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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...]

October 21, 2019 Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DC DN ART Review

After dipping their toes in the Sony FE (full frame mirrorless) pool last year with retooled versions of some of their popular ART series lenses (essentially lenses with built-in adapters to make them compatible with Sony), Sigma has arrived on the scene in the second half of 2019 with some actual fresh development specifically [Read more...]

October 12, 2019 Sigma 35mm F1.2 DN ART Image Gallery

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...]

October 1, 2019 Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN ART Image Gallery

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...]

September 30, 2019 Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Review (Sony FE)

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...]

September 9, 2019 Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN (Sony FE) Image Gallery

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...]

August 30, 2019 Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 FE Review

It feels like Samyang AF has finally arrived…at least on the Sony FE platform!  For decades Samyang was limited to producing manual focus only lenses, but a few years back they started to try their hands at the more complicated business of autofocus lenses.  The first of these that I reviewed (Samyang AF 50mm F1. [Read more...]