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!

Filed under: Gear Reviews — mike.kobal @ 11:28 pm

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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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January 23, 2013

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

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

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)

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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