Tom Schum

Tom Schum

Lives in United States Washington DC area, VA, United States
Works as a Electronics
Joined on Aug 30, 2010
About me:

Photo hobbyist

Tom Schum's current gear

Fujifilm X30
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)
Sigma dp0 Quattro
Supremely useful. Not too big, not too small. Good high-ISO performance. 12mp.
Excellent sharpness and versatility. Quite compact! Sharpness is best with raws, and high ISO is good up to ISO 3200. 20mp.
Superb 14mm F4 lens. Image quality not good above ISO 400. 5mp or 20mp depending on how you set up capture.
Fujifilm X-E1
Fujifilm X-T3
Sigma sd Quattro
Slow by 2019 standards. Excellent construction and image quality (16mp, 2013).
Image quality is extremely good, even at high ISO in shadows. ISO knob on top is a great thing. 25.2mp.
Not as good as SD15 at 5mp image size. 5mp or 20mp depending on how you set up the capture.
Fujifilm XF 50mm F2 R WR
Kamlan 50mm F1.1
Kamlan 50mm F1.1 II
Competent, excellent optical quality, bokeh is good for an aspheric.
Muted microcontrast at all apertures should make it wonderful for portraiture, better than the high acutance Mark II.
Equal to or better than Fuji 50mm F2 WR at F2 and above, in my opinion.
Samyang 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS / Rokinon 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS
Samyang Reflex 300mm F6.3 ED UMC CS / Rokinon Reflex 300mm F6.3 ED UMC CS
Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM
Fuji x-mount. Optically nearly perfect. Small and light.
Not enough resolution to match the X-E1, but pretty good. No color fringing!
5-8mp optical quality at center of image. Excellent OS! Sigma SA-mount.
Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
Sigma SA-mount. Optically very good, but heavy and bulky.
Other gear:
  • 7artisans 50mm F1.8 For Fuji. Good performance for the price.
  • Meike 35mm F1.4 for Fuji. Great central sharpness at F2!
  • Mitakon Zhongyi 35mm F0.95 II x-mount For Fuji. Superb, smooth and sharp.
  • Opteka 28mm F2.8 for Fuji X-mount Very good optically
  • Opteka 50mm F2.0 for Fuji X-mount Excellent optically, sharp edge to edge at F8
  • Rokinon 12mm F2.0 NCS CS For Fuji. Excellent, great value.
  • Rokinon 21mm F1.4 ED AS UMC For Fuji. Competent, versatile, overall very good.

Tom Schum's wish list

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Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM Art
Added Mar 4, 2020
Need Sigma SA-mount. Looking for used lens.

Tom Schum's previous gear

Canon EOS 30D
Sigma SD15
Sigma SD1
Very good at low ISO, good at ISO400. 8mp.
Better colors than the SD1 at low ISO. Good performance at ISO400 max. 5mp.
Wonderful resolution at low ISO, good performance at ISO 400max. 15mp.
Fujifilm X-T100
Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM Art
7artisans 25mm F1.8
Best Fuji under $500. Excellent image quality without restrictions. Very good at high-ISO. 24mp.
Big and heavy. Some loss of clarity at edges of APS-C frame. Sigma SA-mount.
For Fuji. Focus helicoid loose, led to inconsistent focus. Otherwise, image quality was good.