Tag Archive: full frame

May 01

Review: Sony A7 III

The Sony A7 full-frame mirrorless system has now been around for 4.5 years, and while the original A7 was replaced after just a year on the shelf, the A7 II has had much greater staying power. That model was announced in November of 2014, and has enjoyed a nice stay as the ‘basic model’ in …

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May 12

Review: Zeiss FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Distagon T*

Sony’s been fleshing out their full frame FE lens lineup for E-Mount fairly quickly over the past year and a half, as the total FE system is now up to 11 native AF lenses.  One of the newest lenses to hit the street is aimed squarely at the professional and enthusiast with the no-compromises Zeiss …

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Dec 23

Review: Sony A7

The Sony A7 and it's big full-frame sensor

It’s here.  The long awaited full-frame mirrorless camera.  Photographers have been waiting with bated breath for a company to release a full-frame mirrorless camera and Sony has delivered with not one but two new cameras to satisfy those who are looking to reduce size a bit while keeping the ultimate in image quality.  The A7 …

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Dec 14

Sony A7 vs Fujifilm X-E2: RAW Noise Performance

I have the Sony A7 and the FE 35mm f/2.8 in for review this week.  I’ve been enjoying shooting with the camera and will have my full reviews of both items coming up in the next week or so.  In the meantime, I’ve done a few tests here and there against Fuji’s X-E2 (read my …

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Nov 03

Review: Metabones Speed Booster (Canon FD to Fuji X)

After what was for many an excruciating wait, Metabones has released their generally well-regarded Speed Booster in Canon FD and Minolta MD mounts.  As someone with a rather extensive stable of FD lenses (thanks partly to my father), I was extremely excited by this news.  If you’re a frequent visitor to the site, you may …

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Oct 19

Mirrorless News Roundup: October 2013

What a week in the Mirrorless Camera industry! We’ve seen new cameras announced for the big three mirrorless camera mounts, with some very exciting news on all fronts. Naturally, I have my thoughts, both of excitement and caution for these announcements, so let’s dive in: Sony Alpha 7 and 7R The biggest news this week …

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Mar 15

Large Sensor Look from a Small Sensor Camera

Oil Machine - Panasonic GX1 with Olympus 45mm f/1.8: 18 image stitch, equivalent to 35mm f/1.4 on Full Frame

One of the great advantages of using a full frame DSLR or even larger formats such such as 645 or even 4×5 view cameras is that there is a shallow depth of field and extreme background blur component that can’t really be matched on smaller formats such as APS-C or Micro 4/3. For portraits or …

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