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Barry C

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  1. 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.
  2. This mixed media waterfall film consists of a blend of time lapse, 29.97fps video, and 120fps slow motion. The time lapse portion was done with a A7RII using a Sony/Zeiss 55mm f1.8 and a Sony 28mm f2.0 lens, and the video portions were shot with an A7SII with a Sony 24-240.
  3. This time lapse film was shot over a 5 month period in 2018 on locations in 4 western states using 3 A7R2s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSWqY5XOKcs
  4. I tried both Lightroom and Capture One Pro Sony at about the same time a couple of years back. So, unlike many people who are deeply rooted in the Lightroom catalog ecosystem, I was able to choose the one I felt was the best. No contest, clearly Capture One. The much more robust capabilities on masking adjustment layers was the deciding factor. I still have Lightroom 6, but never use it anymore. The price for the Sony version is a screaming bargain!
  5. Thanks, glad you enjoyed it!
  6. This time lapse YouTube film was primarily shot in Yosemite and the high Sierras using an A7R2 & A7S2. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-YzWTEg5nA8
  7. Oh yea, I saw and read it before I bought the lens and it was one of the data points which influenced my decision to buy it. When I tried the two copies of the lens I got, I was shocked. What I saw at f2.8 on the left and right was not what their graphs had indicated: Quite noticable softness and distortion. Compared to the 18mm Zeiss, it was almost a joke. I had really wanted to love that lens, but alas! I guess I should point out that I tested it with a A7R2 and looked at the images at 1:1 on my monitor. Perhaps, if I'd done this with my A7S2, the problem wouldn't have be so apparent. It is also possible that I got two bad copies with tilt and or decentering issues. Last year, I had to send back three 28mm f.2 before getting a great one on the fourth try. The other three had tilt issues as they were either too soft on the left or right.
  8. This film features day and night scenes shot over a 5 month period in Yosemite and the surrounding area with an A7S2 & A7R2. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aE2lFmRbs4Y
  9. I recently bought and returned to B&H- they're real good about that- two Sony 16-35 2.8 GMs. After reading the rave reviews, I had very high expectations. I suspect that both lenses had tilt issues. However, I also suspect that the nature of the lens when used wide open at 2.8 at 16mm, is somewhat soft, not just in the corners but along the entire left and right 15% or so all the down. Additionally, there is pronounced distortion along that 10-15% area. I was planning on using this lens primarily for time lapse- mostly astro- and this is a deal breaker. I also did a head to head comparison with my Zeiss Batis 18mm 2.8, and it wasn't even close at 2.8. I realize that the 16-35 probably wouldn't be able to match a prime, but, again, it wasn't even close. At this point, my own opinion is that the 16-35 GM is highly overrated. A minority opinion, I'm sure.
  10. Barry C

    A7rIII

    I use an A7R2 & A7S2 for making landscape time lapse films- mainly astrophotography. One thing I can add to this discussion is the fact that the A7R3 does not accept the Playmemories time lapse app- as well as nearly all other apps. The time lapse app has evolved a great deal since it's inception and, particularly in custom mode which is what I use, has quite robust capabilities, such as auto exposure ramping. Exposure ramping for time lapse is a BIG DEAL! I was seriously considering buying a R3 as a third camera for my projects but lack of support for that app was a deal breaker, coupled with the fact that the R2 was just discounted this week to $2,398. and it was a no brainer. Yesterday, I called B&H and another R2 it is! For those of you that think that it would be simple to just use an external intervalometer, think again. One that will do exposure ramping will run about $400. and is- as of last time I checked- incapable of writing to the in camera memory card. The card has to be placed in the unit itself requiring considerably more time to transfer each image to the card.
  11. Barry C

    The Milky Way, A Journey Through The Sky

    Oh, almost forgot. Yes, the Milky Way was visible to the naked eye, just not nearly to the extent that the camera picks up with long exposure high iso settings.
  12. Barry C

    The Milky Way, A Journey Through The Sky

    Thanks, much appreciated! All the Milky Way sequences were shot at iso 12,800.
  13. I'd strongly suggest you look at Capture One Pro. They have a dedicated Sony version for only $50., instead of the $299. they charge for the non Sony version. The Sony version is in no way stripped down either. I have Lightroom 6 also and have stopped using it as Capture One is MUCH more robust. I tend to use alot of adjustment layers and find Lightroom very limiting with what can be adjusted in those layers. Capture One has no such limitations. After I saw that Adobe is changing to subscription only, I won't be updating Lightroom ever- nor do I see a reason to use it.
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    The Milky Way, A Journey Through The Sky

    I used two lenses: Sony 28mm f2.0, and Zeiss Batis 18mm f2.8. The exposure times were always 15 seconds on the 28mm, and 20 seconds on the 18mm- followed the 500 rule. I only used motion control hardware on a few of the scenes where I was tilting up the trees into the sky. On those, I used a Genie Mini with a tilt bracket. All other motion was added in post- the Ken Burns effect. My NLE is Edius which has a great tool called the Layouter which is very good for this.
  15. This time lapse film was made using the A7SII and A7RII. Lenses used were the 28mm f2 and Zeiss Batis 18mm f2.8.
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