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Jun 062012
 
Leica on a Budget: Part 1

I had a reader ask me what camera would be the best camera for his older M mount lenses that didn’t cost over $5000.00 USD. He had an assortment of Leica M mount lenses as well as a few Voigtlanders. So basically he wants a Leica M9 on a budget. I’ve been wondering what the answer to this question is for a long time also, so I decided to do some tests. This will be a multi part review that will test the two latest contenders the Sony NEX-7 and the Fuji X-Pro1 with various M mount lenses and compare […]

Jun 042012
 
Zeiss 35mm F2.0 vs. Fujinon 35mm F1.4

As a follow-up to the Zeiss 18mm F4.0 vs. Fujinon 18mm F2.0 lens review, I figured I’d do the same test for the Zeiss 35mm F2.0 vs. the Fujinon 35mm F1.4 lens. I’m sure there are many of you out there are curious to see how these lenses will stack up against each other on the Fuji X-Pro1 and an APS-C 1.5x crop body. The Buzz around the internet as well as here on Photohead Online, has been the Fujinon 35mm F1.4 is a very good lens with amazing performance. In a previous article on portraits, I used the Fuji X-Pro1 […]

Jun 032012
 
Zeiss 18mm F4.0 vs Fujinon 18mm F2.0

I wanted to test the Fujinon 18mm F2.0 lens and see how it would stack up to the Zeiss 18mm F4.0. The Zeiss 18mm F4.0 has a large following and is very poplar with the Rangefinder crowd. How will to perform on the Fuji X-Pro1 and an APS-C 1.5x crop body? Let’s take a look. Setup For this set up, I used ISO 100 in full daylight, I shot the Fujinon 18mm at: F2.0, F2.8, F4.0, F5.6, F8.0, F11, F16, F22 and then the Zeiss 18mm at: F4, F5.6, F8.0, F11, F16, F22. For each shot I took a 100% […]

May 312012
 
Fuji X-Pro1 w/ Voigtlander 15mm F4.5 Aspherical: Samples

For the past week, I’ve been testing many M Mount lenses on the Fuji X-Pro1. I will have these tests in the up coming days, but for the time being, I wanted to give you a sneak peek of some “real world” shots. These images were made with the Fuji X-Pro1 with the Voigtlander 15mm F4.5 Aspherical Lens. The Fuji X-Pro1 has a APS-C sized sensor with a 1.5x Crop Factor. So the Voigtlander 15mm F4.5 lens would have the 35mm film equivalent of a 22.5mm lens. This is the closest you can get to the very popular 21mm focal […]

May 292012
 
Sony NEX-7 w/ Voigtlander 15mm F4.5 Asph

Does the Voigtlander 15mm F4.5 make a good quality “street photography” lens for the Sony NEX-7? That question has been bouncing around in my head f0r a while since I got the Sony NEX-7. I’ve been doing to many reviews and tests, that I haven’t been able to answer that question for myself until now. I decided to have some quality Father and Son time over this holiday weekend and I was very happy my son was a good sport about being a model. In this review of the Voigtlander 15mm F4.5 Aspherical Super-Wide Heliar for the Sony NEX-7, I […]

May 292012
 
Sony NEX-7 w/ Voigtlander 15mm F4.5 - Sample Images

Sample images from the Sony NEX-7 camera with the Voigtlander Super-Wide Heliar 15mm F4.5 Aspherical Lens. This lens is  a great “street photography” lens. I wanted to have some quality father and son time over the holiday weekend, so here are the sample images. Read the full review on page one.  

May 252012
 
Announcing Survival Camera Straps

Survival Camera Straps Are Here! I’m happy to announce that Photoheadonline.com has released Survival Camera Straps. Survival Camera Straps are a light weight, Flexible, Multi Use Strap. They are great for the active photographer to carry a camera, binoculars, or accessories. They feature a unique “single strand to 4 strand” weave, so that when disassembled, you have over 12 feet of 550 para cord for the neck strap, and 5 feet for the wrist strap. It will be easy and comfortable to carry your camera safely and securely with these straps. They are hand-made in the USA from 550 7 […]

May 242012
 
Finally! Leica Lenses for the Fuji X-Pro1

Man! A day after I review the Kipon adapter, that I just got, for my Fuji X-Pro1 to accept Leica M Mount lenses, and Fuji announces that they have finally released their version of the adapter. That will teach me to be overly excited and impatient. The difference Fuji’s adapter has over the Kipon or Rainbow Imaging, and other third-party adapters is that is will have electronic signal contacts on the adapter along with a function button on the adapter that will tell the camera to automatically set the Menu option of “shoot without lens” to on and bring up […]