Lenses are a critical part of your camera kit but top-quality glass doesn’t come cheap. How do you choose between a fast prime lens and a top-quality zoom? This is the fourth article of a multi-part series discussing the “zoom versus prime” question.
Over about a decade of shooting ZEISS lenses and all the major brands and 3rd party lenses, I’ve developed a sense of what I like in the final image—and that involves contrast, particularly high micro contrast. Learn more about what that means for your images.
Sony’s full frame mirrorless cameras with E-mount have grown to become very popular in the last few years. The advantages of the system are convincing to many photographers. The A7 and A9 camera series combine compact size with a handy but yet elegant design and great imaging features. There are various aspects to consider when deciding on the next lens to purchase.
ZEISS photographic lenses history can be traced back to the end of 19th century. Although the history is quite long, this prestige brand never abide by stereotypes, innovation and advancing attitude with the times is commendable. In recent years, it doesn’t matter if they are traditional SLR mount Otus / Milvus lenses, or aiming for the younger generation mirrorless system launched the Batis / Loxia / Touit series lenses, you can see ZEISS has put a lot of effort into research and development of their new products.
Are you confused about what bokeh really means? In this interview, Dr. Stefan Ballmann talks about the different characteristics of the out-of-focus areas in an image and how and why lenses differ in the quality of this bokeh or blur.