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  • Web Content Announcements • Re: The best 50mm for A7RII May 26, 2016
    I just purchased the 50mm FE lens along with the a7rII. BTW, bought them from Adorama They're still on their way.I opted namely for that 50mm because:a- it's cheapb- I had to buy a lens with it (Batis 25 or 18mm where not in stock)c- even the Voigtlander 15mm III wasn't in stock (I always […]
    Dr. Harout
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Exhibit your B&W shots May 26, 2016
    Seems to me these last few entries should be in the "Jokes and Photo Phunnies" section of the forum.However, it does seemed to have breathed some life into a forum that looked like it was on its way out!By the way, does anyone know what happened to Dr. H who started this topic? The last […]
    dewarp
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Grandson May 26, 2016
    He's at the age where he's really starting to make different facial expressions.Statistics: Posted by the_hefay — Thu May 26, 2016 5:06 am
    the_hefay
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Exhibit your B&W shots May 26, 2016
    LOLStatistics: Posted by the_hefay — Thu May 26, 2016 1:07 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Exhibit your B&W shots May 25, 2016
    sury wrote:Nice shots Henry. Did they really made B&W only lenses? I did not know that.They are rare and usually very expensive. They need a very exotic kind of glass and special, hard to find expertise to make them. QA is a big expense too since so many get rejected for letting in the occasional […]
    bakubo

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Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 SAM on mirrorless FF

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With the 24-70mm f/2.8 new Sony GM FE lens selling for £1799 (UK) and the A-mount version two 24-70mm f/2.8 for a full £100 more, the cost of a basic mid-range zoom to use with a camera like the A7RII remains very high. There are good arguments to be happy with the 24-70mm f/4 FE […] . . . → Read More: Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 SAM on mirrorless FF

f2 Cameracraft latest issue out now

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The latest edition of f2 Cameracraft contains our reviews of the Voigtländer 10mm and 15mm lenses, and also a review of the superb new Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 VC and 90mm f/2.8 SP Macro VC lenses, plus Sigma’s 20mm f/1.4 and 24-35mm f/2 – all tested on the Sony A7R II which we use for […] . . . → Read More: f2 Cameracraft latest issue out now

The best 50mm for A7RII

After testing the Sony Carl Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 FE in 2014, I was less than impressed. I may have had a decentred example (it happened to dPreview and at least one photographer I trust to know his lens performance expectations). It was, certainly, pin-sharp on a test chart or a brick wall but the moment […] . . . → Read More: The best 50mm for A7RII

My new Sony 85mm…

With extremely expensive Sony-fit 85mm lenses in abundance and beyond my (economically sensible) reach, I’ve done good commercial work last year on the Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM and later the Sony 85mm f/2.8 SAM on A7RII. Some of my work relies on showing close-up details with strong differential focus, and hardly any lenses are free […] . . . → Read More: My new Sony 85mm…

Sony’s Master plan – new 85, 24-70, 70-200 and more

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On Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, Sony UK held a press event to which I was invited. Well, I’m in a different country and about 400 miles from their Weybridge offices, so as usual my trusted English office editor at large (and son) Richard made the still substantial journey from Leicester. The result was a completely […] . . . → Read More: Sony’s Master plan – new 85, 24-70, 70-200 and more

Low-cost macro for the A7 series

It’s been a while since my last review of Sony products here, and not because I have been inactive. The truth is that I’ve spent so much on Sony kit 24/7 working has been necessary, including a good few reviews and tests of the A7RII and lenses appearing elsewhere. It’s a real issue, I now […] . . . → Read More: Low-cost macro for the A7 series

Amazon UK price drop on 16-35m f/4 FE

Of interest to UK full frame owners – Amazon EU (and also at least one other vendor) has the 16-35mm f/4 FE on sale with a 37% discount at £799.99, on top of which Sony has a £100 cashback on this lens – and I can confirm that these cashbacks work 100% reliably. This makes […] . . . → Read More: Amazon UK price drop on 16-35m f/4 FE

No FE or A mount for new Sigma 24-35mm f/2

We’ve had news of the new Sigma Art HSM high speed wide angle full frame zoom – 24-35mm f/2. It will be available in Nikon, Canon and Sigma mounts only (release date not yet confirmed) according to Sigma in the UK. Note that this will be a bit of monster with its 82mm filter thread, 117mm long […] . . . → Read More: No FE or A mount for new Sigma 24-35mm f/2

Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS lens

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Sometimes you find a chunk of glass which just works. One of the problems with lenses is that you can never have too many. They overlap, they duplicate each other, and yet they can be so different that you need every single one. The new Samyang 12mm f/2 for mirrorless APS-C systems is one of […] . . . → Read More: Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS lens

Sony’s BIG system future at photokina

I’m using my RX10 to report. This camera is my big Sony dilemma. It’s actually all I really need for 95% of my daily work. Well, here we are reporting from photokina 2014, the major trade fair in Cologne. I’m only here for the day and a brief stop in tomorrow morning en route to the […] . . . → Read More: Sony’s BIG system future at photokina