Brendan is originally from California. He graduated from UC Santa Cruz and managed to avoid playing hacky sack with anyone during his time there. Prior to writing for Reviewed.com, he did IT support and wrote for a technology blog in his native land, the mythical Silicon Valley. Brendan enjoys history, Marx Brothers films, Vietnamese food, cars, and laughing loudly.
Articles and Reviews by Brendan Nystedt
Sony announces 50mm f/2.8 FE macro lens
August 30, 2016 – Sony announces another 50mm lens, this time a macro, for its full-frame cameras.
Sample Gallery: Sony 85mm f/1.4 and 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master Lenses
February 05, 2016 – G Master is Sony's new gold standard for lens quality.
Sony Announces A6300, Three G Master Lenses
February 03, 2016 – Surprise! New lenses and and a new APS-C flagship for 2016.
Fujifilm Unleashes X-Pro 2, X-E2s, and X70 Cameras
January 15, 2016 – X-series gets its best-ever, while giving the Ricoh GR a new competitor
Fujifilm Debuts 35mm f/2 WR and 1.4x Teleconverter
October 21, 2015 – The X-series gets another prime, and a new teleconverter to boot.
Sigma Goes Wider With Art Series, Announces 20mm f/1.4
October 16, 2015 – Need a wide prime that's fast, too? Sigma's new Art lens is both.
Hands-on With Pentax's New D FA* 70–200mm f/2.8 & 150–450mm f/3.5-5.6 Lenses
June 25, 2015 – These two full-frame zooms are perfect for Ricoh's upcoming DSLR.
Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8 Lens Review
June 08, 2015 – A lens that puts manual focusing a snap away
Panasonic G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 ASPH Lens Review
May 15, 2015 – Iffy looks and a less-than-premium feel can't detract from this lens's incredible performance.
Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 Lens Review
May 12, 2015 – This premium portrait prime is a pleasure to use.
Fujifilm XF 35mm f/1.4 R Lens Review
May 11, 2015 – It's more expensive than your average fast fifty, but Fuji's take has a lot to offer.
Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH Lens Review
May 06, 2015 – Leica and Lumix link up for a premium "fast fifty."
Fujifilm XM-FL 24mm f/8 First Impressions Review
February 17, 2015 – Fujifilm's 24mm f/8 filter lens is a whole lot of fun.
Sigma Takes Art Lens Series, dp Quattro Wider Than Ever
February 11, 2015 – Sigma's at it again, releasing a new Art-class lens and a new camera.
Olympus Air Brings M43 Lenses to Phones—in Japan
February 05, 2015 – Want to use your favorite Micro Four Thirds lenses on a smartphone?
Ricoh Tips Hand, Reveals Two New Pentax Full-Frame Zooms
February 04, 2015 – Where there's smoke, there's fire.
Canon Reveals 7D Mark II With Three New EF Lenses
September 15, 2014 – It's a long-overdue refresh for Canon's top-end APS-C DSLR.
Fujifilm Delivers New Lenses, X100T, and Instax Cameras for Photokina
September 10, 2014 – Forget Christmas—Fujifilm just brought some great new stuff down the chimney in time for Photokina.
Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Expands Otus Lineup
September 08, 2014 – Zeiss's top-tier lens family grows by one very, very expensive new member.
Fujifilm Officially Outs XF 18-135mm Lens
June 16, 2014 – Another zoom option for Fuji fans.
Want to fly a drone? These 5 beginner-friendly models make it easy.
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