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Here you will find miscellaneous rumblings on why photography equipment is so expensive and other stuff....

Don't believe me? I don't blame you, I would not believe some random post on the same internet that also has instructions for Badger wrestling...we will come back to that.

But I digress...

Tony & Chelsea Northrup are experts in the field of photography and have been for many years. (Please visit their site to learn more about them if you are interested) have used the scientific method to determine if there really is something off with Sony color science with their YouTube video "Best COLOR SCIENCE: Canon vs Nikon vs Sony vs Fujifilm"

Not to spoil it for you but Sony did not lose. Go watch the video...and if you still don't believe it, construct your own test and post your results...I'll be waiting....

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Good lenses are expensive, we all know that. I expect that when I purchase a lens that is will be of decent quality and construction. 

I don't expect it to be invulnerable while I use it to fend off an attacking cougar...(the feline kind)...but I do expect a decent amount of forethought in engineering.

I have a read a few posts about people dropping their Sony 70-200mm and having it split apart, both the f4 and 2.8 versions. I chalked it up to bad luck or a bad drop. Now after reading the excellent Lensrentals blog (If you don't follow it you should)...not so much.

It seems that some engineer thought it would be a good idea to join the two halves of the lens with a ONE MILLIMETER ALUMINUM PLATE!

Anyways go read the Lens Teardown of the Complicated Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS.

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I don't know about you but the cost for the Sony NP-FZ100 Battery is outrageous. $78 on Amazon, even third party batteries sell for $50+ on Amazon. So much for the Sony Tax...

I decided to take a risk and see what Ebay had to offer. 

The seller "fucotter" on Ebay had "Original Sony NP-FZ100 Battery" selling for $32 with postage. I bought one...and sure enough I can't tell the difference between it and the battery that came with my Sony A7III...so much in fact I bought another. 

Maybe they are factory seconds, I don't know, but they give as much charge as the original camera battery. So you decide...









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