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Welcome to Photo Jottings! Feel free to browse the site; there’s a lot of stuff here, so starting with the site guide may be a good idea.  For all my lens reviews, go here.  Use the search box for past homepage posts and product reviews that may not show up in the pages above.

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New! Complete list of all lenses that will fit the Sony ‘E’ mount

Sony Trade-in program here.

New items: Sony 100mm STF,   85mm F/1.8 Portrait lens   and   HVL-F45RM Flash.

Cosina -Voightlander lenses for Sony FE

Cosina announces three Voightländer branded lenses for Sony mirrorless full frame cameras; one was actually announced last year, but now they have 'improved' the specifications and appearance and added the other two.  The release date and price is yet unknown, and for all we know it could be another year before they are widely available. I've used Voightländer lenses on film cameras, but not with digital, so we'll see after I review them. 35mm F/1.4, likely an eight element (8/6) lens that looks quite small, no official specs yet or price. 40mm F/1.2, another small, yet fast lens, no idea of the optical formula, no official specs yet or price. 65mm F/2 Macro APO Lanthar; a fancy Voightländer heritage name with nifty red-green-blue hash marks.  Half macro size 1:2.  No official specs or price.

Sony FE 90mm F/2.8 G Macro Review

I've finally completed the Sony FE 90mm F/2.8 Macro G OSS review. I may add a few pics later as I use it more.  This lens is spectacular for medium telephoto work, and I purchased my copy since I like it so much!  As far as macro work is concerned, it's very good, but honestly, I notice no difference in close focus performance from the other nine or so macro lenses I've tested; you still need a tripod and perfect focus for sharp shots...read more

New Sony FE lenses and flash

Sony Introduces two new lenses for the FE system, both full frame compatible, (sorry 'a' mount folks, you'll have to keep waiting for your new lenses).  The first is a budget minded 85/1.8 'portrait' lens, coming in at a decent price of $600 USD.  The second lens is a $1500 USD 100mm F/2.8 STF G Master, designed very much like the one I reviewed a few years ago, but a bit shorter at 100mm instead of 135mm.  One hundred millimeters is awfully close to 85mm, and at F/2.8, (with a 'T' rating of F/5.6), this is a slow lens!  I'm scratching my head on the 100mm focal length decision. Hopefully Sony will come out with an FE version of the spectacular 135/1.8 Zeiss lens, which I would much rather have than the STF.  Check out the review above to see if STF is right for you!! Also announced, a new radio flash for people that don't want to buy separate radio triggers, retail around $400 USD. Availability in March.

More site improvements, now we’re ready for an audience!

I'm continually trying to make the site work better, and be more useful. The full resolution photo galleries are working fine now, just click on the picture to open in a larger box, then right click and download it if you want. Also, the site is loading much faster thanks to some work behind the scenes, and a new host server. Remember, everything on the old kurtmunger.com site is now located here, go here for lens reviews, and here to see where things are now located, thanks!

New Sony FE Lens page

I’ve listed all the lenses (almost 60!) that I was able to find that will fit Sony’s ‘E’ mount, but for now I’ve only completed the ‘FE’ system which covers full frame.  I’ll get the full list of APS-C lenses next.  Go here for the list.… More »

Welcome to Photo Jottings!

Welcome to Photojottings Version 3.0!  Go here for more info.

Photojottings and Kurtmunger have been combined!!  Everything on my old site is here, but you’ll probably want to use the search box to find something. I added all the old site pages from the left side navigation bar to the header above, so that may help.

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