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  1. 8 points

    Blue hour in the Netherlands

    I took this photo during blue hour in Friesland (a province in the north of the Netherlands). Shot with: A7III + 16-35 F/4 2 photos - 10s - F/13 - ISO 100
  2. 5 points
    Alejandro Espeche

    Flying bird

    Using sony a7r3 + sony fe 100-400
  3. 5 points
    Alejandro Espeche


  4. 5 points

    Electric Sky

    A6000 with kit 16-50 @44mm f6.3 30 sec 100 iso #sonyalphagallery
  5. 4 points

    Sony A9 from A Nikon Shooter

    I'm a regular Nikon shooter who recently had the opportunity to try out the Sony A9 and I must say, I fell in love with the camera within 24 hours of use. I have now added one to my kit. I like to make videos of my photography adventures and thought I would share my 1st Sony video here. If linking to videos is not allowed in the forum, I apologize in advance! https://youtu.be/QN3Ys-j4twg I've also attached my favorite image from the shoot!
  6. 4 points

    October portrait

    Victoria by Ilya Artemiev, on Flickr Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH Sony a7rii
  7. 4 points


    Out again today to take more photos with the 70-300 and I am very happy with the colours and the results.
  8. 4 points
    Canon 7D ll w/400 5.6
  9. 4 points
    This is a mixed media relaxing waterfall film featuring a blend of time lapse, 29.97 4K video, and 120fps slow motion video. It was shot with a Sony A7RII, and Sony A7SII.
  10. 4 points
    Alejandro Espeche


    Shoot with A7RIII + Sony 55
  11. 4 points
    A7R3 100-400GM + 1.4 tc. 1/5000 F8 ISO6400 Callicoon, New York State
  12. 3 points
    Just picked up the teleconverter and have been trying out on my Sony 100-400. The results are amazing with super-sharp images being made wide-open. I am not detecting any difference in AF on the a9 either.
  13. 3 points
    The Eagle has landed... After some panic set in when the shipper switched from FedEx, where I was having the lens held, to UPS. A redirection to a UPS Store, was required, then finally the lens arrived! After a quick change of the tripod foot to the Wimberly and wrapping in a LensCoat, we were ready to go. Field reactions to follow...
  14. 3 points
    Alejandro Espeche


    Sony A7R3 + Batis 85
  15. 3 points
    Aditya Kapoor

    Milky Way over the Maldives

    Its not just the sunny days and clear water that's unbelievable in the Maldives! Clear, pollution free skies provide a canopy of stars every night! #sonyalphagallery
  16. 3 points

    DESIGN FAULT IN A 7 seriesn & A 9

    Not a design flaw but OPERATOR ERROR. Simple as that. Had a 70-300 land on the lens hood straight to the concrete because I didn't rotate it to lock. Didn't blame the camera for a design flaw. Blamed myself for being careless and inattentive. If it was truly a design flaw the internets will be replete with similar horror stories. I suppose Sony could fashion something requiring a key to be inserted and rotated before you swapped lenses but that punishes EVERYONE instead the minuscule number who need parental guidance. Face it... You screwed up. Happens to us all, but only once if we learned something from it.
  17. 3 points

    Winter shot with a circular halo

    There was freezing, cloudy, foggy and very windy weather, not good day for a mountain crest hike, but sometimes, bad weather offers a reward at the end of the day
  18. 3 points


    A blend of 7 exposures. Taken at pedestrian bridge crossing Federal Highway, at Subang LRT station, Malaysia. Took with A7iii with Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens. Headings by RICO Lee, on Flickr
  19. 3 points
    Alejandro Espeche


    With Sony A6300 + Batis 25
  20. 3 points


  21. 3 points
    Jan Mijzen

    Grumpy Eagle

    1/4000 iso 1000 400mm 6.3 First use with my new set , A7iii with 100-400.
  22. 3 points
    Mountain Gorilla portrait in Rwanda. A9, 70-200 @200mm, f/5.6, 1/160/ iso 400 #sonyalphagallery
  23. 3 points
    Fireworks display in Wellington Harbour (New Zealand) celebrating “Matariki”, or the traditional beginning of the New Year for Maori.
  24. 3 points

