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May 24, 2019 Viltrox 85mm F1.8 MF FE Review

I first heard of Viltrox late in 2018 when they announced three new lenses for Sony and Fuji mirrorless systems.  One of those lenses (the first that I reviewed) was a 20mm F1.8 fully manual lens for Sony FE.  The other two lenses were both 85mm options, including an autofocusing 85mm lens (with a STM […] [Read more...]

May 19, 2019 Canon RF 35mm F1.8 Macro IS STM Image Gallery

The Canon RF 35mm F1.8 Macro IS STM is the the least expensive Canon RF-mount lens at the moment, so it makes a logical pairing with the Canon EOS RP –  lowest point of entry into a mirrorless full frame camera.  The Canon RF 35mm F1.8 Macro combines a very useful focal length with a […] [Read more...]

May 17, 2019 Canon EOS RP Review

The Canon EOS RP is Canon’s second entry in the new R series of mirrorless cameras from Canada.  This second full-frame mirrorless camera comes with a slightly reduced spec list and a price tag roughly $1000 less – making it one of the most affordable entry points into a full frame camera, period, and also [&hel [Read more...]

May 15, 2019 Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG ART Image Gallery

Sigma has been on somewhat of a roll as of late as they continue to refine their process of lens development in the ART series.  Early on I found the ART series somewhat frustrating, as there was frequently a blend of very good optics, a reasonable price, but then a frustrating autofocus experience.  In more […] [Read more...]

May 1, 2019 Kamlan 50mm F1.1 MKII Image Gallery

The first Kamlan lens I ever tested was the predecessor of this lens.  I reviewed it in 2017, and came away with the impression that while there were things I really liked (nice build and beautiful bokeh), the lens was more of a novelty at wide apertures due to being soft and low contrast.  The […] [Read more...]

April 28, 2019 Viltrox 85mm F1.8 FE Image Gallery

The Viltrox 85mm F1.8 is a new manual focus lens designed for Sony FE.  There is an autofocus version that will come later (for an additional $80), but this lens may prove to be the better option for video due to having a gorgeous manual focus ring.  This is the second Viltrox lens that I’ve […] [Read more...]

April 26, 2019 Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE Review

The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 for Sony FE has been one of the lenses I’ve been most excited about in 2019 since Samyang told me it was coming.  Why?  On a personal note, because I’ve been wanting a good portrait lens for Sony.  I’ve been adapting the Tamron SP 85mm F1.8 VC lens, which is a [&hell [Read more...]

April 24, 2019 Canon EOS RP Image Galleries

The Canon EOS RP is Canon’s second entry in the new R series of mirrorless cameras from Canada.  This second full-frame mirrorless camera comes with a slightly reduced spec list and a price tag roughly $1000 less – making it one of the most affordable entry points into a full frame camera, period, and also [&hel [Read more...]