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Fujifilm 23mm f1.4 – Review & Sample Photos

The Fujinon 23mm f1.4 is Fujifilm classic. With the 35mm field of view and the f1.4 aperture, this lens can produce some amazing images in almost any situation. It’s the bread and butter for many street photographers and is one of those lenses you’ll never leave behind. 

7Artisans 25mm f1.8 Review & Sample Photos

The 7Artisans 25mm f1.8 is a small and fast lens designed and manufactured in China for mirrorless cameras. It’s built with an all-metal lens barrel with poor quality control and construction. Optically the lens is tuned for a somewhat old school, retro image quality where corner and edge sharpness is sacrificed at the cost of microcontrast and color. All around this little lens is kind of a mess and I’m struggling to decide if it’s even worth it.

Shooting With A Cheap Chinese Lens | X-Pro2

  21.12.2017   Alik   Blog   No comments

It would seem almost every year some new Chinese company joins the ranks of lens manufacturers. While there are already a lot of options out there from various lens manufacturers, these Chinese companies are doing something that the main lens designers are not – making little niche designs at some great prices that don’t exist anywhere else. For example, this 7Artisans 25mm f1.8 aluminum lens for only $80.

Fujifilm 16mm f1.4 Review & Sample Photos

All around the Fujifilm 16mm f1.4 is a phenomenal lens with very few negative characteristics other than maybe its size and weight. I chalk it up as one of the best Fujifilm lenses in terms of overall design and tuning of characteristics and probably the best ultra wide prime ever made.

Going Cinematic | Sony A7r III

  13.12.2017   Alik   Blog   3 Comments

With the crazy resolution of the Sony A7r III, I thought it would be fun to try out some photos with the 2.35 cinematic crop. I’ve done this in the past with my landscape photography using a 3:1 or 2:1 crop, but I’ve never done it with anything casual and the results are very cool and cinematic. 

Exploring Santa Monica Pier | X100F

  11.12.2017   Alik   Blog   3 Comments

This weekend my little two-year old daughter and I walked down to the train station for an evening down at the Santa Monica Pier. I’ve lived in Los Angeles for over 10 years now and this was my first time using public transportation. A very proud moment for me.

Sony A7r III Vertical Grip Review

The vertical battery grip for the Sony A7r III provides up to 4x more power than the single battery of the previous Sony A7r II by powering the camera with two new FZ100 batteries. It’s built of a rigid magnesium weather sealed body with cheap plastic components and spongy buttons and dials. So is it worth the price?

New Sony A7r III Color Processing Is Now Quite Beautiful

  8.12.2017   Alik   Blog   13 Comments

I’ve heard rumors the new Sony A7r III has improved the way it handles colors but have never really seen any samples. When the Sony A7rIII arrived it was the first thing I noticed, and wow!

A Weekend With The Fam | Fujifilm X-T2

  5.12.2017   Alik   Blog   No comments

Of course when I talk about family I’m referring to my Fujifilm X-T2 and X-Pro2, but I guess my natural family was there too.

They’ve actually been all over the place these last few months, busy getting houses fixed, traveling, working etc. We finally had a chance to all meet up after something like 5 months and my daughter got a chance to show them what the terrible twos is really all about. Or for my oldest brother, I guess a reminder. Actually the terrible twos for his daughters never really ended. 🙂

Fujifilm 60mm f2.4 Macro Review & Sample Photos

The Fujinon 60mm f2.4 is a short telephoto macro lens for the Fujifilm X-Mount APS-C mirrorless camera system. 

This lens features a fast f2.4 aperture with 9 aperture blades and an equivalent field of view of 90mm, making it great for portrait photography as well as product photography . The excellent corner to corner sharpness also means landscape photographers will find great use for it as well.

I consider the Fujifilm 60mm a short telephoto jack-of-all-trades lens, because it can do just about anything with no serious negative characteristics.