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  1. Used cameras: - Sony A6300 - Sony A7s Used lens: - Sony E 18-105mm f/4 G OSS PZ - Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS - Sony E 35mm f/1.8 OSS - Sony DT 85mm f/1.8 - Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X116 Pro DX II - Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
  2. The project started in 2012 with my first experiments with timelapse techniques. At that time I was just beginning to look for ways to capture as much emotion as possible from the atmosphere of the city where I was born, through the visuals. After the 2nd video first showed in January 2014 and won several awards afterwards, I started working on a short film. In 2017, the main filming was completed, but due to circumstances, the project went into the archive. In 2018, a short video based on the draft version of the film was released.And now, three years later, the film has been completely remastered. And the author of the music, as originally intended, was the talented Russian composer Sergei Ivanov. The film was shot on Sony A6300, Sony A7s, Sony A77v, Sony A65, Konica-Minolta Z3, Blackmagic Production Camera 4K EF, Panasonic GH5 and Xiaomi Mi Drone 4K. You can listen to the composer's works herehttps://soundtree.bandcamp.com
  3. Hi Guys, I just wanted to share a Behind the Scene Video I've made back in 2014 and some recent Fashionshoot with a german actress well know for the Netflix Series "DARK"
  4. hi new here. I'm a beginner. Love vintage lenses. Photo taken with A7s and Olympus OM 200mm f5
  5. Penza City Lights on Sony A6300 / A7s / A77v Shot from 2014 to 2017 on Sony A6300 / A7s / A77v / and few scenes on BMPC 4K / Panasonic GH5 Moon shot on Sony A6300 + Russian MTO 1000mm f8 and Sony 30mm for stars background.
  6. Falling stars during peak hours of Perseid Meteor Shower 2016, shot over lake Duolun, Inner Mongolia, China. Around 90 meteoroids, and also the reflections of the brighter ones, were recorded during the 3-hour period shooting, and were stacked into a single image according to their relative position to the starry background. Sony a7s (astro-converted) and Nikon 14-24mm F2.8.
  7. Hey guys, Just wanted to share a promo I just made for DKNY with the Sony a7S. This was made as a tribute to my beautiful wife, Kari, whom passed in August 2015 from Cystic Fibrosis - a chronic illness with know known cure. Every shot but the New York B-roll was with the a7S, and graded with FilmConvert. I hope you enjoy the video. Please let me know what you think! [flash=] Best wishes, Bradley
  8. Hey all, This may be a dumb question, but how can i remove the side doors that protect the mic jack/hdmi port etc on the a7s? Cant seem to find anything online nor in the manual... help? Cheers
  9. Hello, I have a problem on my A7S device. When I perform the white balance. Here is what I have: Do you have an idea?
  10. I created an account to warn everyone who will listen. The last few months have been a nightmare come true. To give you some background, I am a semi-professional landscape photographer who has been shooting for about five years. I purchased a Sony a7s in late 2015 and shot for roughly a year and a half before my camera needed a wet cleaning. I had a few welded dust specs that dry methods could not remove. I, like many others, feared giving my sensor a wet cleaning, so I looked into other options. I came across the sensor gel stick for Sony cameras and saw that it had a few good reviews and was being sold by one of the popular photography educators (a simple google search for Sony sensor gel sticks will lead you to his site). I decided to give it a try. I ordered direct from his site. From watching videos, it seemed like a foolproof method. I placed the gel stick on the first dust spec, expecting it to be removed without issue. To my shock, the gel stick stuck to the sensor. I immediately panicked and pulled the gel stick off with a fair amount of force and to my horror, it left a large smear of residue. At this point, I stopped thinking clearly and placed the gel stick on one of the sticky pads, thinking that it would make the gel stick usable. I proceeded to place the gel stick on the sensor once again, and to my dismay, it stuck to the sensor once again. I don't think I've been so angry and shocked in my life. I waited until morning to cool down before I shot an email to the photographer. He proceeded to refund my account and told me a simple wet cleaning would fix the problem. He said that the problem was that my sensor had never been wet cleaned, so the gel stick would stick to it. Not wanting to take any chances, I sent my camera into Sony's repair service provider. I received my camera back after a few weeks. To my dismay, the sensor was clean but it had a few new dust specs, plus there was a very faint mark at the bottom of the sensor. I thought maybe they didn't get all of the residue. I sent it back in, but received it in roughly the same condition. I concluded that the only way forward was for me to remove the specs and mark myself. I decided that since I would be doing the wet cleaning, I might as well give the gel stick another try on the dust specs since the sensor now had two wet cleanings performed on it. To add insult to injury, the gel stick left more marks, though not as bad as the first time. That was the last try for the gel stick. I went ahead with a wet cleaning. I used a few different products to remove the residue and dust. The mark was unable to be removed. At that time, I realized the mark was not residue but rather a scratch. The scratch is located exactly where I first placed the gel stick. I sent the photographer an email about this and received no response back. The product is still being sold on his website with the same disclaimer that he is not responsible for any damage from use of the product.
