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October 15, 2018 Zeiss Loxia 21mm F2.8 Distagon Review

When the idea of mirrorless cameras was first floated, one of the main advantages that was touted was the ability to have an optically excellent camera system in a smaller, lighter configuration when compared to a typical DSLR/lens combination. That reality has proven to be somewhat inconsistent, as it isn’t atypical for some [Read more...]

October 10, 2018 Sigma 24mm F1.4 ART FE Image Gallery

Sigma 24mm F1.4 ART FE Image Gallery The Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM | ART was, I believe, the only ART series lens that I missed reviewing when it was initially released.  In the past few months Sigma has been releasing new versions of its ART series in Sony FE (full frame E-mount), so I […] [Read more...]

October 3, 2018 Zeiss Loxia 35mm F2 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...]

September 26, 2018 Zeiss Loxia 21mm F2.8 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...]

September 23, 2018 Aurora Aperture PowerND Rear Filter Kit Review

Wide angle lenses and filters are a bit of a nightmare.  One of the main challenges many photographers have to consider is that using anything but the bare lens involves expense, bulk, and inconvenience.  Lenses with less focal lengths and smaller maximum apertures can often use typical screw-in filters, but at the cos [Read more...]

September 20, 2018 Skylum AuroraHDR 2019 Review

HDR (High Dynamic Range) typically refers to blending together multiple exposures to either recreate what the eye can see in a particular scene or to produce a more dramatic end result.  There are both practical ways to use this technique along with artistic applications, though the latter can be somewhat polarizing.  [Read more...]

September 6, 2018 Meike 50mm F1.7 Review

Many of the lenses that I review tend to be quite expensive (photography is an expensive hobby for amateurs, and some lenses are priced either for working professionals like myself or those with a lot of disposable income).  Others of you have a passion for photography but a limited budget.  So, periodically, I like to [Read more...]

September 3, 2018 Sigma 70mm f/2.8 Macro ART Review

Sigma’s first macro lens in the ART series has flown somewhat under the radar, overshadowed by the more flamboyant lens announcements (Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 ART, 105mm f/1.4) along with the announcement of the Sony FE retrofit of the ART series.  Sigma’s approach is a little different from the established conventi [Read more...]