Is the Sony RX10 IV a great camera for birds and wildlife?
Aug19

Is the Sony RX10 IV a great camera for birds and wildlife?

Andreea, my 9 yo daughter discovering the magic of photographing birds with the Sony RX10 IV It’s been long since I’ve put my hands on non-full frame cameras, mainly because I am an addict of this format and I think (many times wrongly) that I can’t do my job or my hobby with a smaller format. So why I’ve put to tests the new Sony RX10 IV? The reason I’ve dug into this new camera was mainly curiosity. Not...

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Possible new camera with movie angle setting – is Sony A7S III coming?
Jun28

Possible new camera with movie angle setting – is Sony A7S III coming?

Sony A9 firmware update to V3 shows signs of a possible new camera with movie angle setting, super slow 500fps, Sony A7S III maybe is coming? Is Sony A7S III coming imminent? So I jumped the wagon and updated my SONY A9 to the latest firmware available, the recently launched V3.0 (download here). After the normal updated process, I looked into the menu to check for possible new settings and features. When pressing the FN button some...

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Sony A7 III – a new milestone of mirrorless systems
Apr14

Sony A7 III – a new milestone of mirrorless systems

Sony A7 III – a new milestone of mirrorless systems Since I’ve heard about the launch of the new full-frame mirrorless camera, the Sony A7 III I’ve giggled in pure joy, but remained a little reticent thinking it might be too good to be true. And I mean Sony A7 III comes with all the goodies from it’s bigger brothers, the Sony A9 (check my review here) and Sony A7R III, all of these in a very competitive price...

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How to use Sony A9 FTP Transfer
Mar04

How to use Sony A9 FTP Transfer

How to use Sony A9 FTP Transfer I’ve been owning the camera for quite a while (see my review here) but never needed this function, the Sony A9 FTP transfer. Recently I’ve stumbled upon plenty of questions online related to this function and the lack of info related to the subject. The Sony A9 manual is not much of a help either. So I’ve decided to look into it and share with you the information on how to use the Sony...

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Sony A7R III Slow Motion in Blizzard S&Q HDR video
Feb28

Sony A7R III Slow Motion in Blizzard S&Q HDR video

Sony A7R III Slow Motion in Blizzard S&Q HDR video I’ve taken out today the Sony A7R III (check impressions here) in a big blizzard to play with the S&Q setting plus HDR video and also check its resistance in extreme weather. It looks like it’s handling extreme conditions better than me 🙂 So I’ve created a small clip shot mostly in S&Q 4x slow-motion (100fps 25p) and HDR video. Here it is: Posted also on...

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Pixel Shift on Sony A7R III – Is it worth the extra work and time?
Feb12

Pixel Shift on Sony A7R III – Is it worth the extra work and time?

Pixel Shift on Sony A7R III – Is it worth the extra work and time? First thing first when I got the Sony A7R III in for tests was to check how Pixel Shift technology  really works and what results do we get out of it. What is Pixel Shift first of all? The concept behind this is that better resolution and dynamic range can be obtained by taking the same shot in 4 different exposures, each separated by a 1 pixel wide moving of the...

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Shortest day of the year. 10 tips for low-light shooting
Dec21

Shortest day of the year. 10 tips for low-light shooting

Shortest day of the year. Tips for low-light shooting 21st of December is the shortest day of the year. This is the official beginning of astronomical winter. Winter days are short and pretty dark. This doesn’t mean we stop creating images outdoors even when light isn’t enough. Actually the best images in the city are at dusk (also known as blue hour – it happens after sunset and before total darkness in the night sky). As the...

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World traditions – Pig slaughter (graphic content!)
Dec13

World traditions – Pig slaughter (graphic content!)

World traditions – Pig slaughter There are plenty of European countries where pig slaughter is still common in traditional rural houses. This occurs before Christmas to provide festive cuisine and the entire family participates. The animal is slaughtered with a knife, then drained of blood, hair is burned and then washed away. A cold day is chosen as a natural method of preserving the relatively large quantities of meat during...

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Some amazing details from the Sony A7RIII
Oct29

Some amazing details from the Sony A7RIII

Some amazing details from the Sony A7RIII I was curious after my initial preview of the Sony A7RIII based in London at its launch event to look for similar images taken with both A9 plus the new 24-105 F4 and with A7RIII plus the 24-70 F2.8 G Master lens. I know it’s not a fair, equal nor direct comparison but was just curious how far Image Quality can go in the amazing combo of the A7RIII plus the GMaster lens. Images were...

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With A7RIII, Sony is heading to perfection – sample photos and hands on experience
Oct27

With A7RIII, Sony is heading to perfection – sample photos and hands on experience

With A7RIII, Sony is heading to perfection This is what I’ve heard mostly around me the day of the launch in London, and the days after, online. And I must agree. This damn little piece of equipment which is the A7RIII it’s a jewel of electronic technology and a marvellous tool for photographers. I’ve also heard a lot of photographers already using the Sony A7RII (check my review in english here) they will upgrade to...

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