I've been searching for a cheap replacement for my Voigtlander 40mm 1.4 Nokton MC. While it was very sharp in the center, the field curvature softness was really starting to bug me due to the thick sensor stack of the Sony bodies. I've been looking at other alternatives such as the Voigtlander...
The A7s seems to have recently dropped in used prices, so I was able to get one from Adorama.com for a pretty good deal. I have been wanting to try one for some time, but wasn't sure it could compete with may A7ii.
What I have found so far is that I prefer the size of the A7s as well as the...
Looks like someone just usurped the Fuji 90mm as the new Wakizashi (Katana) of sharp short teles.
As is sometimes the case, I got access to a couple of pre-release copies of the new Sony FE...
Found this Youtube video. thought it interesting.
They tested the eye/face detect functions of the following cameras:
Canon EOS R, Fuji X-T3, Nikon Z6, Sony a9, Sony a7 III and Sony a6400
It is 20 minutes long, but if you scroll through the timeline bar, you'll see the thumbnails fear each...
I've had a 7ii for awhile and never really tested the CAF. After picking up the tamron I gave it a try at a high school basketball game. I was very impressed at how accurate, quick and silent it was. There was no hunting or pulsing and lens performed great. Here's a few shots, nothing noteworthy...
I currently have a bunch of m43 lenses and two 5 Mk II but I am not satisfied because of the quality of the images. Not that they are bad, but rather I find the ones from Sony to be far better with more colour rendition, sharpness and so on. They just please me more to the eye that's all.
For all users of the Samyang 35mm f/2.8 FE (at least if you have the latest firmware, version "03"): The lens focuses much faster and more accurately if you *switch off" Pre-AF on your Sony A7 II; I guess that's probably true for all Sony cameras, at least those with hybrid AF.
I don't know why...
Our town had a fun balloon glow event. Even though it got pretty chilly for us, it was fun hanging out, watching the balloons and chatting with neighbors
Balloon glow in fountain Park closes out 2018
A6000 and 50mm on a monopod got the job done.
First the Balloons and the fire that gets...
Had some time yesterday and took a short hike on one of our local trails
My short hiking pack. A large water bottle holder fits my A6000 and most of my lenses quite well and keeps the kit really secure. (Shot on my Note 5)
A6000 and 18-135mm
This short trail as a lot of signage
Sony has been aggressively focusing on FF cameras, and so far it seems like it was the right call. Now the A6xxx series feels a bit neglected, not to mention the lens selection. What do you Sony shooters reckon?
A6000 and 50mm SEL. Thank goodness for a flash
What a crazy night. We went to a Haunted house that our niece was a participant in. He puts on quite a show. It is kind of a weird holiday that I'm not crazy about it but my wife loves it.
Went to a little show at one of the local airports that has a CAF Museum:
Vintage Wings & Wheels Car Show 2018 | Airbase Arizona - Commemorative Air Force
A6000 and 28mm Sigma MF
Cars first: (So much glare and I forgot to bring a filter)
Out yesterday in Phoenix with the car after a good wash and stopped to get a few shots.
A6000 and 28mm Sigma MF. Wrong time of the day though, 1:00 in the afternoon so I did my best. That early afternoon sun is harsh ;-)
Currently sitting around a pool on Ischia, my thoughts turn to toying with the idea of something tiny and high quality. m4/3 is not for me, so in today's market that means Sony.
I'm happy with a 2x zoom, and value lens speed over reach. I want decent jpgs with the ability to capture raw for...
A friend of mine has a Sony A5100. She recently found a canon film camera with a couple EF autofocus lens. I know they're not the best but I told her she should get an adapter to use the lens on her sony. I doubt there would be any AF function with these old lens but is there any apeture...
Hung out and watched some fireworks for the 4th of July
Fourth at the Fountain
A6000 and 28-70mm FE. Forgot the tripod.
Agh, dirty glasses. Oh well.
Just a couple that turned out doing it handheld
The Sony A7 (the original) is pretty cheap right now. The 50 1.4 is also pretty cheap. Is the combo worth it as a low light non-action camera? I have no experience with Sony FF so i’m looking for advice from real users. I’ve already looked at the old reviews.
Went last night to a night show of various interpretive dance performances.
spark! AFTER DARK
A6000 and 50mm SEL did me well.
Hanging out, taking selfies:
Lady painting a mural:
On to the dancing:
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photos A6000: Night time Dance Show 50mm SEL
The yearly Easter Pageant in Mesa, AZ
Mesa Easter Pageant
Trusty A6000 the 55-210mm and 50mm (people shots were with the 55-210, flower and pageant shots with the 50mm)
We know her, she was one of the performers
Photographers at work...
I always buy weird old lenses I find at flea markets, yard sales, etc. I must have bought this one lens I have decades ago and kept it in my "junk box".
While going through these lenses lately, I discovered I had an old lens, that I probably paid five dollars or so for. Looking it up, I...
Had some time before my wife got home this afternoon so I strolled around the neighborhood. Spring is in full swing here in the desert southwest
A6000 and 70-150mm Vivitar
Be careful. Things in the desert have a lot of barbs, needles and sharp edges.
Looks a bit unwieldy, but actually suits me for balance. I can tuck my left elbow into my hip, grasp the belly of the lens in my left hand and I use back focus setup which also helps to grip.
Auto-Focus seems as fast as on a Canon. Manual focus works well and the peaking is very clear.
Not my finest.......just getting used to the handling. Took the A7M2 Canon 17-40L into the City to test it out. Didn't do much in the way of street work and it was latie'ish when I got there so light wasn't at its best. I also felt quite exposed lumping the kit about for street work. Oh well...
Just fell for the Sony A7M2 at Wex in London. With cash back it is just about £800 which, to my mind, is great value for a full frame camera of this age. It joins my A6300. I have ordered the sigma converter to put my Canon 17-40L lens on it. It works, I tried it out in the store. Hopefully...