Gear Review: Rokinon (Samyang) AF 24mm f/2.8 FE Lens for Sony E Mount

Gear Review: Rokinon (Samyang) AF 24mm f/2.8 FE Lens

The Rokinon 24mm f/2.8 is a super light and ultra compact full frame lens for Sony’s e-mount cameras. The Rokinon 24mm comes in at just 4.7oz (133g), and is small enough to tuck away in the pockets of my pants or jacket. At $399.99, this is one of the cheaper e-mount full frame lenses you can buy.

Gear Review Sony FE 50mm F/1.8 SEL50F18F

Gear Review: Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens

The Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 is the most affordable Sony lens available for full frame e-mount cameras. The Sony FE 50mm isn’t going to win any awards for build quality with it’s plastic construction, but I was pretty impressed with its performance and the images I was able to get during my months of testing. In this review I’ll provide my opinion of this lens as well as images samples.

Gear Review: Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 (Sony FE)

Gear Review: Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 (Sony FE)

After purchasing the Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8, it quickly became my favorite and most used lens. I loved the Batis 18mm so much that I started looking at the Batis 25mm f/2. The only issue was that I already owned the Sony 28mm f/2. Is the Batis 25mm good enough to justify the $850 price premium over the Sony 28mm? Find out in this review.

Gear Review: Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8

Gear Review: Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Lens

The Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 is the best super-wide angle e-mount lens available for Sony mirrorless cameras today. The Batis 18mm is incredibly sharp from corner to corner, and provides high contrast images with deep color saturation. As an avid hiker, backpacker, and traveler, I’ve found the Batis 18mm to be a lightweight ‘do-it-all’ lens that always gets the job done.

Gear Review: Sony Sonnar FE 55mm f/1.8 Lens

Gear Review: Sony Sonnar FE 55mm f/1.8 Lens

The Sony Sonnar FE 55mm f/1.8 is a fast prime lens designed for full frame Sony mirrorless cameras. The Sony 55mm is a great lens for travel, portraits, street photography, and more. See my review here along with sample photos.

Gear Review: Rokinon AF 35mm f/2.8 FE Lens for Sony Full Frame E Mount

Gear Review: Rokinon (Samyang) 35mm f/2.8 FE Sony E Mount Lens

The Rokinon 35mm f/2.8 FE is a compact and lightweight prime lens designed for use with Sony full frame mirrorless cameras. Coming in at a mere 3 oz in weight and 1.3 inches in length, this is the smallest and lightest native full frame e-mount lens.

Gear Review: Sony FE 28mm f/2 Lens Travel Hiking

Gear Review: Sony FE 28mm f/2 Lens

The Sony FE 28mm f/2 is a fast wide-angle lens built for use on Sony’s full frame E-mount mirrorless cameras. The images I’ve been able to get using this 28mm gem rival the output of lenses two and three times more expensive. 

Gear Review Sony 16-35mm Vario-Tessar T FE F4 ZA OSS E-Mount Lens

Gear Review: Sony Zeiss 16-35mm Vario-Tessar FE F/4 ZA OSS E-Mount Lens

The Sony Zeiss 16-35mm Vario-Tessar f/4 is a zoom lens built for Sony’s full frame mirrorless camera lineup. Featuring a wide angle zoom range, a weather resistant solid metal build, and optical image stabilization, the Sony 16-35mm is a dream come true for travel photographers. I recently took this lens with me to Iceland as my only option, and will detail my experience in this review. 

Gear Review: FreeVision VILTA 3-Axis Gimbal for GoPro HERO5/4/3

The FreeVision VILTA is a 3-axis gimbal designed for use with the GoPro Hero 3, 4, and 5. I’ve been using the FreeVision VILTA on most of my latest hikes, and will focus this review on applications for hiking, trail running, and backpacking. 

Gear Review: Sigma 19mm f/2.8 DN E-Mount Sony

Gear Review: Sigma 19mm f/2.8 DN E-Mount

The Sigma 19mm f/2.8 is an affordable wide angle prime lens that’s available for Sony E-mount cameras and micro 4/3 cameras. I will be reviewing the E-mount version of this lens. In this review, I will cover the build quality, construction, and handling of the Sigma 19mm, as well as provide sample shots from a wide range of exposure settings.