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New sample shots with the Sony FE 55/1.8

I’ve added a new set of resolution sample shots taken with the fantastic little Sony FE 55/1.8 lens.  I bought this lens after I reviewed it and still can’t believe how sharp it is wide open. The old resolution samples were taken in cloudy weather, this new set in full sun, and a different scene.…

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First Sony designed full frame Macro lens

Sony finally produces their first full frame normal macro lens, a 50mm F/2.8 for the FE system. Sorry 'a' mount folks, you'll have to keep using the 1980s Minolta designed macros. This new FE macro lens has a stated minimum aperture of F/16, that seems not nearly small enough for close work and adequate depth of field. Of course I'll be reviewing this lens soon. Below is a press release.

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New Sony A6500

Sony announces a new APS-C camera, this time a minor upgrade to the A6300, both good cameras, however, the retail price of the new 6500 is $1400!!  This new camera gets some AF, and video tweaks, and a touch screen.  Below is a recent press release.

Stable, fast, and versatile, the Alpha a6500 from Sony is an apt APS-C-format mirrorless …

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Sony RX100 version 5 announced

Sony announces a minor upgrade to the RX100IV camera, this version gets some AF and video tweaks among other things. Below is a press release.


Taking an amazing pocket-sized series and further improving it, the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V Digital Camera from Sony takes the compact RX100 line up a notch by adding a Fast Hybrid AF system with 315 …

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New A99II gets some minor upgrades

Sony comes out with yet another 'a' mount camera, this time a minor upgrade to the A99. Unfortunately, it's been years since they've come out with a new lens for this system, and a good portion of the current lenses from Sony actually are Minolta designs that date back to the 80s and 90s

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