Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS WR Review

Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS WR Review

Brandon BallwegAugust 25, 2021

The Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS WR is a wide-angle, 15-36mm full-frame equivalent X-series cameras. It’s an update to the previous version of this lens, which was released in 2013. New to this version is weather sealing, markings to its aperture ring, and slightly lower weight. I haven’t done…

Viltrox 56mm f/1.4 for Fujifilm Review

Viltrox 56mm f/1.4 for Fujifilm Review

Brandon BallwegAugust 11, 2021

The Viltrox 56mm f/1.4 for Fujifilm is a budget-friendly, compact, lightweight, 85mm equivalent focal length prime lens for Fujifilm’s APS-C cameras that offers excellent image quality when you get the focus right (more on that later). It has a maximum aperture of f/1.4, making it a capable lens even in…

Fujifilm 18-55mm f/2.8-4 Review: More Than Just a Kit Lens

Fujifilm 18-55mm f/2.8-4 Review: More Than Just a Kit Lens

Brandon BallwegAugust 5, 2021

The Fujifilm Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS is a wide-angle to mid-range zoom lens that is sold as a kit lens with some of Fujifilm’s cameras. There are very few bad new lenses sold these days but to think of this as “just a kit lens” doesn’t really…

Fujifilm XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro Lens Review

Fujifilm XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro Lens Review

Brandon BallwegJuly 20, 2021

The Fujifilm XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro is a 90mm full-frame equivalent lens with very good sharpness and image quality. I’ve had this lens for a couple of years now, so I have a good idea of what it’s best suited for. If you’re looking for a lens that can…

Fujifilm XF 18mm f/2 R Review

Fujifilm XF 18mm f/2 R Review

Brandon BallwegJuly 2, 2021

The Fujifilm XF 18mm f/2 R is a compact and lightweight wide angle prime lens with a 28mm-equivalent focal length. Its compact size and low weight makes it a great lens for street photography or other types of photography where you’re on-the-go and you need to be light on your…

Fujifilm XF 23mm f/2 R WR Review: A Speedy Street Lens

Fujifilm XF 23mm f/2 R WR Review: A Speedy Street Lens

Brandon BallwegJune 23, 2021

The Fujifilm XF 23mm f/2 R WR is a relatively compact and lightweight lens for Fujifilm’s X series APS-C cameras. It has a 35mm equivalent field of view. The size, weight, and weather sealing of this lens make it a great lens for street photography, documentary photography, or your every…

Fujifilm XF27mm F2.8 R WR Review

Fujifilm XF27mm F2.8 R WR Review

Brandon BallwegJune 16, 2021

The Fujifilm XF27mm f/2.8 WR was released in March of 2021 and is available in a package along with the Fujifilm X-E4, which I reviewed here. The 27mm f/2.8 is a compact, pancake-style lens. This is the second version of this lens and although it has good image quality, Fujifilm,…

Fujifilm X-E4 Review: A Compact Street Companion

Fujifilm X-E4 Review: A Compact Street Companion

Brandon BallwegJune 4, 2021

If you’re looking for a capable small camera for street photography, documentary photography, or your everyday carry, the Fujifilm X-E4 is a really satisfying camera to use and definitely worth considering. The Fujifilm X-E4 is the fourth iteration of Fujifilm’s compact, rangefinder-style APS-C sensor X-E line of cameras. It was…

Fujifilm X-T3 Review: Still Worth Considering in 2021 and Beyond?

Fujifilm X-T3 Review: Still Worth Considering in 2021 and Beyond?

