Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Jun 20, 2014

Foto4x4's current gear

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI
Sony a7R II
Sony a7R III
Simply the bestest compact digital I’ve owned.
Got this off eBay at a very good price and a very happy owner. Who wouldn’t like a 90% DPReviewed camera. Lacks the speed and some of the A7RIII features, but it’s doing just fine for my needs.
Decided to buy an A7RIII as my main body and keep the R2 as a second and backup body. With the firmware updates it received, the R3 is a far more complete camera. I was always happy with the R2 but delighted with the R3.
Samyang AF 24mm F2.8 FE
Samyang AF 35mm F2.8 FE / Rokinon AF 35mm F2.8 FE
Sony 1.4x Teleconverter (2016)
I’d give the 24/f2.8 4 stars but it has a little too much vignetting wide open. Stopping down fixes that but the purpose of having this is for low light. At least indoors the vignetting is less noticeable and correctable in Lr.
Sweet little lens. Mine is quite sharp and AF is fast (enough) and accurate. Great street lens.
Nice addition to my 100-400 but just wish it have the characteristic impact on aperture and slight degrading of sharpness which is really only noticeable on distant subjects. Close up it’s fine.
Sony 50mm F2.8 Macro
Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS
Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS
Got this as a twin use lens. It’s pretty good as a macro lens and covers my needs for a 50mm prime which isn’t much. Should use it more.
My first 5 star item. Should probably knock off a half star for being f8 with the T/C but heck it’s a fine lens in every respect otherwise. Sharp, compact, well made, and a great focal range. Surprisingly good for people shots especially getting natural ones when they’re not posing for the camera because you’re not up close.
My workhorse lens. Wonderful images, great OSS, nice enough portraits if I use it at 85-105mm. Best use as a travel lens which is what I use it for most.
Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS
Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS
Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 Di III RXD
Everyone needs a 70-200 right? Don’t shoot much low light so f2.8GM would have been wasted on me and a waste of money too. My f4 is a good sharp copy and works for me as an occasional portrait lens.
Great walk around lens. Thankfully the slight softness wide open at 35mm is easily overcome by stopping down one stop. Much nicer to handle than the bigger GM.
My rating is based on 5 stars for its flexibility and 4 on outright image quality. And the IQ may be better than that once I’ve used it for some more thorough usage.
Other gear:
  • Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 FE