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August 12 2013

8/12/13

Sony Carl Zeiss 50/1.4 SSM review posted… 

…but it’s not quite finished.   I have the conclusion to do yet, plus I want to take it out one or two more times for some follow-up testing and some possible comps—not sure yet though.  The additional material will not effect the overall review, so feel free to come to your own… More »

August 1 2013

8/1/13

New toys to play with.

Recent arrivals for review are the Sony Zeiss 50/1.4 SSM, Zeiss Touit 32mm F/1.8, and Zeiss Touit 12mm F/2.8.

I think I’ll start off with the 50/1.4 as this lens is pretty new; the Touit lenses are already old news in the review world. I hope you folks appreciate what I… More »

July 22 2013

7/22/13

A great hiking tripod.

I bought one of these Sirui T-025X carbon fibre tripods for hiking because it comes in a less than 2lbs, (.85kg) with head!  Plus, it’s almost full height, extending to 54.5″ (139cm).  It’s made in China, but the quality is very good.  Nice features include leg warmers, separate pan and tilt head with quick release … More »

July 14 2013

7/14/13

Updated pages and review cameras.

A few readers asked if I was going to add the Sigma 35/1.4 DG lens and 60/2.8 NEX to the ‘Best low-light lenses page’ and the answer is yes for the 35/1.4, and no for the 60/2.8 NEX.  The only issue keeping the 60mm off the page is that there is no image stabilization, … More »

July 8 2013

7/8/13

Sigma 35mm F/1.4 DG review. This is Sigma’s first Global Vision ‘Art’ series of lenses; and as such; claims to take artistic expression to a new level—so are you ready to be whisked away to a new level of expressiveness?  Or are you happy being in the lower levels of the dreaded artistic doldrums?  Either way, read all about … More »

June 28 2013

6/28/13

Sony updates RX1 and RX100. 

Sony decides to update the RX1 just as I’m about to review it.  Oh well, scrap one RX1 review, so on to new things, like the new Sony RX100 V2. This looks like a possible Canon G1X killer, at least at low ISOs.  The must’ve heard me everyone complaining about the lack of… More »

June 17 2013

6/17/13

New review items. 

Check out the goodies that showed up at the office on Friday.  First up for review will be the Sigma 60/2.8 for NEX; then the highly rated full frame Sigma 35/1.4, BTW, that’ll be the first FF review since the Sigma 85/1.4 from Dec. 2011!  The Sony RX1 will stay in the box until … More »
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