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The Ten Best Mirrorless Camera Lenses for Street Photography

The Ten Best Mirrorless Camera Lenses for Street Photography | Mirrorless cameras | Scoop.it
Given how vast the mirrorless and street photo worlds are, we put together our top ten list for mirrorless lenses that'll serve you well on the streets.

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Fujifilm 90mm F2 Review - Sharper than Japanese Steel | Sven Schroeter

Fujifilm 90mm F2 Review - Sharper than Japanese Steel | Sven Schroeter | Mirrorless cameras | Scoop.it

The 90mm F2 lens (135mm in 35mm format terms) is the latest portrait warrior from Fujifilm. The optimal focal length for everyone who prefers a slightly more compressed look to their work. We have always enjoyed the slightly longer focal lengths for their shallower depth of field and tighter field of view. Thankfully, on this occasion we got a couple days notice before getting the lens. It was just enough time to plan two shoots in order to form an opinion and create some sample imagery. It would have been a shame to rush the opportunity, and we are grateful we didn't have to. So we organised a street model for Saturday and a martial arts enthusiast to swing his sword on Sunday. When photographing full length (head to toe), we definitely prefer the telephoto focal lengths. Even though the 56mm is our desert island lens, the 90mm produces a cleaner full length image thanks to the added background compression. Backgrounds are just as important, if not essential to image making, especially when working on location where stray geometric patters can ruin an otherwise perfect image.......


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Sony A7 Mark II - sedmička dospela - Fototechnika | ePhoto.sk - foto, fotografie, fotoaparáty

Sony A7 Mark II - sedmička dospela - Fototechnika | ePhoto.sk - foto, fotografie, fotoaparáty | Mirrorless cameras | Scoop.it
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Micro Four Thirds, Len's favorites

Micro Four Thirds, Len's favorites | Mirrorless cameras | Scoop.it
These days there is a bewildering amount of Micro Four Thirds lenses to
choose from. Here I discuss my favorites and a couple of my
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Side by Side Comparison: XF56mm F1.2 R Lens vs XF56mm F1.2 R APD Lens | Leigh Diprose

Side by Side Comparison: XF56mm F1.2 R Lens vs XF56mm F1.2 R APD Lens | Leigh Diprose | Mirrorless cameras | Scoop.it

 

Last week, I released the second edition of What XF Lens Should I Buy? The response from the community was very positive, however I did receive a few questions asking if I could show the difference between the XF56mm F1.2 R and the XF56mm F1.2 R APD as both lenses looked very similar on paper. I'm happy to announce your requests have been answered in the form of a side by side comparison. To test the lenses I setup two Fujifilm X-T1's and attached a XF56mm F1.2 R lens onto one of the bodies and the highly anticipated XF56mm F1.2 R APD lens on the other. There were a few controls I put in place to make the comparison as close as possible. First, I navigated through the camera's setup menu and located the 'Reset' menu, I then proceed to reset the 'Shooting Menu' and 'Set-up'. Once this was complete I removed the Fujifilm UV filters from both lenses and cleaned the front element using a lens cloth. All images were captured in Aperture Priority using a 2 second self timer with electronic shutter turned off.  A 3 Legged Thing Tripod was used to ensure there was no camera movement during the exposure and all images bar the last two were photographed in a RAW format. Images were then exported as .jpegs using Lightroom 5.0 with no editing or alterations......


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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R APD Lens Review | ePhotoZine

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R APD Lens Review | ePhotoZine | Mirrorless cameras | Scoop.it

This lens is a fine addition to the X-series lens line up. It is incredibly sharp, whether you're shooting with the aperture wide open, or not. The APD filter, which sets this lens apart from the standard 56mm f/1.2 is a really interesting addition, which truly helps to improve the appearance of out of focus areas, with no loss of sharpness where the image is in focus. The main penalty is with the loss of light transmitted through the lens. If you require fast apertures, for low light shooting, this may make the standard non-APD version the better choice for you. If however, your choice to shoot at fast apertures as a creative decision, and you're not struggling for light, then this is the lens for you. The difference in this respect will be worth the extra to those who appreciate it. The price of £1000 seems quite reasonable when compared to alternatives produced for other camera systems, and especially if your shooting suits fast apertures as a creative decision. This is especially true, as one criticism I levelled at the standard 56mm f/1.2 was the busy appearance of out of focus areas.