    Out and about in Venice

    Friends at the side of the canal-2 by singingsnapper, on Flickr Friends at the side of the canal by singingsnapper, on Flickr I think the waiter is looking for more money at Cafe Florian... An expensive place for a coffee by singingsnapper, on Flickr Sunny Afternoon in Venice by singingsnapper, on Flickr Looking back to St Marks by singingsnapper, on Flickr
  25. 3 points

    Farol de Ponta Delgada

    There was quite a bit of effort to get the right angle, and precisely focused (manual focus). A moment of sun lights the side of the tower. Hand held. If I had a tripod with me I would have done a long exposure too. Post processing, not much. I like this one, thats how I remember the tower, and that day. The upload destroys it quite a bit.
  26. 3 points

    Stromboli Volcano

    Stromboli Volcano I post this not because it's technically great - it isn't - but because it illustrates that the A7Riii can get a decent photo where lesser cameras cannot. This is Stromboli volcano, Sicily, Italy. I took this handheld from the deck of a small cruise ship (50 passenger). Many others were out there with various cameras (and iPads!), but I was the only one who came away with a usable picture (after I brought out the shadows in Lightroom CC for iPad, though this version was processed with DxO Photo Lab.) I had initially been using a Platypod strapped to the deck railing, but we had sailed far enough past that I couldn't get the right angle so I just handheld it. Sony 24-105 G f4 at 1/4 second, ISO6400. This is a close crop, but thanks to the 42MP image it still looks good. If you look at it closely you'll see the effect of camera shake, but otherwise it is quite nice. I won a shipboard contest with it, and many of my fellow passengers asked me for a copy.
  27. 2 points
    Samy, first I highly recommend that you view the excellent videos posted on Youtube by Mark Galer. He has a specific one on saving the camera settings to the memory locations that correspond with the 1, 2, and 3 on the Mode dial. But let me briefly point you in the right direction. First, the numbered positions (1, 2, 3) on the Mode dial refer to memory locations where you can save nearly all of this cameras abundance of settings. It is a huge number of settings, not just 1. So I won't list them all here. Note, though, that it includes the "Mode" that was in use when you saved the camera's settings. For example, if you were in "A" mode when you saved the camera's settings for "1" then when you turn the dial to "1" the camera will be in "A" mode. When you switch to 1 or 2 or 3 on the Mode dial, you are resetting all of the settings in the camera that were in place when you "saved" to "1". This "saving" operation is performed by going to the first Camera menu, the 3rd page and the look at the second option from the bottom. But before you go there you need to make ALL of the camera settings exactly as you want them to be when you turn the dial to "1". Once the camera settings are saved to "1" (or "2" or "3") the next time you turn the Mode dial to that number ALL of the camera settings will be restored to the state that they were when you saved them. You can of course change the settings while remaining in the Mode. But once you turn the dial to A or S or M or P and go back to, say 1, all the saved settings will again be restored. You do not save settings for the numbered Modes simply by changing the setting while in that Mode. It must be done with the menu item I pointed out. And it will apply to all settings on the camera. This is a very powerful capability and I'll explain how I use it in just a moment. But first, I suggest not using the terminology "C1 or C2". In the Sony world, that terminology applies to the 4 customer buttons you can setup in various ways. (Again, I suggest you go through Mark Galer's video tutorials.) How I use Modes 1, 2 and 3. Since each of these modes applies to nearly all of the settings on the camera, I have arranged them for specific and very different types of shooting. I use 1 for Landscape shooting with a tripod, I use 2 for Action shooting (sports, wildlife) and I use 3 for Portrait shooting which I do very rarely. When I am just walking around I typically have the mode set to A and a lot of other things different. Here is how it works. The first thing I did is set up the camera - all the settings that were required - to the setting I want for Landscape on a tripod. Mode is set to Manual, Aperture to 9, ISO to 100, Steady Shot is turned off, Focus is set to DMF and so on. (I used Mark Galer's suggestions as a starting point.) Once the camera was set up the way I like for this situation then I go to the the Menu, Camera 1, 2nd page and near the bottom click on MR blah blah Memory. I am then presented with a confirmation screen for all of the camera's settings that will be saved. Assuming I agree with those setting I select the memory location from the choices across the top (1, 2, 3, etc.). (Ignore the M1, M2, M3, M4 for now). Then hit Enter and all of those camera settings are saved. Now that I have setup (for me) Mode 1 for Landscape, every time I want to shoot a Landscape/tripod shot, I simply switch the Mode dial to 1. I can trust that all the settings are the way I want - this includes being in Manual mode. I can of course alter them while shooting. For example I can change the aperture. BUT, the changes I make while shooting in Mode 1 do not change what is saved for Mode 1. Should I leave Mode 1 and them come back, all of the settings will be back to what I saved for Mode 1. So I am always at the same starting point. If I want to change a saved setting in Mode 1, I must save it again. (This is actually quite easy. Go to Mode 1 which resets everything to what was most recently save in Mode 1, then change the setting you want to "semi-permanently" save, then go to the Menu Camera1 operation that you did to originally save those settings and do it again. All of your settings will be saved again but because you only changed one setting only that one will look different when you go back to Mode 1.) Also note that if you are in Mode A for example and you go to Mode 1. When you return to Mode A the camera's settings will be put back to the way they were when you were previously in Mode A. In other words, once you leave Mode 1 your camera settings are returned to what they were before you entered Mode 1. It can seem complicated but once you get it set up it is awesome.
  28. 2 points


