Author: viktor pavlovic

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Photokina 2014 – Sony first impression – other announced Sony lenses

Keeping it fast and furious... Most attractive lenses were behind thick glass wall :-( and all my begging to let me try them, went nowhere... But I managed to get one extra info, however unreliable it might be... Sony brought back to life, original concept of ultra wide and fish-eye extender for the new announced…

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Photokina 2014 – Sony first impression – FE 16-35 f/4 OSS ZA

Just a brief report from Sony stand. It's huge. There are many stands on which you can hold and try most of the novelties, and some very expensive video cameras and many different tools and toys. http://youtu.be/9LCVq4azyzQ?list=UUrgZ0xuwSLetdhvrLQqa7BA When I approached closest stand, my hands felt instantly on the long-expected Sony 16-35/4 OSS and I asked…

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We arrived on Photokina

  We arrived on Photokina 2014! It was 8 hours drive over night and bit of looking where to park, but most importantly we made it. We would stay as long as there is something interesting to touch and try. Our main focus will be on new Sony FE and Zeiss Loxia lenses, maybe new…

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Sony FE 70-200 f/4 G OSS Lens Review – Part 1

Introduction Sony FE 70-200 f/4 G OSS is a full frame standard tele-zoom lens made for Sony E-mount cameras. It is a longest lens in a so called holly trinity - zoom lenses which covers FL from 16-200mm (usually 16-35, 24-70 and 70-200) that most professional photographers relies on. Sony introduced first Sony Vario-Tessar T*…

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Welcome to re-designed Verybiglobo blog!

Dear friends and photo fans, We started transition of Verybiglobo blog to the new engine, few months ago. It took me a while to realize, that this ain't to be definitive process, but permanent work in progress. But that's not as bad news as it might sound. There are many new features that we are…

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Extremely Swirly Bokeh – Short Tutorial

Here is my story... Over years, I collected some 20+ Helios 44 lenses. (If you never heard of this lens, it is Russian copy of Zeiss Biotar 58/2, one of my favorite standard lenses). I did so partially out of curiosity to see how many variations I might discover (it is believed that anyone who…

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Sony Alpha A6000 – World’s fastest AF – Part 2

I made few initial AF tests in one of my previous posts - click here, and I promised to make more tests to see if I can come to some conclusion...Meanwhile I saw and received few rude and disrespectful comments, mainly from anonymous people who probably misunderstood my original intention.But let me try to explain…

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Sony Alpha A6000 – ISO comparisons, corner smearing, color casting

Sony A6000 besides most prominent feature of Auto Focus performance, brought also new (in Sony camera range) 24 Mpx sensor design.While the resolution remain same as it was on NEX 7 sensor, Sony claim that new sensor has gap-less design, new micro-lenses and of course is linked to the new processor - Bionz X.I can't…

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Sony Alpha A6000 – World’s fastest AF?

This new APS-C range finder styled camera from Sony - a6000 is promoted as a game changer when it comes to AF performance.If anything, Sony E-mount cameras are permanently criticized for few things - lack of native lenses, lack of proper weather sealing, bad interface ergonomics and slow Auto Focus.To delete last critics from the…

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10 minutes lens test – portrait session

I can't say what is harder - finding "Perfect Lens" or finding "Perfect Testing Method". Especially knowing that neither exist.I published many "controlled" tests, mainly using ISO 12333 chart, but those charts and walls usually tells only part of the story.Unfortunately IMHO, most readers are referring to MTF tests and results, in general terms, considering…

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