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May 072012
 
Top 5 Point and Shoot Cameras for Mom under $100

Top 5 Point and Shoot Cameras for Mom under $100 If you are the default camera guy/gal in your family like I am, you may get this question a lot. “What camera should I get? I don’t have a lot of money though!”  I actually love this question, because for my friends and family, I like to find what camera is going to suit their needs the best. Of course when they come back to me and say, “Hey, that camera you recommended was great!” I get the “warm and fuzzie’s” all over, but I take it seriously and use […]

May 042012
 
Sony NEX-7 w/ Contax G 28mm F2.8

  Sony NEX-7 with Contax G 28mm F2.8 This is the Last of 4 Contax G lenses that I will be reviewing for the Sony NEX-7. This lens is the Contax G 28mm F2.8 Biogon. Equipment Used: Sony NEX-7 Camera Body Contax G 28mm F2.8 Contax G to NEX Adapter Manfrotto Pro 055XPROB Tripod Setup I’d appreciate any comments on how you like the way I’m presenting the results. I’ve taken crops from the edges and the center and have laid them out on one file side by side. Hopefully this will give you a good view of how edge to edge […]

May 042012
 
Sony NEX-7 w/ Contax G 35mm F2.0

  Sony NEX-7 with Contax G 35mm F2.0 Planar This is the Third of 4 Contax G lenses that I will be reviewing for the Sony NEX-7. This lens is the Contax G 35mm F2.0 Planar. Equipment Used: Sony NEX-7 Camera Body Contax G 35mm F2.0 Contax G to NEX Adapter Manfrotto Pro 055XPROB Tripod  Setup This is the second time that I will be using this setup for posts to please contact me or use the comments section at the end of this post to give me some feedback of wether or not you like this system of posting the results. […]

May 042012
 
Sony NEX-7 w/ Contax G 45mm F2.0

  Sony NEX-7 with Contax G 45mm F2.0 This is the Second of 4 Contax G lenses that I will be reviewing for the Sony NEX-7. This lens is the Contax G 45mm F2.0 Planar. Equipment Used: Sony NEX-7 Camera Body Contax G 45mm F2.0 Contax G to NEX Adapter Manfrotto Pro 055XPROB Tripod  Setup Ok readers, If you’ve been following my blog for a while and read some of the past lens reviews that I’ve done, you can see that I’ve been testing some different ways of presenting the results of the review. Many readers have offered suggestions and I […]

May 032012
 
Sony NEX-7 w/ Contax G 90mm F2.8 Sonnar

Sony NEX-7 with Contax G 90mm F2.8 Sonnar This is the first of 4 Contax G lenses I will be reviewing for the Sony NEX-7 camera. I’ve been a long time user and fan of the Contax G system. I’ve had the system almost since its release and have been waiting for a system that was worthy enough to revive my long-lost loves. For this review here is the list of the equipment I used. Equipment Sony NEX-7 Camera Body Contax G to NEX Adapter Manfrotto Pro 055XPROB Tripod  Contax G 90mm F2.8 Sonnar In the image above you can […]

May 022012
 
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Review: Gold Award

This Olympus OM-D E-M5 has been much anticipated by many photo enthusiasts. The rumors sites have been buzzing about this camera and the anticipation of the Image Quality and retro handling that it may provide. With the OM markings this camera is not to be mistaken for the “old school” Olympus OM camera systems but more of a homage to the very popular enthusiast camera of the 70’s to 90’s. The new OM-D E-M5 will not have the same OM lens mount but will instead have a miro four thirds mount. It boasts the worlds fastest contrast type autofocus system […]

May 012012
 
Fun with Zeiss 18mm F4 ZM on Sony NEX-7

Fun with the Zeiss 18mm F4 on a Sony NEX-7 In my review of the Sony 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 vs. Zeiss 18mm F4, I mentioned that this camera and lens combination made me want to keep shooting and make interesting images with it. So I decided I show you how much fun I’ve been having. I don’t want to give the lens back at this point and although the cost is high, It’s a really fun lens to play around with. All the images were shot hand-held at night. Most used aperture was F4.0. Focusing I love how with this lens […]

Apr 302012
 
Fuji X-Pro1: Portraits

Portraits with the Fuji X-Pro1 I’ve been shooting with the Fuji X-Pro1 now for a couple of weeks and I wanted to give my impressions on the camera, the handling, and how it performs when shooting portraits. I used the Fuji X-Pro1 with the Fujinon XF 35mm F1.4 R Lens. My goals were to show how easy it was to get the camera, attach a lens, and with minimal setup, start shooting. With this in mind, not special film simulations were used. Camera setting were all in default mode, ISO set to Auto, And aperture set to Auto. I shot these […]

Apr 302012
 
Sony NEX-7 w/ Contax G lenses : Sneak Peek

I’ve been working on many reviews for the past couple of days. I know there are some of you out there that are excited to see the reviews of the Contax G series lenses on the Sony NEX-7 and I’ll have that soon enough, but first I would like to tease you with some quick snaps that I took with the various lenses. Please enjoy! I’ve been walking around with these lenses for about a week now and have enjoyed using them very much on the Sony NEX-7. If you read my review on the Contax G to NEX adapter […]

Apr 252012
 
Sony NEX-7: Contax G to NEX adapter

Sony NEX-7: Contax G lens to NEX E mount adapter Almost two decades ago I started my love for rangefinder cameras starting with the Yashica Electro 35. I’ve always coveted the Leica’s but couldn’t afford them so I went with the Contax G1 when it was time to upgrade and do more serious work. The G1 was a great little camera and worked well for what it was, but when the Contax G2 came out I traded in my G1 for the G2 and haven’t gone back since. The Contax G2 fixed the issues that I had with the G1 […]