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-E4
Fujifilm X-T3
Sigma fp L
Excellent! Some of the buttons are a little bit mushy or I would have given it 5 stars.
Image quality is extremely good, even at high ISO in shadows. ISO knob on top is a great thing. 25.2mp.
Fujifilm XF 27mm F2.8 R WR
Kamlan 50mm F1.1
Kamlan 50mm F1.1 II
Really good optically. Manual focus is a little bit nervous or jumpy, however.
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.
Lensbaby Burnside 35
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
L mount: Large but not heavy, versatile bokeh and unexpectedly good sharpness in the center.
Fuji x-mount. Optically nearly perfect. Small and light.
Not enough resolution to match the X-E1, but pretty good. No color fringing!
Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary
Other gear:
  • 7artisans 50mm F1.8 For Fuji. Good performance for the price.
  • Kipon Iberit 75mm F2.4 L mount Superb, wonderful sharpness and bokeh.
  • Mitakon Zhongyi 35mm F0.95 II x-mount For Fuji. Superb, smooth and sharp.
  • 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.
  • TTartisan 50mm F1.4 L mount Very nice, with very good sharpness and bokeh.

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-E1
Sigma sd Quattro
Fujifilm X-T100
Slow by 2019 standards. Excellent construction and image quality (16mp, 2013).
Best Fuji under $500. Excellent image quality without restrictions. Very good at high-ISO. 24mp.
Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM
Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM Art
Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
Big and heavy. Some loss of clarity at edges of APS-C frame. Sigma SA-mount.
Fujifilm XF 50mm F2 R WR
7artisans 25mm F1.8
Competent, excellent optical quality, bokeh is good for an aspheric.
For Fuji. Focus helicoid loose, led to inconsistent focus. Otherwise, image quality was good.
Other gear:
  • Meike 35mm F1.4 for Fuji. Great central sharpness at F2!
  • Opteka 28mm F2.8 for Fuji Very good optically
  • Opteka 50mm F2.0 for Fuji Excellent optically, sharp edge to edge at F8