John Bradford John Bradford

John is an Arkansas based landscape and outdoor photographer. Originally from the Texas Panhandle,he grew up in Oklahoma and now lives in NW Arkansas with his wife and two pups. John shoots mountain bike events, landscapes, and nature/wildlife primarily, but enjoys shooting portraiture and cityscapes as well. He has multiple years of experience working in camera sales. John is also passionate about shooting film. When not working with cameras, John spends his time on the trails hiking and mountain biking. He also maintains two small YouTube channels, one for mountain biking, and one for photography.

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Why Prioritize the Fujifilm 56mm F1.2 MK II Lens Now?

It’s no secret that some of Fujifilm’s XF-Series lenses are getting rather long in the tooth. There is certainly no shortage of people who’d like to see some updates. As the Fuji cameras get better and better, some of the older focus motors struggle to keep up. These older lenses particularly struggle with video autofocus. The XF18mm f1.4 was a great place for Fuji to start. That’s a versatile focal length many photographers and videographers will love. According to FujiRumors, their next update may be the XF56mm f1.2. That’s a bit surprising so soon after the release of the new 50mm f/1.0 lens. Should Fuji have prioritized other lenses instead? Read on after the break. ...
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Love Crop Sensors? Exciting Possibilities for the Future

The internet loves to predict doom and gloom for cameras with crop sensors. How many years have we heard that Micro Four-Thirds is dead? Current offerings remain quite capable cameras. However, camera technology has been advancing rapidly. Brands like Fuji and OM-Digital Solutions (referred to as OMDS from here on) heavily rely on these cameras to survive. What do they need to do to remain relevant? Read on to find out. ...
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The Fujifilm X-H2 May Feature 8k Video; Here’s What Else I’d Love to See

Fujifilm could wow us with the X-H2, but they’ll need to pull out all the stops. ...
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L-Mount Could Explode With More Love From Third-Party Lenses

The L-mount Alliance appears to have been a great idea. Panasonic got a boost joining the Full-Frame Mirrorless game that Nikon and Canon didn’t. Sigma has been pumping out new lenses lately with no sign of slowing. Of course, Leica has beautiful lenses for the mount. However, third-party manufacturers could quickly enhance lens selection to even greater heights. Read on to find out more about all of the exciting possibilities. ...
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Sigma Needs a Full-Frame Foveon Sensor Now More Than Ever

The Sigma FP-L is a confusing camera. Its pricing is a bit high. It has presumably the same sensor as the Sony A7RIV. The original FP is a much better cinema camera. Also, the aforementioned Sony is a much better stills camera. I believe a Full-Frame Foveon Sensor camera in L-mount would make much more sense. Read on after the break to find out why. ...
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