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August 14, 2018 Voigtländer Macro Apo-Lanthar 65mm f/2 Review

For many photographers Voigtländer is an unknown entity, but it is actually the oldest name in cameras, dating back to 1756 when it was founded by Johan Christoph Voigtländer in Vienna, Austria. This is a storied optical company despite its relative obscurity today; a famous unknown. If there is any more familiar comparison fo [Read more...]

July 10, 2018 Voigtländer 65mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Macro Galleries

From the moment I added Sony full frame bodies to my own personal kit, I immediately became interested in the Voigtländer 65mm f/2 APO-Lanthar Macro lens for two reasons.  Both of these reasons are Zeiss-inspired.  The first is that I’ve always been tempted by the Zeiss 50mm f/2 Makro-Planar in both its  [Read more...]

June 29, 2018 Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 RXD (A036) Review

Sony has been vying to steal some market share from Canon and Nikon for some time, but, while their innovation and impressive spec lists have been widely applauded, the Sony E mount has lacked a competitive lens selection. In some ways that remains true (particularly in the telephoto department), but there has been a significant [Read more...]

June 24, 2018 Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART FE (A018) Image Gallery

This year Sigma announced that the majority of its ART series lenses are going to be released in a native Sony FE mount with a few fundamental tweaks to improve performance on a Sony platform.  When they were announced, I was very interested in how they would compare to adapting the Canon EF mount lenses […] [Read more...]

June 11, 2018 Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master Image Gallery

The release of Tamron’s new 28-75mm f/2.8 RXD lens provided me a natural opportunity to bring in the premium lens in the class for Sony FE – the Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master lens.  The Sony G Master approach is to give shooters both tremendous resolution along with smooth, pleasing bokeh.  My review will exa [Read more...]

June 4, 2018 Sony a73 (a7III) Review

Sony chose the WPPI Conference in February, 2018 to drop the bombshell that we now know as the Sony a73 (ILCE-7M3). I call it a bombshell in that while many camera makers hold back a lot of key features on their “entry-level” full frame cameras (that typically fall around this $2000 USD price point), it […] [Read more...]

May 30, 2018 Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 RXD (A036) Image Gallery

It was with great excitement that I saw Tamron’s announcement in February at the WPPI Conference of an all-new lens designed from the ground up for Sony FE.  The new Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD (A036) provides something that the Sony platform has had few of – solid alternatives to the expensive premium Sony [Read more...]

April 11, 2018 Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Distagon FE Review

The very first Sony FE lens that I reviewed was not a Sony; it was a Zeiss.  When Zeiss approached me about reviewing the Zeiss Batis APO Sonnar 135mm f/2.8 lens, I actually had no way of doing so as I didn’t own any Sony bodies.  B&H Photo bailed me out by loaning me an […] [Read more...]