Review

Point & Shoot! First Impression of the Sony RX100 IV

Point & Shoot! First Impression of the Sony RX100 IV

The progress of 1" sensor cameras has come so far. I remember a few years ago I would only look at full-frame, now I find myself being impressed by just about any camera that comes out. The Sony RX100 IV is one that really caught my eye, on paper this may hands down be the best compact camera ever made, but what I'm more interested in seeing is how it carries itself on the streets. Does it fit my shooting style? Is it worth the upgrade from the RX100 III and is it better than some other compact cameras like the Ricoh GR II and Fujifilm X70... Let's find out! 

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First Impression: Street Photography With The Polaroid Snap

First Impression: Street Photography With The Polaroid Snap

With Fujifilm taking over instant photography I thought I'd jump ship to see what other brands had to offer. We all know Impossible is killing it with their Polaroid styled cameras and Lomography is even making a dent in the game as their taking instant photography to a new level, but there's one brand that seems to be flying under the radar and ironically it's the brand that started it all.

The Polaroid Snap is a mix between the past and the present, the camera provides you with digital features, such as capturing 10MP photographs, while, simultaneously printing out an instant image right before your eyes. To me, this was a game changer, I could give my Polaroids away, to my friends, family or subjects and also keep the memories I captured on my SD Card. It's a win-win for everyone... The question is, does the camera work? And if so, how good is it? For $99, I'm expecting much, but I wanted to dig a little deeper to see if this unit is even worth that much.

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First Impression: Fujifilm X70

First Impression: Fujifilm X70

When the Fujifilm X70 was first rumored to be released I was excited about the idea. I thought it was going to be the Ricoh GR II on steroids and would be the first of many fixed lens cameras. I envisioned a 35mm version and a 56mm version, the future wouldn't be fine-crafted lenses, but instead fine-crafted non-ICL styled cameras. The perfect kit for me would be the X100T and a 56mm version that replicated the 85mm full-frame focal length. Of course, these ideas of mine were formulated before the official announcement from Fujifilm. You could imagine how disappointed I was, the X70 on paper wasn't a Ricoh GR on steroids, it was an exact imitation of the Ricoh GR. The idea of owning a 35mm or 56mm styled version quickly went out the window. The X70 wasn't anything like the X100T, it was a downgrade, it was made with the budget user in mind and physically it didn't meet the standards of the X100 series. This turned me off from buying the unit, I just didn't feel like it would hold the same prestige. However here I am months later with an actual unit in hand, did I judge too soon, or were my predictions spot on?

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#DiscoverLensbaby First Impression of the Composer Pro II w/ Edge 50 Optic

#DiscoverLensbaby First Impression of the Composer Pro II w/ Edge 50 Optic

Before we start this First Impression series off I'd like to state that this lens was given to me by Lensbaby. They ask that I post a few images to Instagram using their hashtag, however a review or any showcasing of the lens was not apart of our verbal agreement. With that being said, this first impression is my own opinion, Lensbaby had no influence on my thoughts of this lens.

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