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May 20 2013

5/20/13

Updates etc.

I’ve fallen behind trying to update my product links that go to ‘discontinued items’ on my recommended stuff, and that’s fixed now hopefully, let me know if there’s a link to an outdated product.

I forgot to mention a few months ago B&H Photo started carrying RadioPoppers triggers.  I’ve been using them for several years and …

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May 9 2013

5/9/13

DXOmark tests 70-400mm, comes to same conclusion I did 4 years ago.

 DXOmark tested the new version of the Sony 70-400mm G lens, and called it among other things ‘one of the sharpest superzooms’ which was basically my conclusion when I reviewed it in May of 2009.  They go on to say performance could be a bit better wide …

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May 3 2013

5/3/13

New Zeiss and Sigma for Sony NEX lenses Soon available.

Sigma announces a 60mm F/2.8 prime for Sony NEX and MFT users.  Equivalents in 135 film format are: Sony 90mm, and MFT 120mm.  I’m thinking portrait and low light sports use, or maybe landscape pans.  The price is great—$239, let’s hope the optical quality is too.  Of course …

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April 29 2013

4/29/13

Shakin’ down the Sony NEX 20/2.8.

I’ve been testing out the new 20/2.8 pancake from Sony over the last couple of weeks.  Now I have to start writing up the review.  I can say at this point it’s much sharper than the 16/2.8 at all apertures, but it is a different focal length, so a direct comparison is not …

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April 22 2013

4/22/13

Sony “shoot what you love” video series, and other news.

Sony created a new video series called “shoot what you love” now available at creativelive.com, check it out.  There are four programs, one on Monday; three on Wednesday, and I believe you can view them free during the live broadcast, with purchasing available if you miss them or …

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April 8 2013

4/8/13

Sony NEX PZ 16-50mm review.

Check out the full review of the very small retractable zoom lens from Sony for the NEX system.
This is a pretty cool lens for people that want to carry their camera in a purse or pocket; it performs reasonably well, and is much better and more useful than the 16mm F/2.8 pancake.  Is …

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