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January 9, 2023 Fujinon XF 30mm F2.8 LM WR Macro Review

Fuji took an important step in this past year by opening up their platform to third party development, and we’ve seen a wide variety of third party lenses from Tamron, Sigma, Samyang, Viltrox, and more announced and released for the X-mount.  But Fuji also wisely recognized that some of their existing lineup needs rev [Read more...]

January 9, 2023 Fujinon XF 30mm F2.8 LM WR Macro Image Gallery

Fuji took an important step in this past year by opening up their platform to third party development, and we’ve seen a wide variety of third party lenses from Tamron, Sigma, Samyang, Viltrox, and more announced and released for the X-mount.  But Fuji also wisely recognized that some of their existing lineup needs rev [Read more...]

January 2, 2023 Fujifilm X-T5 Review

I was late to the Fuji party.  I did my first Fuji review in 2018 (starting with the Fujifilm X-T3) and was impressed by the maturity of the system in many ways when compared to other APS-C mirrorless camera systems.  In the last four years, however, there has been a lot of changes in the […] [Read more...]

January 2, 2023 Fujifilm X-T5 Image Gallery

I was late to the Fuji party.  I did my first Fuji review in 2018 (starting with the Fujifilm X-T3) and was impressed by the maturity of the system in many ways when compared to other APS-C mirrorless camera systems.  In the last four years, however, there has been a lot of changes in the […] [Read more...]

December 26, 2022 Viltrox AF 75mm F1.2 Review

It was inevitable.  Viltrox has proven to be an aggressive new player on the lens market that isn’t afraid to take some risks, and they have been steadily stepping up their game in terms of build and autofocus.  They started with the safe, traditional focal lengths, (roughly the equivalent of 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, an [Read more...]

December 26, 2022 Viltrox Pro AF 75mm F1.2 Image Gallery

It was inevitable.  Viltrox has proven to be an aggressive new player on the lens market that isn’t afraid to take some risks, and they have been steadily stepping up their game in terms of build and autofocus.  They started with the safe, traditional focal lengths, (roughly the equivalent of 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, an [Read more...]

December 16, 2022 Samyang (Rokinon) AF 135mm F1.8 Review

I’ve noted that I’ve really enjoyed testing recent Samyang lenses because of their great mix of performance and price, but I don’t think that I’ve anticipated any Samyang lens as much as the new Samyang AF 135mm F1.8.  I was shocked when I reviewed their budget manual focus 135mm F2 nearly 8 year [Read more...]

December 12, 2022 TTArtisan 35mm F0.95 Review and Gallery

TTArtisan has continued to surprise me with lenses that in some way exceed my expectations.  Whether it was a surprisingly sharp full frame fisheye lens, a shockingly competent macro lens that cost right over $100, or tiny little prime lenses like the 23mm F1.4 that are surprisingly competent…and cheap.  They hav [Read more...]