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June 14, 2019 Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG ART Review

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...]

June 9, 2019 FUJIFILM X-T30 Image Galleries

The Fuji X-T30 is Fujifilm’s fourth generation “bargain” mirrorless camera.  It has inherited a lot of trickle-down goodness from the X-T3 that I reviewed last year, including an improved sensor, better autofocus, 4K video, and more.  It has a lot packed into the compact little body that’s nearl [Read more...]

June 4, 2019 Kamlan 50mm F1.1 MK II Review

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...]

June 3, 2019 Viltrox AF 85mm F1.8 STM Sony FE Image Gallery

The Viltrox AF 85mm F1.8 STM is the first full frame autofocus lens from Viltrox designed for Sony FE…and I’m the first reviewer in the West to get my hands on one!  The lens sports a beautiful build quality (very premium) along with a STM autofocus system.  I’ll be exploring how Viltrox has does in [ [Read more...]

May 27, 2019 Canon RF 35mm F1.8 Macro IS STM Review

The Canon R system (full frame mirrorless) launched with four lenses in the new RF mount and has subsequently had a fifth announced.  Those lenses have an average MSRP in the USA of $1919, so this is most definitely NOT a budget lineup.  If you remove the less expensive RF 35mm F1.8 Macro IS STM […] [Read more...]

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...]