Review: Canon EF 70-200m 4.0L USM

Introduction

Sony A7rII with Sigma MC-11 and Canon EF 70-200mm 4.0 L USM
Sony A7rII with Sigma MC-11 and Canon EF 70-200mm 4.0 L USM

For a long time I have been searching for a lightweight telezoom with very good optical properties, well defined sunstars and a justifiable price. By chance I  came along some nice photos my friend Chris from Cologne took with his Canon EF 70-200mm 4.0 L USM and after talking to him he even offered to lend me the lens for a review. So find out if my search has finally come to an end!

Sample Images

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Sony A7rII |Canon EF 70-200mm 4.0 L | 165mm f/4.0
canon ef 70-200 mm 4.0 l non is usm sony a7 series adapter mc-11 commlite
Sony A7rII |Canon EF 70-200mm 4.0 L | 70mm f/11.0 | full resolution
canon ef 70-200 mm 4.0 l non is usm sony a7 series adapter mc-11 commlite
Sony A7rII |Canon EF 70-200mm 4.0 L | 70mm f/4.0 | full resolution

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Review: Jupiter-9 85mm 2.0

Introduction

Sony A7s with Jupiter-9 85mm 2.0 and VM-E close focus adapter (Helicoid)
Sony A7s with Jupiter-9 85mm 2.0 and VM-E close focus adapter (Helicoid)

The Jupiter-9 85mm 2.0 is actually a copy of the Zeiss Sonnar 85mm 2.0 and was produced in the UDSSR after WWII. This is my favourite among the Jupiter lenses tested so far, read on to find out why!

Sample Images

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Sony A7s | Jupiter-9 85mm 2.0 | f/2.0
jupiter 9 85mm 2.0 soviet bokeh portrait sony a7 review e-mount leica close focus flower tulip
Sony A7s | Jupiter-9 85mm 2.0 | f/2.0 | full resolution
jupiter 9 85mm 2.0 soviet bokeh portrait sony a7 review e-mount landscape water waterfall long exposure nd filter
Sony A7s | Jupiter-9 85mm 2.0 | f/11 | full resolution

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Review: Zeiss Planar 2/45 T*

Car Zeiss Planar 2/45The Zeiss Planar was one of the sharpest normal lenses back in the film days. In this review I check how well it performs on the 24MP Sony a7.

Thanks to Uwe for loaning me the lens and Techart adapter for this review!

Sample Images

Zeiss Planar 2/45 Sample Image
Sony a7 | Zeiss Planar 2/45 | f/2 | full resolution
Zeiss Planar 2/45 Sony a7 Sample Image
Sony a7 | Zeiss Planar 2/45 | f/2 | full resolution

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Sony a7 | Zeiss Planar 2/45 | f/8 | full resolution

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My transition from Nikon to Sony

Introduction

transition from nikon to sony a7rii d800

As many of you may have noticed when reading my reviews I am a former Nikon DSLR-user. In the past I had a D40, D5000, D300, D700 and still have a D800 (which is also for sale right now).
I was never unhappy with the results I got from these cameras and I think the Nikon engineers are the best at getting the most out of the Sony sensors. Still I ended up selling most of my Nikon gear. In case you are interested to find out more about this story be welcome to read on!

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