Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 on Sony A9
Jun24

Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 on Sony A9

I got my hands on the Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 one day before I’ve received to much acclaimed Sony A9 for tests too. In case you haven’t seen my review about the Sony A9, check it here. How is the Batis 135mm? After the not so good experience with the previous Batis, the 85mm f/1.8 (I have returned it, see here why), I didn’t have high hopes for this new lens from the series. But oh boy, how wrong was I! The...

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Sony 12-24 f/4 G lens hands on review on Lago Maggiore
Jun04

Sony 12-24 f/4 G lens hands on review on Lago Maggiore

This article is a continuation of the Sony 16-35 f/2.8 G Master and Sony 12-24 f/4 G lens review. Here is part 1. As I was telling you in the first part we had our hands on these two lenses on a press trip on Lago Maggiore, Italy. We had plenty of Sony A9’s, A7R II‘s and both these lenses on our disposal. I’ve focused a little more on the Sony 16-35 f/2.8 G Master than needed so I took less time to check this...

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The Sony 16-35 f/2.8 G Master and Sony 12-24 f/4 G lens review
Jun04

The Sony 16-35 f/2.8 G Master and Sony 12-24 f/4 G lens review

I’ve been invited last week to the European press event to see and test the newly announced Sony 16-35 f/2.8 G Master and Sony 12-24 f/4 G.  It’s difficult to review a lens after a day’s usage. Not to mention two of them :). So let’s not call this a real review, but a hands-on experience. A marvellous experience on the coast of Grand Lake (Lago Maggiore) as seen from Stresa, Italy. So let’s take them one...

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One week with the Sony A9 – An honest hands-on review
May29

One week with the Sony A9 – An honest hands-on review

Sony took us by storm when they’ve announced the much expected Sony A9. I was watching the live event (and live blogging about it) and soon after, on Internet started to appear footage with the shooting experience at the launch. I was once again blown away and couldn’t figure why Sony didn’t marketed the A9 as a wedding camera. But more on that … One month later, I got my hands on the Sony A9 My phone ringed...

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Despre WEDDCAMP, sau cum creste o comunitate de fotografi
Apr03

Despre WEDDCAMP, sau cum creste o comunitate de fotografi

Se zice, si de catre unii se si stie, ca nu prea poti vorbi de comunitate de fotografi in Romania. S-au incercat de-a lungul timpului tot felul de retete: forumuri, site-uri, comunitati, grupuri pe Facebook, asociatii etc. Dar nimic care sa dureze, sau in care sa simti ca oamenii se apreciaza reciproc si ca isi doresc sa invete unii de la ceilalti. Insa de ceva timp urmaresc un fenomen interesant si culmea, acesta a aparut intr-un...

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Sony inside
Jan19

Sony inside

Sony Super Metal Master Ceramic-composite cassette shell and Magnesium case. Hi Bias Metal formulation tape. Rare...

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Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 – loving to manual focus again
Dec22

Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 – loving to manual focus again

As soon as I got my hands on the Loxia 85mm I was impressed of the smoothness of the focus ring and by the entire construction of the lens. Until I’ve tried first to change the lens from the camera body 🙂 Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 – loving to manual focus again First thing first, when you get your hands on the lens, you’re not expecting to get so much weight in such a small body. It weights almost 600 grams, which means...

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Transilvania Bikers 2016 – Bikefest la Gilau, Cluj
May30

Transilvania Bikers 2016 – Bikefest la Gilau, Cluj

UPDATE! Iata si filmul de la Transilvania Bikers 2016 _____ Nu ma consider motociclist, desi merg demult pe coclauri cu un DR, iar de curand mi-am luat si A-ul sa pot sa ies si la asfalt. Insa mereu am admirat spiritul liber al bikerilor, prietenia si respectul acestora. Am vrut sa particip si eu la o intrunire moto si ca facutul s-a intamplat sa fie tocmai la Cluj, cu o plecare pe vreme ploioasa si urata, numai cu...

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Renault Megane GT – vine un moment in viata unui barbat cand …
May04

Renault Megane GT – vine un moment in viata unui barbat cand …

… trebuie sa conduca un GT! Megane GT! Renault Megane GT Ca norocul, intr-o zi linistita de primavara, primesc o invitatie neobisnuita pe Facebook de la agentia de PR a celor de la Renault Romania (The Practice) cum ca daca am permis si daca vreau sa ma “dau” cu noul Megane. Hell ya! Povestea se deruleaza putin inapoi in timp, pana aici: Masinuta noastra de suflet, Megane 2, fierul de calcat cum i se mai spunea, care...

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10 minutes with Sony 70-300 FE
May03

10 minutes with Sony 70-300 FE

That’s it. I got the Sony 70-300 FE lens (check price) from the camera store to test on a A7S II but I didn’t want to play with it inside. So a clerk accompanied me outside for 10 minutes. Man this lens is big! And heavy. But it’s a G lens and since the A mount 70-300mm was a long time favourite of mine, the new one might find room very soon in my bag. So, the only thing that came to my mind was to shoot this lens at...

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