  11. Hi I'm looking for advice on the best audio options for the Sony a7s ii. I film mainly documentary style footage and more corporate interview style films. At the moment I am either thinking of getting: 1. Sennheiser radio mics, Zoom h4n and then a Rode top mic for natural sound. I've use Sennhesier and the Zoom before and it works well but it's more of a hassle to record it all separately and sync. OR 2. The Sony K2M kit, which comes with a top mic. This seems like a more hassle free option as I can put it on top of my camera, but I don't know how good the quality is recording into the camera. (Or whether it's any better than the Rode top mic which is way cheaper!) Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Or any other suggestions for options I should look into? Thanks
  12. Hi there, So today when I was reviewing some pictures that I took with my A7s I noticed a strange faded strip that runs vertically along the lower left hand side of the frame. It's as if the brightness of this small patch has been brought down. It's not small as it's about 150 pixels wide and goes about half way up the frame. This is the second time that I have noticed this issue. I had the same problem with a number of pictures that I took last week. Both times it's been very specific frames on a tripod that haven't moved much, but the issue is identical. The first time it was a warm day of about 25 degrees C, today it was -5. What is especially strange is that it will appear and disappear between pictures taken on a tripod in the same spot. I can see no reason why it's there or why it disappears. The only constant is that both times it's happened it's been after I've been doing long exposures for a bit. I've tried briefly to recreate it but have had no luck. I've been shooting on Canon FD lenses adapted to fit my A7s. The first time I was shooting with my 50mm but today was with my 24mm. I can't see anything wrong with the lenses or the adapter. It also seems a bit too straight for it to be something with the lens. I've attached a couple of crops which show the left side of the frame. These images are the full vertical resolution of the image so you can see how the strips fade away. 1st image - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_UH1Uv2rYdMOUlOX2VqTEppV1E/view 2nd image - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_UH1Uv2rYdMVmdtZzFoZHJoQzQ/view If anyone has got any ideas it would be great to hear from you. Obviously I'm really hoping that this is an easy fix/ solvable glitch, I'd hate to find that this is anything more sinister. Thanks in advance for your help, I really appreciate it. Jamie
  13. Hey guys, I'm new to the forum. I have been using the Sony mirrorless system for a while now. I started off with an NEX-6 and now recently I just picked up an a7s used, which i got for a good deal. I mainly shoot Landscapes, Astro and do a lot of Time-Lapse work too. I am looking for an UWA zoom, the Sony native lenses are out of my league. Right now i'm debating between with the Tokina 16-28mm F2.8 and the Tamron 15-30mm F2.8. I'm not considering any of the Canon lenses because of their bad Coma Performance. I read somewhere that the Tamron is not as sharp on the a7r or the a7r II (which I would eventually pick up). If anyone is using any of these lenses along with Sigma MC-11 and could shed some light on them it would be great. My Current Gear list NEX-6 a7s Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5 - F5.6 Sony FE 70-200 F4 Rokinon 12mm F2
  14. Some of my old works for the last 12 years. Cameras: Sony A65, Sony A77, Sony A7s, Sony A6300 Thank you for watching!
  15. Hi, I'm using a Konova k5 slider with a Sony A7s. Recently, I used my a7s to get a simple slider shot and on all of them the pictures have this weird noticeable jerk to them. I've even tried to use warp stabilizer and premiere and the jerking is still noticeable. I've uploaded some footage on google drive which you can view by clicking (it loads like a youtube video so you don't have to download it) : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0Bxfn7OIDZ7ZVY3lJQW1RNWg0OUk?usp=sharing Anyone else have this problem? Thanks
  16. Hello there! watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4Up6AtNSlM (RAW FOOTAGE: https://we.tl/2dxvAk7i6I) I got the a7s for like 7 months now. And since day 1 I am struggling with noisy footage. After researching about different PP settings, exposures, grading. I still getting noise (also in daylight), even in my mid-tones. So some people advised me to go to the shop. So I went to the shop. And I told them about this problem. He asked which ISO I do shoot. I said between 800 - 1600/3200. And he answered that I have to shoot at 3200 for best quality. (I already did a lot of shots with 3200, but I thought that I give it 1 more try). But still had noisy footage. So I did this simple test with scopes from premiere. And what I see in my scopes is that in my mid-tones and shadows I see dancing pixels.(watch 0:25) You can see moving pixels in the black background, on the LED light controller (in the colored buttons, and the grey part) and also in the green parts of the mini cactus. I use a7s + 55mm 1.8 Zeiss. (+ Sony SDXC card 128gb 94mb/s) You guys are my last hope. I hope I have explained clear enough to understand for you guys. If you want to see the full discussion check it at: https://www.reddit.com/r/videography/comments/6q4imr/a7s_noisegrain_daylight/
  17. Hi guys, this is my first time posting on the forum! I'm trying to get more involved in the Sony photography community, so I figured what better way than to share my most recent blog post about my week shooting a professional kickboxing event a month ago? GLORY 37 // In-camera multiple exposure technique // Sony GMaster 24-70 F2.8 vs. Mitakon 50mm F0.95 Dark Knight real world comparison. Any feedback, positive or negative would be appreciated! I'm excited to follow this forum in the future.
