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Fujifilm GFX 50R – First Impressions Review

My personal camera Before I begin this review of the Fujifilm GFX50R, I should include a disclaimer. This review is based on my personal camera…

ByByfcracerDec 4, 2018

Mac Studio Review for Photography

In this post we’ll cover the user experience of the Mac Studio for use in a photography workflow. I’ve had the Mac Studio since early…

ByByfcracerAug 2, 2022

MacBook Air 2020 Review for Travel Photography

With the recent introduction of a quad-core processor option in the MacBook Air lineup, the new 2020 model becomes a viable travel laptop for photography…

ByByfcracerApr 23, 2020

Fujinon GF50 vs. Voigtlander 50MM F1.2

I recently received a comment from Mr. Blessingx on a recent post where I reviewed the superb Fujinon GF50 F3.5 lens. In addition a reader…

ByByfcracerDec 11, 2019

Leica M Lens Recommendations

With the recent launch of the very popular Leica M11, I’ve noted a significant uptick in the number of visitors to the Leica related pages…

ByByfcracerFeb 25, 2022

Peak Design 6L Sling Review

It seems like my photography closet is chock full of Peak Design (PD) gear. Their products have excellent quality, reasonable prices, and extraordinary design; that’s…

ByByfcracerMar 11, 2020

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Fujinon XF56 F1.2 Mk2 Review

[Updated July 25, 2023 with lab test chart results] This is the lens a lot of us have been waiting a long time for. The…

ByByfcracerNov 28, 2022

Shanghai, China, Circa 2016

While going through some old images, I came across this fun batch from 2016 in Shanghai. They were mostly taken at night with the Fujifilm…

ByByfcracerOct 20, 2022

Beginner’s Luck – Milky Way Photography

In 2016, I picked up my favourite camera of all time, the Fujifilm X-Pro2, and took it on a family trip to Whistler, British Columbia.…

ByByfcracerOct 12, 2022

Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An is a city on Vietnam’s central coast known for its well-preserved Ancient Town. The former port city’s melting-pot history is reflected in its…

ByByfcracerOct 7, 2022

Looking Forward

It seems awkward to be typing this in an empty Beijing Capital Airport that used to be overwhelmed with people; so packed was this airport…

ByByfcracerOct 7, 2022

Fujinon GF20-35 F4 First Images

I know how anxious many of you are to see real life images from a production Fujinon GF20-35 lens, so please bear with me that…

ByByfcracerOct 3, 2022

MacBook Air M2 Review for Travel Photography

When my favourite laptop gets updated, there’s only thing to do, order it without having any third party reviews and put my faith in Apple’s…

ByByfcracerAug 13, 2022

Cycling Around Beijing 2

This is a continuation of the series I recently posted of cycling around Beijing during the recent pandemic related restrictions. These restrictions provided a unique…

ByByfcracerAug 10, 2022

Cycling Around Beijing 1

Work has been super busy so I’ve been remiss in updating this website. Some of the images below are from a few months ago when…

ByByfcracerAug 5, 2022

Synology DS1522+ 10GbE NAS First Impressions

This will not be a typical in-depth review. I wasn’t planning on making a post about a NAS, but I’ve been so impressed with this…

ByByfcracerAug 3, 2022

Mac Studio Review for Photography

In this post we’ll cover the user experience of the Mac Studio for use in a photography workflow. I’ve had the Mac Studio since early…

ByByfcracerAug 2, 2022

Changsha, Hunan Province, China

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything, and that’s because it’s been a long time since I’ve been on a plane. China continues…

ByByfcracerJun 16, 2022

Fantasy or Reality? Practical Guide to Ethical Travel Photography

I recently received a message from a regular visitor asking how I was able to capture some specific images in Hong Kong that he’s been…

ByByfcracerApr 29, 2022

The Vantage Point, Hong Kong

During my stay in centralized quarantine here in Beijing (now at day 20 of 21), after spending a wonderful extended Christmas and New Years in…

ByByfcracerMar 14, 2022

Leica M11 Review: Bridge to the Future

In a recent post, I shared my experience of going on a Leica Journey, starting with the Leica Q and then moving to the Leica…

ByByfcracerMar 5, 2022

Leica M Lens Recommendations

With the recent launch of the very popular Leica M11, I’ve noted a significant uptick in the number of visitors to the Leica related pages…

ByByfcracerFeb 25, 2022