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February 3 2014


Thoughts of the future 

So here’s the follow up to the last two paragraphs of the post below about the future of the site.  First: I have a lot of knowledge I want to share; of course I’ll be reviewing all the new Sony lenses, but more importantly, I’ll be adding more useful stuff such as interior lighting…

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January 27 2014


Soon to be back in action!

Hello everyone!  It’s been quite some time since I last posted anything; and a long time since I posted anything meaningful.  I did not fall off a cliff, or decide to go find myself while traveling the world, I somewhat enjoy being lost all the time, and don’t have enough money to travel…

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December 16 2013


Sony Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F/4 OSS ZA review!

This lens took over two months to review, mostly because I’m super busy with business these past months, (well, all year actually), but also because I had to review two lenses as I thought the first one wasn’t quite up to Sony QC standards, unfortunately, it looks like…

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November 18 2013


Full review of the Rokinon 16mm F/2 for Sony ‘a’ and ‘e’ mount.

Check out the long over-due review of the Rokinon (Samyang) 16mm F/2 lens.  I had to test two, as the first was very soft along the left side; the second was acceptable, but not perfect along the left side. The Rokinon 16/2 turned in a…

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October 16 2013


New FF a7 series announced, along with a bunch of lenses.

Sony makes it official; the a7 and a7r are real!  This camera has been hyped for a couple of months now, so it’s not a surprise unless you’ve been living under a rock.  Both versions can be pre-ordered now.  It looks like the new lenses are fairly small, …

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October 14 2013


Not the IQ I had in mind for a Zeiss.

I took the Zeiss 16-70mm zoom out for some serious test shots, and in the process discovered the images are far less than what I had in mind for a lens costing $1000.  Here’s the thing; the centers are very sharp and impressive at F/5.6 at all focal lengths,…

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October 10 2013


New arrival; Sony Zeiss 16-70mm F/4 OSS.

I have the new Zeiss 16-70mm zoom now, and official testing will begin this weekend.  It’s pretty small and light weight, although it looks big on the NEX-C3 below.  It would compliment the 10-18mm, and may be the only two lenses you’d ever need for the NEX APS-C system: well, this

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