 

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R APD Pros

Outstanding sharpness in the centre at maximum apertureOutstanding sharpness across the frame when stopped downLightweightTraditional designExcellent buildAPD filter improves appearance of out of focus areas

 

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R APD Cons

Slight loss of light due to APD filter makes the choice of this lens a creative decision over the standard lens
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Opinion: Why buy a Panasonic LX100 when you could buy a GX7?

Opinion: Why buy a Panasonic LX100 when you could buy a GX7? | Mirrorless cameras | Scoop.it
“What's so special about the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100? It uses the same sensor as the GX7 but is at a distinct disadvantage not being part of an interchangeable lens system.”
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India Art n Design inditerrain: Luxury in Residential Interiors

India Art n Design inditerrain: Luxury in Residential Interiors | Mirrorless cameras | Scoop.it
“ An amalgamation of the words, “Luxury” and “high-end” generates an uber chic interaction in today’s world of avant garde interiors.Ar. Shaheena Javeri Mistry decodes uber living and what it means to different people.”
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Olympus OM-D E-M1 vs. Fujifilm X-T1 - A Game of Mirrorless Thrones | MirrorLessons - The Best Mirrorless Camera Reviews

Olympus OM-D E-M1 vs. Fujifilm X-T1 - A Game of Mirrorless Thrones | MirrorLessons - The Best Mirrorless Camera Reviews | Mirrorless cameras | Scoop.it
“Mathieu of MirrorLessons compares two of the best mirrorless cameras on the market today: the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and the Fujifilm X-T1.”
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Colour in Composition | Thomas Fitzgerald

Colour in Composition | Thomas Fitzgerald | Mirrorless cameras | Scoop.it
I recently read a post on a popular photography blog talking about how you should learn to ignore colour to be a better photographer. They weren’t talking about just black and white images either, they were talking about all photography. The idea that was put forward (and it’s not a new one) is that photography is primarily about light and shade and that colour is just a distraction. It was even suggested that if your camera has an EVF you switch to shooting in black and white so you can see through the EVF in monochrome, further enhancing your ability to ignore colour. While there are some merits to this approach, ignoring colour, in my opinion is not a good thing to do. While I’ve nothing against black and white photography and love shooting in black and white this isn’t about black and white. Learning to see light and shade is invaluable, but it’s important to realise that colour is as vital a component to photographic composition for colour photography as is light and shade. I know that sounds obvious, but there are some schools of thought that don’t see it that way. Colour is an important part of composition and ignoring it does not do justice to the medium. Rather than ignore colour learn to understand how it affects an image, and learn to see colour as an important part of the process........
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Going mirror less- Switching to the Fuji X System | Christoph Papenfuss

Going mirror less- Switching to the Fuji X System | Christoph Papenfuss | Mirrorless cameras | Scoop.it
Wow. Big news. Still can’t believe that I actually did it. A few weeks ago I sold my entire Nikon DSLR equipment and have switched to the Fuji X system. After 20 years of being a loyal Nikon customer I finally decided to take a step into the future. Over the years, I had amassed a collection of lenses, flashes and small tools such as remotes, batteries etc.. Nikon had never let me down. As a matter of fact, I simply loved my Nikon D800. It is an amazing camera with probably the best possible image quality out there in the market. But it was time to move on and I am actually very happy that I switched to the Fuji x system. In this post I want to share a few thoughts about making such a drastic switch. The Fuji X system belongs to the category of the mirrorless cameras. They are significantly smaller and lighter than modern DSLRs. These cameras used to suck in the past because they either didn’t have a viewfinder or it didn’t really work.......
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Could Sony be Introducing the World’s First Sub-$1000 Full-Frame Camera Soon?

Could Sony be Introducing the World’s First Sub-$1000 Full-Frame Camera Soon? | Mirrorless cameras | Scoop.it
“ Could Sony be preparing a NEX-5 like, sub-$1000 full-frame E-mount camera? A new report claims so.”
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Manual Lens Review – Mitakon 50mm 0.95 Speedmaster on a Sony A7 | Yannick Ciancanelli

Manual Lens Review – Mitakon 50mm 0.95 Speedmaster on a Sony A7 | Yannick Ciancanelli | Mirrorless cameras | Scoop.it
So yeah, I’m surely not as cool as Mr Steve Huff, as he’s got serial number 000001, but 000116 is not bad either. The first time I held it in my hands I was really surprised by the build quality. I’ve never touched such a well-built lens. (<- What a reference-less photographer would probably say). It weighs 737 grams = 1.62 lbs. Mounted on a Sony A7 that makes 1220 g = 2.68 lbs. It is made in some metal with which Transformers are built from I think. Hence the quality. The Focus ring is extremely smooth and buttery. Mine scratches a little at the close focusing distance but it’s not really bothersome. The aperture ring is just as well-made but has more resistance (probably for smooth aperture changes in videos). There is nothing special to report in terms of smell. I think it smells a little of awesomeness, but I am not sure......
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A Quick Review Of The Fujinon XF 16mm f1.4 Lens - How Wide & Shallow Can It Go? | Marco Larousse

