Everything about photography including some field tests of cameras and lenses

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ZEISS Batis 25mm f/2 and ZEISS Batis 85mm/1.8 – First Impression

I had opportunity to briefly play with new full frame lenses for Sony E mount cameras - Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 and Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8. On a local Zeiss promotion here in Prague, both lenses were available for photographers and journalists, but we were informed that they are still prototypes, not final production versions,…

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Sony Alpha A7 Family – Which One To Choose? A7 (ILCE-7) vs A7M II (ILCE-7M II) vs A7r (ILCE-7R) vs A7s (ILCE-7s).

Introduction: On October 16, 2013, Sony made a small revolution in photographic community by announcing their A7 (ILCE-7) and A7r (ILCE-7r) cameras. While not being first to introduce full frame sensor in small, compact mirror-less body (this primacy belongs to Leica), Sony A7 was clearly smallest and most importantly affordable FF camera, while Sony A7r…

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Zeiss APO Sonnar 135mm f/2 (ZF.2) Review

Introduction: One of the lenses that I always wanted to test, partially because of its great reputation and partially because it represents my favorite focal length for people shots, finally found its way to Verybiglobo.com Zeiss APO Sonnar 135mm f/2 in Nikon ZF.2 mount APO in the name means, that lens is Apochromatically corrected, or…

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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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Zeiss Loxia Biogon 35/2 Review

Zeiss brought to the market new line of lenses – Zeiss Loxia. Loxia lenses are specially developed for Sony E mount full frame cameras, such as Sony A7, A7r and A7s recently. Lenses could be of course used on any Sony E mount camera, including NEX and later APS-C models without limitation. Zeiss Loxia are…

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10 great gifts for photographers by Verybiglobo.com (2014)

I decided to made this little list of great gifts that I would like someone to buy me for X-mass 2014, or for any other reason... You should however consider my mental state and the fact that with this post I am trying to make you click and buy gifts, using enclosed affiliate links, which…

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Metabones Speed Booster Ultra review – Part II – Canon EF 50/1.2 L

You can read first part of the review here - http://www.verybiglobo.com/metabones-speed-bosster-ultra-review-part-i/ For comparative part of the review, I decided to go with Canon EF 50/1.2 L . Changing lenses on the adapters and especially using LTII without aperture control, while trying to shoot real life images is simply too challenging and it might cause serious…

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Metabones Speed Booster Ultra Review – Part I

As announced couple of weeks ago, I am starting to work on the review of the new focal reducer - Metabones Speed Booster Ultra, made again in cooperation with Caldwell Photographic, company its founder - Brian Caldwell, was first to introduce concept of focal reducers for mirrorless cameras, few years ago. Metabones Speed Booster Ultra…

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