The 35mm curse on Sony E-mount

The first full frame E-mount camera was introduced in 2014 and Sony and Zeiss have been releasing new lenses ever since. Also other manufacturers have started to create lenses for the E-mount system. The lens lineup has reached a pretty good stage, but some obvious gaps still exist. First of all, there is currently only one true telephoto lens (the 100-400mm GM), and secondly, there is no 35mm F2 with autofocus. What? Seriously?!

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Patona Premium replacement battery for BLH-1

When it comes to third party camera batteries, Patona has been my first choice so far. They are very affordable and typically have a comparable capacity as the original battery. In the following, we are going to have a quick look at the Patona Premium BLH-1 compatible battery for the Olympus E-M1 Mark II. Continue reading Patona Premium replacement battery for BLH-1

Materialism and GAS vs Simplicity

For me it’s like a never ending struggle: I don’t want to pile up things, but in the end it is exactly where I am heading. It’s hard to resist, say no to new shiny things. The social compulsion, the superficiality and all the aggressive commercials certainly contribute their part.
In case you are wondering: GAS stands for gear acquisition syndrome (not to be taken too seriously ;-)).

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