Reviews

Fujifilm XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Review

Fujifilm XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Review

Brandon BallwegDecember 16, 2021

I bought the Fujifilm XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS for those times in landscape photography when you’re far away from the focal point of your scene and you need…

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

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

Brandon BallwegOctober 7, 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…

Viltrox 56mm f/1.4 for Fujifilm Review

Viltrox 56mm f/1.4 for Fujifilm Review

Brandon BallwegOctober 7, 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…

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 BallwegOctober 1, 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…

Fujifilm XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro Lens Review

Fujifilm XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro Lens Review

Brandon BallwegOctober 7, 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,…

Fujifilm XF 18mm f/2 R Review

Fujifilm XF 18mm f/2 R Review

Brandon BallwegOctober 7, 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…

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 BallwegOctober 1, 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,…

Fujifilm XF27mm F2.8 R WR Review: Pancake-Style Street Power

Fujifilm XF27mm F2.8 R WR Review: Pancake-Style Street Power

Brandon BallwegOctober 1, 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…

Fujifilm X-E4 Review: A Compact Street Companion

Fujifilm X-E4 Review: A Compact Street Companion

Brandon BallwegOctober 1, 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…

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

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

Brandon BallwegOctober 1, 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…

Nikon SB-700 Review

Nikon SB-700 Review

Brandon BallwegOctober 13, 2021

The Nikon SB-700 is Nikon’s mid-tiered flash, in terms of size, overall features, and price. Nikon positions it as a flash for amateur photographers, but can be used professionally, albeit…

iPhone 7 Plus Review [REAL WORLD REVIEW]

iPhone 7 Plus Review [REAL WORLD REVIEW]

Brandon BallwegSeptember 13, 2021

The iPhone 7 Plus is Apple’s current iteration of their phablet-sized iPhone, albeit one that is rumored to be replaced in here in a couple months in September 2017. The…

The Best Nikon Lenses for Landscape Photography

The Best Nikon Lenses for Landscape Photography

Brandon BallwegOctober 13, 2021

In my opinion, lens selection for landscape photography is a lot less subjective than other types of photography. What I mean by that is that other types of photography give…

Best Nikon DX Lenses: Top Picks for Crop-Sensor Nikon Cameras

Best Nikon DX Lenses: Top Picks for Crop-Sensor Nikon Cameras

Brandon BallwegOctober 13, 2021

When it comes to buying DX lenses, the choices unfortunately aren’t all that clearly laid out. By that I mean there are almost too many options and there so many…

Best Nikon Portrait Lenses: 9 Top Picks

Best Nikon Portrait Lenses: 9 Top Picks

Brandon BallwegOctober 13, 2021

There is no “perfect” portrait lens. And contrary to what some may try to make you believe, there’s no one lens you HAVE to have. There’s more than one way…

The 7 Best Nikon Lenses for Weddings (Both FX and DX)

The 7 Best Nikon Lenses for Weddings (Both FX and DX)

Brandon BallwegOctober 13, 2021

With so many options to choose from, it can be a bit overwhelming trying to narrow down the best lenses for wedding photography if you’re a Nikon shooter. When I…

The Best Lenses for the Nikon D750

The Best Lenses for the Nikon D750

Brandon BallwegOctober 10, 2021

If you’re looking for the best lenses for the Nikon D750, it’s probably safe to assume that you already know what a powerful camera this is. It’s fast to focus,…

Canon 50mm f1 8 STM Review: The Best Selling Lens on the Market

Canon 50mm f1 8 STM Review: The Best Selling Lens on the Market

Brandon BallwegJuly 21, 2020

For photographers who aren’t made of money, I think we’re always looking for the same thing in our lenses: High quality optics at a cheap price. And with the Canon…

Ricoh GR Review: Best Street Photography Camera?

Ricoh GR Review: Best Street Photography Camera?

Brandon BallwegJuly 21, 2020

To start off this Ricoh GR review, I think it’s safe to say on behalf of photographers everywhere: The smaller our camera, the more likely we are to take it…

Fujifilm x100s Review: Is It Worth Considering in 2020?

Fujifilm x100s Review: Is It Worth Considering in 2020?

Brandon BallwegSeptember 13, 2021

The Fujifilm x100s’ fixed lens, a Fujinon 23mm f/2, is just about as good as it gets for 35mm equivalent focal length lenses (due to the crop factor on APS-C…