  18. Hey guys! We just participated in the Sony competition to win an FS5. Shot this little "farming" video on a little farm in the middle of Finland. Slowmo with the rx10 ii and rest with the A7s (mark i). Would love to hear your opinions! I think the rx10 was surprisingly good for this kinda stuff.
  19. After 6 years with Canon I'm finally making a break to Sony. I purchased an A7s a month or so ago and I LOVE the video-centric controls of the camera as well as the low light capability. However, my favorite feature is probably being able to film at 1080p at 60 fps- which neither the Canon 5d3 or 6D will do. I'm using mostly my old Canon lenses with an adapter, but recently purchased the Samyang 12mm 2.8 lens for 360 panoramas, which we also offer to our clients. We do mostly wedding films, some corporate production with my Canon C100, and photo booths. I'm looking forward to meeting many of you and learning from your experiences with this wonderful line of cameras. Mike Jensen - Owner Jensen Films, LLC Sacramento, CA
  20. Hey all, Came to the forums seeking some help. I bought my A7s used for a good deal a couple months ago and it's been great. I normally just used it in ideal lighting conditions but felt like testing out it's use in low light since that's one of it's strongest selling points. Unfortunately, the levels of noise I'm getting in the blacks and shadows is completely unusuable and totally different then others who have posted their noise tests online (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guXnEVou6Lc for example). Here is some footage I just shot static on my porch. Not a particularly bright night at all mind you. https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B9eK_xmGZsW3Nnl4eU5mank2TDg&usp=sharing PP: Cine2 (S-Log was giving me even more noise) Color: Cinema Lens: Rokinon 35mm @ 2.0 24fps, 1/50 shutter. X AVCS codec C0001: ISO 3200 C0002: ISO: 40000 C0003: ISO 80000 C0004: ISO 160000 I'm wondering if I could possibly have a sensor issue on my hand and could use input. Thanks for your time.
  21. EXIF: Sony a7s | FE 55mm F1.8 ZA ƒ/9.0, 1/160s, ISO 125 Just walking around the Blue Mosque area when I saw this and luckily captured the framing before the first woman got too far out the frame. Unfortunately I wasn't aligned perfectly – it was really a second shot more than anything – but I can't tell if the slight alignment 'issues' give it a more dynamic feel? Or if their impact is negative altogether... Anyway, thanks for looking
  22. Hello all, I'm new to the forum as well as the Sony Alpha world. Recently I purchased an a7s and more recently, had my first run shooting in slog2. Once I got to my computer, my first instinct was to import my files to Premiere CC. Once imported, I noticed the files were .mp4, not .mov which seems odd. Upon review of the footage, the picture is pretty noisy and overall the quality seems off. I'm not sure if I'm missing a step in handling these files, or if something is just wrong altogether. Again, this is all new to me. I was expecting the picture to be flat and rather dull before color correction- which it is- but the overall quality seems rather poor to be from slog2. I've included a screen grab of the folder and contents from the card I shot on if this helps. Thanks!
  23. Hello all, I'm new to the forum as well as the Sony Alpha world. Recently I purchased an a7s and more recently, had my first run shooting in slog2. Once I got to my computer, my first instinct was to import my files to Premiere CC. Once imported, I noticed the files were .mp4, not .mov which seems odd. Upon review of the footage, the picture is pretty noisy and overall the quality seems off. I'm not sure if I'm missing a step in handling these files, or if something is just wrong altogether. Again, this is all new to me. I was expecting the picture to be flat and rather dull before color correction- which it is- but the overall quality seems rather poor to be from slog2. I've included a screen grab of the folder and contents from the card I shot on if this helps. Thanks!
  24. An insight into what the Brits get up to the moment it snows!
  25. So last night I went to a reading at a coffeeshop, and wanted to take pictures of the speakers and crowd. I knew it was going to be pretty dimly lit, so took my A7S for its high-ISO capability. I knew I was going to be alternating a lot between wider and longer shots, and didn't want to be swapping primes all night, so opted for a zoom. I don't have any native FE zoom lenses yet, so that left me choosing between adapting my (A-mount) Minolta 28-70mm f/2.8 G lens, or else going crop with my E-mount 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ kit lens. I wanted to be as inconspicuous as possible, since I was going to be taking some close-up images of the crowd, too, so opted for the 16-50 PZ, even though this meant I'd only get about 5MP. The images are just going up on the web for some reportage anyway, so the size limit is no big deal. For what I needed to do, I loved that combo! I don't know if it's physically possible or not, but it'd be awesome if we could get a zoom lens with that same size profile for FF. Either that, or get a crop body with the same ISO capability as the A7S, though that might be the taller order. Anyway, I find this sort of low-profile lens and high-ISO-capable camera to be the perfect marriage for this type of shooting, so would love to see such a combo made possible (w/o the cropping down to 5MP)... I was "only" shooting at about ISO 20,000, so I suppose it might be possible with the A7RII, as the ISO is pretty good on that thing, and the crop factor would still yield about 18MP. Of course, that's another $3200...
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