fujifilm’s Eterna Film Simulator

  13.04.2018   Alik   Blog, Featured   No comments

This year, Fujifilm has given us a new look called Eterna. Eterna is built for the videographer or cinematographer using Fujifilm cameras that wants a very flat, low saturation look that offers more flexibility for post color work.

With the new Fujifilm X-H1 and eventually after some firmware for the X-T2, we have the option to do both. F-log and a flat film profile called Eterna. Pretty cool, but as a photographer should you care?

Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f0.95 II Review & Sample Photos

The Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm  f0.95 II is a relatively small but incredibly fast APS-C prime lens for mirrorless cameras.

It’s built of an all metal body with a declick aperture and an incredibly fast f0.95 aperture. The lens excels in low light conditions but also functions as a very beautiful art lens for incredible bokeh and shallow depth of field.

Performance is all around good for a lens this fast and it will perform well in most situations.

Best Memory Cards Panasonic GH5s | A Speed Comparison

  26.03.2018   Alik   Memory Cards   No comments

The Panasonic GH5s is a lot like the Panasonic GH5 in terms of memory performance. The main difference is the slightly larger sensor and the lack of in body image stabilization. In tests both cameras perform the same.

We put the Panasonic GH5s through the memory card speed tests with both continuous burst and 400mbps 4k video recording to see which cards perform the best in the camera.

Use this guide to find the fastest memory cards for your Panasonic GH5s.

Best Memory Cards Panasonic G9 | A Speed Comparison

  24.03.2018   Alik   Memory Cards   No comments

The Panasonic G9 is packed with some incredible performance specs, a 20.3 megapixel sensor that can shoot at 60fps of continuous shooting and even is capable of a 80MP high res shoot mode. However, if you want to get the most out of all these features, it’s very important to buy the best and fastest memory card you can. To eliminate the guess-work, we’ve tested all the most popular memory cards in the Panasonic G9 to find which cards work best, and which memory cards are the fastest. 

Use this guide to find the fastest memory cards for your Panasonic G9III.

Handevision 75mm f2.4 Review & Sample Photos

The Handevision 75mm f2.4 lens is a small lightweight manual lens designed for mirrorless camera systems including the Leica. The lens features 5 elements in 5 groups for incredible contrast and color rendering and a 6 blade rounded aperture for butter smooth bokeh at f2.4.

You might be wondering, who is Handevision? are Handevision lenses good? Is this Handevision IBERIT 75mm worth it?

Best Memory Cards Sony A7III

  3.03.2018   Alik   Memory Cards   No comments

The Sony A7 III, like the A9 and A7r III, has some very impressive new internal hardware that allows for faster memory card performance, a larger buffer, as well as UHS-II memory cards compatibility.

We’ll have full test for the A7 III up very soon. But until then, we’ve compiled the results from the fastest memory cards for the Sony A7 III, from the results of the Sony A7rIII or you can check the Sony A9 memory card guide, they all seem to perform very similar.