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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? […]

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The Sony A7SII successor needs to have this feature to outshine the Canon R5

The Canon EOS R5 was finally announced and the spec sheet is quite impressive. It has a 45-megapixel sensor, 8K video recording with no crop, a 12 fps mechanical shutter and a 20 fps electronic one. It already has got a lot of press, therefore Sony has to deliver an outstanding camera to outshine it. […]

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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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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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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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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 […]