As another year draws to a close, I would say that it has been a great year for Sony E-mount users. In this article, I will reminisce about what Sony has brought to the camera industry in their E-mount system over the last year and look with anticipation to what could come out in the year ahead. Continue reading Sony E-mount: review of the highlights of 2014 and hopes for 2015
It has taken a while for me to get some of my older photos onto my website. But here are photos taken when we went to Rome. Infrared images taken with the Sony NEX-3, and visible-light images taken with the Canon 7D. Owing to the small size and lightweight of the Sony NEX-3, carrying two cameras was not a problem at all (even with a camera as big as the Canon 7D. Continue reading Rome Trip
In this post, I will be doing a side by side comparison of these two cameras, with regards to the cameras themselves, ease of use, functionality and image quality, as well as images from both cameras for comparison. I know that there are features in both cameras which I like, and it would be great to see them all amalgamated together into one camera (although this is unlikely to happen). Continue reading Sony NEX-5N vs Olympus OM-D EM-5 UV imaging
I bought the Sony 20mm F2.8 E-mount pancake lens mainly to test it for its capability in shooting UV and Insect-D-sight, as it is small, light, fairly wide-angle and a native E-mount lens with autofocus. I previously owned the Sony 16mm F2.8 lens, but sold it even though it transmits UV reasonably well as I did not like the image quality. I was hoping this lens could perform similarly well in UV transmission but with better IQ. For this test, I used my friend’s NEX-5N. Continue reading Sony 20mm F2.8 – UV test
I remember few years ago when i first owned the Sony NEX-3 and used it for UV-imaging. Unfortunately the custom white balance range was not sufficient to properly white balance in UV for the jpeg files. This issue was fortunately resolved by the NEX-5N (4th camera in the NEX range) which had a wider white balancing range. I had sold my NEX-5N a while ago, and hence could not test this again until I borrowed my friend’s copy. Continue reading Sony NEX-5N – UV imaging
Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire is a chateaux built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in 1874. It is a National Trust site, with large gardens, an aviary, many walks, play areas for children of different age groups, the main house and also a wine cellar to visit. We have visited this on quite a few occasions, and have found it relaxing and enjoyable, to walk and explore.
Here are photos of the grounds and also the wine cellar. Continue reading Waddesdon Manor
When looking at the world, I do think about what else I can take photos of. Even in astronomy, I am more interested in taking photos i.e. astrophotography than star gazing. Continue reading Sun, moon and stars
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
Sony does have an interesting lineup of lenses. Some of these lenses have special abilities with no equivalent amongst the other manufacturer’s lens lineup. One of these is the Sony 500mm F8 mirror autofocus lens. This is the most compact and lightweight 500mm autofocus lens available.
I have been an early follower of the Sony E-mount system, having bought and used the NEX-3, NEX-5, NEX-5N, NEX-7, NEX-6 and now the A7R and A6000 – I have noticed a gradual improvement with each new generation of E-mount camera in terms of usability and functionality.
The Sony NEX-3 was the first camera I modded to full-spectrum by removing the internal cut filter (ICF). It proved useful for UV and infrared imaging, as the native lenses retained the ability to infinity focus. Continue reading Sony NEX-3 Infrared