Review: Fujifilm X-Pro2

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EDITORIAL NOTE: I wrote this review as soon as I got the X-Pro2, and then I abandoned the blog for a while (too much to do!) so I forgot to post it… Maybe even if now the X-Pro3 is about to come out, someone might still find it useful!

Me and the Sony A7r were in a pretty good honeymoon again these last months, but as some of you might remember for a long time I was sorely tempted to ditch it and going for a full Fuji setup.

Giving the boot to Sony? A7r vs Fuji X-T10

The quality, with the 16Mp sensor of the XT-10 I bought to test the waters, was already quite comparable for small-ish prints (small-ish = less than 1 meter wide). The difference showed, but not as much, not with most subjects and most of all almost exclusively doing a side-by-side shooting, not in “real” prints.
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Review: Zenitar 16mm f/2.8 Fish-eye

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A.k.a. “The lens which came in from the cold”

Russians have a way with glass. Assuming your sample has not been assembled by a still drunk worker on a Monday morning (or so the legend goes), the quality is often way better than it should, especially when you factor in the price.

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How to: solve the Sony A7r shutter shock, for good

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Sony A7r shutter shock was the one thing that bugged me the most, and if you follow me you know I was this close to selling the camera due that. By the way, I can hear some of you: “Why don’t you just upgrade to the A7r II then?”. Well, first of all because I don’t want to have to spend every year that kind of money (do you?), and secondly because when you buy an expensive camera you have a reasonable expectation that it’ll work as flawlessly as possible, don’t you?

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