Too many new entries marked 2017: 2 new mirrorless Medium Format were introduced for the first time: Hasselblad X-1D and Fujifilm GFX. I tried both: The X-1D feels better in the hands, the files look nicer than the Fujifilm but it’s more expensive. The GFX feels more versatile, better featured, faster in Autofocus and … Continue reading My Favorite Gear 2017
Olympus Pen-F(un) : a Pen with a Fun Factor ! My first mirrorless camera was a Micro Four Third back in April 2011. It was a Panasonic Lumix GF2 . Back then , the GF2 was a very good camera ... and it did perform quite well ... You can check my GF2 Flickr Album … Continue reading a Pen with a Fun Factor !
Date : 10-14 July 2016 Place: Pilanesberg Game Reserve, South Africa Event: Fujifilm X-T2 Launch My Setup for South Africa I was going to try a preproduction X-T2 in South Africa, so here is how I packed: Fujifilm X-Pro 2 Fujifilm X-70* Fujinon XF10-24/4 R OIS* Fujinon XF16-55/2.8 R LM WR Fujinon XF50-140/2.8 R LM OIS WR … Continue reading Fujifilm X-T2 in South Aftica
Hasselblad just launched the first Medium Format Mirrorless Digital Camera On their 75th Birthday. Weighting just 725g, this new addition is a game Changer. Hasselblad confirmed that this camera and lenses are not made in the collaboration with Fuji ( I take this with a grain of salt), and mentioned that more products related to the X1D … Continue reading Hasselblad X1D
After my Complete switch from Fuji to Sony last year, I had the chance (thanks to Fuji Lebanon) to test the Fuji X-Pro 2 , with XF35/2R WR , and I borrowed the XF56/1.2R and XF50-140/2.8 R LM OIS WR from a friend to complete the test - as I don't have any Fuji item left in my closet, not … Continue reading When I tested the X-Pro 2
I had the chance to try the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO on OM-D E-M1. This lens is very well balanced on the E-M1, relatively compact for the focal range and fast aperture very well built, and has a very snappy Auto focus. I pushed it at high ISO , 12800 , 20000 and … Continue reading Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO High ISO Samples
It seems Leica will announce a new FF mirrorless camera with AF next October (highly credible rumor). Sources say it will have a central EVF and not a real rangefinder (unfortunately) or an X-Pro1 a-like hybrid EVF. It will be bundled with a new AF 50/2.0 Summicron and will be priced around 8,000k .... If … Continue reading NEW LEICA SL : the death of RangeFinder ?
I had the Fuji X-Pro 1 since June 2012 ... and it was my main camera for 18 months before I got the Nikon Dƒ early 2014. After I got the Dƒ, the X-Pro1 was rarely used, as I was using the Dƒ and Leica M240 most of the times. I decided to convert the … Continue reading Goodbye Fuji, Welcome Sony !
I am posting my first shots with Sony A7II from my last trip to Rome. In my previous post, I talked about How I replaced my Nikon D800E with Sony A7II in my last trip to Napoli and Rome. I got the 16-35/4, 24-240/3.5-6.3 and 55/1.8 for now. Now I am posting my first shots taken in … Continue reading A7II in Rome
Sony A7II, 55/1.8 -front view- Sony A7II, 55/1.8 -top view- Sony A7II, 55/1.8 -side view- On 9th of June 2015, I made a trip to Roma, Napoli and Amalfi Coast, and decided to take my Nikon D800E with 24-120mm f4, 16-35mm f4 and 58/1.4, along my V3 with CX70-300VR, and my inseparable Ricoh GR. I had in my mind to give the D800E its last chance ... as it was … Continue reading and I replaced my Nikon D800E with Sony A7II …