Fuji X-T1

Fuji X-T1

Review
The Fuji xt-1 The classically designed little piece of kit that is the Fuji XT-1 is one of the reasons I've completely ignored the site for the past few months and for that I apologize. The lack of content, not the camera. But this little retro inspired device reignited my passion for photography and made me forget about things such website and social media. Which while being a good thing might not have been such a smart thing. Anyway a review of this camera might be redundant by now since its successor was released a few months ago but I thought I would share a few brief things that made me fall in love with the Fuji X-T1. The DMC-GM5 was as mentioned in a previous post my introduction into the…
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Ona Brixton Review

Ona Brixton Review

Review
The Ona Brixton First of I have to say that this bag is almost ridiculously expensive and that I probably wouldn't have considered it if I hadn't found it heavily discounted in a local store. Secondly I absolutely love this bag and I will give you the reasons later on. But first a rundown of the bag. The Ona Brixton is made by an American company and is one of their midrange bags size wise. It is available in leather or canvas and ranges from $289 to $439. I have the dark truffle leather so my review will be based on that particular model but I assume that everything except the material is the same. You can check it out here on Amazon (canvas, leather).   Appearance & Build Quality Let's…
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Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH Review

Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH Review

Review
Panasonic 20mm F1.7 I initially bought the Panasonic 20mm because I wanted a fast "all purpose" lens that could sit more or less permanently on my Panasonic GM5 when being out and about in daily life. The fact that the Panasonic 20mm was a slim pancake lens seemed perfect for me, that way I could exchange the collapsible kit lens for the 20mm and it would still fit into my pocket. The Panasonic 12-32 is not bad, it is quite good for being a kit lens, and while it is very pocketable I often prefer using primes. That's because I find that using primes makes me work harder and thereby forces me to be more creative when trying to get the shot I want. I also have the Olympus 45mm F1.8…
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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 Review

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 Review

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Olympus 45mm This lens was my first acquire in the realm of micro four thirds except for the kit lens that came with my Panasonic GM5. I wanted a fast prime that didn't break the bank and after some research I found the Olympus 45mm F1.8. The lens is a short telephoto lens and what might be called a classic portrait lens with it's focal length being 90 in full frame terms. I personally have found the lens both fun and useful for much more than portraits. The lens cost around $300 and you can find it here at Amazon. Build Quality The Olympus 45mm is small and lightweight at 45x56mm and about 115g. Making it one of my favourite things, pocketable. It is mainly plastic with a metal mount…
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Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 Review

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 Review

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Panasonic 12-32mm This lens is a small (very small indeed) standard zoom lens. It comes stock with a variety of Panasonics m 4/3 (MFT) cameras or can be purchased separately. The 12-32mm provides a focal length equivalent of 24-64mm in 35mm or full sensor terms. The lens retails right now for about 180$ at amazon.   Build Quality The Panasonic 12-32mm is mostly made of plastic except for the metal mount and the build quality seems reasonably solid. The use of light materials makes for an really light lens weighing in at about 70g. The lens is also collapsible which means that it folds in on itself making it a really pocketable lens. It it a mere 25mm when collapsed and almost 60mm when fully extended. It does feature image stabilisation but…
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 The DMC-GM5 was my introduction into the world of mirrorless and micro 4/3 cameras. The reason for my choice was that it filled my main criteria at the time which were picture quality, portability and a viewfinder. This was because I had noticed that my Nikon DSLR had remained at home far to often recently because of the space and weight it took up. It often lead to me have to care an extra bag since it did't fit in with the rest of the gear I often had to take with me when we went climbing, hiking or whatever else. Which made it sometimes feel like more of a bother than the joyous thing it should be. At the time the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 was the smallest available…
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