Coming soon… Some of you will have read that I am leaving the Leica M user base and expanding my Sony FE system in its place. With the 35mm f2.8 FE Sonnar, 55mm f1.8 FE Sonnar and Sony 70-200 F4 G OSS already in my bag, the obvious gap is at the wide angle end. This is […]
That’s it – pack it all up! Our mirrorless dream is over ladies and gentlemen! We can go home – there’s nothing more to see here… in fact, we should hang our heads in shame, for we have been fooling ourselves! Had we applied just a little basic arithmetic, we’d have realised that we’ve become […]
You early adopters out there, you’re feeling like darned prophets now aren’t you? So precisely what has happened and why do I think something very exciting has just crystallised (with the Sony A7R II being only part of it)?
Finally, the number of lenses is starting to catch up. The FE 16-35 f4 OSS came to the rescue of those needing a native lens wider than 35mm, we have a very respectable 70-200 f4 OSS and we have a number of new lenses just around the corner. I am, however, a little worried. I […]
If you’re interested in photographs, you’ll have seen the Iceland shots by now (if not, they are here and here) and I have blogged a little about the trip. All that remains is to talk about the ‘equipment experience’. So, after almost ten days working intensively with the Sony gear, am I in love? Not […]
Jet lag has its uses. I woke up at 4am this morning and got the images finished off and I will be putting them up here in ‘Retina-Ready-Resolution’! My main website, sadly, is showing them with a strong green hue and is horrible with high resolution display (the display area is far too large, so […]
Yes, its another David vs. Goliath. I’ve been meaning to do a comparison along these lines for some time, but time has proven elusive. The Taliban have been doing the only thing they know well (murdering innocent people) and I’ve therefore been a bit distracted. Thankfully the insanity of the last few weeks in the […]
I am sure quite a few of you are already hooked on Full Frame (FF) and feel APS-C is a bit of a backward step. But there are benefits, namely low cost and small size. However, there is another very important consideration: crop factor. however, this only becomes appealing if the full-frame lenses can lay […]
Project work can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand it helps focus energy and cultivates a more cohesive, communicable vision; however, on the other, it can increase the perceived need to ‘complete the job’ which is not always welcome.
I was flicking through some frames in Lightroom, bored, frustrated because I have not taken a photo for a few weeks now (you understand) when I saw a few frames from my current Sony Zeiss 35mm (review) and 55mm FE (review) lenses. It occurred to me that, with so many awful in-camera JPEGs online (and […]
When the Sony A7 and A7R were released, some felt they had a few rough edges, were not as fast as other mirrorless cameras and were not well enough supported with lenses to be a success. Other saw the beginning of something very special, myself included. I am pleased to announce that the naysayers were […]
I’m still a firm fan of the Sony A7 and A7R and think this system is only in its infancy. Since my first camera reviews, I have added a number of Sony FE lenses to my personal inventory and I have plans to incorporate one of them (the Sony Zeiss 55mm f1.8 FE) into a […]
I had to put one token B&W photo in here….All crops are 100%. After the first copy broke new boundaries in poor optical assembly, the second copy turned out to be the very opposite. It possesses the sort of performance I had been hoping for, because the idea behind buying this lens was to be […]
I’m getting there! A four day stretch of dark and rainy weather has delayed things, but I have done the first round of testing with the A7R and hope to do a second round with the A7 and A7R compared with a selection of wide angles. Aside from attracting amusing/rude comments from local children (while […]
Part 1 – Introduction: First Impressions and Practicalities As much as I would love to tell you that my relative absence has been due to top-secret missions, undercover reporting and other knicker elastic snapping capers, I would be lying. Sadly – and I take no pride in this – house moves and other personal […]
You all know about the Metabones Canon EF to Nex III adaptor. There have been plenty of reviews on it so I will not comment in detail, other than to say that I am very pleased. It appears beautifully made, the tolerances are nice and tight and I do not regret the outlay. After all, […]