A Quick Review Of The Fujinon XF 16mm f1.4 Lens - How Wide & Shallow Can It Go? |  Marco Larousse | Mirrorless cameras | Scoop.it
As much as I love my X100 series cameras for my everyday street work, there are occasions when I need/want to use a different focal length for a specific purpose. And 95% of the time it is to use a wider lens than what my X100 can give me. So far that meant that I would put the excellent Fuji XF 14mm f/2.8 on my X-Pro 1. It is a fantastic lens and works great for street photography, especially when using zone focusing. But if there is one thing that I would like to change about this lens, it would be to use it at faster apertures. The XF 16mm f/1.4 has a classic 24mm field of view in full frame terms compared to the equivalent 21mm of the XF 14mm lens. In real world numbers that will reduce the field of view from 90° (XF 14mm) to 83° (XF 16mm). That is not a whole lot but may be something landscape and architecture photographers may need to consider. While the field of view might not be much different the XF 16mm is a whole two f-stops faster! So who needs that on a wide angle lens? I do. In very low light situations photographers using this lens will be able to either shoot at a much lower ISO or keep the shutter speed short so they can safely hand hold or freeze the action in a shot. Let’s say you are in a situation where you shoot the XF 14mm at f/2.8 and 1/60s at ISO 6400. With the XF 16mm you now you have either the choice to shoot at f/1.4, 1/250s and ISO 6400 to freeze action or f/1.4, 1/60 at ISO 1600 at lower ISO while maintaining the same brightness in your image........
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Better Family Photos: Fast 50mm Shoot Out: MFT vs FF (or why I bought the Sony A7II and a single FE lens)

Better Family Photos: Fast 50mm Shoot Out: MFT vs FF (or why I bought the Sony A7II and a single FE lens) | Mirrorless cameras | Scoop.it
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Sony A7 & Olympus OM 135mm f2.8

“ Sony A7 on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1zrRXf1 In this video I show you how the Olympus OM 135mm f2.8 legacy lens fits on the Sony A7 full frame mirrorless ...”
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The Very Best X-Trans Lightroom Workflow | Hendrik Hazeu

The Very Best X-Trans Lightroom Workflow | Hendrik Hazeu | Mirrorless cameras | Scoop.it

OKOKOK - or maybe the very worst ;-) ... All depends on your preferences and from which perspective you look at it ! I just prefer to spend as little time behind a computer screen as possible & rather'd go out take some PIX ! ... Like this one, i found in Buitrago de Lozoya, Spain where there's a great Pablo Picasso Museum: Go on and take a look, if you get a chance, you sure ain't gonna regret it ! Anyway - in this Blog i'd like to share my X-Trans workflow. Yeah I know this kinda topic has been beaten to death elsewhere, but after reading 'em all i developed my own "simplified" workflow & hope it's of some interest to you X-Trans fans out there ! So, before X-Trans life was easy: import images, move some sliders around, DONE ! Then along came Fuji with their ab-so-lute-ly AWESOME APS-C X-Trans sensor - and nothing worked no more ! Even Adobe's latest re-incarnation of Lightroom 5.7 still don't cut it for me: The converted RAW files still often demonstrate the dreaded "smearing effect" on green foliage and other small details ...


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L'Art et la matière | Vincent Baldensperger

L'Art et la matière | Vincent Baldensperger | Mirrorless cameras | Scoop.it

Here the elements speak. Art and Matter combined — fiber artist and silversmith. Each one speaking in a voice of passion, precision and intensity; their gestures delicate, precious, attentive and rooted in technical mastery. When the Art of Aubusson tapestry  encounters traditional cutlery… The resulting creations are nothing less than astonishing. This is a world of contrasts, from the soft and quiet whispers of the loom to the fiery depths of the forge. It echoes the surrounding countryside and its dense forests where the sun can rip through the undergrowth in one sharp, blinding fury. Surrounded by tens of coloured balls of twine, Marie-Armelle works patiently, repeating century-old gestures recognized as part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Each and every new piece of Aubusson tapestry destined to grace a knife. From the small room where she toils you can hear the clanging of the hammer falling on the anvil, the old bellows awakening the soul locked inside the metal… This is where David conquers the elements, hours upon hours spent hammering the blades, cutting, sharpening, sanding, polishing… I’d like to invite you here, to spend a few hours or a few days in the heart of La Creuse. To breathe, to smell, to observe and listen. To discover the authenticity of two artisans, two unique savoir-faire's — borne of tradition and modernity........


