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  1. Hey all, made some pictures with today with my 45mm Contax lens and Techart adapter and this weird ring started appearing. It's not really vignetting in the way that I am familiar - it does not happen with my 55mm 1.8 or the 90mm Zeiss Sonnar mounted on the same adapter, so I'm inclined to think it's lens specific but not sure. I hadn't noticed this in previous use with this lens, and I don't know what could have changed it. It happens at all shutter speeds with efcs turned on and off and it gets a little more pronounced with a smaller f stop as you would expect things to come in to sharper focus. I tried removing the lens hood and UV filter just in case that was somehow showing up even though it never did on the film camera - but that didn't change anything. I'm aware it could be some bizarre refraction issue or something given the beach scene, but it happened last night and this morning on the beach and again not with the other lenses. It's weird.... Any thoughts appreciated.
  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. Hi guys, Allow me to share a few of my shots that I recently took in NYC. These shots were taken with a sony a7rII and the loxia 21mm lens. Hope you enjoy them and please feel free to comment (constructive critics are accepted). Also if you are interested in checking out more of my work, here's a link: my 500px account
  4. I recently completed 2 albums, both are the Muir Woods Redwoods, truly an enchanted forest. Each album photographed on a separate day. I only use the a6000, the 1st day I used my Rokinon 12mm f.2. I really like the lens, super sharp, lite weight - compact, very reasonable price. It's all manual so I set the a6000 on manual and adjusted accordingly each photo. It was a sunny day. The 2nd day I used my Zeiss 16-70mm f.4 only. I don't care much for it. Being mostly a night shooter I bought a fast Rok 21mm f:1.4 for nights. This was a cloudy, foggy as usual day. I was shocked by the amount of purple ca each shoot had and not just at the edges but in the dead center. It seemed that when branches were against blue sky the camera couldn't differentiate either on the cloudy day or the sunny day. So I'm asking if anyone knows what happened, that I got the same result, under such different circumstances and if you have any shooting tips you use that could help w the color aberrations. I would like to control it during the photographing You can go to my whole album by clicking on my name Coast below This is a photo w the Rokinon Muir Woods National Monument, on a sunny day, wide angle by Coast, on Flickr This photo is w my Zeiss on the cloudy day Cathedral Grove, Muir Woods National Monument; San Francisco Bay Area by Coast, on Flickr thanks for any help and tips
  5. Hi there I would like to share my newest film school project "Proactive" shot on the Sony a7S II in 4K with ZEISS Loxia 2/50 and Sony FE 28mm f/2 lenses. You can display English subtitles by clicking on CC. Instead of using S-Log3 I shot everything with the Gamma set to "Cine 4" and Color Mode set to "S-Gamut3.cine". This gave me a flat image without all the color banding issues of S-Log3. Editing was done in Premiere Pro, VFX in After Effects, and grading in DaVinci Resolve with the help of FilmConvert. You can see some before and after stills at the bottom of this page: davidequatela.de/proactive I greatly appreciate your feedback! Thanks, Davide Quatela
  6. I just recently bought a Sony Zeiss 35mm f1.4. Yes it big and heavy but I got work to pay for me buying a used one. Every time I power on the camera (A7ii), it sounds like a motor expanding and then relaxing the aperture. Is this normal? Other than that, it works just fine and pics a crisp as expected. The sound/motor does not persist during operation. ALSO: Because I bought that lens on a whim I am wanting to know its capabilities in general. I just came over to Sony mirrorless and got the A7ii used which came with the Zeiss 35mm 2.8. Love the combo because its so small. Here are the types of photos I want to take seriously: landscape, environmental portraits (mainly rock climbing and mountaineering - so a need to have good clarity on the subject and also show their surroundings, and traditional portraits. The reason I bought the 35mm f1.4 is that it is supposed to be "the best e-mount lens available". Wouldn't want to take the risk if it were my own money so took advantage of the offer. Now I am in a strange predicament. Because I'm always climbing, do I just stick with the 35 2.8 and get a portrait lens, or keep both? Is the image quality that much different? I guess my other option would be to trade the 35mm f1.4 for a great portrait lens. If I go that route, what should I choose?
  7. New toy arrived this morning! I'll be doing some real world tests for my own satisfaction mainly over the next few days...but thought I'd start with a size comparison including the Canon 2.8 mkii on it's metabones adapter Let the (unscientific) testing begin! Jon www.jonroberts.co.uk
  8. I recently came into a package deal and I'm wondering if its a good deal or not. Its a newer Sony A7ii along with kit lens, Zeiss 24-70 f/4, Sony 70-200 f/4, and a Rokinon e-mount 14mm f/2.8. All equipment is lightly used, seller has switched to Fuji. Price for package $3000 Thoughts??
  9. I started a new recurring series on my website this week, where I show up at someone’s home with my A7R II and some lenses, no fancy lighting equipment, and just treat it as a creative exercise in working with what I have on hand. I had so much fun with Heidi as my first subject, and I’m hoping to do one of these every week. She had such a beautiful home, and her beautiful cat Molly even made an appearance in the photos. Honestly it turned out to be a fantastic way to force yourself to be creative without the usual creature comfort of lighting gear. Full gallery on my website: http://www.kyleandrew.com/home-invasion-heidi/
  10. Hey folks, Since our last photo set was so popular Hilary decided to come back to the studio to shoot another one. We did it a little different this time, no strobes. The A7R II obviously performed admirably at the higher ISO settings we used for these fun shots. I hope you enjoy. Full Gallery: Hilary Riley Session Two (possibly NSFW depending upon where you work)
  11. Hey folks, I am shooting Hilary again in the studio (this is being posted at 5:45pm EST time on Tuesday Jan 12th) and this is going to be a part of my Review of the 85mm Zeiss Batis Lens. If you want to follow me on Periscope to watch the shoot when I got live, add me @kyleandrewphoto to watch through the app, or click here to watch live on the web (although the app will inform you exactly when I go online and Live if you follow me and set it to do so). This picture was taken a few moments ago:
  12. Hello everybody, since a couple of years our little group of friends celebrates the first of May in a nice yearly get-together, a little like a reunion thing. Every year we have great food and, during the whole night, lovely fires ... This year was the first time for my Sony camera ... and, oh boy, i was not disappointed .... but see for yourself: Maifest 2016 / 1 Maifest 2016 / 2 Cheers, konzty
  13. Hi all I am a newbie in this forum and this is my first post. I am considering to buy the awesome Zeiss 135mm F/2 APO for my A7RII however I am not sure which mount (ZE or ZF.2) would be better. I have the Metabones IV adapter so the following would be pros and cons of each. I would like to hear the opinion of you all regarding this dilemma. ZE Mount Pros: ExiF data through the metabones adapter Full 5-Axis stabilisation through metabones (as it transfers the focal length and aperture information)---> I am not 100% sure on this better usability in studio with flash (s the aperture will stay open and close only for taking photo therefore the viewfinder will be nice and brighter Cons: Needs Metabones to change aperture Is only usable on Canon and Sony and due to lack of aperture ring and flange distance. Lower resale value due to #2 ZF.2 Mont Pros: Manual Aperture ring (Can work with cheap dump adapters) Works on any system with shorter flange distance (Nikon, Canon, Sony , Fuji, etc) Better resale value due to #2 potential autofocus with Techart Pro adapter (although its a bit heavy for it) Cons: No Exif 3-Axis stabilisation vs 5 axis. Dark view finder when used in studio I would really like to hear your options on this matter,
  14. Had the chance to work with a model named Clare Cochrane recently whose been getting some good work projects for herself. We were able to bang out a pretty wide variety of images in a short time span, and she is the only model I've ever shot that brought an Axe to the shoot. Seriously. (see the video on the last page lol) Full Gallery here: http://www.kyleandrew.com/in-studio-with-clare-cochrane/
  15. Tara is the third instalment of my Home Invasion series, and it was the most random one so far. We were supposed to shoot in studio but an electrical problem made that temporarily impossible. But she was ready to shoot. So we did. Full Gallery Here: http://www.kyleandrew.com/home-invasion-tara/
  16. Ilya

