I thought I would put into this post the chronology and the 7 phases of my experience with the Sony E-mount cameras over the last few years, as well as a summary of what Sony have achieved with the E-mount system and what they still need to do. I have also included my own thoughts about each camera. Continue reading Sony E-mount system – my journey so far
One of my many hobbies is fish keeping. I began seriously keeping fish from 1993. Hence I thought I should post some images of the fish I have kept. In the past, I have kept goldfish, tropical fish such as discus, and koi carp. Continue reading Fish photography
The Coastal Optics 60mm F4 Apo Macro lens is a truly amazing optical engineering feat. It is apochromatic from ultraviolet, visible light, through to infrared. This means that the light from all three spectral range will be focused at the same point, so the image remains nice and sharply focused; bear in mind it is supposed to let through a significant amount of the UV, unlike other apochromatic lenses.
It is the only such lens I know of which is still in production with such an apochromatic capability – even the UV Nikkor 105mm F4.5 has no focus shift for UV and visible light (but not infrared). The Coastal Optics is also said to be very sharp from wide open. But it does have its weakness (the hotspot issue), although that can be overcome through various ways – I will talk about this later Continue reading Review: Sony A7R and Coastal Optics 60mm F4 APO Macro
The Sony 85mm F1.4 Zeiss is a large and fairly heavy lens, with a large lens hood. It has 72mm filter threads. It has an extremely shallow depth of field, and when stopped down to F2 to 2.8, it does get very sharp indeed. Continue reading Sony A7R + 85mm F1.4 Zeiss + LA-EA4
I like this lens. Particularly with the Phigment Tech Leica M-E-mount adapter, as it makes the adjustment of manual focus so much easier. This lens is also very sharp wide open, with much less chromatic aberration than other F1.4 lenses I have used (Contax Zeiss 50/1.4, Sony 85/1.4 Zeiss). Continue reading Sony A7R + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH
Earlier this year, I bought a set of Phottix Odin wireless triggers ( one transmitter and two receivers) to use with the Sony A7R, HVL-58AM and HVL-F43AM flash. Continue reading Review: Phottix Odin for Sony
Stowe Garden is one of the famous National Trust landscape gardens in England. It is situated in Buckingham, Buckinghamshire. This is one of the sites we like to visit as a family, where we have had a few lovely picnics. Continue reading Stowe Garden
These are images of our Yorkshire terrier dog, Rosie.
We went to Tintagel in North Cornwall, the birthplace of King Arthur to visit Tintagel Castle. Continue reading Tintagel
I recently returned from a trip to Perran Sands Caravan Park in Cornwall. For the trip, I packed the Sony A7R and Sony A6000, and three lenses (Sony FE 24-70/4 OSS, Sony FE 70-200/4 OSS and Sony 85/1.4 Zeiss with LA-EA4). Continue reading Perran Sands Cornwall