I’ve been wanting to look at an ONA Bag for a while. Call me a sheep, but after listening people whine incessantly about how much like they love their ONA’s has been extremely annoying. Part of me is inquisitive to understand what all the fuss is about (the other part of me wants to tell them to stop whining).
ONA recently released a smaller bag called the ONA Bond. It’s a small street bag, smaller than the Retrospective 5 which is what I currently use. It seemed like a nice option as a single camera bag for days I’m taking my X100T without a strap or taking my X-T2 with a single lens. To date I’ve got through with some ThinkTank Retrospective bags, and I’ve been happy with them, but I’ve wanted a leather bag for some time and it was the antique cognac that tempted me (along with a review from a fellow photographer – thanks Greg). It also seemed like a good excuse for GAS, you can never have too many bags after all, or at least that’s what my wife says although I’m not sure she meant the same thing.
Continue reading ONA Prince Antique Cognac Review
I was a little lucky when I purchased my Fuji gear because I had the opportunity to get a fairly broad range of lenses in a relatively short period of time thanks to the sale of my Nikon gear. This has allowed me to spend some time getting to grips with all of my lenses.
The nice thing with a catalogue like Lightroom, is that over a period of time you can look back at your photo and filter by lens. I tend to find this longer term approach gives you a real reflection of your lenses. You can look at what worked, what didn’t and why. Unlike my 70-200 f/2.8, when I got the 50-140, I knew the I would need a portrait lens. Whilst the DOF on the XF50-140mmF2.8 is fairly good, there is the odd occasion where you need paper thin DOF, and with the XF90mm you’ve got a portrait lens to cover it.
There will be some picture repeats from my previous articles so I apologise. I wanted to take some of the XF90mmF2 photos I have taken over a period of time and incorporate them in this article.
Continue reading Fujifilm XF90mmF2 Review
I don’t often write overly negative articles about products but there are certain products I won’t buy out of principal.
When I picked up some new AD200’s I decided to have a look at the Magmod gear. Long story short, I decided to pull the pin. Let’s be clear, its not that I can’t afford it, and anyone who knows me will know that, it comes down to the simple idea that when I feel something is overpriced and price gouging, I won’t buy it. Continue reading Magmod – When innovation becomes price gouging
I’m a big fan of the AF-On button approach to focusing, or also commonly referred to as back button Focus. For those who have never used the back button approach, it takes a bit of getting used to but when you have done it, you’ll find it hard to work any other way. It gives you the flexibility of AFC and AFS without having to change settings, something which can be valuable for occasions where you want to focus and recompose without moving the focus point.
For those who have never worked with back button focus, it may seem counter intuitive but after using it for a couple of weeks, it’s hard to go back to anything else.. There are plenty of videos that cover the back button focus and how it work so if you are not sure what, I suggest you do a search on YouTube and you’ll find plenty of tutorials.
Continue reading Sugru and the AF-On button fix