Lives in Ookay
Works as a unlucky enough to employ photographers
Joined on Aug 16, 2012
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MisterHairy's current gear

Fujifilm X100F
Sony a7 III
Sony a7R III
A lovely little camera, with an excellent pancake lens but third party support for the X-trans sensor is less than great, even now, which although not Fuji's fault (their own dire software is though), still counts against it.
It's good, it's quiet, it's fast and accurate, it's an excellent but boring camera which will forever be in the shadow of the superior R version.
After a few years using the original a7r, I am happy to report that with good lenses, this is a truly excellent camera. Paired with the Loxia lenses, this camera is capable of taking some amazing images.
Sony FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar T*
Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM
Sony FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
Bollocks in the corners and edges at 24mm but the more that i use this lens on the (only slightly) lower resolution A7iii, the more I like it.The centre is always sharp and stopped down a bit and at focal lengths above about 30mm, so are the edges. It is small and light and is actually a very useful lens.
The first one that I bought was very good indeed but didn’t really light my fire. Sharpness was great but fringing/CA was a bit too prevalent for my liking, particularly at the edges. Local contrast was a bit high too making items against a dark background (think tree branches) block out. Compared to the Loxia 25mm, it was a bit of a disappointment. I have now bought a second one, from a later (three months) batch to hit the UK and it is night and day different. CA is all but non existent, sharpness is mind boggling, even at f/1.4 in the corners, global and local contrasts are tweaked more to my liking and the field curvature is much more useful to me as well. It is a different lens!
The best lens I never use.
Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS
Sony FE 85mm F1.8
Sharp as all hell but masses of purple fringing.
A nice but very far from spectacular lens.
Zeiss Loxia 21mm F2.8
Zeiss Loxia 25mm F2.4
Zeiss Loxia 35mm F2
An excellent lens although one with significant field curvature. I consider this to be a plus point for my use as it brings closer objects at the periphery of the image into focus. This lens is easily as good as the larger ZF/ZE DSLR lenses.
This may be the best lens that I own. Excellent clarity and sharpness right out to the corners. Better, in that regard, than the 25/2 ZF.2 lens.
It is not often possible to distinguish the output from this lens from the Sony 35/2.8 which is smaller, lighter and cheaper.
Zeiss Loxia 85mm F2.4
Just fantastic. Clear and clean images right from wide open and stopping down only serves to increase DOF. Wonderful!