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Meike 35mm f1.4 | First Look – A Little Gem

  14.04.2019   Alik   Blog   No comments

Meike has managed to keep the image quality under control for such a fast and small lens and this has surprised me.

There are no blaring issues or any deal breakers with this lens. It has some nice rendering with some decent looking bokeh. No crazy drop in sharpness along the corners or edges like with the Kamlan 50mm f1.1, and no serious issues with chromatic aberrations or drop in sharpness wide open like the 7Artisans 35mm f1.2.

Build quality is also on par with the other Meike lenses except the aperture ring is a little too loose and it is always escaping its set aperture from accidental handling

Best Memory Card Sony A6400

  11.04.2019   Alik   Memory Cards   No comments

An UHS-I and UHS-II SD memory card speed test comparing the performances between all the most popular memory cards in the Sony A6400. Use this guide to find the best and fastest memory cards for your Sony A6400.

Best Memory Cards Sony RX100 VI

  9.04.2019   Alik   Memory Cards   No comments

A detailed in-camera speed test comparing the latest UHS-I and UHS-II sd memory cards in the Sony RX100 VI. Use this guide to find the best and fastest memory cards for the Sony RX100 VI.

The Beauty Of Slower Lenses | Nikon Z 50mm f1.8 S

  9.04.2019   Alik   Blog   No comments

Nikon is slowly winning me over at becoming my favorite full frame camera system.

I still like the EOS R, I think it’s a more capable camera in terms of versatility, mainly because of the 30MP sensor and the flippy screen that is so nice for landscape work, but I actually enjoy using the Nikon Z6 more.

The main thing that’s really got me excited about the Nikon system is the (somewhat) affordable high quality f1.8 AF glass, which is what you’re seeing with all the samples in this post.

Sony A6400 Review – One Of My Favorite APS-C Cameras

The Sony A6400 is a small lightweight APS-C camera designed for photographers and videographers looking to maximize versatility and image quality without compromising performance.

Built like a tank, the A6400 is one of the best autofocusing cameras out there with some overall really nice specs. 11fps of continuous RAW shooting, 4k 100mbps video and a Tilting screen for selfies or vlogging.

Because Sony omitted IBIS from the A6400, the camera ends up being lighter compared to the A6500 while having a battery that lasts about a full day.

Best Memory Cards Panasonic LX100 II

  9.03.2019   Alik   Memory Cards   No comments

An in-camera speed test between all the latest U3 UHS-I and UHS-II SD memory cards in the Panasonic LX100 II to find which cards perform the fastest and which are the best value. Use this guide to finding the best memory cards for your Panasonic LX100 II.

Must Have Accessories Sony A7 III, A7r III | Updated For 2019

  29.01.2019   Alik   Accessories   19 Comments

A great list all the best accessories out there for the Sony A7r III. From screen protectors, memory cards, batteries and chargers to cases, bags and cleaning equipment, this guide to accessories covers all the must have gear.

Canon RF 35mm f1.8 Review & Sample Photos

The Canon RF 35mm f1.8 is an incredibly versatile prime lens designed for the Canon RF mount. The lens features image stabilization as well as close focusing macro capabilities with silent focusing in video mode. The 35mm focal length is one of the most useful focal lengths lending itself to many different styles of photography and the f1.8 delivers very good low light performance with some very shallow depth of field.

The size, weight and performance of the RF 35mm f1.8 makes it one of the most versatile and capable prime lenses out there and it’s also the best value when you compare it to all the full frame mirrorless 35mm lenses available today.

Canon has really stepped up their game with their non-L lenses and it really shows here.

Fujifilm 35mm f1.4 vs. 35mm f2 | Lens Comparison

When deciding between the Fujinon 35mm f1.4 and the 35mm f2 there is lot to consider and a lot to compare. Both lenses have very different builds and produce very different results. Should you upgrade to the 35mm f1.4 or just stick with the f2. Or, is each lens unique enough to justify owning both?

Each lens is catered for different environments and different styles of shooting and one lens isn’t necessarily better than the other because they each provide a different set of features. In this comparison, I’ll go over the pros and cons of each lens to help you decide which lens is best for your style of shooting.

To sum it up, the 35mm f2 is really more of a casual, adventure lens while the 35mm f1.4 is more of a pro portrait lens.

SLR Magic Anamorphot-40 Review & Sample Photos

For years I’ve tried to find some good deals on Anamorphic lenses or adapter to shoot video and photography with and I finally found a system that’s affordable and easy to use.

SLR Magic started making some pretty interesting anamorphic adapter and cinema lenses and it just made sense to go down that route. The Anamorphot-50 for full frame, and the Anamorphot-40 for APS-C and even the Anamorphot-40 compact are all modern designs that work very well if you can pair them with the right lens.

This is my first impressions / review of the Anamorphot-40 1.33x with sample photo showing how I’ve used it for photography.