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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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Sony 20mm f/2.8: First Impressions

I didn’t think I’d get the Sony 20mm f/2.8 this quickly. However, I realized the FE 50mm f/1.8 was barely used, so I decided to sell it. Within a week it was sold it was in the hands of a photography student. I, on the other hand, I found a Sony 20mm f/2.8 that was […]

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Peak Design Leash First Impressions

It’s no secret the hottest name in camera straps today is Peak Design. Out of their many offerings, I chose the Leash to replace the standard Sony Strap. Here’s what I found out. Packaging is great When a company goes the length to have good packaging, you know you are in good hands. It’s the […]

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Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Review

I feel there’s nothing much to say about the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN lens. I’ve been shooting with the 30mm version for over a year and a half. I also tested the 56mm lens. All three are a testament to Sigma’s dedication. But if you have a couple of minutes to spare, here’s what […]

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Quick Review: Using the Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 at a festival

The FE 50mm f/1.8 is the cheapest full frame lens Sony makes. I got it because I stumbled across a bargain. Since I didn’t have a proper portrait lens for my a6300, the 50mm f/1.8 was the right lens at the right time. I used it for a couple of days before joining the Neversea […]

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Shooting With The Worst E Mount Lens: The Sony E 16mm f/2.8

This is the Sony E 16mm f/2.8, one of the first lenses made for the E Mount system. It was released in 2010, a time Sony clearly wasn’t considering creating professional mirrorless cameras. Here’s why it’s the worst lens you can have as a Sony user. Optical Quality Pancakes aren’t known for their image quality. […]