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First Landscapes with A7R

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by jeffmurray, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. jeffmurray

    jeffmurray TalkEmount Veteran

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    Dec 18, 2014
    Hobart, Australia
    Jeff
    First time post, I have been a Canon Shooter for over 35 years. Reading up on the A7R before christmas convinced me I could do a lot for my back and knees - lowering the weight of my camera bag. I sold my 5D2 and my 5D3 is up for sale now.

    The A7R is a lovely camera. The sensor, form factor and functionality are wonderful. Here are some of my early shots.

    Plenty: We're unsure of what these plants are. They were growing in a field on our way to Mt Field Russell Falls a few kilometres outside Plenty.

    ISO 100, 70mm SEL2879, ILCE-7R, 1/100th, F13

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    Red Hot Pokers: Red hot pokers in the Wrest Point grounds at Sunrise in Sandy Bay.


    ISO 50, 28mm SEL2879, ILCE-7R, 1/13th, F22, 3 shot HDR +- 1 EV Photomatix

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    Sunrise in Sandy Bay:

    ISO 50, 28mm SEL2879, ILCE-7R, 1/6th, F22, 3 shot HDR +- 1 EV Photomatix

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  2. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

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    May 5, 2014
    australia
    Chris
    Welcome to the forum, nice shots I like number 2 especially. Keep em coming ;D
     
  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Welcome! Nice first posts. #2 and #3 are excellent indeed :thumbup:
     
  4. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Yes, welcome. And I agree with Chris and Nick. Lovely shots.
     
  5. jeffmurray

    jeffmurray TalkEmount Veteran

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    Dec 18, 2014
    Hobart, Australia
    Jeff
    Thanks Gentlemen.

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  6. MAubrey

    MAubrey TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Welcome! From the looks of it, you're off to a great start with your A7r.

    I, like you, left a 5D behind. I only have the plain vanilla A7 though. I'm still really happy with it.
     
  7. jeffmurray

    jeffmurray TalkEmount Veteran

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    Dec 18, 2014
    Hobart, Australia
    Jeff
    You have a solid selection of lenses which no doubt compliment the A7 very well. Thanks Mike - your very kind.
     
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  8. msullivan

    msullivan TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 11, 2013
    Phoenix AZ
    These are really fine photos. The thing that intrigues me is that they were taken with the sometimes maligned 2870. I find the lens surprisingly good and it is nice to see how well it performs on the 36 mp 7R. Nice job! Keep them coming.
     
  9. jeffmurray

    jeffmurray TalkEmount Veteran

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    Dec 18, 2014
    Hobart, Australia
    Jeff
    Thanks - I find the lens ok - I have only two good lenses - Canon L glass - soon to be sold. I like the clarity - or IQ as they say here - sometimes my focus is off - as it is in one of the first shots. I really miss the Canon zoom button as I couldn't always get the zoom working on PlayMemories with manual focus. I probably needed to fiddle more. it worked last night with these later shots. With the Canon I used DSLR controller with live view and zoom for manual focus - that was a great set-up. I am using RCCDroidPro here - but really miss liveview for composition and focus.

    I tried the SEL2870 again lens last night with a Lee Big Stopper - light wasn't good so the clarity is hard to judge. I am pretty happy with the night long exposures with no filter. I used both ends of the F Stop - I see no edge softness as is often talked about - if there is any significantly it always shows up in a stitch with banding from the vignette or clarity ( I was in the middle of the zoom-range-which should help). Overall, the lens is light which I like. Only negative is the slow focus - which is more the A7R - although I did read auto focus can be off on this lens. I generally use manual anyway unless I am shooting sports.

    Ghostly:

    A7R, SEL2870, 70mm, ISO 100 (still forget I have ISO 50 now!), 30 seconds, F5.6, Lee Big Stopper

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    Light Show:

    A7R, SEL2870, 40mm, ISO 100 (still forget I have ISO 50 now!), 30 seconds, F25

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    Sandy Bay Night Panorama:

    A7R, SEL2870, 50mm, ISO 100 (still forget I have ISO 50 now!), 30 seconds, F7.1

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  10. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Nice additions! Like the last panorama ;)
     
  11. jeffmurray

    jeffmurray TalkEmount Veteran

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    Dec 18, 2014
    Hobart, Australia
    Jeff
    Thanks Nick. First time shooting one in portrait mode.

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