Bashful Batis at Mardi Gras Bash

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I’m a shy photographer – at least at first. I’m just not good at sticking a camera in someone’s face, much less directing them on how to pose. That’s why I tend to use longer focal lengths for street photography, because I can sit back unobtrusively and get natural candids without bothering anyone. For the bashful photographer, Mardi Gras is the perfect place to practice because everyone – and I mean everyone – is looking to get snapped. And the Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 is an excellent lens with which to practice.

Two Small Cameras, Two Small Lenses

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Because I shoot frequently with mirrorless full frame and m43, I like to compare similar lenses on both camera systems. Here I take a look at two of the smallest lenses offered for each system: the Sony FE 35mm f/2.8 and the Lumix 20mm f/1.7. The Sony 35mm is by far the smallest autofocus lens […]

Sony Zoom Zoom: Going from 24 to 70 for 3x the price

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So first of all, was the above photo taken with a $600 zoom or a $2200 zoom?  Can’t tell?  Then keep reading. Or cheat by scrolling to the end. Decisions, Decisions When Sony announced the first mirrorless full frame camera system back in technological prehistory – three years ago – they also released two mid-range […]

New Camera: Confessions of a Gearhound

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The joy of a new toy. I mean, camera. Let’s be honest: there is nothing quite like unboxing a new camera with new lenses, particularly if they are from an entirely new and unfamiliar system. A Sony Alpha A7Rii Review

 
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