Shooting Ballet with Sony FE 35mm F1.4

2015 has been one killer year for Sony so far. Since we all know that such releases don’t just happen out of nowhere, I can only imagine what we can expect in 1-2 years. Everything takes time to develop and if Sony is dominating the news right now, it means there are more good things to come. Right now I have 35mm 1.4 in front of me. Soon I’ll have two new cameras that I have been waiting for for months. This summer is looking very exciting and I am pumped to try out and share my thoughts on some …

Sony FE 24-240mm Review and Field Test

Sony has been dominating the market lately. I remember how Canon (for some it was Nikon) was the standard and nobody was even considering the switch. Then Sony began introducing their new generation of cameras and photographers started paying more attention. The switch was easy for some shooters without current extensive collection of bodies and lenses. For someone who shoots professionally the migration was more painful and many questioned if it even makes sense. I was questioning myself for 8 months, after which I rented and ultimately purchased my Sony a7R. I originally had only one Sony lens – 24-70mm F4. …

Voigtlander 35mm Nokton F1.4 Review and Field Test

Sony A7 was meant to be a stylish camera. After using it for a little less than a year this would be my conclusion. Somehow it is also inviting to play with various lens options. I have a single Sony lens that I have owned for all this time. I’m definitely going to expand the lineup very soon just because I need to keep doing my main BW series. So one of my first extra lenses was a Voigtlander 75mm Heliar. A great lens, but I barely use it (it’s available for purchase). I have seen a ton of camera …

Zeiss Loxia 50mm F2 Review and Field Test

On of the most attractive thins about Sony a7 is the ability to mount pretty much anything on it. When Zeiss released its two Loxia lenses, I jumped on the opportunity to rent them and spend the weekend shooting in Palm Springs and Salton Sea. I own a Voigtlander 75mm and multiple Canon fd’s so I have some experience with manual lenses and Sony. The new Zeiss Loxia series brings more enjoyment to the manual shooting and I was about to see for myself how much I’m going to enjoy the lens. It was the morning of Christmas Day and …

Lens Adapters Review: Metabones, Novoflex, Fotodiox, and Voigtlander

Introduction I am coming from the world where three lenses are more than enough and they only options are Canon or Sigma. While shooting with 7D and then 6D, my gear pretty much remained unchanged. With the switch to Sony A7R I had to completely rethink my kit. At first I got really excited about all the additional lens options that became available mostly thanks to the peaking system and lens adapters. And then came hours of searching online for the right adapters and figuring out which ones I really needed. Over the last 2 weeks I tested a total …

El Porto surf session. Testing Sigma 35mm.

It was the time for another lens rental with all the buzz going around about the Sigma art series lenses. I got myself the 35mm 1.4 for the weekend and took it to the beach. The built of the lens is great and it’s incredibly fast and sharp. It’s big an heavy too. I never actually shot for my surfers series with anything this wide, so it definitely was a challenge in the beginning. I had to get very close to get the shots that I wanted. It was also an interesting experience because I knew right away what shots …