Fujifilm's lens ecosystems is one of the best in the mirrorless world right now, but it is not as robust as everyone would like. The lenses that they do have are wonderful but there are definitely some holes in the system, but from a focal length standpoint as well as from a budget standpoint. Their 23mm lenses, the XF 23mm F1.4 and the XF 23mm F2 R WR are both excellent performers, but neither one is really what most hobbyists would call affordable. This is where lenses like the Rokinon 21mm F1.4 come into play. It's fast aperture and 'normal' field of view (35mm equivalent) make it an excellent option on paper for those interested in this field of view but who lack the budget for something like either of those Fujifilm lenses.
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I have long been waiting for a native Fujifilm 50mm lens, and so I was very excited when this 50mm F/2 R WR was announced last year. I have both the 23mm F2 and 35mm F2 in my kit currently and enjoy using both, so going into this review I was exited to see if I would enjoy this lens as much as the previous two F/2 primes.
Fujifilm's Instax line of instant film cameras and printers have long been some of the most popular and best selling photography related products in the world. Fujifilm launched their Instax Square format earlier this year with the Instax SQ10 camera, and until now that was the only way to take advantage of the new Instax Square Film. But that is no longer the case with the announcement of Fujifilm's Instax Share SP-3 stand alone Instax Printer.
In this modern world of high-resolution smartphone cameras, one would not be wrong to wonder how much of a place there is left in the world for compact point-n-shoot cameras. The Fujifilm X70 is one of these high-end point-n-shoots that aims to offer the convenience of a small form factor with image quality that rivals its interchangeable lens cousins; separating it from the smartphone pack. Let’s find out if it meets those lofty goals.
Sony’s A7 III takes a lot, and I mean a lot, of what the company introduced in their A9 camera, and to a lesser extent the A7R III, and packaged it into a more affordable body that is much more attainable for the masses. This is my Sony A7 III review, from my perspective as a Fujifilm shooter after spending several days with the camera in a variety of shooting situations.
Sony officially announced their new A6300 back in February of 2016 as an upgrade to the wildly successful A6000. Boasting a class leading sensor and completely new internals housed in that familiar A6000 shell, the A6300 sent a clear message that Sony had not forgotten about their APS-C E-Mount faithful. I have had the pleasure of playing with the A6300 over the course of the last month in a variety of situations from sports to waterfalls. Let's see how it performed...
Highlighted by its stylish retro rangefinder design aesthetic, the X-Pro 2 is more than a pro-level mirrorless camera - its a fashion statement on its own. This is my extended hands on review following my use of this camera as my primary shooter for the better part of this year.
The first lens that I bought for my current Fujifilm kit was the 35mm F/2 R WR. It was a lens that I purchased because I needed a lens to go with my X-Pro2 and I wanted a ~50mm equivalent prime. The 35mm F/2 R WR was available in the kit with the X-Pro2 and so I went with that option. I was, however, extremely unsure of the unique lens design and was not sure if F/2 would be enough to satisfy my needs.
As a photographer who travels a lot for shooting, as well as a writer who travels often to cover events, I am often faced with needing to backup data that I am creating while on the go. Be that in another state that I have flown to get to, or a clients home in a city i've driven to. Fast external storage is key when it comes to editing photos and video, though admittedly not all that 'needed' for the writing portion of my work. So when WD Announced their new My Passport Wireless SSD I was incredibly interested in getting my hands on one as soon as possible.
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