Mike Kobal

January 25, 2013

Fujifilm XF 14mm f2.8 R: will it be wide enough?

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Fuji X-E1 with Tokina 11-16mm, shot at 14mm f2.8, 1/15 and ISO 640

“Will it be wide enough or should I wait for the 10-24mm OIS f4?” This is a good question. I paired the Tokina 11-16mm with the Fuji X-E1 and went to Grand Central Station. More after the break
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January 24, 2013

Snapshot of the day: Flu season

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Fuji X-E1 with 18mm, shot at f2, 1/60 and ISO 250

Protect yourself (and others) at all times :)
Shot with the Fuji X-E1 and the Fujinon 18mm f2.0.
The Fuji X100S will be perfect for this type of candids, preorder yours from Adorama!

Sony 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS, a welcome compromise!

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You might remember I had the opportunity to play with the Sony Nex-6 for a couple of hours and summed up my impressions compared to the Fuji X-E1 here. I love this new tiny kit lens, especially when compared to the monster flagship Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS, which feels perfectly balanced on my Sony FS100/700 and produces fantastic footage. Can’t say it feels unbalanced on Nex5/6/7 body, just huge. If you are looking for a truly compact kit lens with image stabilization for stills, don’t need the long tele reach of the 18-200mm, it might just be the answer. I haven’t seen a serious, direct comparison between these two lenses and was curious if there was a noticeable compromise in optical performance. See for yourself after the break
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Filed under: Gear Reviews — mike.kobal @ 11:28 pm

January 23, 2013

Crazy deal, two for one: Sigma 19mm f2.8 and 30mm f2.8 for Sony Nex or M43 back in stock

Incredible deal for Sony Nex shooters, get your set here from BH.
M43 shooters, get yours here.
Here are my impressions of the impressive 30mm Sigma on the Nex-7 (the 19mm is just as good)

Filed under: Gear Reviews — mike.kobal @ 1:45 pm

Snapshot of the day: 13 Degrees

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Fuji X-E1 with 18mm, shot at f2, 1/15 and ISO 200 handheld

My fingers are still frozen.
The best camera is the one that’s with you. Shot with the Fuji X-E1 and the Fujinon 18mm f2.0.
The Fuji X100S will be perfect for this type of candids :)preorder yours from Adorama!

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