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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Exceptional Lenses I Own


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An earlier post I did was about "Lens GAS" and all the excellent lenses I would dearly love to own but can't justify. Well, lets see what excellent lenses I do own and can highly recommend.

Since I own quite a few excellent lenses, I'll mention only those I think are outstanding and can recommend all photographers take a look at them (if you own that system of course). If you don't own the system, maybe ...


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posted by Dil on 11/01/17 19:00  under Lenses

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Lens Envy For The Mirrorless Systems


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I'm sure you've all heard the term GAS before. It's very common in photographers who think that the next piece of new kit is going to improve their photography. Of course it doesn't but there's no point preaching to them, because they just want new toys to play with. I'm not sure if Gear Acquisition Syndrome is only symptomatic to photographers, but I'm assuming it isn't.


I know all photographers go through this at some ...


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posted by Dil on 10/02/17 19:00  under Lenses

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Fujifilm X-T20


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Having being enchanted by the Fujifilm X-T1 and X-T10, I was really looking forward to purchasing the X-T2 when it came out. Come to think of it I was also looking forward to the Olympus E-M1 II. However, as I realized what the manufacturers were charging for these engineering marvels I sat down and thought it all through again.

The X-T2 is retailing presently in Germany at €1700 and the Olympus E-M1 II is at a ...


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posted by Dil on 06/01/17 19:00  under Cameras

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

My Favourite Kit Lenses


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Every manufacturer bring their cameras to market with a standard (normally sub-par) kit lens. Normally I discard these as “not-up-to-my-standard” and they end up in a corner somewhere. The only reason I get some of these lenses is when I can’t find a body only offer but sometimes these lenses surprise me with their image quality. Some of them are not to be discarded as I stated above, “sub-par”.

There are times a lens comes out ...


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posted by Dil on 02/16/17 15:30  under Lenses

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

My X-Mount Lens Solution (Partly Solved)


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My last post was just me philosophising a little about what X-Mount lenses to buy or not. I still haven’t acquired the Fujinon 10-24 f4 because it’s just too expensive. Can’t justify it, and if I personally say that about a lens then it’s got to be serious. It doesn't mean that I've given up on that lens though, it's just on hold.

 

I decided to go another route with my X-Mount lenses with ...


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posted by Dil on 08/07/16 19:00  under Lenses

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Fujifilm Announcements


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With the announcement of the Fuji X-T2 things have got interesting again in the Fujifilm world. Why? Because of the little joystick at the back of the camera. Simple as that. I have the same thing on the back of the Sony A900 camera and it's something I appreciate very much, and something I use quite a bit. Only with the Fuji it's become more accurate as you have a lot more focusing points to ...


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posted by Dil on 07/20/16 21:00  under Cameras

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

The Fujifilm Equipment Revival


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I've been neglecting my Fujifilm equipment of late as I've favoured my M43 systems, especially my Panasonic GM5 cameras and their extremely small lenses. However since I purchased the X-T10 as a backup camera for my X-T1 and being extremely impressed with the image quality I took my Fuji system for an extended weekend break. This is the first time I've actually only taken a Fuji system with me without a camera from another system.

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posted by Dil on 06/04/16 19:15  under Cameras

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Fujifilm X-T10 and the 18-55 f2.8-4.0 OIS "KIT LENS"


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Many have called the X-T10 the X-T1’s brother and to be honest I have to agree with that comment. Image quality is the same, as the innards are really the same. There are a few points where the X-T1 has the upper hand over the X-T10 but it’s nothing really major. To me anyway. (E.G. Higher resolution EVF and magnification).

 

I find the body of the X-T10 to be quite small but if you ...


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posted by Dil on 05/25/16 20:34  under Cameras

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