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Sony Fisheye converter review

Check out the full review of Sony's 16mm F/3.5 fisheye converter.  This can be a fun lens, or an awful lens, it all depends on your level of creativity.  My level is pretty low at the moment, confirm this by going to the middle of the review and looking at dumb pictures, like inside a washing machine, oven, or the fridge.

The fisheye is actually pretty good, and certainly worth the money if you have 28/2 already.  Buying both is  pricey, and a long and heavy combo, read the review to see if it's right for you.

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Let’s stroll through a camera store…in 1938!

Come on in and check out our folding and box cameras, enlargers, splicers and photographic publications, especially the ones on the top shelf.  While you're here, don't forget that post card Kodak 122 film, or maybe a roll film developing kit?

This wonderful Moulin studio image was taken inside a Camera Craft store in San Francisco, CA on April fools day 4/1, 1938 for Mr E.R. Young.  I bought this 8x10" Defender Safety base negative and scanned it on an Epson flatbed scanner.  Amazing how sharp the image is using 80 year old technology; you'd be hard pressed to get more resolution from a modern day high end digital camera.

As I look at the products for sale back then, I'm reminded that I own quite a few of them now, my collection contains many of the folding cameras you see on the shelves in the back, and the Kodak Rangefinder, extinction meters, filters etc in the display cases below the cameras....

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New Zeiss FE lens

Zeiss officially announces the Zeiss Batis 135mm F/2.8 for the Sony FE system, and will nicely compliment three other Batis lenses, the 18/2.8, 25/2 and 85/1.8.  I'll be reviewing the 25/2 next, along with the Rokinon 24/1.4, look for some full size samples mid-month.

The Zeiss 135/2.8 is rather large for a '2.8' prime, but not too heavy at 613g.  I wonder how it compares to the CZ 135/1.8 I raved about years ago for the 'a' mount.  Of course both of the lenses will work fine on  FE camera bodies, but the CZ 135/1.8 will need a Sony adapter for mounting and focusing, and I would not be surprised to see an 'FE' version coming from Sony soon.

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Sale items ending soon.

Here are a few sale items you might be interested in that are ending soon. Click here for a whole bunch of stuff, not just Sony.

The Sony Trade-In program ends this April fools day (Saturday) so go here for details.

Sony bundled deals here.

Sony A5000 with 16-50mm kit lens, $379.  White.  Silver.  Each with free extra battery.

Sony A6000 with two lens kit, 16-50mm and 55-210mm, $848.

$200 off Sony A7II with kit 28-70mm lens.

Canon G9 X for $399, a nice compact camera.

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New goodies have arrived for review, this time the Sony FE 28/2 with accessories!

New on my desk is the Sony 28mm F2 wide angle lens for the full frame 'FE' system, along with the fisheye and ultra wide converters. I'll be reviewing each one separately.  Oddly, the converters seem to be larger and heavier than the host lens, check the boxes out.

Look for some resolution samples in a day or two.

Sony FE 28mm F/2    B&H Photo, Amazon, eBay.

Sony Fisheye converter.    B&H Photo, Amazon, eBay.

Sony Ultra wide converter.     B&H Photo, Amazon, eBay.

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