Sony FE 24-70mm – What did you expect? A bag of primes?

The Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 4/24-70 ZA came in from B&H the other day, and sat at my desk for a few hours. I wasn’t filled with that excited “Christmas morning” feeling that usually comes with a package from B&H.  Why? Because it’s a zoom lens. A middle-of-the-road zoom lens… and I was only hoping for […]

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Hasselblad Update – New CEO. Real Camera.

So – I was really hard on Hasselblad for the release of the turdtastic Lunar special edition. It appears that this guy (below) was the CEO that was responsible for the near destruction of Hasselblad’s image the Lunar abomination (the Bedazzled NEX 7). Anyhow – this guy got unceremoniously whacked. Happened late in 2013. Perhaps for […]

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Peregrine Falcon – Sigma APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM

Sigma did an amazing job creating the fastest (f/2.8) 180mm macro lens AND adding the most letters to the lens’s name than every thought possible with the… APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Anyhow, I was at the RAPTOR TRUST in northern NJ – which is a nationally acclaimed rehabilitation center for injured […]

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Hasselblad wins long-standing bet with Lunar Limited press release

In a major turn of events, Hasselblad wins a longstanding bet with Canon with it’s mellifluous but absurd press release for the Lunar “Special Edition” – composed entirely with magnetic poetry thrown at a company refrigerator (assuming Sub-Zero or WOLF brand). We all know Canon is known for writing epic press releases for boring products. […]

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Sony’s “Crop Mode” Saved Me $2,800.00

I’m an unapologetic gearhead. But the 75mm Summicron was too indulgent even for the Leica Boss. Leica’s 75mm APO Summicron f/2 APSH is an amazing lens. It’s discussed very little, but quietly possesses an image quality that rivals the best lenses ever designed. It is technical perfection while retaining a wonderful, “emotional” rendering. I had […]

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The A7r + Summicron 35mm f/2 ASPH – HOLY Curved Plane of Focus!

UPDATE: Yes. “Curved Plane of Focus” doesn’t really mean anything. Geometry types will hate the title – given that planes are not curved. Mr. Itri from high school would have been ashamed of me. The A7r is TORTURE for certain lenses. Very bad things. So what’s happening in those corners? Here’s a quick demonstration of […]

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