My cat is unimpressed with the FE 24-70mm f/4 OSS

The jury is still out on how I feel about the FE 24-70mm f/4 OSS. It does quite a few things unreasonably well. Like stupidly well. It is also comically bad in some ways. One thing is absolutely clear… the cat is NOT impressed with this lens.  

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10 Speculations about the Upcoming Leica Mirrorless (Leica T type 701)

Leica Rumors recently shared an invitation (no, you’re not invited and neither am I!) to a Leica event on April 24, 2014 in Germany. They suggest this is the date for announcing a new Leica Mirrorless camera system. This makes a lot of sense for the company and they certainly need something bog for their […]

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Hypothesis: DxO doesn’t actually test every lens with every camera

<<Before you get all angry, please note this is a hypothesis… not a conclusion.>> Nothing gets armchair photographers hotter under the collar than a good old-fashioned DxO argument. Myself inluded. Typically, a new lens comes out, and opposing camps immediately use the data to simultaneously demonstrate that the lens sucks and that the same lens […]

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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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