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Samyang AF 12mm F2 E: just in time for Milky Way Season

Search for ultra-wide angle lens suggestions for APS-C Sony cameras and you’ll inevitably discover the Samyang 12mm F2.0 NCS CS. Reviewers and owners praise it for its image quality and affordable price, making it ideal for the aspiring astrophotographer. What was lacking though from this great little lens was an autofocusing system. Samyang just fixed […]

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Adobe Photoshop Enhance test

I didn’t plan for this shot. I was actually photographing some roadworks when I saw a common kestrel relatively near. Unfortunately the only lens I had was the Sony 18-105 f/4. This was the result: Then I remembered Adobe has recently announced an Enhanced mode that basically doubles the resolution of any RAW photo. My […]

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The joy of failing, the joy of learning

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to passions I enjoy failing. Being aware of your shortcomings can help you grow. At least that’s what I noticed when freezing under the stars to set up my camera. I started shooting without a tracker, then bought one that could help me learn. So far […]

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Sony FX3 needs one feature to succeed

There aren’t many cameras that can make my jaw drop. This little Sony FX3 did. The specs are still a mystery, yet I believe it needs one thing in particular to be a hit among video creators: it has to be a Netflix approved camera. That’ll give it some street credibility and, although it looks […]

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Sony Alpha 1: a Tour de Force

It goes without saying Sony has announced a very impressive camera. Sony Alpha 1 is what Dragon Ball Z fans have been waiting for: the merging of the most powerful cameras Sony has to ofer into one body. At least on paper the new Sony Alpha 1 has it all, with none of the drawbacks. […]

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One day with the Sony 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 OSS GM

I had 24 hours to play with the Sony 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 OSS GM. The main reason I rented it was an ISS pass in front of the moon. With my camera’s 11 fps burst rate, I managed to get 7 shots. Here’s one of them: It would have been a waste to shoot just an […]

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It’s up to third-party lens manufacturers to make APS-C exciting again

It’s lenses like the soon to be announced Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 for Sony APS-C that make me want to skip getting a full frame camera. Sony may have a 16-55mm f/2.8 lens for its APS-C cameras, but it costs more than any of the current bodies. At $1300, it’s hard to make enthusiasts such as […]

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The Sony A7C is a hard sell for APS-C users

In order to really create a new category of devices, those devices are gonna have to be far better at doing some key tasks. That’s what Steve Jobs said in 2010, right before unveiling the first iPad. The same applies to cameras as well. Sony has tried this approach with the new A7C and I […]

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First experience: photographing Andromeda without a tracker

Last month I got the chance to photograph the Andromeda Galaxy from a low light polluted location. With the pandemic going around, I didn’t get out of the house too much. So I packed what I believed to be the best gear to capture a deep sky object. It didn’t go as planned. I wanted […]

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We need good FTP features on affordable cameras

I have believed for quite some time that the best camera to have is the one that gets technology out of the way. The sooner I can enjoy my photos, the better. Wouldn’t it be awesome to get home and have all the photos I have taken that day already waiting for me in Lightroom? […]