Everything about photography including some field tests of cameras and lenses


Nikon D800E and 5 WA zoom lenses

I just got Nikon D800E, with the idea to use it until (and if) Canon does not come with a proper landscape and Hi-Res studio camera. No critics to Canon here, I just needed higher resolution.For the studio work I choose Nikon 24-70 f2.8 and it should be enough for now. I might add one…


Sony NEX and Landscape

This post is about my experience with the NEX system as the alternative to DSLR for the landscape photography. Sony NEX 5n + Carl Zeiss Tevidon 35 f1.9at f8 Last weekend I packed Sony NEX 5n and 7 for the 3 days photo trip to Ceske Svycarsko, area known by sandstone rocks and green hills.…


Sigma 30 f2.8 EX DN E review

Review is in progress, but so far, I can post only few comparisons  done against kit lens and Canon FD 35 f2 S.S.C.I will have to take more serious look at Sigma, as it is supposed to be great lens, but from those comparisons it comes short to Canon. It is different FL of course,…


Konica Hexanon AR 50mm f1.4 – Legacy 50mm. Which one is the best? Part 6

Both Konica Lenses were pleasant surprise for me. Maybe because before testing, I didn't know nothing about them. After I examined results, I spent some time looking for more information. Here is faster, a bit older and more expensive f1.4 version.Lens is Double-Gauss design, same as i.e. Yashinon DX 50 f1.7 or Asahi Super Takumar…


Minolta Rokkor MD 50mm f1.4 – Legacy 50mm. Which one is the best? Part 5

This lens was introduced in 1979 and was in production till 1981, when Minolta updated it to its last version with orange lettering instead of green and aperture lock. Optical formula stays the same.Lens is small and light with good build quality (much better than any new kit lens anyway), 220g, with a filter size…


Sony NEX 7 + Carl Zeiss Tevidon 35mm f1.9

WOW! Can your 35mm do this :-): Resolving power Sony NEX 7 + Carl Zeiss Tevidon 35mm f1.9 at f5.6 CA? Can't see any... Sony NEX 7 + Carl Zeiss Tevidon 35mm f1.9 at f1.9 Sony NEX 7 + Carl Zeiss Tevidon 35mm f1.9 at f1.9 Bokeh is Ok for 35mm Sony NEX 7 +…

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