spochana's reviews

  • Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Solid build, Smooth zoom ring, Nice color photo
    Focusing is a bit slower than DSLR

    I have just bought X-E1 with this zoom recently and went out on a trip so I had a chance to shoot at several lighting conditions, backlight, strong noon light, night time, foggy morning etc. All photos I took came out from good to excellent. I feel like shooting with Leica lens. I will not even bother to buy a Leica to Fx adapter to be able to use Leica lens on my Fuji X-E1. I am looking forward to buy their fixed 16mm and their wide zoom.

    reviewed January 18th, 2013 (purchased for $550)
  • Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX AF-S Nikkor

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Handy zoom range with very good image quality
    None (hope to see a constant f for an improved one)

    Using this lenses since it first came out with my D90 and still use as normal zoom for other bodies. Never disappoint with its image quality.

    reviewed April 28th, 2013 (purchased for $500)
  • Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8 R

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Sharp Image from center to edges, low distortion
    A bit slow auto-focus compared to 18-55, loud mechanism

    Finally I bought this lens after using Fuji X-E1 for a few months and felt that 18 mm was not enough for the wide end. I intended to wait for their 10-24 mm zoom but it shall be a while before they release it (perhaps at the end of 2013). Overall I am quite pleased with the JPG quality that need no correction. The only thing I don't understand is why a fixed lens has a slower auto-focus and louder mechanism than their 18-55 zoom kit. If the focusing system is the same as their 18-55, I will rate all 10.

    reviewed May 5th, 2013 (purchased for $900)
  • Panasonic 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH POWER OIS LUMIX G VARIO

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Light [email protected] focal length

    I bought this lens from a guy that got it as a kit lens for his camera and he prefer using prime lens only. I put it on my Panasonic GX7 and use it when I travel. This lens gives sharp images at all focal length from center to edge. The contrast reduce a little at telephoto end but may be it is normal because it is 10X zooming in. I highly recommend this lens to anybody who want to travel light but still want high IQ.

    reviewed July 11th, 2015 (purchased for $500)
  • Panasonic 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH MEGA OIS LUMIX G VARIO

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Sharp Light
    A little high contrast

    I bought this lens from a guy that got it with his GM1. I think it should be a good companion for street photo since it covers 24-64 mm focal length. I feel that the images from this lens gives a little high contrast (compare to other lens I have with the same setting). But overall it is an excellent little kit lens.

    reviewed July 11th, 2015 (purchased for $200)