Review: Fujifilm 23mm f2 R WR (Fujifilm X Mount)

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The Fujifilm 23mm f2 R WR is a lens that’s designed to go along with the company’s weather sealed bodies. It lives alongside the 23mm f1.4 R and works in conjunction with the 35mm f2 R WR. It’s also at a shockingly lower price point than its larger aperture cousin despite having the ability to survive a rainstorm with ease. With nine aperture blades and some of the most pleasant aperture and focusing rings I’ve ever felt, it’s bound to be a hit for many.

Yet for me, there’s something missing.

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Review: Panasonic 12mm f1.4 (Micro Four Thirds)

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The Micro Four Thirds camera world has often been a major battle ground more than a collaboration: and that’s very evident with the release of the new Panasonic 12mm f1.4. For many years, Olympus has had the 12mm f2–a stellar lens in many ways that still remains so today. This was an owner’s only choice if they wanted a 24mm equivalent prime, but now Panasonic has an f1.4 option. On top of that, it has a working aperture ring, a nice build quality overall, fantastic image quality, and weather resistance built into the design. In many ways, it’s an excellent lens–and could probably be an essential piece of kit for every Micro four thirds camera user.

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Review: Brevite Rolltop Camera Bag

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Brevite got their start on Kickstarter a year or two back with their original backpack, which mimicked the look of that classic ‘Jansport’ school book bag. I used it regularly as my day trip bag for everything from business meetings to photoshoots; I loved its versatility and its overall build. (My one complaint was the plastic looking faux leather used.)

So when I got word that I was going to be getting a chance to checkout one of the companies new additions to their line, the Rolltop, I was excited to see what it had to offer. I have had this bag now for well over a month, and have used it for everything from day trips to local wildlife refuges to cross country air travel.

Today it is finally time to share my thoughts on the Brevite Rolltop, so lets get into it.

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First Impressions: Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art

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If you’ve ever wanted a really solid wide angle zoom lens arguably the best option for many years was the Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 or the Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L. But the new Sigma 12-24mm f4 Art lens is looking to challenge the offerings from both of those companies by also incorporating a bit of weather sealing and making the price more affordable. It’s a huge lens even by today’s standards, and designed with 9 aperture blades.

At Photo Plus 2016, we got the chance to play with and handle the lens for a little while.

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First Impressions: Olympus 25mm f1.2 PRO (Micro Four Thirds)

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For a very long time, Olympus’ fastest primes were only available at f1.8; but with the recent introduction of the Olympus 25mm f1.2 PRO lens they’ve broken that previous standard. It’s one of the company’s highest end lenses and will most likely be purchased by professionals and high end enthusiasts. With an f1.2 aperture, the equivalent depth of field in full frame terms if around f2.4 though it still has the light capturing abilities of f1.2.

At the Photo Plus, we had the chance to place with the new lens.

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