IRL Review Sony a77 II SLT camera

The a77ii is a prosumer “sports” oriented APSC camera that was released in the waning lights of Sony a-mount cameras. It was meant to provide an action oriented body to track action. I hesitate to say sports because sports has traditionally been tied to the Canon 1DX and Nikon D series bodies; and now the…

IRL Sony RX10 Cybershot review

Mark 1 RX10; this camera is so old I doubt anyone cares about it; its so old that one inch sensors while a hit before, are now largely taken out by computational photography. It was a camera that really got me excited at its announcement; large sensor, magnesium body, constant f2.8 24-200mm Zeiss zoom; of…

IRL review DSC-F717 and DSC-F707

Annnnnd I’m back doing IRL reviews; its been a while. Life got busy and I focused on other things than writing, but reflecting on vintage electronics still very much is my jam. The DSC-F717 and DSC-F707 were sort of legendary items in my mind; I knew about them and saw them in marketing but never…

New body new me

So I ended up choosing a new FE body. And then I chose another FE body in the time period it took for me to make a draft. And now I’m questioning my decision making abilities. TLDR- I chose the a7c as a next body shooting primarily from an a99ii; I love the AF on…

stuff

I’ve made a recent decision that my FE lenses deserve a better body. The a7 I is getting long in tooth. The IQ is great, but the AF and battery life is dismal. Its AF at least has better coverage than the a99 I horrible center focused AF but the tracking leaves a lot to…

Child

So we had another kid. It was a scary experience and an overwhelming experience, but it was a worthwhile experience. Up until birth, our regular doc appointments had been showing a good follow set of news, with every bump generally coming with good news; i.e. the genetic testing or getting over the 12 week window,…

2014 latergram post

I found this in my drafts of posts from back in 2014 that I never posted- I thought it would be good to get it out there anyways. In reflection, I spent a lot of time talking about Taipan restaurant- since then, the restaurant has totally folded in on itself. It was a shame, because…