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5 Minute Review: The Sony 50mm F2.5 G Is Their Weirdest 50

The Sony 50mm f2.5 G lens lacks in some departments and is mediocre in others.

Sony has a ton of 50mm lenses. And most recently, they announced their Sony 50mm f2.5 G lens. It’s a weird one. No, really, this one has us scratching our heads. If a lens were to have a dictionary definition of mediocre, this would be it. And that’s fine. Not every single lens needs to be positively fantastic–I guess. Personally speaking, I wish that every lens was the one that knocked the ball out of the park. Sony has a lot of very affordable 50mm lenses already. So why did they need this one?

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5 Minute Review: Is the Sony 40mm f2.5 G Worth it?

We gave Reviews Editor Hillary Grigonis 5 minutes to discuss the Sony 40mm f2.5 G lens.

The Sony 40mm f2.5 G lens has to be something really fascinating. It’s the first time in a whole that we’ve seen a 40mm lens. The last really good one to come out was from Zeiss. And otherwise, there’s the Voigtlander that doesn’t have autofocus. We finished our review a while back, so we sat down with Reviews Editor Hillary Grigonis to see what she thought.

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5 Minute Reviews: Is the Nikon Z 20mm f1.8 S Special?

Reviews Editor Hillary Grigonis talks about her findings with this beautiful Nikon lens.

The Nikon Z 20mm f1.8 S review is done and scheduled for the coming days. Reviews Editor Hillary Grigonis thinks that it’s a beautiful lens with character, nice colors, and sharp image quality. Indeed, she shoots Nikon professionally. While these are all great, it surely does fall behind the competition. So we took our full review and summarized it in 5 minutes. Also, be sure to check out our Pro Camera Reviews show!

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5 Minute Review: The Nikon Z 50mm F1.2 S Is Gorgeous and Vibrant!

Reviews Editor Hillary Grigonis talks about her findings with this beautiful Nikon lens.

The Nikon Z 50mm f1.2 S was reviewed recently by us. And it’s an overall very beautiful lens. Nikon has always been a solid lens maker. Not only does this lens have great image quality, but it’s weather sealed. That’s so incredibly important for many of us who actively shoot outdoors. So we took our full review and summarized it in 5 minutes. Also, be sure to check out our Pro Camera Reviews show!

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5 Minute Review: Sony 50mm f1.2 G Master Lens is Beautiful

We recently finished our review of the Sony 50mm f1.2 G Master.

A little while back, we published our Sony 50mm f1.2 G Master review. The lens is pretty awesome overall. It boasts weather sealing, sharp image quality, beautiful bokeh, lens flare, and fast autofocus. But if you’re aware of what’s out there, you’ll probably be a little tempted to look at the others. At least that’s what we found in our comparison to Canon’s offering. Find out our summation in this latest 5 Minute Camera review.

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5 Minute Camera Review: Sony a1 Is a Fantastic Beast

In our Sony a1 Video Review, we tackle everything you need within 5 minutes.

The Sony a1 is positively fantastic: arguably the hottest camera of the year so far. You should totally check out our full review of it here. But you should also check out our summary before doing a deep dive. As part of our 5 Minute Reviews series, we examined just how good the Sony a1 is. After the jump, you can find our Sony a1 Video review. No wonder it received our Editor’s Choice Award. But is it really worth $6,499?

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5 Minute Review: The Beautiful Leica 50mm F1.2 Noctilux

The Leica 50mm f1.2 Noctilux is an incredibly stunning lens according to Reviews Editor Hillary Grigonis.

Why would you pay over $7,000 for a lens? Well, that’s what The Phoblographer Reviews Editor Hillary Grigonis was trying to figure out. She’s spent a while with the Leica 50mm f1.2 Noctliux lens shooting street photography, portraits, and documenting her life. It’s also her first Leica. Hillary is a seasoned Nikon shooter, and doing things with the Leica M system is much different. It’s a manual focus camera system. So what did she think?

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5 Minute Lens Review: How Is the Fujifilm 10-24mm F4 R WR OIS?

The Fujifilm 10-24mm f4 R WR OIS Lens is pretty good, but Reviews Editor Hillary Grigonis has a few issues.

The Fujifilm 10-24mm f4 R WR OIS is one of the company’s latest offerings for the X series. They upgraded the original lens to give it weather resistance, plus there are a few ergonomic changes. Phoblographer Reviews Editor Hillary Grigonis has been testing the lens for a while. And she’s had it with the original lens too. So we got her to share her thoughts in a five minute review.

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All About the Fujifilm GFX100s in Under 5 Minutes

The Fujifilm GFX100S is a fantastic camera and one of the most innovative we’ve seen.

We’re very, very excited about the Fujifilm GFX100S. This is the company’s smallest medium format camera yet. They packed a 102MP medium format sensor into a camera the size of the Panasonic S1. It’s also incredibly light, well built, and fun to use. We’re very excited to be testing the prototype we’ve been sent. And we decided to summarize our thoughts in a 5-minute segment. For more like this, you should subscribe to us on YouTube.

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