Review – Sony RX 1 R II

In 2012, Sony announced the original RX 1 and RX 1 R- a surprisingly small form compact full frame camera. Technically, RX1R is a RX 1 but without AA (anti alias) filter. Both of them come with an outstanding Zeiss Sonnar F2 fixed lens and output impressive images from the 24 MP sensor. (You may read my review for the original RX1R here).

Although the original RX1R gives impressive output but it still has a lot of room for improvement. After 3 years of waiting, Sony finally announced the successor of the RX1 and RX1R – the RX1R II.


Body Build and Design
Opened the box, you got a battery, a pouch, a power adapter, micro USB cable, a portable battery charger (finally!), an eye cap, a metal lens cap, a box of user manual in different languages, and of course the RX1R II.


The new RX1R II looks Continue reading

Review: SEL1670Z

The SEL1670Z has been introduced to the market for some time, it is one of the few Sony native APS-C standard zoom lenses. The little Zeiss blue badge indicates that this lens is designed to give high quality optical performance with the Zeiss T* coating, one Advanced Aspherical element, and one Extra-low Dispersion element.


The lens filter diameter is 55 mm. It is smaller than the SELP18105 72mm (APS-C E-mount lens) and the SEL2470Z  67mm (full frame E-mount lens, you may read the review of SEL2470Z here) but larger than the standard compact kit lens SELP1650 40mm (you may read the review of SELP1650 here).


The front narrower ring is the focus ring and the wider ring is the zoom ring. The lens zoom in/out without Continue reading

Photo of the Day #32 – Merlion


The merlion is one of the Singapore’s landmark, as well as the fantastic Marina Bay Sand building and laser show.

Camera: Sony A7R II

Lens: Sony SEL1635Z

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