TalkEmount - Sony Alpha E-Mount Camera User Group
Today me and my girls decided to take a hike up Mt. Tammany in the Delaware Water Gap. 1520 feet later:
20150827-DSC05595-Edit.jpg by Gary Walters, on Flickr
20150827-DSC05553-Edit.jpg by Gary Walters, on Flickr
20150827-DSC05566-Edit.jpg by Gary Walters, on Flickr
20150827-DSC05586-Edit.jpg by Gary Walters, on Flickr
20150827-DSC05601-Edit.jpg by Gary Walters, on Flickr
First of all I would like to thank Nick @NickCyprus because this photoshoot was his idea!!!
We met with Nick at a photoclub here in Limassol and did not need much time to start talking. We were among the few with mirrorless camera and the only with sony! So Nick told me about talkemount forum and convinced me to register (before i was reading the forum as guest). To break the ice in first talking, Nick wanted to test my sigma 60mm lens, so he said "If you don't bring with you the lens at the next photoclub meeting, i will ban you ". I have to say that convinced me So until now i mention that we share same photoclub and same city!! The surprise was when we talk one day and realize that also live in the same neighborhood!! After that , the meeting for coffee was not a matter of several days and the result of the meeting was to arrange a day for photoshooting together LE The experience of that day at shipwreck was amazing!! Photographing with a friend, the value is priceless!!! I have to say that Nick is a great person , good friend and very good photographer and I am really sure in the near future we will do long exposure projects again!!
Nick photos was with his Nex 6 + SELP18105G + 10 ND stop filter
and mine with A6000 + SEL16F28 + Some generic square ND filters ~9 stop
Shipwreck sunset at Peyia by Alex Apostolopoulos, on Flickr
And a last photo with Nick!!
Test Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f/4.5 III vs Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS at f/8Time for a quick f/8 battle between a Super-Wide Heliar at 15mm and a Vario-Tessar at 16mm.
_DSC3123 by Amin Sabet, on Flickr
Above left: Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f/4.5 III Lens (M-Mount, adapted, manual focus)
Above right: Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens (E-mount, native)
- I shot both lenses on a Sony A7RII with image stabilization disabled, tripod, self-timer, and silent mode. Manual focus on the home front door. Multiple focus/refocus attempts to make sure results shown are representative.
- RAW files were processed in Capture One Pro 8.3.2 with automatic color fringing correction for both lenses.
- I enabled automatic distortion correction for the Sony lens. The corrected Sony image has a similar amount of barrel distortion (minimal) to the uncorrrected Voigtlander image.
Test scene, resized, Voigtlander:
_DSC3121 by Amin Sabet, on Flickr
Test scene, resized, Sony Zeiss:
_DSC3119 by Amin Sabet, on Flickr
No surprise there, the Voigtlander at 15mm is wider than the Sony Zeiss at 16mm.
In all of the crops below, the Voigtlander is on the left, the Sony Zeiss on the right.
Here are some photos from my trip last week to Clearwater Beach. These were all taken with my NEX-7, shot in RAW and processed in Lightroom. I rented a SEL 10-18 f/4 for this trip (first time I rented a lens). Overall I enjoyed the wide perspective so much that I never bothered to use my 8mm fisheye. When processing the shots however I noticed the lens had some difficulty which high contrast area, especially the highlights. In reality, it was mostly my fault when setting exposure but I don't have that issue with my Zony 24mm. I am now considering purchasing the SEL 10-18.
This was a handheld HDR using the +-3 bracketed shutter. I managed to stay still enough, with a big assist from the bright sun. It was admittedly processed heavily in Photomatix and LR.
Loved the yellow umbrellas;
long exposure shot showing the view from the back of our rented condo.
and the same shot at night...
Everyone likes to complain about shooting under a "harsh sun" but it is nice setting the ISO to 100 and forgetting it. This was @ 14mm f/5.6 and 1/1250 sec.
another lifeguard and stand...
some more on the beach...
and some shots as the sun was dropping......