EDITORIAL NOTE: I wrote this review as soon as I got the X-Pro2, and then I abandoned the blog for a while (too much to do!) so I forgot to post it… Maybe even if now the X-Pro3 is about to come out, someone might still find it useful!
Me and the Sony A7r were in a pretty good honeymoon again these last months, but as some of you might remember for a long time I was sorely tempted to ditch it and going for a full Fuji setup.
Giving the boot to Sony? A7r vs Fuji X-T10
The quality, with the 16Mp sensor of the XT-10 I bought to test the waters, was already quite comparable for small-ish prints (small-ish = less than 1 meter wide). The difference showed, but not as much, not with most subjects and most of all almost exclusively doing a side-by-side shooting, not in “real” prints.
Continue reading “Review: Fujifilm X-Pro2”
Generally speaking, video specific, aka “fluid” heads, tend to be bigger and heavier than their photographic counterparts.
Continue reading “Talking heads: using video heads for stills”
Sometime you plan for a picture, other times you simply stumble upon them. This picture is just one of the “stumble upon” kind.
Continue reading “Behind the picture: shy clouds”
A.k.a. “The lens which came in from the cold”
Russians have a way with glass. Assuming your sample has not been assembled by a still drunk worker on a Monday morning (or so the legend goes), the quality is often way better than it should, especially when you factor in the price.
Continue reading “Review: Zenitar 16mm f/2.8 Fish-eye”
Sony A7r shutter shock was the one thing that bugged me the most, and if you follow me you know I was this close to selling the camera due that. By the way, I can hear some of you: “Why don’t you just upgrade to the A7r II then?”. Well, first of all because I don’t want to have to spend every year that kind of money (do you?), and secondly because when you buy an expensive camera you have a reasonable expectation that it’ll work as flawlessly as possible, don’t you?
Continue reading “How to: solve the Sony A7r shutter shock, for good”