Monthly Archives: November 2012

Nearing one year with mirrorless. Me and my NEXs

In 2011 I was using a Nikon D700 “FF” (full frame, meaning with the sensor the size of a good old 24×36 film). The D700 remains what I consider among the very best DSLR cameras available with gorgeous image quality, … Continue reading

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B&W portraits and autofocus thoughts

I never hid my love for portraits. Portraits are my thing. Black and white happens to work very well for people shots Hmm, I also said this post would be about autofocus. I used a Panasonic GX-1 from February to … Continue reading

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Getting comfortable with new gear – An ode to the NEX 6

It’s been a little over 2 weeks I’m getting more and more comfortable with my new Sony NEX 6 camera, and the various older manual lenses I’m using on it There’s no miracle or shortcut. To bet better with any … Continue reading

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I hate this lens ! (battle of the Titans)

Some poor unknowning sould sold me a Minolta Rokkor MC 50mm F:1.4 PG for peanuts last week. The man probably had no clue those older lenses could be used on modern digital bodies and thought it was worth nothing. He … Continue reading

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Favor your lenses

Every aspiring photographer I know (and they are legions) keep obsessing over X brand of camera vs. Y brand, or A model vs. B, etc. Sure, getting the right tool is important and considering today’s plethoric choice, it can get … Continue reading

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Ongoing NEX 6 review and impressions

It’s been precisely one week I got my NEX 6. The NEX 5N I had for almost 2 months before that had a lot of quirks, but I had grown totally comfortable with it, and it gave me a lot … Continue reading

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Still searching

For the ultimate 50mm lens. I’m a bit 50mm lover. It’s just about the ultimate focal length for me How many “nifties” (the affectionate nickname for fifty mm primes) have I collected recently ? More than my share. I’ve bought, … Continue reading

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