    August portrait

    V E R O N I K A by Ilya Artemiev, on Flickr Camera: Sony a7rII Lens: Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75mm f/1.5 (1953)
  17. Ilya


    Yesterday I tried one glorious vintage lens: Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75mm f/1.5 (1953, M42, red "Т"), see what I have done with it. Camera: Sony a7rII, always wide open. Any comments / feedbacks are welcome. Helene by Ilya Artemiev, on Flickr Helene by Ilya Artemiev, on Flickr Helene by Ilya Artemiev, on Flickr
  18. Dear fellow Sony users, here are a couple of shots from my recent trip to the German north. I shot with my go-to Zeiss 35/1.4 and my old Canon 70-200/4.0 and a cheap-o EF to E adapter. Enjoy - Critique is welcome! konzty A7II with Zeiss 35/1.4 @ 1/5 @ f14 @ ISO100 A7II with Zeiss 35/1.4 @ 1/100 @ f11 @ ISO100 A7II with Zeiss 35/1.4 @ 1/20 @ f13 @ ISO100
  19. Ilya

    just a girl

    Yana by Ilya Artemiev, on Flickr Lens: Zeiss Milvus 85/1.4 Camera: Sony a7rII Manual focus, outdoor, natural light
  20. From the album: Coral Cove Park Jupiter Florida

    Florida Sunrise I took a early morning off while in Jupiter, Florida and headed over to Coral Cove Park. This was my first time there and only had a hour, great location. 30 Second exposure with the Sony A7RII, 24mm Ziess lens on the very compact Vanguard Veo tripod, processed in Capture One.

    © ©Floyd Dean 2016

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