Category: Gear

Affordable Fujifilm X Astrophotography Kit + Milky Way Photography Tips

With the advent of better camera sensors and high-quality but affordable fast lenses, astro photography is more accessible than ever.  No wonder milky way and other types of…

My Favorite Street Portrait Lens: the Fujinon XF 35mm f/2 WR (Long-Term Review 2017)

The 50mm lens has been a staple in photography for decades.  It is often referred to as a “normal” lens for it’s natural field of view, and it…

A Versatile Workhorse – Fujinon XF 16-55mm f/2.8 Review

I have always been a fan of the 24-70mm focal range.  It fits perfectly in my workflow for my professional jobs, which is mostly portraits, events, and weddings. …

Fujifilm XF 18mm f/2: The Funnest Fujinon (2017 Lens Review)

Here’s the TLDR summary for you:  Despite it’s shortcomings, the XF 18mm f/2 is still (as of 2017) one of the most enjoyable Fuji lenses I’ve ever used…

A Tribute to a Great Lens: The Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS (Long Term Review 2017)

Every photographer has their favorite lens.  In the end, lenses are just tools, but some lenses just connect so well with the photographer that they become an extension…

The Fujinon XF 60mm f/2.4 Macro: A Very Good and Very Underrated Lens (Long Term Review)

Since the beginning of the Fujifilm X Mount line of cameras and lenses, one lens seems to dominate when it comes to the most disliked, perhaps even hated Fuji…

Cheap Vintage M42 Manual Lenses for Fuji X Mirrorless Cameras

Over the past couple of years, I’ve made a bit of a hobby out of collecting and using old lenses on my Fujifilm X mirrorless cameras.  (I’ve discussed…

Cokin P-Series Filters are Good Enough  – My Favorite Landscape Filters for Fuji X Mirrorless

Since I uploaded my “What’s in My Bag” YouTube video and accompanying blog post, I’ve received many questions about what camera filters I use with my Fujifilm system.  That’s why…

What’s in My Bag Now (and Why) – Fujifilm Mirrorlesss Landscape and Travel Photography Kit

We all know there is no perfect kit.  But you can get pretty close if you carefully consider your needs and options.  The search for your ideal photography…

Using Manual Lenses With the Fuji X System

It’s the lunar new year here in Korea, so I’d like to wish you all 새해복많이받으세요 (best wishes for the new year)!  I’m at my in-laws’ place for…

Small Camera, Big Vistas – My Fujifilm X100s Landscape Photography Kit

When I got the Fujifilm X100s around 8 months ago, I knew I was getting a great tool for street shooting, travel and general-purpose photography with my family….