Morning in the Gorge

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Jman13, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. Jman13

    Jman13 TalkEmount Regular

    Jul 4, 2014
    Got a chance to go out and shoot yesterday with the A7R II. I've got it in for review this week, and have been putting it through the paces. I used the Canon FD 20/2.8 quite a bit, and the FE 55/1.8 a little, plus a few others thrown in. Of the five here, all but the second are with the FD 20/2.8. The FE 55/1.8 is the second shot.

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  2. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    Nice shots...2nd and 3rd are my favorites:
    Rays of light coming down;
    Reflections in the water;
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  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
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    Wow, truly excellent set of photos!!!
    These photos really show the strength of this sensor IMO. So much detail and dynamic range! Kudos to the photographer too off-course ;)

    Can't pick a favorite - they all have something that stands out for me :thumbsup:
    #1 love the sun-rays coming out of the trees
    #2 same as #1 but the framing is superb here
    #3 and #5 love the composition (low angle) and very sharp foregrounds
    #4 a well seen scene

    Looking forward to your review ;)
  4. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

    May 10, 2013
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    Yannis Marigo
  5. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    All gorgeous, especially love the second one!
  6. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
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    It's #2 & 3 for me. Otherworldly!
  7. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Dec 13, 2013
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    Love #2! Looks like that FD lens did well on the A7Rii :D
  8. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
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    Lovely surroundings
  9. Jman13

    Jman13 TalkEmount Regular

    Jul 4, 2014
    Thanks everyone. #2 is my favorite of the day as well.
  10. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    @Jman13@Jman13 - Could you comment a bit about the performance of the FD 20/2.8? Looks to be very sharp all the way to the corners based on these images.
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  11. Jman13

    Jman13 TalkEmount Regular

    Jul 4, 2014
    The FD 20/2.8 is a pretty good performer. It doesn't max out the A7R II, but it does a pretty nice job. The center is extremely sharp, and good sharpness is maintained most of the way to the corner. The last tiny bit of the corners softens a bit, even on the A7 II. I'd say that it's close to fully resolving the A7R II in the center (not quite, but close), while the edges and corners fall off a bit, but still provide good levels of detail. On my A7 II, the 20mm maintains very good sharpness except for that last tiny bit of corner, which still shows softer. It's quite a nice lens. It can flare a bit (the first shot I had to hold my hand out around 2 feet and over a bit just out of frame to cut some veiling flare from the sun.).
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  12. Pixl10

    Pixl10 TalkEmount Regular

    May 14, 2013
    I love them all! Beautiful pictures.
    How is the low light autofocus?
  13. ggibson

    ggibson TalkEmount Regular

    Sep 1, 2011
    #2 is amazing! Really great shot, I think it stands above the others (though all are great).
  14. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
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    Stunning stuff that. :)
  15. garethwi

    garethwi TalkEmount Regular

    Sep 2, 2011
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    Beautiful set. Number 2 is indeed a standout.

    Which gorge is this? I might need to update my bucket list.

    And that bridge! It looks like it naturally formed there.
  16. Jazzer

    Jazzer TalkEmount Veteran

    Nov 6, 2012
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    Beautiful! And I agree that #2 is a standout even among the other great images (no small feat, that).
  17. jeffmurray

    jeffmurray TalkEmount Veteran

    Dec 18, 2014
    Hobart, Australia
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    Great images the detail is superb and light is amazing. The sun rays are something special for sure.
  18. Jman13

    Jman13 TalkEmount Regular

    Jul 4, 2014
    It's the gorge at Old Man's Cave in Hocking Hills State park, Ohio.
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