Category: Lenses & Cameras Reviews

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Photokina 2014 – Samsung NX1 – First Impression

While biggest stars on Photokina Sony stand were new lenses, and variety of other products was imprerssive, Samsung stand was NX1 dominated. http://youtu.be/DiHP1gAUcxQ?list=UUrgZ0xuwSLetdhvrLQqa7BA There were some fifty cameras prepared for visitors, around at least four blocks with different subjects for testing. Subjects were nice models, ready to pose for your NX1 first experience and to…

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Photokina 2014 – Sony first impression – FE 16-35 f/4 OSS ZA – some RAW samples for download

I promised to add some RAW files taken with Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T* and A7r for download. Please note, that the conditions were more than difficult, low lighting, lot of people around, no good target, possible miss focusing (I used manual focus on Sony sign in the middle of the frame)…

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Photokina 2014 – Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S on Sony A7r – hands on

There were many new lenses on this year Photokina and one would need much more time than I had to try them all. So, while I was mainly interested in Sigma Art series with their excellent 50/1.4 and 35/1.4, I couldn't resist to put this new Super-Tele Sigma on my Sony A7r. It happened many…

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Photokina 2014 – Sony FE 28-135 f/4 G OSS first impressions

New Sony FE 28-135 f/4 G OSS Power Zoom lens is the first lens in Sony FE line that is clearly targeted for video use. It is huge in size, (compared to standard FE lenses), but not very heavy. Being made from polycarbonate, lens has rubber rings for aperture and focus, both being ribbed for…

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Photokina 2014 – Zeiss Loxia Story

Zeiss stand on Photokina is... different. There is a large oval with various cameras which are hard but flexi wired to the desk, each with different Zeiss lens. All around, there are always 3-4 photographers waiting to put their fingers on those optical gems. Unlike many other producers, Zeiss let you put card in camera…

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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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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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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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