Lives in United States MN, United States
Has a website at www.jamesrobins.com
Joined on Jan 4, 2004
About me:

Fujifilm - X-T2, X-T20 XF18-55 kit, XF16 f/2.8, XF23 f/2, XF27 f/2.8, XF50, GodoxTT350F, XC50-230 II, Rokinon 12mm f/2 / Panasonic FZ1000 / Pentax - K-3, K-01, K20D, *istD, Q 02 kit, Bell+Howell (Samyang) 8mm f/3.5, Bower (Samyang) 14mm, Zenitar 16, Sigma 17-50/2.8 EX, Pentax 16-45, DA 18-55 WR, SMC DA 21, Pentax FA 28-70 f/4, Pentax FA 35 f/2, A-series 35-105 f/3.5, DA 40xs, m50 f1.4, DA 50 f1.8, m75-150, m200, HD-DA 55-300 ED WR, Takumar-F 70-210, Tokina AT-X 24-40 f/2.8, AT-X (mf)100-300 SD f/4, Rokinon (Samyang) 85mm f/1.4, Kenko 1.5x Px-AF SHQ, Vivitar 2x macro TC P/K-A / Canon - 20D, 100 f2, 200 f2.8 LII, Tamron 28-75 f2.8, Tamron SP AF 1.4x

JNR's current gear

Fujifilm X-T2
Fujifilm X-T20
Pentax K-01
Excellent for low light shooting with quality VF loupe. No vibration issues.
Pentax K-3
Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 USM
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM
Excellent in many ways, but minor shutter/vibration issue around 1/80th lowers rating. AF decent for those who know how to use settings properly.
Good sharpness and AF, even when adapted to Fuji system. Significant longitudinal CA requires using smaller apertures in daylight situations.
Great build, fast AF, sharp wide open, affordable for the quality delivered.
Fujifilm XC 50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS II
Fujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 R WR
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS
Such a slow lens would be a questionable buy unless it delivered good IQ wide open, and tracked AF in marginal light. On the X-T20, it clears both hurdles admirably.
Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
Fujifilm XF 27mm F2.8
Fujifilm XF 50mm F2 R WR
Stunningly good in all respects.
HD Pentax  DA 55-300mm F4.0-5.8 ED WR
Pentax smc DA 16-45mm F4 ED AL
Pentax smc DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR
Great build for a consumer zoom, no glaring issues.
Build problem when extended to 16mm and CA lower rating, otherwise excellent lens.
Good lens for bad weather, but falls short for general shooting (as would be expected).
Pentax smc DA 21mm F3.2 AL Limited
Pentax smc DA 40mm F2.8 XS Lens
Pentax smc DA 50mm F1.8
Samyang 12mm F2.0 NCS CS / Rokinon 12mm F2.0 NCS CS
Samyang 8mm F3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fisheye / Rokinon 8mm F3.5 Fisheye
Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM
Bell+Howell version
Good all the way to wide open, but lacks Pentax saturation and rendering.
Canon Pixma Pro-100
Phase One Capture One Pro
Currently using version 12. Professional standard of the industry, especially so for color accuracy. Now, tailored to Fuji X use.
Other gear:
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Good for organizer, but no appreciable improvement since version 3. Now, 2nd rate, especially regarding Pentax coloration (only slightly better for Canon profiles).
  • Rokinon 14mm F2.8 IF ED MC Bower version
  • Rokinon 85mm F1.4

JNR's previous gear

Canon EOS 5D
Pentax K-30