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33 Top Ways To Use Light In Your Shots

33 Top Ways To Use Light In Your Shots | Mirrorless cameras | Scoop.it
“ Here's 33 tutorials on using light in all its forms to improve your photos.”
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The Complete Panasonic GH4 Review – Chapter One: Still Photography | MirrorLessons

The Complete Panasonic GH4 Review – Chapter One: Still Photography | MirrorLessons | Mirrorless cameras | Scoop.it
Actually, the video capabilities are so advanced on this camera that people seem to focus their attention more on this aspect than any other. But the GH4 is also a great stills camera and while the upgrades from the GH3 can appear less obvious than the video upgrades, they aren’t any less important.
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Nike Air Max Lunar1 meets Fuji X-Pro | Suberashi

Nike Air Max Lunar1 meets Fuji X-Pro | Suberashi | Mirrorless cameras | Scoop.it
Another week another shoe release, but this is very very special. The Nike Air Max arrived in 1987. Tinker Hatfield and Mark Parker wanted the most comfortable shoe on the market, Nike had already given is the waffle sole, but they wanted more for their top class athletes. Nike had gotten people running and this was the next step. This shoe was different it had this magic little air bubble or Air Bag in the sole, the first time I saw a pair I was 13 or 14 JD Sports had a real small store in Birmingham and these where there all new and groundbreaking. Inspired by the Pompidu Centre in Paris they had the same outside in design as the famous paris tourist spot. I remember the whole Air bag puncturing fable, I remember being sent home from school as they didn't meet the uniform. Pestering my dad till he gave in. It was a love affair that has gone on and on......
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Sony’s a7S Tested in the Middle of the Night, Yielding Impressive Results

Sony’s a7S Tested in the Middle of the Night, Yielding Impressive Results | Mirrorless cameras | Scoop.it
“With the sensitivity of the Sony a7S reaching up to an ISO of 409600, the camera itself has had some pretty high expectations to live up to.”
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Can Fuji X-System replace my DSLR | Jim Gamblin

Can Fuji X-System replace my DSLR | Jim Gamblin | Mirrorless cameras | Scoop.it
Across the internet one can find many postings and comments relating to this particular question. It would be safe to say one of the main reasons for this is the size difference between DSLR’s and mirror less interchangeable lens camera systems. In regards the size, it was the main reason that, I even considered the move. However my aim was not to replace my DSLR’s but to supplement my DSLR kit. In order to support this choice, I did sell off a few rarely used lenses. Do I miss those lenses? Yes sometimes I do. Though considering how much use they got vs. how much use my Fuji’s get then the answer would be no. Now that I am retired (or maybe semi-retired), the question now becomes do I need my DSLR’s. With the arrival of the XT-1 and the 56mm f/1.2, I can now really put this to the test. My most used lens (though not my favorite perhaps) in my Nikon DSLR mix is the 85mm f/1.4 AF-D. As you can see from the designation of “D”, this is the older all metal version. The same can be said about the D700 being an older generation. The D3 and both 50mm Nikkor lenses were sold off in order to purchase the XT-1 and 56mm.......

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Sony Zeiss FE55 review in Tibet | Philip Partridge

Sony Zeiss FE55 review in Tibet | Philip Partridge | Mirrorless cameras | Scoop.it
After some reliable reviews of the new FE 55mm f1.8 ZA (or FE55) appeared I realised that the a7r with this lens could be valuable in shooting Tibet’s huge vistas and ancient monasteries. In conjunction with an RX1, it could effectively replace two regular lenses I used on my travels, saving significant weight and bulk. The subject matter for a travel photographer in Tibet is diverse: - open landscapes, often huge vistas in the clear air; - portraits of nomads and street life in the burgeoning urban centres of Lhasa, Shigatse and Gyantse; - ‘portraits’ of the remarkable monasteries (or gompas); and - the centuries old statuary, murals and religious artifacts in the dim, often unlit interiors of temples.Sony’s recent small full frame cameras are a godsend to travel photographers, not least because of the large strides made recently by Sony in high ISO quality, color handling and resolution.......
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