Everything about photography including some field tests of cameras and lenses

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Cheap Macro lens with AF – Canon EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6. Only three screws away!

We are proud to welcome on verybiglobo.com our dear friend, great photographer and very skilled DIY equipment inventor - Petr Machan - http://machan.tumblr.com/ Within our tradition, Petr will get very special title - Verybigmachan, which can be interpreted like - very big mac, very big macho or very big Genghis Khan. We hope to see…

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Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T* vs Sony SEL 10-18mm f/4,0 OSS

Introduction: We were among first reviewers to post full res samples from Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T* lens announced just before Photokina 2014. Unfortunately we weren't able to get testing sample of the lens soon enough after release and thus we lost interest to make a full review, but since we finally…

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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 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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