TalkEmount - Sony Alpha E-Mount Camera User Group
The weather is finally cooperating with with us! All shot with A7II and voigtlander 35mm 1.4 + Zeiss 55mm 1.8
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These structures once were commonplace all over the Pacific Northwest.
Dorris1.jpg by David Wood, on Flickr
They were used to burn off all of the "scrap" wood from the lumber industry.
Dorris2.jpg by David Wood, on Flickr
These days the lumber industry has all but vanished, and what used to be scrap is now put to all sorts of use.
Dorris3.jpg by David Wood, on Flickr
These two wigwams are in the small town of Dorris, just across the Oregon border in northern California.
Dorris4.jpg by David Wood, on Flickr
Soon they'll only exist in photographs.
Dorris5.jpg by David Wood, on Flickr
All shot with the A7 and SEL24240.
Text And Photos by Phil Rudin
My first field review of a Sony E-mount camera was done for the Nov/Dec 2010 issue of Underwater Photography magazine, (uwpmag.com) where I am currently Senior Reviewer. This review was for the Sony NEX-5 and Nauticam NA-NEX5 underwater housing. At the time not many quality E-mount lenses had been released that were suited to U/W photography. My review included use of the 18-55 mm zoom, 16 mm with fisheye adapter, an adapter for legacy Nikonos U/W lenses and more. Since the release of the NEX-5, I have reviewed additional E-mount ASP-C lenses as they have been introduced as well as upgraded APS-C camera bodies like the NEX-7. This month I have begun to build my own Sony full frame system with the intention of housing the coming A7R II/Nauticam NA-A7RII as the system for my personal work. Many of the systems I review are on loan from a variety of sources, so I have the opportunity like many reviewers to pick and chose which systems and lenses I think best suit the needs of underwater photographers at a variety of different price points.
Barfish, Sony NEX-7, E-30 mm macro, Nauticam NA-NEX7 housing and macro port, two Inon Z-240 strobes, ISO-100, F/10, 1/160th.
With this I mind, I will point out some of the things I look for in an underwater camera. First is the ability to build a complete system where everything integrates seamlessly to allow you to focus on your subject and not on your equipment. Being underwater adds an additional degree of difficulty to your work not always found while working above water. First and most obvious is that when working with interchangeable lens cameras, once you have entered the water you can’t make a lens change. More than once I have been shooting with a macro lens when a Whale Shark cruised by and was left with only the memory and not the images. Second, almost all underwater photos are...
I've just been on holiday to Norway and Sweden, and took the following photos while I was there:
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The Sony FE 28mm f/2 Lens is a relatively new addition to the Sony E-Mount lineup. The "FE" designation means that this lens works well with both full frame and APS-C Sony E-Mount cameras.
Unlike the 90mm macro and 35mm f/1.4 lenses I reviewed recently, the Sony FE 28/2 is relatively affordable, selling for $448 (USD) at the time of this review. It also differs in terms of size and weight, being much smaller and lighter than those other two lenses. Finally, I should note that Sony sells two conversion lenses for the 28/2, one of which turns it into a 21mm ultra-wide, and the other which converts it to a 16mm fisheye.
Focal Length: 28mm
Equivalent on APS-C Format: 42 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2
Camera Mount Type: Sony E (Full-Frame)
Minimum Focus Distance: 11.42" (29 cm)
Diaphragm Blades: 9, Rounded
Image Stabilization: No
Filter Thread Front: 49 mm
Dimensions (DxL): Approx. 2.52 x 2.36" (64.01 x 59.94 mm)
Weight: 7.05 oz (200 g)
Current pricing/availability: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...28f20_fe_28mm_f_2_lens.html/BI/1848/KBID/2491
See the brief video below for my impressions of lens build quality, features, and performance:
You can click through any of the images in this review to see full-resolution captures from my A7II.
28mm is a great focal length for indoor people photography, and f/2 is more than fast enough to get the job done in natural light with the latest sensors. Fortunately, this lens has plenty of center sharpness to be usable at that aperture.
ƒ/2.0 28.0 mm 1/60 500
28mm is also great for tight...