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Review: NiSi 9mm 2.8 APS-C

Introduction

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NiSi 9mm 2.8 APS-C on Sony A7rII

We rarely review APS-C lenses here, but I already reviewed the Laowa 9mm 2.8 APS-C lens so thought it might still be interesting to have a look at this NiSi 9mm 2.8 APS-C to be able to compare these two.

Sample Images

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Sony A7rII (crop mode) | NiSi 9mm 2.8 | f/11
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Sony A7rII (crop mode) | NiSi 9mm 2.8 | f/11
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Sony A7rII (crop mode) | NiSi 9mm 2.8 | f/5.6
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Sony A7rII (crop mode) | NiSi 9mm 2.8 | f/11
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Sony A7rII (crop mode) | NiSi 9mm 2.8 | f/5.6

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Review: MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 Apoqualia

Introduction

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MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 Apoqualia on Leica M10

I already reviewed a few of Miyazaki Sadayasu’s lenses but I had yet to get my hands on his MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 Apoqualia. Thanks to a reader from France I now got the chance and I am very curious what the pictures taken with it will look like and what its quirks are. Let’s discover together in this review.
Lens is being tested on 42mp Sony A7rII and 24mp Leica M10

Sample Images

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Leica M10 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 Apoqualia | f/2.0
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Leica M10 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 Apoqualia | f/2.0
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Leica M10 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 Apoqualia | f/2.0
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Leica M6 | MS-Optics 35mm 1.4 Apoqualia | f/2.0 | Gold 200

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Review: Samyang 10mm 3.5 XP

Introduction

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Samyang 10mm 3.5 XP via Sigma MC-11 on Sony A7rII

The Samyang 10mm 3.5 XP is a bit of an odd lens. It is still the widest lens for DSLRs, but it was announced at a time when no one really cared about DSLRs anymore. And it came out after the Voigtländer 10mm 5.6, which surely didn’t help the marketing department. And in the meantime we also got the Laowa 9mm 5.6, which is even wider, has great optics and is small at the same time. So is there still a reason to get the Samyang 10mm 3.5 XP in 2022? Let’s find out in this review.

Sample Images

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Sony A7rII | Samyang 10mm 3.5 XP | f/8.0
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Sony A7III | Samyang 10mm 3.5 XP | f/8.0
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Sony A7III | Samyang 10mm 3.5 XP | f/6.3
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Sony A7rII | Samyang 10mm 3.5 XP | f/3.5
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Sony A7III | Samyang 10mm 3.5 XP | f/4.5

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Review: Brightin Star 23mm 5.6 Pancake

Introduction

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Brightin Star 23mm 5.6 on Sony A7rII

I always think we need more Pancake lenses, but except for the Samyang 24mm 2.8 and the recently reviewed TTArtisan 50mm 2.0 we didn’t get that many options in the Sony FE world yet. The latest addition is this Brightin Star 23mm 5.6. The first odd thing to notice: it is a fixed aperture lens, so it is always f/5.6 and cannot be stopped down further.
Can it still be a viable addition to your kit? Let’s find out…

Sample Images

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Sony A7III | Brightin Star 23mm 5.6
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Sony A7III | Brightin Star 23mm 5.6
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Sony A7III | Brightin Star 23mm 5.6

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Review: Brightin Star 50mm 0.95 FE

Introduction

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Brightin Star 50mm 0.95 on Sony A7rII

It is an interesting time we live in. Just 5 years ago only few people knew a maximum aperture as fast as f/0.95 even exists let alone were able to afford a lens being that fast. Now we have such lenses with different focal lengths and at affordable price points. One of the most affordable ones is the Brightin Star 50mm 0.95 FE, so let us find out what this lens has in store for us and how it compares to some of the other super fast 50s.

Sample Images

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Sony A7III | Brightin Star 50mm 0.95 | f/0.95
BRIGHTIN STAR 50mm 0.95 e-mount fe sony a7rii a7riv review comparison contrast sharpness bokeh vignetting fast
Sony A7III | Brightin Star 50mm 0.95 | f/0.95
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Sony A7III | Brightin Star 50mm 0.95 | f/0.95

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