Not sure what it is with Sony, but wow, the user base never ceased to surprise me. I’ve yet to see a camera user based filled with the same degree of self obsessed assholes, for lack of a better word. Why do I say this? Well simple. I commented previously on wanting a larger Sony body. Let’s be clear, this isn’t something I want across the entire range of cameras. I want one body in the range to have a grip that is large enough that your baby finger. Sony have 5 ranges of bodies currently, the A7, A7R, A7S, … Continue reading Why does Sony have so many “#&%$ you” users?
The A7C was announced and like many people, I can’t help feeling disappointed. No, contrary to what people may think, I’m not disappointed with the specifications of the camera. Sony could have put the full A9 spec into the camera … Continue reading The A7C – Is Sony trapped in a bad cycle?
Someone offered me a relatively well used Pelican 1550 which I’ve decided to take on as a project.
I’ve been wanting a pelican case but the intended purpose is largely as a storage case for all my camera gear to go into when not in use so buying a new pelican case seemed like an overkill. Continue reading “Pelican repair – my new project”
In 2014, Sigma said the size of the Sony mount made it difficult to make fast glass for Sony. In 2019 they released an amazing piece of fast glass in the form of the Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN ART.
It’s also one of the first Sigma lenses to be true FE mirrorless mount as opposed to the mounts that Sigma produced in the past with a built-in adapter to their DSLR glass.
This glass is identifiable by the combination of DG DN delineation. To date, lenses have had either DG or DN, the DG indicating full-frame and DN mirrorless, but these are the first lenses to appear with both. Continue reading “Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN ART Review”
I’ll be producing a detailed review of the Sigma 24-70mm DG DN ART but I thought I’d put together some initial thoughts between the two.
So how do the Sigma 24-70mm and Tamron 28-75mm differ? Continue reading “Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 vs Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 – Initial thoughts”
A new firmware has arrived for the A7iii and A7riii and as usual, Sony like most camera manufacturers have proved that they are bottom feeders when it comes to customer service. The single most requested feature for the A7iii and the A7Riii is the ability to change the colour of the focus point. The current focus point is green and grey and users want the ability to select red as an alternative because it’s hard to see them under certain conditions. To confine this as an “upgrade feature” is simply ludicrous. It’s not groundbreaking technology. It’s a change to AF … Continue reading New firmware – no coloured AF points. Bad Sony!
Recently the forums and facebook groups have been littered with complaints about Apple. Yes, the evil people at Apple made their software incompatible with a whole heap of other software, and it’s all their fault. Except its not. Nearly a … Continue reading Dear Sony Users – It’s not Apple’s fault you can’t update your camera
I saw a post the other day, questioning whether the A7Riv out-resolves the G Master and G lenses and whether people would need to upgrade lenses as a result. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking…who the hell cares? Apparently some people do. 6 months ago they had the sharpest lenses in the Sony lineup but suddenly their sharpness world has imploded and they need new lenses because their camera now out-resolves it. Continue reading “Our extreme focus on image quality over purpose”
The A7Riv has been released and on paper, the specs look amazing. but there is one glaring shortfall I am utterly confused as to why Sony missed, particularly with a camera with this megapixel count.
Small / medium raw
There will be usual Sony apologists who try to defend the decision, but the reality is the A7Riv would be a better camera if they included it and including small / medium raw wouldn’t impact the users who don’t use it. Continue reading “Where is the small / medium raw, Sony?”
For those who missed it, Petapixel posted a rediculous opinion piece that Sony was hurting the industry by innovating and cycling their cameras too quickly. If you haven’t read it, here it is:
The gist of the article is that by moving so quickly, the rest of the industry is being left behind and somehow thats Sony’s fault. Continue reading “Sony hurting the industry with innovation?”