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  1. I recently finished a short travel film called The World Before Me, shot this year on a round the world trip with my a7S II. This was a huge learning experience for me and I've written a series or articles about the process. If you're interested in watching the film or reading the posts Here's the link: https://medium.com/@dcbryan/mirrorless01-73de6acf2697
  2. I visited a small and ancient village in China that was built entirely on water and used to be a trading hotspot. The haze on that day added a very special atmosphere. This shot is based on multiple exposures that were stitched together in Lightroom. My camera was a Sony A7r ii and a Zeiss Otus 55mm. I hope enjoy looking at it.
  3. Just got my a6000 yesterday along with a carbon fiber tripod, some filters, and extra batteries. My better half and I travel a lot and need a good travel bag that will handle these items plus will be able to accommodate another lens later on down the road. I really would like one that has a small footprint and is rain proof. Thanx in advance for any tips. Bill
  4. 1.Cementerio del trenes 2.Salar de Uyuni 3.Mirror http://imgchr.com/images/Mirror-1.jpg http://imgchr.com/images/Mirror-2.jpg http://imgchr.com/images/Mirror-3.jpg http://imgchr.com/images/Mirror-4.jpg http://imgchr.com/images/Mirror-5.jpg http://imgchr.com/images/Mirror-6.jpg http://imgchr.com/images/Mirror-7.jpg http://imgchr.com/images/Mirror-8.jpg http://imgchr.com/images/Mirror-9.jpg http://imgchr.com/images/Mirror-10.jpg http://imgchr.com/images/Mirror-11.jpg http://imgchr.com/images/Mirror-12.jpg http://imgchr.com/images/Mirror-13.jpg http://imgchr.com/images/Mirror-14.jpg http://imgchr.com/images/Mirror-15.jpg 4.Skys http://imgchr.com/images/Star-1.jpg http://imgchr.com/images/Star-2.jpg 5.Sunrise http://imgchr.com/images/Morning-1.jpg http://imgchr.com/images/Morning-2.jpg http://imgchr.com/images/Morning-3.jpg http://imgchr.com/images/Morning-4.jpg http://imgchr.com/images/Morning-5.jpg http://imgchr.com/images/Morning-6.jpg http://imgchr.com/images/Morning-7.jpg http://imgchr.com/images/Morning-8.jpg
  5. In August, I travelled for one day along the famous Ring of Kerry in Ireland. I wanted to capture some of the vibrance and beauty of the places along the ring. Using a rented Sony a7sii and extra gear, I explored the area for shots. Hope you enjoy the short travel film and can share around as you please. All the best, Nathanael
  6. With Sony A99 and the fantastic Tamron 70-200mm f2.8
  7. DSC06846 by leafy7382, on Flickr DSC06838 by leafy7382, on Flickr DSC06837 by leafy7382, on Flickr DSC06813 by leafy7382, on Flickr DSC06802 by leafy7382, on Flickr DSC06801 by leafy7382, on Flickr DSC06793 by leafy7382, on Flickr DSC06774 by leafy7382, on Flickr DSC06766 by leafy7382, on Flickr DSC06762 by leafy7382, on Flickr
  8. Here's a video I shot about a week after the a6300 was released. We went to Sardignia, Italy for a week to review a Ducati and film a separate motorcycle adventure on an enduro bike. Here's a short review. If you have any questions, let me know and I'll do my best to answer. Gear Aside from a few GoPro shots, the entire video was shot with the a6300. The Sony 18-105 G OSS PZ lens was primarily used, with a few shots on the 35mm 1.8 OSS. Had a Ritz variable ND filter for both. Mostly shot in 4k, with a few shots at 120fps at 1080. For audio, I used the Rode Videomic Pro and Sennheiser ME2 lavs into a Zoom H4N. Heating I probably shot around 3-4 hours of footage each day, in 4k at 24p. I never had any overheating issues. Aside from a few speak-to-camera shots, I never recorded clips that were over 2 or 3 minutes, and outdoor temperature was mostly in the 70s. Stabilization All shots were handheld and having the OSS was a huge help. For panning shots, warp stabilizer effect in Premiere really made some of these shots shine. No way I could have done it that smoothly. For me personally I think it's better to have the compactness over IBIS, especially since there are some great OSS lenses available for apsc e mount. Battery Yes, the a6300 has awful battery life. It was inconvenient to have to swap batteries so often and interrupt shooting. I went through about 4 batteries each day, which meant I also had to charge 4 batteries each night. What I love about the a6300 battery though? II knew that I could charge the battery via a USB charger. What I found out way later was that you can actually power the camera with a USB charger while it's in use as well. It won't charge, but it will run power off of a portable USB charger. I definitely would have done this if I had known at the time. Much more peace of mind having a 5000mah run power to my camera than the 3... maybe 4 mah that the sony battery has. (at least it feels that low). Audio WHO FORGOT TO PUT IN THE HEADPHONE JACK!??!?! It's by far the biggest shortcoming of this camera for me. I had great luck with the Rode Videomic Pro, but monitoring would have helped so much to make sure I knew I was getting what I needed. My experience with Sony's is that even if the audio bars don't go to red, if they get close the audio might still clip. Just make sure to test your mics, and maybe shoot closer to the audio bars being in the middle than closer to the red. Overall Such a great video camera. When on motorcycles for 12 hours a day, having something this light does wonders for the back. It's really awesome to travel this light while still being able to shoot 4k with an apsc sensor. It also doesn't attract much attention, especially good in public areas and restaurants. I've heard slow mo not get a great rap, but I thought the 120fps 1080 footage came out well for what I shot. It was also nice to be able to set one of the memory dials for a photography mode so I could quickly take photos as well. If anyone is interested I can post a few stills as well. Anyways, that's just a quick overview. I'd be happy to go in depth on any details if anyone has any questions. My question to you audio guys I shot a lot footage of Jamie, the rider, whizzing by on his motorcycle. Would something like this be better shot with a stereo mic than a shotgun mic? I'm considering picking one up, as I think it could really add some vibrance to the scenes that aren't speak-to-camera.
