» Archive for the ‘Lenses’ Category

29Mar Sony FE 50mm f1.8 anounced

Meet the Sony 50mm f1.8 full frame lens, one of the first affordable full frame primes for the E-mount lineup. Priced at $248, the 50mm f1.8 is still substantially more expensive than the competition from Canon’s 50mm f1.8. Still, I’m glad to see Sony has finally started to address the lack of mid range lenses in it’s full […]

25Mar Minolta 85mm f1.4 Sony a7s II lens review

If you are looking to save a little bit of money on glass for your Sony a7s or a7s II body, you always have the option of buying older A-mount or Minolta glass. After all, Sony’s A-mount was purchased from Minolta years ago, which means all you really need is the proper adapter. In this […]

21Feb Olympus 8mm f1.8 – First Impressions hands on

If you are transitioning from a full frame system like the Canon 5d Mark III to Micro 4/3, you’ll immediately miss the field of view provided by lenses like the Canon 24mm f1.4 and Canon 16-35mm f2.8.  While a wide-angle perspective isn’t something you’ll use for everything it can be a very enjoyable look. My search for good wide […]

17Nov Z-cam E1 M43 camera firmware .21 working AF lens list

For those of you who own the Z-cam E1 camera or are interested in buying one, Z-cam has just released version .21 of the camera’s firmware. You can download it via the Z-cam app. I had a lot of complaints about the first iteration of the Z-cam E1, but with this update Z-cam is finally starting […]

21Jun KIPON EOS/EF Lens to Micro 4/3 Adapter with high Speed AF on the GH4

The Kipon EOS/EF high speed AF lens adapter came in on Friday and I’ve just started to experiment with it. If you aren’t familiar with the adapter, it’s basically an electronic Canon EF to M43 lens adapter that provides high speed AF when using Canon glass on a M43 body. On the lens side you’ll […]

04Jun Metabones EF to M43 S Speedbooster adapter – First impressions

I picked up the Metabones EF to M43 S adapter for the Panasonic GH4 right before I made the big move to the Pacific Northwest, but i’m just now getting a chance to start playing around with it. This is my first speedbooster type of device for the GH4 and my first metabones product in […]

23Feb Should the Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 lens be the next on my list?

I have two lenses left on my M4/3 list to buy, the 60mm f2.8 macro and this beast born of Olympus (that sounds epic), the 40-150mm f/2.8 lens. Although I have the Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 in my collection, I always find myself wanting a little more reach and when i’m pulling focus I really enjoy […]

05Feb Minolta 50mm f1.4 lens on the Sony A7s

Still continuing to test Minolta glass on the Sony a7s. This time, I have the extremely affordable Minolta 50mm f1.4 lens. This tiny little 50mm lens generally sells on ebay for between $140 to $200 and it’s a great value for the price. Build quality is in the ballpark of the Canon 50mm f1.4, mostly plastic with […]

04Feb Panasonic 7-14mm f4 wide angle lens

One of the things I really missed when I first picked up the Panasonic GH4 was a wide angle lens. Until I went without it while shooting with the GH4, I hadn’t really thought about how much I actually use that focal length. In my Canon collection I currently have the 16-35mm f2.8 and the much older […]

27Jan Sony LA-EA4 E to A-mount adapter Audio test

I finally got my hands on an A-mount lens to test with the Sony LA-EA4 adapter. The Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 is a lens that’s been around for quite awhile and it’s been released for a number of camera mounts including, Sony (A-mount), Nikon, Canon, and Pentax. The Tamron 28-75mm won’t blow your mind, but I managed to pick […]