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
Yes I also have Sony's FE 50/1.8. It's been named Captain Slow by photozone.de – 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 Hey yo, Captain Slow! – some pics with the Sony FE 50/1.8
Well, this time the title of the blog entry already says it all ... I was walking around my town with my camera and the three native fixed lenses I have. At this old bridge I saw a situation I wanted to take a picture of, but which lens to use? In my bag – … Continue reading Sony A7R – one scenery, three lenses
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!
Here's a simple photomontage that I created of an A7R body and a picture of the upcoming FE 90/2.8 G macro lens that I took at Photokina 2014. The size of the new macro lens will be approx. 130 mm x 78 mm. For comparison, the current Nikkor 105/2.8 VR macro is shorter but wider … Continue reading How will the Sony FE 90/2.8G macro look on an A7 body?
Having used only the Sony FE 70-200/4 or the OM Zuiko 135/2.8 recently, I figured it's about time to take out the Zeiss Contarex Sonnar 135/2.8 again for a spin. These shots are from a walk around the Rhine in Cologne on this nice first October weekend. Mounted on the Sony A7R, the old Zeiss … Continue reading A relaxed Saturday with the Zeiss Contarex Sonnar 135/2.8
... with the camera and FE 35/2.8, a gorillapod, that's all to it.
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 Barcelona!
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 Just one more fly ;)
Here's a selection of new shots that I got the last weekend. I was out at 6 in the morning on Friday, at 8 on Saturday and another couple of hours on Sunday... this is the outcome: All insect shots shown here – save one – were shot with the A7R and the Sony FE … Continue reading Hot, hot summer – that means new nature and macro shots!
...really is enough, isn't it? :) (click on the picture above to see a 16 MP variant, big enough for almost any need I'd guess...) Thomas
So, I took this shot of a departing Germanwings Airbus, next to Cologne-Bonn airport, as it passed over my head. Nothing so spectacular. A photographer friend whom I showed the photo, though, suggested I'd try a black&white conversion. So I did and tried to enhance the contrast between the cloud in the center of the … Continue reading A note to myself: Gotta do more black&white!
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 Of spiders and lizards
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 Sony A7R and Zeiss Contarex Lenses
Hm. Browsing my own orphan blog, I realise I should have posted sooo much during the last half year. The Sony A7r arrived at my home, my three Contarex lenses were used on it with great success, the native Sony FE Zeiss 35/2.8 lens arrived sending the Contarex 35/2 back to the shelf (which, in … Continue reading New arrival, first shots: Sony FE 70-200/4 G