  9. Hi guys, it's my first time posting hope you enjoy the photos. Welcome tips to help improve ! Shot using a7mkii + Sony Zeiss 55mm
  10. So recently , I traveled to middle of Vietnam , Diep Son island. It is a very beautiful island with the hidden undersea path that you can walk. If you to know more information, google is the best I took with me my A7II and 28F2 , all of the photos are edited in Lightroom , with VSCO film filters Please enjoy Diep Son by Thuan Ta, trên Flickr road on the sea by Thuan Ta, trên Flickr Diep Son Island by Thuan Ta, trên Flickr reflection of life by Thuan Ta, trên Flickr Diep Son by Thuan Ta, trên Flickr Diep Son by Thuan Ta, trên Flickr frame in frame by Thuan Ta, trên Flickr love by Thuan Ta, trên Flickr
  11. I have done a study of travel tripods in search of a suitable yet lighter one than the Promaster X525 at 1.25kg that I currently use. I want to hear from anyone who knows of a lightweight tripod thats not a tabletop low height model, or over 1.3kg (2.8lb), there are tens of good travel tripods between 1.3kg and 2kg as you will see from the dpreview link below, all too heavy in my book. I had posted this at the end of a long thread over at dpreview, http://www.dpreview..../thread/3594695 I have updated and thought it best to the A7 community to start a new thread here. Background: I am religious about weight and compact size, why I never bought a DSLR in the past and waited a painful two years when I had the money to buy my first full frame dslr, for the A7r to come out. My Lowepro Protactic 450AW backpack is about 8.5kg fully packed with A7r, 24-70, 16/35, F20m, F60m, lotsa batteries and other lightweight accessories. Although I usually put my batteries and tripod in my suitcase, I want to get the whole kit closer to 7kg or at least under 8 so I can go cabin baggage with the lot when flying. Tripods: I can’t find a better tripod than the Promaster X525 that I currently use, believe me I want to find one lighter with minimal compromise but I cant, if anyone else can beat its specs for the A7r with a strong focus on lower weight without losing reasonable height please reply. Let me summarize features of the top contenders that I found in order of importance to me……all weights include the head. Must have features in bold, Nice to haves in italic underlined Promaster X525 View Here Weight: 1.25kg (2.7lb) Height: 160cm Folded Length 40cm (with Head) Weight Hook: Yes Spirit levels: Yes 2 Monopod: Yes Cost US$170 Cons: plate too big, can’t tilt A7r screen when attached, not a big deal but an annoyance. Promaster also have a carbon version, X525c that has identical features to the X525 at $300 it is 960g, thats 290g less for 80% more in cost, the X525 is on par with the T-024x below but $60 more and 20cm more on height. Manifroto befree Carbon View Here (not looking at the alloy one as its 1.4kg) Weight: 1.1kg (2.4lb) Height: 144cm Folded Length 40cm (with Head) Clip legs (I recon this is much better and faster than the screw in types but have not used yet) Weight Hook: No Spirit levels: No Monopod: No Cost US$350 Cons: Price and items missing above, height is low, not much gain in weight loss 150g. Sirui T-024x View Here (successor of the T-025x, its updated with an adjustable centre column which I hear was a big stability weakness of the T-025x but unfortunately it adds 120g of weight making it 920g) Weight: 920g (2lb) Height: 139cm Folded Length 40cm (with Head) Weight Hook: Yes Spirit levels: No Monopod: No Cost US$269 Cons: low height You could add the E or KX series ball head which have spirit levels but they add 80g for the E and 150g in weight for the KX, but I believe the T-024 comes with the C-10 head so you would have to buy two heads in total making it expensive. Sirui T-025x View Here Weight: 800g (1.76lb) (various websites from Sirui's to Adorama to BH photo give different weights for this tripod, showing the tripod as 700g with the head listed separately at 200g etc, but I think these are errrors and with head its 800G. Height: 139cm Folded Length 34cm (30 without head) Weight Hook: Yes Spirit levels: No Monopod: No Cost US$239 Cons: low height, stability issue described here http://www.dpreview..../thread/3235300 You can remove the fixed central column to resolve the stability issue but height goes to 95cm Mark Galer reviews tye T025x briefly and other tripods here http://www.markgaler...he-tiny-tripods My Conclusion: 1) The Befree is too expensive for just 150g less than the x525 and looses a lot of its nice to have features, 2) The Sirui T-024x is 330g less than the x525, its tempting but not enough weight loss to justify buying a new one 3) I would love the T-025x at 800g but the stability issue is stopping me currently 4) I struggle to justify the 80% more ($130) for the X525c compared to the X525, however at just 160g over the Sirui T025x and not loosing on height that looks like my best choice for my next tripod. Currently I am tied between, i) Sirui T025x (Unstable, 20cm less, 160g less and 6 cm less packed down) and ii) Promaster X525c ($130 more, 20cm more and more stable) But I am very strict on weight, so for anyone reading this I would recommend the X525 at $170 as the stand out winner here, after all I will keep that and buy a lighter model so I will have both, therefore maybe the lure of the 800g Sirui will take me before year end as my second tripod:) Cheers, Steve Lawlors Landscapes www.lawlor.me
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