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September 27, 2019 Zeiss Otus 100mm F1.4 APO Sonnar Review

There are some things that just don’t make sense on paper. Try to explain to the average photographer why someone would pay thousands of dollars for a fixed focal length manual focus lens in the modern, digital world and they will just shake their heads at the folly of it. The Zeiss Otus series has […] [Read more...]

September 3, 2019 Zeiss Otus 100mm F1.4 Image Gallery

The Otus series is the pinnacle of engineering on the full frame (35mm) space, and I’ve had the opportunity to spend time with each of the previous three releases (1.4/55mm, 1.4/85mm, and 1.4/28mm).  Zeiss in venturing a little further into the telephoto space with another extreme instrument – the Zeiss Otus 100 [Read more...]

August 28, 2019 Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8 Review

I recently completed a six-way comparison of all the currently available autofocusing lenses for Sony’s full frame mirrorless (FE) platform. These lenses cover a wide range of price points, from $379 (all prices USD) for the Viltrox AF 85mm F1.8, to $598 (Sony 85mm F1.8), $699 (Samyang AF 85mm F1.4), $1199 (Zeiss Batis 85m [Read more...]

April 19, 2019 Zeiss Loxia 25mm F2.4 Distagon Review

The original idea behind mirrorless cameras was they would be smaller, lighter alternatives to DSLRs due to the differences in technology while providing similar levels of optical performance.  As I’ve noted in many subsequent reviews this idea is often lost, as frequently lenses designed for mirrorless (like the Sony [Read more...]

March 31, 2019 Zeiss Loxia 25mm F2.4 Distagon Image Gallery

The original idea behind mirrorless cameras was they would be smaller, lighter alternatives to DSLRs due to the differences in technology while providing similar levels of optical performance.  As I’ve noted in many subsequent reviews this idea is often lost, as frequently lenses designed for mirrorless (like the Sony [Read more...]

March 4, 2019 Zeiss Loxia 85mm F2.4 Sonnar Review

Check me out on:  My Patreon  | Sign Up for My Newsletter |  Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | 500px |  Google+ | The original idea behind mirrorless cameras was they would be smaller, lighter alternatives to DSLRs due to the differences in technology while providing similar levels of optical per [Read more...]

February 18, 2019 Zeiss Loxia 85mm F2.4 Sonnar Image Galleries

The original idea behind mirrorless cameras was they would be smaller, lighter alternatives to DSLRs due to the differences in technology while providing similar levels of optical performance.  As I’ve noted in many subsequent reviews this idea is often lost, as frequently lenses designed for mirrorless (like the Sony [Read more...]

February 11, 2019 Zeiss Batis 40mm F2 CF Review

Check me out on:  My Patreon  | Sign Up for My Newsletter |  Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | 500px |  Google+ | The Zeiss Batis series has been a serious treat for Sony FE shooters. The idea of having Zeiss optics in compact, weather sealed bodies with autofocus was one of the most […] [Read more...]