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 →


Hey yo, Captain Slow! – some pics with the Sony FE 50/1.8

Yes I also have Sony's FE 50/1.8. It's been named Captain Slow by – read their technical review here :) And yes, they're right! First, I used the FE 50/1.8 on my A7R – and the auto focus really was unbelievably slow in comparison to my other FE lenses. I now have an A7... Continue Reading →


Barcelona - It was the first time that we met Barcelona - How can I forget The moment that you stepped into the room you took my breath away Barcelona - La música vibró Barcelona - Y ella nos unió And if God willing we will meet again someday! (Freddie Mercury) ... I really love... Continue Reading →

Just one more fly ;)

I really like this shot, we were just hanging around in the garden when I spotted this fly ...: This was made with the mighty Olympus OM Zuiko 50/3.5 macro lens on the Sony A7R, at open aperture. Depending on your point of view, manual focus is a breeze or a pain in the ass.... Continue Reading →

Of spiders and lizards

These lizards live at the river Rhine, at Boppard, which is located just south of Koblenz. After I left the spot to go home, shortly before sunset, I passed s small pedestrian tunnel, and saw this spider trying to make a web at the tunnel entrance. "These photos make that I want to become a... Continue Reading →

Sony A7R and Zeiss Contarex Lenses

Finally, here are some random shots taken with the Sony A7R mirrorless digital camera and the three Zeiss Contarex lenses ... 35/2 Distagon, 50/2 Sonnar and 135/2.8 Sonnar. All I can say is that the three lenses perform splendidly on the Sony A7R, with the exeption that corner sharpness with the 35/2 Distagon is always... Continue Reading →

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