What are you shooting with, and what is your go to camera and lens combo? 

Hello and greetings everyone I just wanted to get out a really quick post.  I often get asked what’s in your camera bag or what are you shooting with? So to answer that question is my main bodies are canon’s 5Ds, and an 80D and the lenses I use with those bodies I’m going to start off with my favorite and probably one of the most underrated lens.

  1. Canon 180mm f/3.5 macro lens omg the colors, sharpness, and rendering I get from the lens have been unmatched. 
  2. Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 aka the black mamba wow is all I can say about this lens unbelievable lens but this lens weighs a ton but image quality is awesome.
  3. Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 version 2 lens I don’t think I have to say much about the quality you get for the lens. 
  4. Canon 135mm f/2 lens probably the sharpest lens from canon next to my favorite 180mm macro.
  5.  Sigma 20mm f/1.4 wide angle this lens is sharp edge to edge minimum to zero distortion in my opinion just a great lens especially for weddings and events.
  6.  Last but not least and definitely no slouch when it comes to image quality straight out of camera is the Sigma art 50mm f/1.4 lens just plain awesomeness no more to be said about that Lol. 

Now my secondary and walk around camera bodies (questionably being made into the starting lineup) are my Fuji Film’s X-Pro2, and recently acquired X-T2 the lenses for these are.

  1. The Fuji 35mm f/2 WR lens (35mm equivalent of just over 50mm) Really sharp even wide open I really can’t explain how sharp, and how Fuji lenses render color, with outstanding micro contrast.  
  2. 23mm f/2 WR lens (35mm equivalent of 35mm lens) awesome, awesome lens almost epic in my opinion my only con is that it can be a little soft when shot close up with the aperture wide open.
  3. The 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 variable aperture (35mm equivalent of 83-300mm) I just wrote a review about this lens, flat out this is a very good underrated sharp lens.  This lens has been on my X-T2 for the past week without being removed I think there might be a part 2 to the review about this 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 lens.
  4. And the most recently acquired 16mm f/1.4 lens (35mm equivalent of 24mm) I have yet to completely finish testing this lens as it was just acquired so review is forthcoming.  Many Fuji shooters say this is the best fuji lens made to date we will see.  

Lighting wise I have a Canon 600 RT, and Nikon sp700 flashes, but those rarely get used.  If I need to light a scene or person I use Profoto gear I have a B1, and B2 location kits With modifiers.  In my opinion Profoto is one of the top 5 lighting systems and consistent with their light output.  

Let me know what your system is for creating your photography.  Check me out and follow me on instagram: @dewon.wilson, and @deewilsonphotography On Tumblr at Photographs by Dewon Wilson.  Thank you for your support.


A Great Steal!!!! 

Today when I woke up as usual I check out used camera, and lens deals especially for Fuji Film and to my surprise and shock, I seen a Fuji 16mm F/1.4 lens.  If you get the excitement in that the 16mm F1.4 is like the holy grail of the Fuji shooters life Lol.  Not only was it on the used department but for the price of $659.00 did you get that $659.00 in great condition.  Brand new this lens retails for $1,000.00.  In regards the popularity of this lens is phenomenal to many it’s regarded to the best, and sharpest lens Fuji has made.  But I’m going to put this lens to the test and will get back with images and my review of this lens.  

Review of the Fuji 55-200mm F/3.5-4.8 Lens

Welcome to another blog post today I’m writing about the Fuji 55-200mm variable aperture lens. While I’ve had this lens for a few months I have not taken it through the paces or shot with it very much so I decided to pop it on my X-T2 and shoot with it exclusively for the past three days.   I have to say this lens is pretty good, before I continue let me say that this lens also has in body optical image stabilization (OIS) in Fuji terms.  Back to what I was saying this lens is pretty good on the Fuji bodies it gives a 35mm equivalent of about 83-300mm which makes it ideal for portraits, some sports, and telephoto needs.  So to test this lens I did a series of different shots I took it on a walk with me on a trail, I did some in house Available light shots of my son, and took it out to a night triple A minor league baseball game let’s check out some of the images I captured.

This lens functioned well beyond my expectation auto focus was quick only time focus was missed it was due to user error with the focus point definitely not a lens to be underestimated.  I can’t leave out about how well built this lens is not all metal but does have a metal lens mount with decent weight to it and you can get up to approximately 3-4 stops of image stabilization.  

So who is this lens for?  This lens is for the photographer like me who wants a lens that will cover your short, and medium telephoto range for portraits and do so at a relatively reasonable F/ stop 3.5-4.8 and give you that little extra reach for some sports and action where comparable lenses at this focal length is around F/ 5-6.3 so you also gain a little more light resolving sensitivity while also having a fairly reasonable price range at $699.00 brand new with the next offering from Fuji being the 50-140mm F/2.8 (35mm equivalent 75-210mm) coming in at a whopping $1,599.00 brand new.  

Will this lens get the job done?  Most certainly and will do so with minimal if any limitations at all with cameras able to function at higher ISO’s and the lens able to operate at lower shutter speeds due to the image stabilization this lens is a winner…  As always thank you for your support if you’re new to the blog check me out and follow me on my instagram pages @dewon.wilson, and @deewilsonphotography

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