a3000 Images - Native lenses

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by Hawkman, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    I wasn't sure how to distribute these photos, and rather than putting them in separate threads for each lens, I thought I'd group them by my camera, the humble a3000, and its native E-mount lenses: the kit SEL1855 and my new SEL55210. I may also start a similar thread for shots with adapted lenses. The original "A3000 First impressions and sample images" thread seems to have run its course, so I thought I'd try starting these new threads to pick up the slack.

    So, without further adieu, here are a few recent sample taken with the a3000 and native lenses, mostly the 55210 in this batch (since it's my newest "toy").

    Here's one of my first with the SEL55210. Taken indoors of one of my favorite subjects, Katie. I was pleased with the detail.

    And here's another of Katie, an action shot yesterday in the snow. Processed in Snapseed on the iPad. I like the motion blur here. And Snapseed brought out the detail in the native JPEG (no RAW on this one unfortunately).


    And here's one of Katie's "sister" Darci; also yesterday in the snow (Darci doesn't move very fast). No post on this one.


    And finally, one with the 1855 kit from back in November at the National Air & Space Museum. The original was a bit dark and shadowy for me - the lighting was poor in the late afternoon. But I thought Snapseed's HDR filter brought the light and detail out well enough.


    Thoughts, critiques and comments welcome.

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  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    The A3000 is no slouch when it comes to image quality, it's the physical things (evf/lcd etc.) that seems to throw people off. Love the action shot of Katie. :) 
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  3. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    I like the action shot. For me. The last one seems a bit busy. From one newb to another, I would find a way to emphasize the subject. (composition, crop, etc)
    Take that advice with a grain of salt. :) 

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  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
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  5. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    I'm really liking the focal length flexibility that the SEL55210 provides... the ability to get in close to a more distant subject and isolate it is great, and the bokeh isn't bad at the long end.

    These are from 2 Saturdays ago when spring finally broke out and I had to take a walk around my office near Old Town Alexandria...

    13906731323_408a1b0680_o. Untitled by SRHawk64, on Flickr

    13906679945_f6a67cfd28_o. White Flowers 2 by SRHawk64, on Flickr

    and, my personal favorite of these three...

    13883563662_c670a4d3fc_o. White Flowers 3 by SRHawk64, on Flickr

    All with a3000 and SEL55210 of course; at 210mm; OOC JPEGs, no PP, no cropping.

    Any comments/critique on composition, exposure, etc. are very welcome. Thanks in advance.
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