One of the more fun and interesting discussions among street photographers is the topic of focal length. Specifically, which lens is better for street photography, the 35mm or the 50mm? Some think the 50mm is the best usually it's the 35mm, but some like it even wider. But I say, what about a 135mm?
For the last few years, APS-C digital photography has been battling the war of relevancy, trying to find its place in photography among enthusiast and professionals. Some people love APS-C, for others, it's just not good enough. In this Fujifilm X-T3 review, I'll be going over a few things you don't see most people or reviews talking about. I won't dive to deep into the nitty-gritty of the specs, rather we'll take an in depth look at what X-T3 is really all about; the user interface, how you can customize camera output and the experience of using it, with some beautiful specs sprinkled on top of course.
As the mirrorless Armageddon comes to a head, it looks like Canon just dropped the most advanced camera we've ever seen. Period. Undeniable. I'm talking about the Camera itself, not the engine inside which still has plenty of horsepower. It might not be a spec god, but the camera is unlike anything we've ever seen from anyone. It really is doing so many things I love and is taking advantage of technology that you would expect to see in a Playstation controller or a Nintendo Switch or something. Let me share a few things I think are incredible. Then I'll point out the obvious bad things that are triggering people.
The Kipon IBERIT 35mm f2.4 is a lightweight compact full-frame 35mm f2.4 mirrorless lens. It's constructed of an aluminum body with a brass and stainless steel core for a low weight design. While the Handevision 35mm f2.4 is not a very fast lens, its characteristics are very balanced with a classic style of rendering and an extremely versatile 35mm focal length.
The Rokinon 50mm f1.2 (also sold as a Samyang 50mm f1.2), is an ultra fast, ultra bright 50mm APS-C mirrorless lens with a field of view equivalent to 75mm on Sony and Fujifilm cameras and 80mm on the Canon mirrorless cameras. It features excellent coatings for flare and ghost reduction and two aspherical elements for excellent corner sharpness and chromatic aberration control. This is the best all around manual 50mm lens I've tested in the native Fujifilm mount so far.
Should you buy a Sony full frame, wait for Canon / Nikon, or forget full frame and go with Fujifilm APS-C. And is the Sony FF system just a lot of hoopla? Here are my thoughts, I have no brand loyalty, you will probably disagree with me on some points, but I'm loaded up on coffee right now so here we go!
I do this thing here in Japan I'm calling biking photography. It's a huge pain in the ass, but very fun at the same time. I actually started doing this in L.A. a few years back but sort of stopped when it became infested with homeless who cover the sidewalks in human excrement - and the Mayer thinks he's going to run for president. :) Anyway, biking is great because it combines two things I love doing into one, riding bikes and shooting photography.
The 7Artisans 55mm f1.4 is a fast, compact APS-C lens that is excellent for all types of shooting conditions, especially available light. It features 6 elements in five groups that give nice color and contrast, great flare resistance and low distortion. With a 14 bladed rounded aperture, bokeh is smooth across all focal ranges. Overall, the 7Artisans 55mm f1.4 is an incredible value and a fantastic starter portrait lens or compact prime.