Website Updates and Free Colour Profiles

Hello everyone,

I’ve created a colour profile for the Sony a7rII using a Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2.0 lens and an X-Rite Colour Checker. However, I did not use the X-Rite software and I believe the colours are considerably more accurate.

I plan to post some more profiles and write a bit about colour theory as I notice various programs display colours differently.

The file is available for download at the relevant information page.

I have also given the code to enable the old style windows photo viewer in Windows 10.

I have since sold my Sony Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 lens and bought another (I used to own one) Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2.0 lens. The decision was difficult, but there’s a few reasons as to what made me decide to sell the former lens.

I will re-write my Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2.0 lens review, but there’s a few important reasons that are worth considering for anyone:

There’s more to a lens than its sharpness, especially its sharpness at its widest aperture.

  • The Sony Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 lens is a marvelous lens but it has immense focus breathing, more than 10%.
  • Its chromatic aberration is quite severe.
  • I have discovered some of the mechanics inside could potentially fail. An electromagnet is glued to the barrel–this isn’t a concern with their other lenses, especially their GM lenses.
  • I witnessed strange flaring issues occasionally.
  • It has a different filter size to my Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 lens and good filters (I would ONLY recommend breakthrough photography ND filters) are expensive.

It’s not all doom and gloom. It’s a great lens at a reasonable price; it may last a lifetime, it is incredibly sharp, it feels more comfortable to use than any other lens due to its weight distribution and length, and it obviously has autofocus.

 

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