I preordered the much-anticipated lens a month and a half ago and finally got it last week. I was pretty excited since I had two very big sports events to cover, it was the perfect timing to put this baby to work! Here's my review on Sony's latest prime telephoto lens: The 135mm f/1.8 GMaster. Why did I buy this lens in the first place? Some of you might ask themselves why would someone buy a rather expensive prime telephoto lens when you can have a 70-200mm f/2.8 for a $700 difference. Well, first of all, if you don't know it yet: I'm a … [Read more...] about I got my new Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM lens … and it’s incredible!
***Note — we've drawn the winner and have contacted them. Once reacher we will announce the winner *** Thanks to the great folks over at Spider Camera Holster (www.spiderholster.com) we've got a great prize to giveaway. In celebration of their latest creation, you can win a new Sony A7II and the brand new SpiderLight Hand Strap. This is the best hand strap on the planet for all flagship brands of mirrorless and lightweight DSLR cameras. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXVmGosFCO0 Details Welcome to the next Photofocus contest. This … [Read more...] about Win a Sony A7II and a SpiderLight Hand Strap
This is an exciting week for photographers who love shooting fast-moving subjects. Canon dropped the details of their new flagship camera with up to 16 frames per second, 4K video and screaming-fast processing power. At $6,000 US for the hulking body many speed shooters will drool over the EOS-1 D X Mark II, but only the financially flush will be scooping them up. As if on cue, Sony pulled the covers off their tiny speed demon this morning and it brings some of the rapid-fire prowess of the big professional DSLRs and it does it for 1/6th the … [Read more...] about Sony A6300 – Pocket Monster
About two weeks ago, Sony announced the next iteration of their popular a7 full frame mirrorless camera with the Sony a7II. While the camera is not due out for another week or so, I received a unit this morning and recorded a quick First Look video, comparing it to its predecessors, the Sony a7 and a7R. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYXXeH_BtRA Most notable about this camera is that it's the first to feature 5-axis in-body image stabilization. This means that any lens you attach to this camera will have the benefit of image stabilization … [Read more...] about A First Look Video at the new Sony a7II
One of the biggest challenges for those who enjoy making landscape and architectural photographs is to locate and acquire the ideal wide-angle lens for the job. While no amount of gear is a replacement for experience and skill, we invariably learn as we go that certain projects will call for a solution beyond our existing means. Fortunately for photo-kind, powerful in-roads for testing and using specialized gear have surfaced to level the playing field, allowing photographers of all stripes full-access to the best tools and equipment … [Read more...] about Going Wide – Exploring the Leica 18mm f/3.8 Super-Elmar M Wide-Angle Prime