Cameras

Fuji XT1

My main camera body these days is the Fujifilm X-T1. Although I’ve been shooting with DSLR's  for over 10 years, I’ve transitioned over  to  mirrorless over the years. The X-T1  is my current body of choice because it offers me the high performance and excellent image quality that I demand in a lightweight, compact camera body.

Fuji XPRO1

My back-up body and the camera that really made me take a hard look at the fuji system. With the unique hybrid viewfinder and the range finder styling, it brought back a slower approach to photography for me. There is something special about the XPRO1; some say it has soul and maybe it does.    

Olympus OMD EM5

The Olympus OMD EM5 was the camera that got me to look at mirrrorless as a viable option to the bulky DSLR. At the time it was the first mirrorless camera that was weather sealed and offered a 5 axis image stabilization system. It also was the first camera that made taking photos fun again and didn't require lugging bodies and lenses around. I bought it in June of 2012, it is going on three years old and has been handed down to my daughter who is using it to take photos for her college paper. 

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Lenses

Fuji Xf35mm F1.4

The fuji XF35mm is one of my favorite lenses of all-time. It is super sharp even at F 1.4 and has a nice creamy bokeh. For the price and quality this is really a must have lens if you have a Fuji X body.  

 

 

Fuji XF18-55mm F2.8-F4.0

The Fuji XF18-55mm is referred to as a kit lens, and while yes, it does come in a kit with a body it is not a kit lens. It is very sharp throughout the zoom and aperture range. It has an all metal construction and has built-in image stabilization. This is one of the sharpest zooms I have ever used and seems just as sharp as the Olympus pro 12-40mm F2.8  

Rokinon 12mm f2

My newest lens is the Rokinon 12mm f2. It has an ultra wide and fast lens. So far for the price this lens seems to be a good value. It is pretty sharp, wide open and gets nice and sharp around F4.0. If you're looking for a wide angle lens, while not as great a the Fuji 14mm, it is still is worth a look. 

 

Fuji 60mm F2.4 

I was missing a macro lens since I sold my olympus 60mm F2.8. I am looking forward to seeing how it compares to my the olympus. 

 

 

Olympus 12-55mm 

This lens came with my EM5 kit and while not the sharpest lens, it is the most versatile kit lens I have ever used. What makes this a great lens is that is weather sealed and has a really useful macro mode. It is a jack of all trades lens. If you're only going to carry one lens, this should be it. 

Panasonic 20mm F1.7 

The Panasonic 20mm f1.7 is a super sharp pancake lens. This lens is super sharp from wide open and gets sharper when stopped down. This great little lens makes the EM5 a nice compact camera with super image quality. 

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