Reviews

Aurora HDR Review | More Than Just HDR Software

A detailed look at some of the great features of Macphuns Aurora HDR photo editing software. In my opinion, the best HDR software I’ve ever used and so much more.

Industar 50mm f3.5 Review | A Fantastic Lens . . . Sometimes

  20.03.2017   Alik   Blog, Lens Reviews, Reviews   2 Comments

I’ve recently acquired a new addiction to vintage lenses after have too much fun shooting with some Leica M mount lenses and some old M42 mount lenses.

One of the more interesting vintage lenses is the Russian made M42 mount Industar 50mm f3.5 pancake lens.

The Industar has won lots of praise over the decades and people really seem to love it.

So is the lens good?

Fujifilm X100F – A Real World Review

The X100F is Fujifilm’s new masterpiece and the fourth addition to the famous x100 line of cameras. The X100F seems to have taken the biggest step forward of any of the X100 camera upgrades with a new 24MP sensor and new battery for improved life and performance. Not only that but the X100F is also a autofocusing beast.

It’s what I consider the most versatile fixed lens camera money can buy and a street photographers dream come true.

Fujifilm 35mm f2.0 – Review & Sample Photos

  20.11.2016   Alik   Blog, Lens Reviews, Reviews   No comments

The Fujifilm 35mm f2 R WR lens is one of those lenses that you can just fall in love with almost immediately. It’s small, fairly inexpensive and produces some really nice image quality. But more than that, it’s got character.

Although the Fujinon 35mm f2 is by no means perfect, the lens is priced in such a way that many of its flaws can be forgiven. It’s also incredibly durable, making this lens my first choice for anyone looking to jump into some primes.

Fujifilm 27mm f2.8 – Review & Sample Photos

  24.10.2016   Alik   Blog, Lens Reviews, Reviews   1 Comment

The Fujinon 27mm f2.8 pancake lens is one of Fujifilm’s smallest and lightest lenses and is a perfect fit for the photographer looking for something compact and low profile for street shooting or travel.

The 27mm produces an field of view with the 35mm equivalent of 41mm. From overall image quality to the mechanical build, this lens is a very solid lens. Optically it can produce some amazing images while never holding you back with any major flaws.

Because of its small size and weight, it becomes one of those specialty lenses that every Fujifilm shooter should consider taking a second look at.

Fujifilm X-T2 Review – Just About Perfect

  20.09.2016   Alik   Blog, Camera Reviews, Reviews   6 Comments

The Specs . . . 4k video, a 24 megapixel sensor, two-way tilt screen, dual UHS-II memory card slots, boost performance of 14fps with a battery grip.

Did Fujifilm just make the best APS-C camera on the market?

Fujifilm X-Pro 2 Review | A Camera With A Soul

  15.03.2016   Alik   Blog, Camera Reviews, Reviews   5 Comments

After years of waiting, the new Fujifilm X-Pro 2 is here. With a huge bump in megapixels, processing power and build quality, the X-Pro 2 is not just better than original X-Pro 1, but it’s the best camera Fujifilm has built to date.

Sony 16-35mm F4 FE T* Lens Review & Sample Photos

  29.09.2015   Alik   Blog, Lens Reviews   No comments

I hate that I didn’t buy this lens sooner. It’s a perfect match for the Sony A7(r)(s) II series of cameras both old and new and I’m absolutely in love with it.

The lens is only F4, but I would like to think a lens like this would be used mostly by landscape or architecture photographers where wider apertures would not really be needed. But for those occasions when you do need the lens in low light and are going handheld, the OSS saves the day.

There are a lot of things I love about this lens, and very few things I don’t like, making this lens one of my favorite, go-to lenses with the Sony A7r II.

Fuji X100T – A Real World Review

  17.12.2014   Alik   Blog, Camera Reviews, Reviews   1 Comment

Not too long ago I made the leap into the FujiX100T fixed lens system. But why this camera? Why only a 16 megapixel APS-C camera with a fixed lens when I already own a Sony A7r with a few great lenses?

I use to think megapixels and dynamic range was all that mattered, but now after going through a few different camera bodies over the years, I’ve really come to learn that it’s the physical camera itself that matters. Not just the specs, or the pixel depth of the sensor resolution, but the way the camera feels in your hand, the experience of shooting itself. I’ve come to learn that it’s the actual physical process of taking the photos that I enjoy and the Fuji X100T is absolutely perfect for this. 

With a few flaws of course 🙂

So I wanted to do a review different than all the other reviews on the Internet done by bloggers that have no idea what this camera really is. Yes this camera has auto focus, and it’s 16 megapixels and has a OVF / EVF!. Ok that’s out of the way. . . 

Let’s get into this review! A real review that has taught me a ton about this camera and will hopefully teach you a few things too. 

 

Photomatix Pro Review and Sample Photos

Sample HDR Photo of the Kiyomizu Dera Temple in Japan

Photomatix Pro is a software designed to create stunning HDR Photography by taking several photos captured at various exposures and combining them together into a single HDR image.