Review: Momento

A lifetime of work from photographer George Zimbel is presented beautifully in this fantastic photo book. If you haven't heard of Zimbel, you owe it to yourself to look into this book - It'll surely win you over with its charm and fantastic editing.

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Review: Ona Leather Bowery

The Ona Leather Bowery is one of the best-built bags that I’ve handled to date. The full grain leather feels fantastic and the brass hardware feels like it could last a lifetime of usage. The great thing about genuine leather accessories like this bag is that as time goes on, they’ll naturally wear in with age and look and feel even better.

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Review: Fuji XF 23mm f/1.4 R

At first glance, the 23mm f/1.4 looks like an enormous beast of a lens compared to what was (at the time of it’s release) the smaller 18mm f/2 and 35mm f/1.4 lenses. The main reason for the bulk of this lens, aside from it’s fast 1.4 aperture, was the manual focus clutch mechanism. Pulling back on this lens revealed a manual focus design with hard stops and a depth of field scale. This feature is only shared with it’s 14mm f/2.8 and 16mm f/1.4 prime brothers. I take a look at this and other features of the 23mm f/1.4 in this video.

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REVIEW: Fuji XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS Lens

If someone were to mention Fuji X-series zoom lenses, you wouldn’t be wrong to automatically start thinking at the longer range of focal lengths. Their XF 50-140mm and XF 100-400mm are some of the sharpest and most versatile mirrorless zooms around and they're very popular lenses in the Fuji lineup. The XC 50-230mm and XF 55-200mm also pack quite the punch. But at the completely different end of the spectrum, Fuji also focused some of their design prowess on creating a wide angle zoom to cover everything from landscapes to architecture to street photography. So how does this wide angle zoom, the XF 10-24mm f/4 OIS, hold up in usage?

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Sibling Rivalry: The Underestimated XC 50-230mm

There are many reviews on the internet about Fuji's well known XF zooms: the 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 and the 50-140mm f/2.8. I've even posted a recent review of the red-badged professional grade XF 50-140mm myself and noted its amazing quality, but you'd be hard pressed to find as much information about a third sibling in Fuji's lineup: the XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7. Labeled as a cheaper consumer product, this lens is often overlooked in favor of its two older brothers. Like most younger brothers who strive to compete with their older brothers, the XC 50-230mm packs a surprising combination of size, weight and immense reach that not even the 50-140mm can match. 

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Review: Fuji XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Lens

The 50-140mm f/2.8 lens is perhaps one of the most impressive lenses in the entire Fuji X-Mount lineup. This red-badged XF zoom combines impressive construction quality with outstanding optics, but it’s not without its quirks. I rented this lens as part of the Fuji Professional Rental Service and got to spend a few weeks testing it out. Read on to hear my thoughts!

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Review: Fuji Pro Rental Service + Q&A with Fujifilm

Let’s face it: modern camera equipment can get expensive. All of this highly sophisticated gear sells for hundreds and even thousands of dollars a piece, and as a result it’s become a wise move to rent before you purchase to make sure you’re comfortable with your choice. Fujifilm, already well known for their ability to listen to their users, now offers the Fuji Pro Rental Service that allows you to rent lenses, and even camera bodies, before you swipe that credit card for the full amount. I took the service for a spin and wanted to share my thoughts on the experience with you. Stay tuned at the end of the review for a special Q&A with Dan Scarola at Fujifilm about the program and what we might expect from Fuji in the future.

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Review: these kings. these subterraneans. by Patrick La Roque

If you shoot on the Fuji X Series you've probably heard of Patrick La Roque - a well known Fuji X Photographer from Montreal. Patrick is a freelance documentary photographer and founder of the KAGE Collective who is no stranger to digital publishing. His first e-book, 1Eye Roaming, was about his experiences traveling in Europe with his new X100 and its transformative effects on his photography. Now, with these kings. these subterraneans., Patrick is intertwining three of his talents: music, photography and writing, into a new e-book that doesn't chronicle places he's been, but rather where he actually is now.

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