Samyang 12mm F2.0 for APS-C

The ultra widea angle Samyang 12mm F2.0 lens is available for various mirrorles cameras, that is Canon M, Fuji X, Sony E (18mm FF equivalent) and Micro 43 mounts (24mm FF equivalent). It is available under various brand names, Samyang, Rokinon and Walimex Pro being the most popular ones.


Sony a6300 – good value camera

Sony alpha a6300 is the middle range offering as far as Sony's APS-C bodies go. It has the same basic look as the older a6000 and a6500, with some differences. When compared to a6000, the a6300 is a bit thicker and is built ou tof magnesium alloy, as opposed to plastic. The buttons on the …

Sony 18-135 F3.5-5.6 (SEL18135)

Sony 18-135 travel zoom is the newest addition to Sony's APS-C E mount lineup, coming about 2 years after the last one. This gap really indicated that Sony does not put much attention on their APS-C lenses, so who knows, it might also be the last one. It is known as the lens nobody really asked for, being a 9th lens to cover the normal zoom range (SEL1855, SELP1650, SEL1670Z, SELP18105, SELP18200, SEL18200, SEL18200LE and the Tamron 18-200) and the 5th travel zoom. Given that there is only one wide angle zoom available and really no telephotos (SEL55210 with F6.3 at the long end is more of a snapper) it is really a strange decision on Sony's part. But given the fact the lens is there, is it worth buying and how does it compare to the Sony lineup or the competition?

Fujifilm X-E3

Fujifilm X-E3 is a compact rangefinder style member of the X-Trans III family. Together with X-T2, X-Pro2, X-T20 and X-H1 it shares the Fujifilm's own (although based on Sony architecture) 24mpix sensor. This is of course an X-Trans sensor with different (to industry standard) layout of color pixels and as such should not be bundled with new Fujifilm XA cameras which, although share the same mount and pixel count, have completely different sensors.

Fujinon XF 23mm F2

The lens is relatively light and small - compared to Fuji's older 23mm prime - the F1.4 it 1cm shorter and 120g lighter. Many shooters also report that the F2 lens focuses faster, although thgough my very short tests made on the F1.4 I have to say that I don't notice any large differences between the AF systems of the two lenses.

Fujinon XF 60mm F2.4 Macro lens

For a long time this was the only native macro option for the X Mount system. Of course, as will be pointed out by many it is not a "real" macro lens because it doesn't have 1:1 magnification, but rather is limited to 1:2. This however is plenty enough for most of people most of the time and unless you are a strictly macro photographer or are required to print large images of super tiny objects, you will be fine, with 24mpix you will have some space to crop.