Author: viktor pavlovic

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Zeiss Loxia 85/2.4 vs Zeiss Batis 85/1.8 vs Sony FE 85/1.4 GM vs Sony SAL 85/1.4 ZA. Battle of 85mm lenses for Sony E Mount – Comparative Lens Review

Introduction I got a chance to compare few 85mm lenses on my Sony A7II and A7r cameras. This comparative review took much more time to complete than I expected and meanwhile another two interesting rivals hit the market - new Sigma 85/1.4 Art and Sony FE 85/1.8. While Sigma is rather DSLR designed lens, Sony…

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Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D on Sony A7, user review

Laowa 12/2.8 Zero-D is one of the most anticipated lenses in my book, since it covers ultra wide angle yet without optical distortion (ZERO-D). Few months ago, I was able to briefly try it on Photokina 2016 and I made a short "hands on" review - http://www.verybiglobo.com/laowa-12mm-f2-8-and-laowa-15mm-f2-2-uwa-lenses-from-venus-optics-with-close-to-zero-distortion/, where you can find specification and sample shots.…

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Zhongyi Mitakon 20mm f/2.0 4.5X Super Macro Lens

ZY Optics announces a compact & budget Macro lens with High Magnification Ratio. Zhongyi Mitakon 20mm f/2.0 4.5x With the magnification of 4.5x this is quite unique lens. I can remember only of old Olympus OM Zuiko Auto Macro 20/2 and 20/3.5 with similar capabilities. Both were bellows lenses though. Here is the official press…

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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…

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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,…

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Laowa 12mm f/2.8 and Laowa 15mm f/2 – 2 UWA lenses from Venus optics with close to zero distortion!

There were so many exciting gadgets on Photokina, that it was easy to miss two very interesting lenses. Luckily my friend mentioned Irix lenses https://www.facebook.com/Irixlens/, and while I didn't find their stand, I spot instead Laowa. Venus Optics - producer of Laowa lenses is a new Chinese camera lens manufacturer based in Hefei, Anhui, which already…

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