Tagged: Sony A7

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…

The ZEISS Loxia 2.4/85 is particularly well suited for portrait photography and, due to its optical design, meets the demands of modern still photography and videography. 0

Zeiss Loxia 85/2.4 introduced. We will try it on Photokina in a few days.

Today Zeiss officially announced new lens for its Loxia line, made exclusively for Sony E mount (for now). New lens occupies traditional portrait focal length and we hope to get hands on it at upcoming Photokina. While this is certainly interesting proposition, I have to admit that it makes me feel very old and confused.…

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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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Minolta RF Rokkor-X 250mm f/5.6 on Sony A7

Getting mirror back to my mirrorless camera... I got lucky to find one of the rare and quite sought after lenses - super telephoto catadioptric mirror lens - Minolta RF Rokkor-X  250mm f/5.6. Introduced in 1979, this lens wasn't produced in large numbers and thus its prices on eBay can reach levels above 1000 USD.…

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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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Sony FE 70-200 f/4 G OSS Lens Review – Part 4 – Final Word

You can read first part of the review here - http://www.verybiglobo.com/sony-fe-70-200-f4-g-oss-lens-review-part-1/, second part here - http://www.verybiglobo.com/sony-fe-70-200-f4-g-oss-lens-review-part-2/, and third part here - http://www.verybiglobo.com/sony-fe-70-200-f4-g-oss-lens-review-part-3/ I spent almost two months with the Sony FE 70-200 F/4 G OSS now, and I have crystal clear opinion about the lens. In short - it's very good. This post will therefore…

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Zeiss Loxia 50/2 review

Intro: 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…

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Sony FE 70-200 f/4 G OSS Lens Review – Part 3

The first part of this review can be found here – http://www.verybiglobo.com/sony-fe-70-200-f4-g-oss-lens-review-part-1/ and the second here - http://www.verybiglobo.com/sony-fe-70-200-f4-g-oss-lens-review-part-2/ Let's take a look at 200mm performance and few more aspects starting with obligatory ISO 12333 chart. (Please note, that chart has over 70cm width, but the distance from the camera was still close to MFD. That…

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