With the FíRIN 20mm F2 FE MF, Tokina offers a very interesting wide angle prime lens for the Sony E-mount system. The lens has been specifically designed for full frame mirrorless cameras and is therefore relatively compact and lightweight compared to traditional DSLR lenses in this category.
There are many things that can be wrong with a photographic lens. Optics require tight manufacturing tolerances in order to produce high resolution images. Copy to copy variation is a serious issue, even (or especially?) nowadays. While most lenses leave the factory in good condition, a non-negligible percentage reaches the market with unacceptable optical flaws. One of the most common issues is decentering.
Since this happend to me a few times already, I decided to write a short article about it. I will first explain what decentering means and then continue with a simple procedure on how to test a lens.
You would like to share your photos with others but would prefer to use your own webspace instead of a social media platform or file hoster?
As you may know, to compare lenses of different camera systems in terms of angle of view, the focal length often needs to be converted to an equivalent value. What about aperture and depth of field or the expected amount of noise? Are those values also comparable and if so, how?
When Sony announced the A7III E-mount full frame camera a couple months back, it was quite surprising to see that they basically packed ~95% of the features of the high-end models A7rIII and A9 into this midrange camera.
The Zeiss Batis 2.8/18 is an ultra-wide angle lens for full frame Sony E-Mount cameras. I had the pleasure to try this lens and am happy to share my initial impression in the following review.
The Sirui Easy Traveler ET-2004 is a compact, professional aluminium tripod that is available with or without ball head. In this brief review, I’m gonna look at the version with the Sirui E-20 ball head.
The Lowepro Flipside Trek BP 350 AW is advertised as “an outdoor camera backpack for photographers who need to bring a balance of photo and personal gear for a day’s adventure in nature.” Let’s have a closer look.
High quality tripod ball heads can easily cost more than 100€. But do you really need to spend that much money? The QZSD-06 (Q06) tripod ball head manufactured by Zhuangshi Daiqing can be purchased on eBay or Amazon for less than 20€! A bargain or a piece of junk?
The Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-60 mm 3.5-5.6 Asph. Power OIS is a relatively new standard zoom lens for the Micro Four Thirds system. Its versatile zoom range and compact, leightweight design make this lens perfect for traveling. Let’s have closer look.