Category: Sony


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.…


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…


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%…


NEX 7 + Minolta AF 300 f2.8 APO G HS + Canon EF 300 f2.8 L IS + Canon FD 300 f4 L

For a long time now, I wanted to try some of those "Super-Tele" lenses on a tinny NEX 7.By making this brief test, I realized once again, that everything is about compromises. Especially in photography, when it comes to the equipment.So, if you just want to know - which lens is better... don't read further.Here…


Does Sony NEX 7 cook RAW files?

YES IT DOES!!! I feel safe enough now to say - Yes - RAWs from Sony NEX 7 with a firmware 1.01 are noticeably affected with a software corrections.Already in a previous article -, I showed many proofs, but suddenly I found and bought NEX 7 with a previous firmware and compared both NEX…


Sony NEX 7, firmware 1.01, Metabones adapter and color casting problems

Some time ago, when I was testing Sony SEL 1018, I wanted to include few Canon EF lenses in a comparison too.Using a Metabones - Canon EF to Sony E mount Smart adapter version I, I realized on a few takes, a noticeable amount of the green casting in the edges.I didn't pay much attention…


SONY SEL 1018 f4 OSS Final Word

The weather where I am is so bad, that I can't finish my testing yet.But after spending some time with SEL 1018, mounted mostly on NEX 7, I think I am ready to come with personal opinion.Following few web forums, I can see quite opposite impressions from a different users. There are quite a few,…


NEX 5n + Canon EF 50 f1.2 L USM

It's been almost 7 moths, since I got Metabones Smart adapter for EF lenses on NEX bodies. I have version I, meanwhile Metabones released version II, which with a latest firmware, allow even AF. (reported to be rather slow)However, I didn't use it too much. Mainly because, there are lot of those old legacy lenses…


SONY SEL 1018 f4 OSS vs Nikkor 14-24 f2.8G ED AF-S Rolling Review Part IV

Nonsense? Probably.But somehow I managed to have both lenses.So, let me start this part of the review differently than previous ones.No, I wouldn't recommend anyone to use this Nikkor on the NEX body instead of SEL 1018 f4 OSS.  There could be only one reason to suggest or even think about it - a huge…

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