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January 20, 2020 Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS Review

I personally welcomed the announcement of the Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS lens for the simple reason that it created a way to get extended reach for Sony shooters without breaking the bank.  Tamron helped create a huge market for the “affordable super-telephoto” class of lenses when it released the 150-600m [Read more...]

January 10, 2020 Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3G OSS Image Gallery

I personally welcomed the announcement of the Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS lens.  Tamron helped create a huge market for the “affordable super-telephoto” class of lenses when it released the 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD back at the beginning of 2014.  Many amateur photographers will never be able to afford t [Read more...]

December 20, 2019 Sony FE 35mm F1.8 Review

Sony’s FE Sonnar 55mm F1.8 (my review here) and FE 85mm F1.8 lenses (my review here) have been some of their most popular lenses on the mirrorless platform.  It’s a great formula:  very compact, well built, great autofocus, and excellent image quality results.  The moderately wide aperture of F1.8 is o [Read more...]

December 9, 2019 Sony FE 35mm F1.8 Image Gallery

Sony’s FE Sonnar 55mm F1.8 (my review here) and FE 85mm F1.8 lenses (my review here) have been some of their most popular lenses on the mirrorless platform.  It’s a great formula:  very compact, well built, great autofocus, and excellent image quality results.  The moderately wide aperture of F1.8 is o [Read more...]

November 15, 2019 Sigma 35mm F1.2 DN ART Review

Sigma was a little slow to adopt to the Sony FE platform despite embracing APS-C e-Mount years ago.  2018 brought retooled versions of a number of their ART series DSLR lenses, though those lenses had clear compromises in size and performance based on their not having been originally developed for Sony.  In 2019, howev [Read more...]

November 11, 2019 Sony a9 (ILCE-9) Review

I was impressed when the Sony a9’s amazing tracking abilities and blazing fast burst rate of 20 FPS was revealed, but at the time I had little personal interest in a premium-priced Sony mirrorless camera.  Telephoto options were limited, I had been fairly unimpressed with the total package of the a7RII, and I was stil [Read more...]

November 6, 2019 Brightin Star 12mm F2 Image Gallery

Brightin Star is the somewhat oddly named brand (I suspect this is a Chinese idiom that gets lost in translation) that has started to produce a variety of budget manual focus lenses for a number of the popular mirrorless camera systems, including Sony, Fuji, Canon M, and m43.  The Brightin Star 12mm F2 caught my […] [Read more...]

October 28, 2019 Sony a7R IV Review (a7RIV)

The Sony a7RIII was the camera that really made me believe in Sony.  It took a deeply flawed camera (though with some great strengths) in the a7RII and turned it into the most complete camera on the market at the time.  It had a little bit of everything:  great sensor, great autofocus, great video performance, [&h [Read more...]