Brandon BallwegMarch 22, 2021

The Fujifilm X-T3 was a big hit when it first came out in September of 2018. It was praised for its jack-of-all-trades performance, as it does everything pretty well and doesn’t have many weak spots. Now that it’s been two years since its release and the next generation of this…

33 Christmas Images for Inspiring Your Christmas Photography

33 Christmas Images for Inspiring Your Christmas Photography

Brandon BallwegDecember 6, 2020

Taking Christmas images is fun and challenging and the photos are something you can look back on and appreciate for years to come, not unlike taking Thanksgiving images, which is a good opportunity to brush up on your photography if you’re rusty. But what you should focus on when it…

22 Thanksgiving Images to Inspire Your Holiday Photography

22 Thanksgiving Images to Inspire Your Holiday Photography

Brandon BallwegNovember 19, 2020

Thanksgiving is that wonderful time of year when we count our blessings and get together with family. Who then promptly drive you crazy. Whether your family drives you nuts or not, Thanksgiving can be a fun time to get your camera out and make some photos. Making photos on holidays…

25 Golden Hour Images for Photographic Inspiration

25 Golden Hour Images for Photographic Inspiration

Brandon BallwegAugust 9, 2020

If you’ve read any beginner photography book or taken any courses, you’ve probably had the importance of the ‘golden hour’ drilled into you. Golden hour light, right around the time the sun is rising or setting, is a beautiful, soft, reddish-orange light that makes people look great. If you’re shooting…

The Best Photography Hashtags for Every Genre

The Best Photography Hashtags for Every Genre

Brandon BallwegJune 14, 2020

When hashtags first started being used, I thought they were tacky and annoying. I didn’t thing there was any good use for them, aside from annoying me. However, at least for promoting photography, I have come around to realizing that they can be used effectively to promote your work or…

79 Fine Art Photography Hashtags for Promoting Your Work

79 Fine Art Photography Hashtags for Promoting Your Work

Brandon BallwegJune 10, 2020

Using fine art photography hashtags can give you a little boost in getting your foot in the door of the fine art photography world. I don’t think any up-and-coming fine art photographer is under the delusion that fine art photography hashtags aren’t the be-all and end-all of getting a fine…

89 Astrophotography Hashtags for Out of This World Engagement

89 Astrophotography Hashtags for Out of This World Engagement

Brandon BallwegJune 5, 2020

Looking to get your astrophotography out there to a wider audience? Luckily, using hashtags is a really simple and totally free way of doing just that. All it takes is a couple extra steps when you publish your photos. Below, you’ll find all the best astrophotography hashtags and other related…

75 Black and White Photography Hashtags to Promote Your Work

75 Black and White Photography Hashtags to Promote Your Work

Brandon BallwegJune 4, 2020

Looking for some black and white photography hashtags to get your work out in front of more people? Using hashtags is a simple and free way of doing just that. If you want to do photography at the professional level, there are plenty of other marketing strategies you’ll need to…

59 Ricoh Hashtags for Promoting Your Photography Shot on Ricoh

59 Ricoh Hashtags for Promoting Your Photography Shot on Ricoh

Brandon BallwegMay 22, 2020

Ricoh cameras are small, lightweight, and unobtrusive — just the way I like to shoot. Ricoh may not be as big as the likes of Canon, Nikon, or Sony, but Ricoh has carved out its own niche among street photographers and casual snapshooters who want better image quality and camera…

97 Sony Photography Hashtags for the Aspiring Sony Photographer

97 Sony Photography Hashtags for the Aspiring Sony Photographer

Brandon BallwegMay 17, 2020

If you’re a photographer who shoots Sony gear, you probably want to get your photography out there to as wide of an audience as possible. To people who really want to see your work. A good way to do that is to use sony photography hashtags when you post your…

90 Fujifilm Hashtags for the Fujifilm Photographer

90 Fujifilm Hashtags for the Fujifilm Photographer

Brandon BallwegMay 16, 2020

Fujifilm gear provides a unique photography experience that you don’t get with other brands. You get manual controls that give you a tactile feel that really let you connect with the photography that you’re doing. If you want to promote your photography shot on Fujifilm gear out there to a…

93 Canon Hashtags for Promoting Your Photography Shot on Canon Gear

93 Canon Hashtags for Promoting Your Photography Shot on Canon Gear

Brandon BallwegMay 14, 2020

If you shoot with Canon gear, using Canon photography hashtags can be a good way to get your work in front of people who appreciate Canon cameras, lenses, and other equipment. It’s also nice as a photographer when you come across an image that speaks to you to know what…