Sigma has two new lenses (14/1.8 and 24-70/2.8) with factory supplied adapters for Sony FE cameras; these new additions bring the total factory adapted lenses to 10+, and native FE system lenses to over 80. We now have over 90 lenses to choose from for our Sony FE cameras; so is that enough? Unfortunately, I don't think so. Most of the lenses are wide to mid length primes, with very few zoom telephoto options right now, and zero telephoto primes over 135mm.
Here's a nice video for milky way shooters, but more interestingly is the relatively inexpensive equipment used, the$600 Sony A6000 and$329 Rokinon/Samyang 12mm F/2 lens. This is mostly the same gear I use for still milky way shots, and seems to be the standard for budget minded people. Go here for the Rokinon 12mm review.
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Let’s do a little window shopping today, shall we? Think we might need a box of Glory Dimples? Or maybe some Kyanize enamel paint to touch up those worn out balls!! Other items of interest: Otter Bait Pail, re-purposed as a ball washer perhaps; and in the right lower corner some cone shaped tees …
I brought along a trio of wide angle lenses for an interior shoot, and while taking a quick break, I thought I’d see how they all compared to each other. The subject lenses are:
Sony 10-18mm for aps-c sensors
Rokinon 24mm F/1.4 full frame
Zeiss 25mm F/2 full frame.
All images were taken in RAW, with minor lighting adjustments to …
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.
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!