Sony A7rIII

New Firmware 2.0 Kills Third-Party Batteries – A7III, A7rIII, A9

  19.10.2018   Alik   News   No comments

If you’ve been using third-party batteries and you shoot with the Sony A7III or A7rIII and upgrade to the latest firmware 2.0, you may experience some issues.

Here is what happens.

A Crazy Storm & My Current Landscape Workflow

  7.07.2018   Alik   Blog   No comments

We were lucky. The rivers all around us were on the brink of overflowing and many of the neighbor towns had to evacuate. We live in a giant apartment complex that could probably withstand a tsunami so we didn’t have too much to worry about, but as the rivers all around us started filling up and our phones continued beeping with alerts about evacuations for areas near us, we were still a bit nervous. It never let up from relentless pouring rain.

Must Have Accessories Sony A7 III, A7r III | Updated For 2018

  29.06.2018   Alik   Accessories   19 Comments

A great list all the best accessories out there for the Sony A7r III. From screen protectors, memory cards, batteries and chargers to cases, bags and cleaning equipment, this guide to accessories covers all the must have gear.

Handevision 75mm f2.4 Review & Sample Photos

The Handevision 75mm f2.4 lens is a small lightweight manual lens designed for mirrorless camera systems including the Leica. The lens features 5 elements in 5 groups for incredible contrast and color rendering and a 6 blade rounded aperture for butter smooth bokeh at f2.4.

You might be wondering, who is Handevision? are Handevision lenses good? Is this Handevision IBERIT 75mm worth it?

Best Memory Cards Sony A7III

  3.03.2018   Alik   Memory Cards   No comments

The Sony A7 III, like the A9 and A7r III, has some very impressive new internal hardware that allows for faster memory card performance, a larger buffer, as well as UHS-II memory cards compatibility.

We’ll have full test for the A7 III up very soon. But until then, we’ve compiled the results from the fastest memory cards for the Sony A7 III, from the results of the Sony A7rIII or you can check the Sony A9 memory card guide, they all seem to perform very similar.

This Lens Is A Hidden Gem Nobody Is Talking About

  28.02.2018   Alik   Blog   No comments

Today I want to talk a little about this hidden little gem of a lens, the Handevision 75mm f2.4.

Full review coming soon, but since those take forever to build, compile and process, I wanted to share a little bit about why this lens is unique and why it’s totally worth it.

So the big question, since there are so many lenses out there for both Sony and Fujifilm, what’s the point of these Handevision lenses? What makes them special? Especially this 75mm f2.4?

Train To Sapporo | Handevision 35mm f2.4

  9.02.2018   Alik   Blog   No comments

I’ve been so busy traveling, dealing with a crazy two-year old and posting technical stuff like updating the memory card speed tests of the Nikon D850 and the Canon G1X III, that I’ve hardly had time to focus on photography as an art. 

In the next coming weeks, I’m going to try and focus a little more on doing little sets of photos on what I can get while I’m in Japan. It’s not easy traveling with a two-year old, especially when it’s 20 degrees outside and they catch a cold. Lesson learned.

Handevision Lenses, Are They Good? Yes And No, Here Is Why

  16.01.2018   Alik   Blog   No comments

Handevision is a joint venture between German lens manufacturer IB/E Optics GmbH and the Chinese Shanghai Transvision Photographic Equipment Co who produces high-end adapters under the trademark Kipon. Today Handevision is making some interesting full frame manual lenses for mirrorless and Leica cameras, including the fastest lens ever made the 40mm f0.85 (a gimmick . . . yes), but are these lenses any good?

Here is a quick overview from a few weeks of using several of their lenses.

Sony A7r III Vertical Grip Review

The vertical battery grip for the Sony A7r III provides up to 4x more power than the single battery of the previous Sony A7r II by powering the camera with two new FZ100 batteries. It’s built of a rigid magnesium weather sealed body with cheap plastic components and spongy buttons and dials. So is it worth the price?

New Sony A7r III Color Processing Is Now Quite Beautiful

  8.12.2017   Alik   Blog   13 Comments

I’ve heard rumors the new Sony A7r III has improved the way it handles colors but have never really seen any samples. When the Sony A7rIII arrived it was the first thing I noticed, and wow!