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“Help, I Can’t Open These Raw Files!”: What Do When New Cameras are Released

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Every time a new camera is released, and usually, for a couple of months afterward, I get lots of calls and emails from customers asking why they can’t read the Raw files they just shot. “They’re just CR2/NEF/ARW files that I should be able to open! Something is wrong with the camera you sent me.” […]

A Look at Sony’s Latest Camera System – The Sony a6300

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The Sony a6300 is pretty stunning for what it can do within the limits of an APS-C sized sensor and at such a budget-friendly price. It’s supposed to be replacing Sony’s a6000, and it’s very well built toward both photo and video functionality; the trusty a6000, just upgraded. It’s light, it’s powerful, and it’s affordable. In my review, […]

Sony FE Planar T 50mm f/1.4 ZA MTF and Variance Testing

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OK, you probably know I don’t like ultra-long lens names. I don’t like lenses that are expensive (who does?). So when you throw out a 50mm lens with a long name, like the Sony FE Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 ZA, and price it at $1,500 I’m a bit predisposed not to like it. Seriously, that’s […]

Sony FE 16-35 f/4 & Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 Zoom MTF and Variance

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Many of you who have followed along as we beta-test our Sony FE lens testing have been asking where the FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS and the FE 24-70mm f/4  ZA OSS test results are. Well, the answer is they are here. But your other question, why has it taken so long, has a more complex answer. Testing […]

A Look at the New Sigma MC-11 Lens Adapter

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We’ve recently received the Sigma MC-11 Sony E to Canon EF mount adapter which promises full autofocus functionality for 15 Sigma Art Lenses on Sony E-mount cameras. What the Sigma MC-11 brings to the table is the ability to use face detection, eye recognition, and the use of continuous phase detection autofocus in video mode. […]

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