A more technical view on the Zeiss Contax G 90/2.8 and Techart AF adapter

Recent followers of my blog might have already noticed that in the last few weeks, I have developed a certain addiction to the Contax G 90/2.8 lens on my Sony A7 II. Now I own the lens for around two years already, but only recently got the A7 II – and in contrast to my … Continue reading A more technical view on the Zeiss Contax G 90/2.8 and Techart AF adapter

Sony A7 series AF behavior – taking you back to 1930s technology

Normally I am not good in ranting. It's just not my kind of thinking. Especially with camera gear, I am more the laid-back type and can work around a lot of technical shortcomings, still feeling very comfortable and content with my equipment. No machine is perfect and why should I always worry about some stuff … Continue reading Sony A7 series AF behavior – taking you back to 1930s technology

Sony FE 28/2: Use distortion to your advantage, yes!

The Sony FE 28/2 is the current hot lens for Sony FE-mount. It's a fast and affordable wide-angle prime lens. Reviews show that it's sharp (yes it is ... even though clearly less sharp than my Zeiss-branded 35/2.8 under real-world conditions), also it has a really high contrast, and of course its f/2 aperture is … Continue reading Sony FE 28/2: Use distortion to your advantage, yes!

Building the perfect Sony APS-C kit for €2500 – 2014 recap

Looking into my website statistics, I realise that quite a lot of people are still reading this blog entry. I wrote it in late 2011 when the then-amazing new Sony NEX-7 and the Zeiss 24/1.8 lenses were announced. Just out of fun, I decided to create a follow-up of that article and to outline a … Continue reading Building the perfect Sony APS-C kit for €2500 – 2014 recap

The new Sony FE lenses for 2015 – including the (for me) long awaited 90mm f/2.8 macro!

September 15, 2014: Sony finally announced some new FE lenses for their A7 camera lineup. One of them is a mighty Zeiss FE 35/1.4 lens to accompany the superb, ultra-compact FE 35/2.8 that was available right from the start of the system in very late 2013. The other one that personally interests me is the … Continue reading The new Sony FE lenses for 2015 – including the (for me) long awaited 90mm f/2.8 macro!