    From the album: Sony Zeiss 55mm f1.8

    © ©571Photography

  29. 2 points

    Rainbow Hopper

    Sony a6000 w/Batis 85 1.8
  30. 2 points
    Alejandro Espeche


  31. 2 points

    High-ISO and the a9

    Set the a9 to Auto-ISO today just to try it out. I was photographing active subjects (small birds) and the light-level was so-so. Set the exposure mode to M and dialled in 1/1000s at f9- I had the 1.4tc on the Sony 100-400. This is the result. A beautiful female Red-breasted Nuthatch at ISO 25,600! I performed a little NR on the background in Lightroom but nothing special with the processing. Hope you like it.
  32. 2 points
    Portrait taken with Sony FE 100-400 and A7R3
  33. 2 points

    Considering switching from Fuji

    I own both Fuji and Sony systems. Not too long ago I invested more into the Sony and divested myself of a bunch of Fuji gear. At one point I had 3 Fuji bodies and 9 Fujinon lenses. Based on having used both Fuji and Sony on a daily basis, I wouldn't switch to Sony unless you really dislike using the Fuji system or have another compelling reason. As a full time professional my reasons for switching my emphasis to Sony were based on reliability and service. I wrote an article about it in PetaPixel. For the most peoples' purposes it would be a lateral move and can be expensive. I love the Fuji system and kept part of it but for most of my work I use the Sony system. The important differences for me are as follows: Battery life: Huge difference in favor of Sony. I've gone multiple days on one battery in my A7R III bodies versus an averag of 2-3 batteries per day on my X-Pro2 bodies Autofocus: I find the Sony more reliable and I love their eye-autofocus. Also I've programmed 2 buttons on the Sony so it's very easy to switch between AF methods without going through menus. BUT I understand that the X-T3 now also has good Eye-AF Ergonomics: This is personal but the Sony feels better in my average sized hands and I can shoot longer before my hands get tired. On the flip side of this I prefer the mechnical controls on the Fuji, especially having aperture rings. Pro Service: Fuji doesn't have one for their X-system which was problematic for me and Sony's is superb Custom setup: Sony has 2 positions on the mode dial for custom configurations that allow you to set a myriad of parameters. This is very convenient. On the Fuji it's a workaround at best and you're very limited on what you can put into their "custom" settings Other: Fuji's EVF is slightly better and I like their distance scale with DOF. Sony doesn't have that. The Sony menus are initially a bit of a pain but the camera is highly configurable. I think more so in practical ways, than Fuji. Lenses: Both systems have extensive and superb optics. I do thorough testing on every lens I buy. Overall Fujinon lenses are better but one has to look at that in context. In most real world situations they are essentially equal. I like the choice of zooms better for the Sony but Fuji has amazing primes and they are less expensive and more compact. Bear in mind if you want shallow DOF you have to get a faster lens in APS-C to equal one in FF. For example you would need Fuji's 56mm f1.2 to have about the same DOF wide open as a Sony or Zeiss Batis 85mm 1.8 on full frame...assuming this is of any consquence to you. The bottom line is all this stuff is personal preference and you need to chose a camera and lenses based on how you shoot and what you like to shoot. If you ask 2 photographers, you'll get 3 opinions so get what is right for you. I agree with others that you might want to try out Sony first by renting. Happy shooting, Joel
  34. 2 points

