#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

#187. Of Kiwis and time

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“Whatcha photographing mate?” It’s early November and I am standing on Wellington’s spectacular waterfront, close to the Maori-named national museum, Te Papa. The weather is overcast and I’m not sure how to answer this curious local. “Dunno. I’ll know when … Continue reading

#182. Photo workshops – tired?

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Photo workshops? Tired or wired? Continue reading

#177. Fun test : Leica glass on CCD vs Kit lens on CMOS, anyone ?

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Many discontented Leica aficionados argued that the new (M240) couldn’t match the image quality from the M9 and attributed the regression to the CMOS sensor of the newer model being inferior to the older CCD sensor in the M9. Note … Continue reading

#136. Finding the perfect lens for the Nikon D800e. (1) Leica Summicron-R 35:2

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As mentioned in my introduction to the Nikon D800e, my long term review of this fa-bu-lous camera will involve quite a bit of lens testing. Among the lenses under scrutiny : Leica-R 19:2.8, 35:2, 50:2, 90:2.8 (possibly 60:2.8 and 180:3.4), … Continue reading

#70. The Sony NEX-5N and exotic lenses (Leica-M, Leica-R, Zeiss ZM, Zeiss C/Y, Panasonic)

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UPDATE: Some of these lenses have now been tested on the Sony NEX-7 camera. A summary of all this website’s reviews of the Sony NEX-5n and NEX-7 is now available. When I started reviewing the Sony NEX-5N, my intention was … Continue reading