#387. Sony A7rII review. First Impressions

#387. Sony A7rII review. First Impressions

This Sony A7rII review guest post by Bob Hamilton is summary of recent email exchanges between Bob and myself. For those who do not know him, Bob is a very talented Scottish photographer with a passion for Saga Islands (see his website here). 2 things you need to know about

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#326. Bellamy Hunt (JapanCameraHunter) on film better than digital, collector gear and photography in Japan

#326. Bellamy Hunt (JapanCameraHunter) on film better than digital, collector gear and photography in Japan

Most of your photography is done in a routine environment while testing gear for your customers. How do you find inspiration in locations you’ve visited so often ? How do you keep your creative juices flowing even in a repetitive context ? A lot of the photography I do to

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#325. Waiting for an epiphany that ain’t gonna happen

#325. Waiting for an epiphany that ain’t gonna happen

Rumours spoil us. I’ve been longing for an A7r replacement since the first faint suggestions of curved sensors, 50Mpix medium formats and other exotica were aired on the interwebs. Not that it’s a bad camera, but my past experience with Sony has not been one of extreme reliability, and 18

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#313. Gianluca Bevacqua : Building the Ultimate Legacy Lens List !

#313. Gianluca Bevacqua : Building the Ultimate Legacy Lens List !

Luca Bevacqua is a great photographer from Italy. He is the author of the blog Addicted2Light and has built what may be one of the world’s largest lists of legacy lenses with their characteristics (large post, loading may take a little while). In this guest post, he talks us through

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#295. Memory and humility, how to spend less on GAS

#295. Memory and humility, how to spend less on GAS

You know what GAS stands for: it is the dreaded Gear Acquisition Syndrome. When we desire, covet, lust for more, more expensive gear, which hopefully will make for better pictures. That this doesn’t exactly work out like that, at least in my case, is demonstrated  by the high number of

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#199. Should we still be collecting lenses ?

#199. Should we still be collecting lenses ?

Close to the top of the traditional photographer’s 10 commandments was “covet not thy camera but keep all your good lenses forever“. On paper, it made perfect sense. Lenses are expensive but lose little value (almost none if you buy them second-hand) compared to cameras. Plus a good lens is

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#166. Are the new Zeiss / Sony lenses for the A7 camera too expensive ?

Short answer: NO. They’re a bargain. The end. ============= Disclaimer : Let me state upfront that I am a fanboy, but of Voigtlander and Leica lenses. Not of Zeiss. The first lens to go when I decided to switch from my current Nikon D800e to the Sony A7R was my

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