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Vintage Lens: Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 50mm f/2.8

Last week I bumped into an ad. For less than $10, I had the chance to buy a broken Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 50mm f/2.8. The issue – faulty focusing. I decided I needed something new on my Sony a6300 camera. If I couldn’t fix it, I would have at least learned a few things […]

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Opinion

The mythical cheap Sony full frame camera

We’re probably less than a week away from a product announcement from Sony. New rumors have appeared regarding a new cheap full frame offering. If Sony were to announce it next week, here’s what I believe it should look like. Price This is the most important feature of the camera. Many believe Sony will price […]

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Opinion

Sony’s upcoming webcam feature must extend beyond the ZV-1

The Sony ZV-1 has been announced. The only thing that surprised me was the price. I was expecting at least $1000, yet the camera will sell for $800. Better still: if you order it before June 28, you’ll spend $750. Sony has also announced they’re developing an app that will make the ZV-1 a webcam […]

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Opinion

Sony ZV-1: Thoughts

Sony ZV-1 is an upcoming point-at-shoot camera, aimed at vloggers. It will be announced next week, but we already know what it looks like. We also know some of the specs. I was thinking about writing a bit about the camera, its core target and what Sony could improve with the Sony ZV-2. So what […]

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News

The Latest A9II Firmware Update Shows Sony Is Listening

I own the Sony a6300, a camera that received the last firmware update more that two years ago. So you’ll forgive me for not giving version 2.0 for the Sony a9II too much attention. After all, hopes for my camera getting any updates have died a long time ago. But the latest Sony a9II did […]

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Video

Coffee: a short video

We live in strange times. I haven’t stepped outside the building since March 12. Colleagues are staying home, meetings are held via Microsoft Teams, and life somehow goes on. Luckily we have the technological means to get the things that make these days a bit enjoyable. One of them is coffee. Here’s a short clip […]

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News

Survey: Sony is asking APS-C users what they think about their cameras

Here’s a good way to get your camera wishes straight to Sony. Open the Imaging Edge Mobile app, go to the news section and you should see a new entry for today. After telling the survey about yourself, you’ll answer a few important questions: why you bought your camera, what other cameras you considered before […]

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Challenge

Photography Challenge #9

Time for some moody shots. As I said in my Instagram post last week, there’s two ways to do this. Get someone in the shot or edit the photo in a “moody” way. Since I don’t go to people to ask them to be in my photos, I chose with the second option. This is […]

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Story

The Helios 44M-4 is back

The lens that basically witnessed my childhood is back on my camera. I had some trouble with the aperture blades, but a quick visit to a local camera repair shop solved the issue. I also repaired the Zenit 11, but that’s for another article. Now I can enjoy the vintage feel of the Helios 44M-4: […]

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Video

Want: Nikon ES-2

I’m not defined as an impulse buyer. However, the Nikon ES-2 triggered something in me. I admit I didn’t know Nikon was in the film scanning business, but luckily I saw DPReview’s video about it: As a kid growing up in the ’90s, all my childhood memories are stored on negatives. Products like the Nikon […]