#191. Leica Summicron-R 50/2 : the perfect 50 for the Sony A7r ?

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It was this lovely article by Tim ashley that brought this lens to my attention. I bought one for my NEX-5n 18 months ago, didn’t love it as much as I had hoped (chiefly because of the resulting 75mm equivalent … Continue reading

#190. Leica Apo-Telyt 135/3.4 (on Sony A7r) : the Long Ranger

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Long lenses suit the way I see the world better than wide-angles do, so let me begin my reviewing of Leica lenses on the A7r with my most recent acquisition : the Leica-M Apo-Telyt 135mm f/3.4. I purchased this used … Continue reading

#186. Low-light long exposures with the Sony A7r

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[Note : This post is part of the ongoing review of the Sony A7r system] Since my initial review of the  Sony A7r, I have been asked by several readers to perform long exposure tests in low light, with 2 … Continue reading

#185. A spotty flaw in the Zeiss FE 35/2.8 ZA & Sony A7r combo ?

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[Note : This post is part of the ongoing review of the Sony A7r system] Shooting at low apertures against the produces sun stars that can add a lot to some pictures. The more open the diaphragm, the more blurry … Continue reading

#184. The Zeiss Sonnar 2,8/35 ZA jewel in the A7r crown

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[Note : This post is part of the ongoing review of the Sony A7r system] A few weeks ago, I postulated – from looking at MTF curves for this lens – that it would be a stellar performer. But MTF … Continue reading

#164. My next Camera ? Welcome to the Sony A7r !

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Rumor websites are often criticised but here’s my big THANK YOU to Andrea, administrator of SonyAlphaRumors, who has rekindled my love affair with Sony. Readers might recall my steamy love affair with the Sony NEX-5n a couple of years ago … Continue reading

#157. Color Efex. Now, surely, that’s canned art, right ?

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In my previous post, I took Nik Software’s Silver Efex 4 for a spin, really not expecting to be as impressed as I was. Various sites in and around Marseilles were used as a setting for the pictures used for … Continue reading

#156. Silver Efex. Is it just Canned Art ?

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You know the warm feeling of genius you first felt at the click of an Instagram button when your very average snapshot of the next door neighbour’s dog was magically turned into a David Hamilton masterpiece of a soft focus … Continue reading