Category Archives: Sony E-mount

Review: Samyang AF 75/1.8 FE

“Tiny but ABSOLUTE” that’s Samyang’s claim for their AF 75/1.8 FE lens. One could add that it is one of the cheapest lenses for the system. So what can you expect from a 230g lens for $399? Read on if you want to know.

Samyang AF 75/1.8 FE Review

Most images in this review can be found in full resolution in my Samyang AF 75/1.8 FE flickr set. There you can also browse samples in a very high quality browser.

 

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Review: Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD

Introduction

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Tamron 70-180mm 2.8 on Sony A7rII

With the 70-180mm 2.8 Tamron completed its “Reasonable Trinity” in 2020. Before the announcement I expected a 75-150mm 2.8 but we got an even bigger zoom range instead. Will there be more surprises? Let us find out in this review!

Sample Images

Sony A7rIV | Tamron 70-180mm 2.8 | 70mm | f/10
Sony A7rIV | Tamron 70-180mm 2.8 | 180mm | f/2.8
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Sony A7rII | Tamron 70-180mm 2.8 | 180mm | f/2.8
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Sony A7rII | Tamron 70-180mm 2.8 | 70mm | f/2.8

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Review: NiSi 15mm 4.0 Asph

Introduction

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Some time ago NiSi changed its name from NiSi filters to NiSi optics, if you ever wondered why, I can tell you now: because they also wanted to start producing lenses, not only filters.
The first lens aimed at photographers is this NiSi 15mm 4.0 Asph, let us have a look, if it is a viable alternative to the lenses of reknown manufacturers in this segment!

Sample Images

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Sony A7RII | NiSi 15mm 4.0 | f/5.6
Sony A7rII | NiSi 15mm 4.0 | f/4.0
Sony A7rII | NiSi 15mm 4.0 | f/8.0

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Review: Laowa 15mm 4.5 Zero-D Shift

Introduction

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Laowa 15mm 4.5 Shift with metabones adapter on Sony A7rII

For 11 years the Canon TS-E 17mm 4.0L was the widest shift lens available and now it is not Nikon but Laowa who challenges them with their 15mm 4.5 Shift. May this be the new king for wide angle architectural photography?

Sample Images

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Sony A7rII | Laowa 15mm 4.5 Shift | f/11 | shifted up | higher resolution
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Sony A7rII | Laowa 15mm 4.5 Shift | f/11 | shifted up
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Sony A7rII | Laowa 15mm 4.5 Shift | f/11 | shift pano
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Sony A7rII | Laowa 15mm 4.5 Shift | f/11 | shifted up

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Review: Voigtlander Nokton 35mm F1.2 SE

Introduction

The Voigtlander Nokton 35mm 1.2 SE is a pretty compact yet super-fast 35mm lens. Let’s check out which tradeoffs had to be made to make it so compact.

Sample Images

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Introduction

The Voigtlander Nokton 35mm 1.2 SE is a pretty compact yet super-fast 35mm lens. Let’s check out which tradeoffs had to be made to make it so compact.

Sample Images

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