The Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Review

Today Laowa released their newest offering for mirrorless camera systems. The Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO. I was so fortunate to be sent a copy late November 2019 to test out a bit and give my thoughts on. Now, I’m NOT a macro...

Fujifilm XC 35mm f/2 first look preview

First of all happy new year! I took a well deserved break from blogging since my review on the 7artisans 35mm f/1.2 back in late November of 2019. But this is a new decade, and behold – the first gear writeup of the new century...

The 7artisans 35mm f/1.2 review

Hey! So it’s been a long time since I did a little writeup on anything other than Fujifilm gear, but that is about to change! Last month saw the launch of the Fujifilm X-Pro3, which I had been very much involved in, and as a...

Fujinon XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR first look preview

Fujifilm didn’t just release the GF50mm f/3.5 today which I wrote about HERE, they also released a little something for the X-series. I remember back in may 2018 when I took the X-T100 with me to Crete to do the whole brochure imagery for Fujifilm....

Midsummer vibes

These days we’re spending our holiday in Denmark. We have taken a small mini-break at my father-in-law in southern Denmark this weekend. Tonight we (well, not we…the kids) went swimming, and enjoying the gentle summer evening. I brought my GFX50R equipped with the Minolta Rokkor...

How to Make Any Object Interesting Using Depth of Field

From great lighting to flashes, filters and other accessories, there are a myriad of ways to improve your photos. For anyone with a X Series camera, however, one of the most powerful ways to enhance your subject is to manipulate the depth of field. What is...

Throwing some shapes

Black card, tape and Velcro are all you need to add extra creativity to out-of-focus highlights. If there’s one thing that Fujifilm XF lenses are well known for it’s bokeh. Some folks mistake this term as referring to purely out-of-focus highlights, but in reality it...

The primes of my life

Do you know which prime lenses you use more than any others? I do. Things you and I already know about the Fujinon XF lens range: 1) They’re as sharply designed and as beautifully well made as the cameras they attach to. 2) They...

The Painter’s Brush and Fujifilm

Photography is art. Whether you’re capturing the soul of another in a portrait, or the essence of our world in a landscape image. What you capture on a sensor is reflective of how you perceive our shared environment. A camera, in other words, is akin...

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