Sony A7s - 16-35mm zoom - An 'alternative' telephoto option

Sony A7s - 16-35mm zoom - An 'alternative' telephoto option
'For my Sony A7 cameras A7r / A7s, I'm pretty much sorted at the wide end, particularly with the 16-35mm zoom, which is a great lens. However, for telephoto shots I've nothing longer than the 100mm Nikon Series E, which is manual focus anyway. So I've come up with a radical solution. I take out out my ultra-small (size and sensor) Samsung Galaxy 2 compact camera, with it's 23-483mm (35mm equivalent) zoom lens.'
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Micro Four Thirds - The Mature Mirrorless system. Olympus OM-D E-M10

Micro Four Thirds - The Mature Mirrorless system. Olympus OM-D E-M10
'But in the meantime, m4/3 is a very attractive system. A great selection of cameras and lenses and if you are seriously into video, Panasonic in particular have some pretty spectacular options. And if m4/3 continues to offer me something useful, then I will continue to use it.'
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Convenience versus Quality - Autumn with a Samsung Galaxy 2 Camera

Convenience versus Quality - Autumn with a Samsung Galaxy 2 Camera
'One day in the future we might get cameras this size that produce images that rival those of much bigger sensors, but that's still some way off. In the meantime a camera that cost me £250 is one that gives me pleasure to use and produces pictures I find aesthetically pleasing. And ultimately that's a pretty good reason to own and use it. '
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SHOCK AND AWE - THE SIMPLY AMAZING SONY A7s

SHOCK AND AWE - THE SIMPLY AMAZING SONY A7s
"No matter what you say about Sony, their appetite for innovation is undiminished. The low light capabilities of the A7s are such that it's done nothing less then redefine what, how and where I photograph. The pictures and video above were shot in terrible light, though they don't look like it. Most images and the bulk of the video footage was at ISO 12800 and they are surprisingly low on noise. Add in the fact that it's totally silent with it's electronic shutter and I have a very special camera. "
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Review of the Panasonic 15mm F1.7 Leica Summilux DG ASPH Micro Four Thirds Lens - Part 2 and Conclusion

 Review of the Panasonic 15mm F1.7 Leica Summilux DG ASPH Micro Four Thirds Lens - Part 2 and Conclusion
"While others may choose other lens options, this is right for what I want and I can see I'll enjoy using it, safe in the knowledge that the results it gives me will be top drawer, no matter what aperture I use. And I have no hesitation in giving the Panasonic 15mm F1.7 Leica Summilux DG ASPH Micro Four Thirds Lens a highly recommended rating."
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The Panasonic 15mm f1.7 Leica Summilux DG ASPH Micro Four Thirds Lens - First impressions

The Panasonic 15mm f1.7 Leica Summilux DG ASPH Micro Four Thirds Lens - First impressions

"The first thing I have to say is that this is a superbly made lens. It does in fact make my Olympus primes look 'cheap'. It actually feels like it's made from metal, unlike the Olympus m.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8. It's also has matte  stone grey finish which is actually VERY classy."

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SHOOTING STOCK - The Samsung Galaxy 2 camera - Can you really shoot stock with a micro sensor superzoom? - The smartphone 'revolution'.

SHOOTING STOCK - The Samsung Galaxy 2 camera - Can you really shoot stock with a micro sensor superzoom? - The smartphone 'revolution'.
"The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 may not be the best camera I have in terms of image quality, but that 483mm (35mm 'equivalent') telephoto end is very useful. Particularly as the small sensor gives me the ability to 'pull things in' from some distance away and still create images with a lot of depth of field. It's a camera that takes up about the same room as my Nokia 1020 and I usually take it out with another camera. "
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The OLYMPUS m.ZUIKO 25mm f/1.8 LENS - FIELD TEST

The OLYMPUS m.ZUIKO 25mm f/1.8 LENS - FIELD TEST
"The m.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8 'standard' lens is the latest addition to the Olympus set of fast primes. This comprises the 12mm f/2, 17mm f/1.8, 25mm f/1.8, 45mm f/1.8 and 75mm f/1.8. The 25mm filled in the gap in the range. These are all small, nicely designed lenses that will work well on the smaller Pen type cameras as well as the OM-D series, including the 'pro-spec' E-M1. "
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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8 Lens

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8 Lens
"Picked up a Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8 Lens today. Very nice little lens, similar to the 17mm f/1.8 and 45mm f/1.8. I managed a few tests and it looks very good optically. Hopefully today I'll give it a more thorough workout."
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FAST FUJI's - Fuji 23mm f1.4 XF R Fujinon Lens and Fuji 56mm f1.2 R XF Fujinon Lens

FAST FUJI's - Fuji 23mm f1.4 XF R Fujinon Lens and Fuji 56mm f1.2 R XF Fujinon Lens
"Bottom LIne - These are fabulous lenses. Fabulous build, fabulous bokeh, fabulous image quality. I don't use them nearly enough but when I do I realise what I've been missing. And while it's true that that great gear doesn't make you a great photographer or mean you take great photographs, it certainly helps!!"
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NIKON Df - FUJI X-T1. Can an APS-C sensor mirrorless camera really compete with a 'full-frame DSLR?'

NIKON Df - FUJI X-T1. Can an APS-C sensor mirrorless camera really compete with a 'full-frame DSLR?'
"Which do I prefer? Well it's the Df because it's a special camera. But the X-T1 is a fine picture making machine as well. It's lighter, smaller and more 'discreet' than the Nikon while still having the capacity to work quickly and efficiently. And Fuji are slowly but surely creating their own history and their own special place in the camera / lens marketplace."
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THE SONY A7R - ONE YEAR ON - AN ASSESSMENT

THE SONY A7R - ONE YEAR ON - AN ASSESSMENT
"Just over a year ago the Sony A7r was announced. A 35mm film size / 'full-frame' sensor with an astonishing 36MP in a small light body. I ordered one as soon as I could and have been using it extensively ever since. "
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