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Best Low-Light Lenses for Sony

This recommended page lists lenses that I believe work well at F/2.8 or faster, and are typically used hand-held in low light, so no big lenses like the 70-200mm or 300/2.8.  I’m only listing lenses that I’ve reviewed, owned and/or have used extensively in low light.  A lens that gets a thumbs up here has to perform very well in

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Bokeh Sampler

This page will attempt to explain what “Bokeh” is by showing you some samples taken with various lenses, at different apertures, focus points, and areas of the image.

 

Bokeh is a Japanese word used to describe “fuzziness,” or in our case, the characteristics of out-of-focus points of light in our images, either foreground or background.  Most of us shoot …

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Dirty Lens

Equipment used for this article; the Sony A900 and Minolta AF 28-85mm F/3.5-4.5 lens.

Here’s a typical scene from a tourist trap destination, usually somewhere in the southern US: an older guy wearing sandals, dress socks and a Madras or Guayabera shirt, carrying around a Nikon or Leica camera outfit and taking snapshots at high noon.  After every few …

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Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1.  How can I tell if I’ll be able to use a Tele-converter on my Sony lens?

Sony only makes a few lenses that work with Sony tele-converters, and you can tell instantly if they’ll fit by looking at the rear of the lens.

Sony tele-converter compatible
Will not accept Sony tele-converters
The left shot shows the Sony 70-200mm…

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Flashes Etc

The “Flashes etc” page contains links to reviews for all items related to flash photography, such as flash units, reflectors, snoots, umbrellas, grids, stands, off-camera triggers and more.

 

This is a quick review of the Minolta Program 5400HS flash unit that first came out in 1993.  It was Minolta’s top-line flash at the time, until about 2000 when it…

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Grand Canyon South Rim Tour

Let’s begin our tour of the Grand Canyon South Rim.  Not every building or point of interest is included as you can imagine.  This is not meant as a colorful photo display as it was not spring yet, so no flowers and greenery.  I was here from April 15-17th 2008, and one of those days was spent hiking to the…

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Eric Scott, Jet Pack Pilot Extraordinaire

I went to this event on January 16th, 2009 in Tucson, AZ, and used the Sony A900 with Sony 24-105mm F/3.5-4.5 lens.  All images are direct from the camera, though some have been cropped.

 

GO FAST Sports is promoting their new sports drink, and secretly call it “GO FAST” sports drink!  The color theme is red and black, you’ll …

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