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 […]
Thankfully, everything points towards the Zeiss Batis 25mm f2 Distagon and 85mm f1.8 Planar lenses being superb. The system needed this and, assuming other focal lengths follow, these lenses have the potential to bring the Sony FE system ever closer to being ‘mainstream pro viable’ for ever more applications. While the Loxias offer smaller size and manual […]
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)?
Reader Report: Streets and People of Zanzibar, by Hassan Abba Introduction While out in Tanzania for a family wedding, I got the opportunity to take same time and visit the Island of Zanzibar. I had planned Zanzibar to be a history and photography trip (candid, documentary, heritage, portraits and scenery).
Landscape Photography in Iceland Day 2 I’m getting into a rhythm, which has been helped by the increasingly compelling scenery towards Snaefellsnes, which sits at the end of a peninsular in the west of the country. The light is still not quite what I would like, but it is a good sign when you have […]
Tomorrow morning I will land in Iceland and enjoy 11 days of dawn to dusk photography! As with my last trip, its not a holiday as such. Instead, I will probably burn myself out and collapse in a heap at the end, but the aim is the same as always: the best images I can […]
Sony A7R vs Leica M Monochrom: Resolution Contest As you’ve gathered from my last post, I’ve conducted a simple Sony A7R vs Leica M Monochrom comparison, using the following matches:Leica MM with 35mm Summarit-M f2.5 vs. Sony A7R with Sony Zeiss 35mm f2.8 Sonnar (review). Leica MM with Zeiss 50mm ZM Planar f2 vs. Sony A7R with Sony […]
Ladies and Gentlemen, there are three 35mm Full Frame resolution monsters available for purchase at the moment and they are the Nikon D810, the Leica Monochrom (or ‘MM’) and the Sony A7R. I’ve shot neither the Nikon D800, D800E or D810, but I own both the Monochrom and the A7R, but until now they have not […]
I’ve been a little quiet while finishing up three months in Afghanistan and have just arrived back in the UK to recharge my sanity. I’m then due to head off to Iceland once again! Before this next trip hits the blog, I have a B&W pro-photographer interview and a field user report waiting in the wings. I was […]
Megapixels and Print Size This subject is the perpetual merry-go-round, because there just isn’t a definitive answer. There is just so many factors that contribute to ‘acceptable quality’ that it’s difficult to list them all, but I’m going to try! I’d then like to hear about how you approach this topic yourselves! Please also vote […]
Following on from the recent interview with Shaun O’Boyle, we’re going to head off in a very different direction, with Jonathan van Smit! Jonathan has produced work that I have no doubt with inspire some of the documentary, reportage and street photography fans out there…. “I’m a 65 year old New Zealander (born in the UK) […]
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 […]
Continued from Part 1. I’ve talked about how my Sony A7 and A7R cameras performed on the Iceland trip and I thought I’d discuss the optics and file quality that play a crucial role in the end product. So here goes: File Quality is not something anyone can seriously attempt to criticise, because it just […]
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 […]