branden frederick

cameras

Fujifilm X

kitted out

658
31 May 2021
In November 2014 I "went mirrorless" with a Fujifilm X setup.

zeiss sharpness

zeiss sharpness

395
1 Nov 2020
How does Zeiss' reputation for sharpness hold up for the specific gear on my shelf?

five years with fujifilm X

five years with fujifilm X

1143
6 May 2020
In November 2014 I went whole hog into Fujifilm's X camera system.

lomography diana baby

lomography diana baby

is it any good?

902
19 May 2019
The Diana Baby is a unicorn – a modern 110 film camera.

fujfilm GA645Zi

fujfilm GA645Zi

medium format point-and-shoot

1079
21 Nov 2018
Nine months ago I learned of the existence of this line of cameras that both use medium format film and are flat and compact. Unfortunately, they are also glorified point-and-shoots.

pentax K-50 saga

pentax K-50 saga

wherein I learn about aperture block failure

333
28 Jul 2018
The Pentax K50 is an attractive, shiny, eye-catching turd.

pentax K-01

pentax K-01

a.k.a. the brick

505
24 Jun 2018
I bought, used, then sold a Pentax K-01 all within two months. More than just not being the camera for me, it's not even clear why this camera was created in the first place. This is its story.

cell phone cameras

cell phone cameras

a review

1057
24 Jun 2018
I read yet another article yesterday about how technology in cell phone cameras has surpassed that of dedicated cameras and "wow! look at these photos where you can barely tell which camera made the image!" *barf*

kowa/six compared

1345
2 Dec 2017 3 Aug 2021
The Kowa/SIX was produced from 1968 to 1974, a budget-friendly competitor to the Hasselblad V system.

leica m3 versus fujifilm x-t1

leica m3 versus fujifilm x-t1

a comparison

2297
18 Jul 2015
In which I compare the legendary 1955 Leica M3 rangefinder to the 2014 modern digital mirrorless Fujiflim X-T1.