    Squirrel - Canon FD 85mm L

    Shortly after getting the Canon FD 85mm f/1.2 L lens to use on the Sony A7 (Fotodiox adapter I think) I decided to take it to the park to see what wildlife I could get. I found some very cooperative squirrels. Unfortunately they were so friendly that they were often too close for the lens to focus (90cm minimum focus distance). This is an un-cropped image.
  35. 2 points

    Helios-44-2 2/58

    I think you could be onto something!
  36. 2 points

    Helios-44-2 2/58

    An experiment with the Helios, reverse mounted on my A7riii:
  37. 2 points

    Vintage sports car club

    I attended the annual Vintage sports car club event that is held at Prescott Hill climb circuit near Cheltenham, UK. It is a great event with many classic cars lovingly restored and raced around the circuit (timed event only) to allow drivers to see how their cars perform. The weather was kind and everyone was friendly and happy to have their cars photographed. I took all of the images with the Sony A7iii and either the Sony 85mm f1.8 or the Sony Zeiss 24-70mm f4 OSS.
  38. 2 points

    NYC view from NJ

    A7R3 & 16-35 F2.8 GM
  39. 2 points
    This posting belongs to the lens forum and the wildlife forum. I posted it on the lens forum. It may be helpful when selecting a lens for bird photography. John
  40. 2 points
    Shot with A7rII & Sony 70-200 2.8
  41. 2 points
    Jinju, in the south of South Korea BW Lively discussion at Jinju by singingsnapper, on Flickr
  42. 2 points

    Denali critters

    I spent the latter half of July and first half of August in the north, primarily Denali National Park Alaska. A few pictures (All: a7rII, FE 100-400 GM):
  43. 2 points

    Who Are YOU?

    ...he said to Alice as he took the hookah out of his mouth...
  44. 2 points
    Alejandro Espeche


    Hi My fashion version of steampunk, shooting with Sony A7R3, Batis 85 and yongnuo flash
  45. 2 points
    Beat Color

    Greeting from Vietnam

    Hi everyone. I am Amy from Vietnam. Thanks for letting me join this forum. I hope that I can e a part of this room!
  46. 2 points
  47. 2 points
    I have owned both lenses, and for me, it was a no contest with the 18-135 superior. I do not shoot video, so the power zoom feature was annoying. The 18-135 is the best general purpose, walk around zoom I have ever used from an image quality, size and weight aspect. It plus the Sigma 16mm 1.4 make up a superb, lightweight, flexible kit.
  48. 2 points
    A7Riii, SEL70-200/4, 100% crops. Turkey vultures flying around Taughannock Falls State Park
  49. 2 points
    Sony A7R III + 100-400 GM
  50. 2 points

    Jump for Joy

    I do appreciate your taking the time to offer your advice. I'm pretty good on the technical side, but have a lot to learn on the artistic side. I do try, more and more, to compose my shots well. This one, though, was shot from quite a distance with a 105mm focal length (most I had), so I am depending on the 42.2MP of the camera to give me leeway on final composition. I'm not the sort of photographer who packs multiple lenses. When I've done that in the past I spent too much time switching lenses and would rather have just one general purpose lens that will handle 95% of what I need. Here's the latest attempt. I also brought out the shadows a bit. How does this look?
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