Author Archives: Louis Ferreira

DXO: Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 > Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8

The new Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 makes the Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8mm largely irrelevant if you own a camera with IBIS. While upgrading to the Sony G Master provides a measurable improvement. Sony has been making some interesting choices with their recently released/announced lenses, but I doubt anyone would be disappointed with any one of […]

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Sigma MC-11 Firmware Update

Mounts: SA-E Ver. 1.04 Update Date: 2017.05.17 ● It has become compatible with the SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary in SIGMA mount (firmware version 1.02). ● It has become compatible with the SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary in SIGMA mount (firmware version 1.01). ● It has become compatible with the […]

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Sony Savings End Sunday

Sony a7 Bodies Sony a7rII (Save $300): B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama Sony a7sII (Save $200): B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama Sony a7II (Save $150): B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama Sony a7 (Save $150): B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama Sony Alpha a6500 Deals With 16-70mm With 16-50mm and 55-210mm Sony Alpha a6300 Deals Sony Alpha a6300 With 16-50mm With 16-70mm With 16-50mm and 55-210mm Sony Alpha a6000 Deals Sony Alpha a6000 With 16-50mm With 16-50mm and 55-210mm Sony Alpha a5100 Deals With 16-50mm […]

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Sony a9: Plenty of Dynamic Range/Image Buffer and Banding Isn’t a Problem, Plus Reviews

Photons to Photos updated their Sony a9 estimates and the camera received a big bump in the midrange ISO dynamic range around ISO 800. I included my capture from the previous estimate above for comparison’s sake, but if you want to manipulate the data you can do so here. Below you can see more of what […]

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Sony a9: The Sony a9 is Not ISO Invariant and MC-11 Canon Glass Performance

Jason Lanier released the first video demonstrating how well the Sony a9 works with the Sigma MC-11 with Canon glass and it shouldn’t disappoint anyone that plans to rely on it initially. The demonstrated performance in the above video is very impressive for adapted glass or even native glass under the shooting conditions. Below Greg Thurtle […]

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Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM and Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G Officially Announced

Press Release: Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G Hands-on\Previews: Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Techradar DPReview CameraLabs Photorec Imaging Resource ThePhoBlographer Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G Techradar DPReview CameraLabs Photorec Imaging Resource ThePhoBlographer Samples: Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Sony, Dan Watson, DPReview Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G Sony, Dan Watson, DPReview Preorder Sony FE 16-35mm […]

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