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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Olympus OMD EM10 product photos (7 of 7)ISO 4001-100 sec at f - 3.5

Head on over to our review of the Olympus OMD EM10 and take a look at just how amazing these RAW files hold up. Anyone who bashes Micro Four Thirds for the image quality should really consider giving it another look and also consider how much overall RAW versatility they really need. The colors are spectacular, and the RAW files can do amazing things and also nerf noise very well in post-production.

Take a look at our results in the full review.

Review: Nikon D3300

by G Servo on 04/04/2014

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Nikon hasn’t been the best of camera companies lately. There have been issues with some of its new cameras, but there is one set of cameras that has been constant: the D3xxx series. Most of the D3xxx series’ updates are typically incremental. The Nikon D3300, the newest model, has some nice improvements. So let’s see how this camera works out.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Fujfilm 56mm f1.2 lead image (1 of 1)ISO 32001-500 sec at f - 1.4

When Fujifilm first unveiled their 56mm f1.2, lots of folks were excited about what would be coming to the system. When we first heard about it, we believed that it needed to be a faster aperture offering due to the fact that the APS-C sensor will have around the same depth of field of an f2 lens on a full frame camera. Then we got the lens in, and began to fall in love with what it could do in the studio.

And after a while of reviewing the lens, we believe that X mount users have a great reason to be excited. But with that said, we recommend it only to those who can make the absolute best of its abilities.

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The trend of beautiful, leather products has been around for a while now in the photo industry since ONA started strutting their sexiness all over the place. But on a recent trip to the Lomography store in NYC, I stumbled upon something else extremely beautiful but a little different. And upon asking them about the bag, I was introduced to Zkin. The company seems to be quite new (or at least their approach to the industry does) but already has an impressive lineup of bags.

And the one that really caught my eye is the Champ. Don’t ask me why they call it this. But for what it’s worth, I’ve found a bag that’s not only stylish, but also pretty damned functional.

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Nikon recently came out with the AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f1.4G lens. It was released around the same time as the Zeiss Otus 55mm f1.4. That was pretty smart, since not everyone can afford the expensive Zeiss glass. If you are a Nikon shooter, you have an option to choose a lens that won’t destroy your bank account. Now, I’m not going to compare the two lenses past this point even though I’ve used them both. Nikon has come out with something new, so let’s see if it’s worth it.

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Review: Nikon Df

by G Servo on 01/13/2014


They call it the Nikon Df. It’s a camera that creates lots of mixed emotions. Meant as a “pure photography” camera, there were a lot of hopes put behind the Df. At its heart is the sensor of the Nikon D4, which was an interesting decision. The Nikon Df is an attempt by Nikon to go retro as well, so its design takes from Nikon’s old F-series film cameras. While it’s not unpleasant to look at, it makes me ask, “Why?” When I was asked if I wanted to review this camera, I had to, being a long time Nikon user.

So how does the Nikon Df fare in everyday use? Let’s find out after the jump.

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