Everything about photography including some field tests of cameras and lenses

dsc00395-2 0

New Meyer-Optik-Görlitz Primoplan 75/1.9 Prototype – Hands On

Introduction Meyer-Optik-Görlitz is an old German company founded in 1896 by famous optician Hugo Meyer and businessman Heinrich Schätze in Görlitz, Saxony. Company passed through turbulent periods in its history, almost disappearing as a brand during cold war (when it was absorbed by VEB Pentacon and VEB Carl Zeiss group). There were some attempts to revive lens…

Image courtesy of Sony corp. 0

Sony A99 Mark II Initial thoughts and hands-on experience

Sony A99 MII, company new flagship DSLR is about to hit shops. Sony however announced, that because of an unexpected demand, first batches will be of limited quantity and most probably won't cover all pre-orders. Meanwhile, on WEB forums, we can read different opinion about this announcement, including suspicion about faking the "high demand" part,…

With the ZEISS Loxia 2.4/85, the ZEISS Loxia lens family has grown to four focal lengths and is therefore able to cover the focal length range from 21mm to 85mm. 3

Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Hands-On (Photokina 2016)

I already published Loxia 85/2.4 hands-on in the Photokina coverage article, but it deserves its dedicated space, so here it is, slightly reorganized and with some new content. I had a short interview with Mr. Cristophe Casenave, senior product manager in Zeiss and expert on weather sealing. VBL:Aren't you afraid that Batis and Loxia are…

dp4yybbxkqroxoaaetji 1

Sony FE 50/2.8 Macro – Hands On (Photokina 2016)

Sony FE 50/2.8 Macro lens, made for FF (but can be used also for APS-C of course) Sony E-mount cameras, was somehow quietly announced few weeks before Photokina 2016. On the show itself, this lens remained outside attention of the visitors, so I decided to give it a try and it certainly worth it. Here…

z_photokina_logo_rgb 21

Photokina 2016 – rolling coverage

Every 2 years, Photokina - largest photo exhibition in Europe and one of the largest in the world is opening its gates in Cologne. It starts tomorrow - 20.9.2016 and we will be there. If you can, come and visit this event, because it really worth it, and if you can't but you still want…

Batis_2520_Product_Shots-8528 8

Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Review

During our reviews of Zeiss Loxia 21/2.8 and Zeiss Batis 18/2.8, we mentioned several times also Batis 25/2. It was about the time, to give it its own review space and to take a deeper look on its performance. Let’s start with Technical specification (all data belongs to Zeiss a.g. - original link: http://www.zeiss.com/camera-lenses/en_de/camera_lenses/batis/batis225.html) Technical…

Bezdacka_svatba-09980-Edit 3

Homeless Wedding Story

In between all those lens and camera testing, I thought it might be a good idea, to write a little about interesting shooting experience. To start, here is a little story of the most curious wedding that I ever attended. Few days ago I got info from my friend and great street photographer - Petr,…

Lynda_Lara-08052-Edit 0

Great exposure latitude of Sony A7r sensor!

I just wanted to share with you, the story of one image, that could have been lost forever, if shot on film or some other digital cameras such as my (otherwise lovely and trusty) Canon EOS 5D Mark II. By exposure latitude, I mean the amount of over or underexposure, that after correction still can…

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close