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With the ZEISS Loxia 2.4/85, the ZEISS Loxia lens family has grown to four focal lengths and is therefore able to cover the focal length range from 21mm to 85mm. 3

Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Hands-On (Photokina 2016)

I already published Loxia 85/2.4 hands-on in the Photokina coverage article, but it deserves its dedicated space, so here it is, slightly reorganized and with some new content. I had a short interview with Mr. Cristophe Casenave, senior product manager in Zeiss and expert on weather sealing. VBL:Aren't you afraid that Batis and Loxia are…

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Sony FE 50/2.8 Macro – Hands On (Photokina 2016)

Sony FE 50/2.8 Macro lens, made for FF (but can be used also for APS-C of course) Sony E-mount cameras, was somehow quietly announced few weeks before Photokina 2016. On the show itself, this lens remained outside attention of the visitors, so I decided to give it a try and it certainly worth it. Here…

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Zeiss Milvus Lenses – Hands On

On 10th of September, in the group headquarter in Oberkochen, around 40 journalists mainly from Europe, have been introduced to the new Zeiss lens line called Milvus. Milvus Milvus is a Latin name for the Red Kite, medium-sized bird of prey, with largest population in... Germany (around 12000 pairs) While few of my friends photographers,…

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Sony RX 100 Mark III – Perfect Travel Camera?

I should tell you first - why I decided to make this post. One month ago, we were eagerly waiting for promised Zeiss Batis lenses, here in verybiglobo.com and we were also trying to find any source to get the new Sony A7R MII body as well as few few other novelties. Unfortunately, Batis didn't…

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Sony has announced the a7R II (ILCE-a7RII) 42.4 megaipixels full frame camera, with in body image stabilization (IBIS) and electronic first curtain (EFC)!

Sony released today information about new flagship full frame mirrorless camera A7R II, with whooping 42.4 Megapixels, IBIS (in body image stabilization), recently largest back illuminated (BSI) image sensor and EFC (electronic first curtain) in order to reduce possible shutter shock. From the specification, new camera looks fantastic and we are looking forward to get…

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Zeiss Distagon 35mm f/1.4 ZM Review

Introduction: In the last few years I tried or tested over 500 lenses. Only in few occasions though, I experienced instant excitement after seeing first results. I vaguely remember that feeling from my teen ages, when the girl who I was trying to bewitch from a safe distance, finally looked at me back. While subject…

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Photokina 2014 – HandeVision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85, hands-on

At the Kipon stand (mostly known as the lens adapter producer), I was attracted by the lens, that I heard about and saw some images, but never get a real idea about its performance or attractiveness. Here is what Hande-Vision says about the lens on their pages - "The worldwide highest speed lens for system…

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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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