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Antonio Correia

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Thank you for commenting, Will
This is the kind of shot I make without any commitment, interest or purpose. I have made some B&W photographs in the past but these days, I prefer colour.
In fact, colour is harder to master than B&W not only in the process of treatment (LR/CC or whatever) but also in printing where it is very demanding.
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Today I made this bad shot. All errors: background and focus !
1. I have not a button dedicated to eye focus as I rely constantly on those in lens
2. When the camera is in vertical (portrait) it behaves differently regarding the focus point.
3. Wrong settings I am sure.
Anyway, the coffee was OK as the "pastel de nata" !
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ILCE-7M3    FE 55mm F1.8 ZA    55mm    f/4.0    1/125s    ISO 250
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dbmiller

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2. When the camera is in vertical (portrait) it behaves differently regarding the focus point.
Check your setting for the menu item "Swt. V/H AF Area" - You have it set to keep different focus areas when it portrait vs landscape orientation.

Edit: For the A7iii, it should be in the "Camera Settings 1" menu.
 

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Kingfisher startled me by flying in front of my face, so I shot from the hip and this is the result.

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X-H1    XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 R LM OIS    200mm    f/6.4    1/2000s    ISO 400
 

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Attempting to pose multiple dogs is (IMO) geometrically more difficult than shooting a single dog. It helps to have an assistant but, sometimes the assistant gets in the way...
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ILCE-7M3    FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS    70mm    f/8.0    1/60s    ISO 320

This is the way it finally turned out...
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ILCE-7M3    FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS    70mm    f/8.0    1/60s    ISO 320
 

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Perfectly focused...on my watch.


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ILCE-7RM2    FE 24mm F1.4 GM    24mm    f/1.4    1/40s    ISO 100
 

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ILCE-9    FE 85mm F1.4 GM    85mm    f/1.4    1/1000s    ISO 100




Took a whole series of these ..... put a polarising filter on my 85mm which I have used lots of times ..... this time
 

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Testing to see if my remote would work with the A9. Yup, it does.
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ILCE-9    FE 28mm F2    28mm    f/2.2    1/160s    ISO 1250
 

Antonio Correia

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Another one to the trash bin !
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ILCE-7M3    FE 24mm F2.8 G    24mm    f/2.8    1/2000s    ISO 100
 

Antonio Correia

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This one isn't bad at all.
Really ? :blush:
And why I don't like it ? Because the perspective is too strong and all the photograph is too deformed by the lens.
There isn't any light directly on the guy. Nothing. In fact with this light a direct one is impossible.
It was the only lens in the bag this morning. Perhaps this is just a poor excuse 🤷‍♂️
The project is "On the wings of Morpheus".
Thank you Edwin for commenting ! :bowdown:
 

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Really ? :blush:
And why I don't like it ? Because the perspective is too strong and all the photograph is too deformed by the lens.
There isn't any light directly on the guy. Nothing. In fact with this light a direct one is impossible.
It was the only lens in the bag this morning. Perhaps this is just a poor excuse 🤷‍♂️
The project is "On the wings of Morpheus".
Thank you Edwin for commenting ! :bowdown:
Ah, I see.
I consider this a street shot. In my opinion, street shots don't need beautiful complex lighting that falls on the subjects. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right?
Anyway, you're welcome, Antonio.
 

Antonio Correia

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Edwin, I agree but the image is supposed to have something peculiar about it. This one doesn't
It is like the previous one I have posted: badly framed, subject at the center... no
If it is sharp ? Yes it is but that is not enough !
:bowdown: :thumbup:
 

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This was not a good concert for me. I have lots of pics of perfectly-focussed microphones.

But, at least this one made me laugh. I even spent a short time post-processing it.

One for violin-bow lovers:
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ILCE-6500    E 70-180mm F2.8 A056    139mm    f/2.8    1/250s    ISO 1600
 

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