Android Tablet For Photo Editing? … Stop! … Use Windows 8 Instead!

Android or iPad tablets have become very popular. Is it possible to actually carry out a professional workflow on a tablet (rather than a laptop)... ? Read on below to find out... As a photographer carrying loads of gear I always want to down size and compact... it looks like an interesting option to replace the laptop in 2 ways. 1. A tablet is far lighter. 2. Battery life is generally much better. 3. The ease of getting it out, putting it away and using it handheld with touch screen would … [Read more...]

Canon 100-400 Lens on Sony NEX6 Using Metabones Speedbooster

I have been testing my Canon 100-400 lens mounted on a Sony NEX6 using the Metabones Speedbooster Adapter. Scroll down and click to see the video below. As you can see its rather unbalanced and whichever way you look at it is either ridiculous or cool! - what do you think? The first lens I attach to it is the Canon 17-40 L. Don't forget that with the Speedbooster an extra stop is gained, which makes this quite attractive mounted on the NEX6 to catch those moving animals or in lower … [Read more...]

Hasselblad Lunar / Stellar – Just a Sony NEX7 / Sony RX100 In Expensive Clothes…

I have been following what Hasselblad has been doing for a while now. Hasselblad has long been known for its outstanding quality and high resolution top of the line studio cameras. However - last year some "breaking news" was announced! Hasselblad had seen the success of these new mirrorless cameras and wanted a piece of that pie. This sparked up quite excitement within me... would this be the chance to get a : medium format or full frame camera which was pocketable? small camera that could … [Read more...]

F1.0 Madness – Sony NEX With Metabones Speedbooster And Canon 50mm F1.4

I usually shoot with the Canon pro bodies, however as some of you may already know, I picked up a Sony NEX mirrorless camera not long ago. I invested in a metabones speed booster adapter which not only allows all Canon EF lenses to be mounted, but also gives an extra F stop! This means, mounting my Canon 50mm F1.4 makes the F1.4 lens become an F1.0 ! - creating some pleasing bokeh. I have been surprised by how incredibly sharp the lens is even wide open at F1.0. Focus is the hard part due … [Read more...]

Canon 6D vs Sony NEX 6 – High ISO Noise Test (1600 & 3200)

Everyone knows that the full frame sensor of the Canon's all perform exceptionally well at high ISO's (in some online tests I have seen the Canon 6D even beat the 5D mark 3, though very marginally - contact me if you want the video I saw of this) The question here is how does the Sony NEX 6 with the smaller sensor stack up to currently one of the best in the business, the Canon 6D ? I decided to shoot comparisons: same lighting conditions, same subject, same camera settings and as close to … [Read more...]