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Sony α7s + Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70 mm F4 ZA OSS

Over the last year, I’ve rented a few compact interchangeable lens camera systems. Some were µ 4⁄3 and some were APS-C. Some felt just right, and some felt too small. None were full-frame (35mm FF format). I don't care much about the debate over full-frame versus APS-C sensor size etc. What I want to know is the ease of use and a range of quality lenses for the camera system. All my photos live in digital format and are viewed…

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Olympus OM-D E-M1 + Lumix G X Vario 12-35mmF2.8 II ASPH

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I took advantage of an borrowlenses.com Independence Day deal to rent an Olympus OM-D E-M1 and Lumix G X Vario 12-35mmF2.8 II ASPH zoom lens (Equivalent to 24-70mm). Starting July 1st, over 6 days, I used the camera and lens in various situations. I loved the kit and didn't want to send it back. It took photos that looked excellent on a computer screen, but still, something felt lacking. I had intended to use the kit to shoot some fireworks…

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Fujifilm X-T1 + Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS

A few weeks ago, I drove up the Rock Brook at the other end of town to try my hand at long exposure photography. I enjoyed the experience, and I got good results with my ND filter. With the recent rains over the weekend, I thought it would be great to go back. To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place. I’ve found it has little to do with the things…

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 + M.Zuiko ED 12-50mm F:3.5-6.3 EZ

I'm looking for a new camera system, something for family vacations or road trips. I want something smaller and lighter than my Nikon D5100, but also interchangeable lenses. To me, that means one of the compact system interchangeable lens (ILC aka mirror-less) cameras such as the Sony NEX system, the Fujifilm X system, or the micro-four-thirds system. I tend to hang on to my tech longer than most of my friends. I bought a Nikon D40 in 2006 and didn't…

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