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Sony announces two new super wide angle lenses for their 'e' mount with full frame coverage. Both are zooms; a 16-35/2.8 which is a faster version of this lens, and the other one was a bit unexpected, a 12-24mm F/4.
The 16-35mm F/2.8 'G Master' is a 16 element in 13 group design, which looks to be significantly more complicated than the F/4 Zeiss version with a configuration of 12 elements in 10 groups.
Pluses for this lens; lightweight for a fast zoom, focus hold button, 11 blade circular aperture, (I prefer 6-8 straight blades for more defined sunstars, but that's just me), dual DDSSM focusing, and dust and moisture resistant.
Now on the downside; no OSS, or optical steady shot; huh? Super expensive at $2200, 82mm front filter also expensive.
Check out the latest film camera review, this time it's the swell Kodak HD power flash model. True artists will appreciate this little marvel far more than any digital delight, as it produces an original image that you can hold in your hand and of course cherish for a lifetime!!
All things considered, it's a fun camera, and takes decent snaps, see the full size samples inside the review.
Greetings from the corner of Mugsford and Washington st! I thought I'd display another sample from my glass plate negative collection, (this one is tiny for back in the day, but considered large by today's standards), it measures exactly 2¼ x 3¼" (6x9). Our Georgian style Isaac Mansfield designed subject is The Old Town house in Marblehead Massachusetts, built in 1727, more info here. I'm guessing the image was probably taken in the teens to early 1920s as the car on the left suggests; looks like a
So says the box of the iconic Crapsey designed Kodak Brownie Hawkeye. I reviewed this camera about 8 years ago on the old site, and it still gets quite a few reads after all these years. The little Hawkeyes are a lot of fun, and very simple to use; look through the viewfinder, and press the shutter button!! Go to the review to see how to get the best out of the Kodak Brownie Hawkeye. I've also covered how to take them apart for cleaning and fixing any problems; this is about as simple as a camera gets. They're pretty inexpensive on ebay; get one for about $5-15 plus shipping.
Although not really a 're-post' to this site, I did freshen it up by formatting the article properly, adding a couple more large images, making some corrections based on additional use, and added some links for the camera, and 620 film, which is making a comeback!
Check out some comparison crops, and the full size versions too of the Rokinon 24mm F/1.4 which I'm currently reviewing. The relatively inexpensive Rokinon is not to bad in resolution in the centers and corners, but contrast is lacking, as is quality control, see the bottom of the comp for more info.