Category: Lenses & Cameras Reviews


Sony SAL 135 f/2.8 (T4.5) STF

Sony SAL 135mm f/2.8 (T4.5) STF This is one of the lenses that Sony inherited from Minolta, re-branded and kept selling. I am not sure how long will Sony keep this lens in production, because I doubt they have a big sales, and the profitability might be questionable too. Is it a bad lens? No.…


Super fast 50-58mm shot out wide open

Here is another brief lens comparison. This time I tried eight f/1.2 lenses around 50mm focal length, wide open in the field. In this comparison you can consider sharpness as well as the bokeh.Results in terms of resolution and contrast are kind of surprising. One of the cheapest 50mm in this test (if not the…


50mm f/1.4 legacy lenses – Shootout Wide Open

I can read almost every week a new thread about 50mm legacy lenses in many photography forums.Sometimes it is funny to follow fan-boys and girls fighting for their Minolta, Oly or Pentax, being the best lens ever produced. Most time, it is just annoying.All kind of forum members, present all kind of different informations, so…


Four Macro 50mm lenses – brief shot out

I just made a brief shot out between four 50mm lenses mounted on NEX 7. On the first sight, they seems like rather different breeds, but as I thought, field relevant differences, for the mainstream macro use - flower in the garden :-) is very small.4 lenses are:1. Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f/2 Macro ZE…


Voigtlander Nokton Aspherical 35mm f/1.2 II

Voigtlander Nokton Aspherical 35mm f/1.2 II This is very special lens, but ISO chart is certainly not its best friend. I don't have time right now to write about all my findings and thoughts, so don't make any conclusion based on the crops bellow. I need to keep same methodology, but this lens should be…


Sony SEL 35mm f/1.8 OSS

Here are some crops from my new ISO 12333 DCR4 test chart. I will first post results for most of the lenses separately, and if there will be interest, I might post some direct comparisons later.SEL 35mm f/1.8 Crop zones: Center 100% Crop: Zone A 100% Crop: Zone B 100% Crop:   Zone C 100%…


Which 35mm lens is the best? Battle of 35mm lenses on Sony NEX 7. Part I Bokeh.

Here it is - a comparison contest between 20 lenses at 35mm focal length, mounted on Sony NEX 7. Why those 20 lenses? Why many 35mm lenses are missing? The answers is simple - I have those 20 lenses and do not have others. If anyone, who will read this review, have one of those…


Samyang 8mm f2.8 UMC fisheye and NEX 7, no tripod allowed

It's not often, that I can review 6 lenses at once. But thanks to South Korean producer Samyang, it is possible. Samyang, Rokinon, Vivitar, Bower, Pro-Optics or Wallimex 8mm f2.8 UMC for Sony. Just pick the lens you have, or consider and read further. Truth is, they are all same.What has lens review to do…


Metabones Speed Booster Review (NEX 7) Part III – Canon EF 50 f1.2 L USM

Canon EF 50 f1.2 L USM is one of the most controversial lenses in Canons line-up. Some photographers loves it, some hates it, it usually come to who owns it and who don't. Because, those who owns it for a longer period of time, learned about its severe flaws, but loves what they get in…


Metabones Speed Booster Review (NEX 7) Part II – Canon TS-E 17 f4 L

Canon TS-E 17mm f4 L USM, Metabones Speed Booster (Canon EF to Sony E-mount) and Sony NEX 7. There is ongoing debate on the forums between the "I like NEX because of the small size majority" and me. (Well, maybe few others :-)) The reason why I choose NEX had nothing to do with the…

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