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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Hands on with Sony FE 24-105 F4 G lens and real world image examples
Oct26

Hands on with Sony FE 24-105 F4 G lens and real world image examples

So we’ve been all impressed by the launch of new toys from Sony, including the Sony A7RIII, the Sony FE 24-105 F4 G and the announcement of in-development Sony G Master 400mm f/2.8. I’ve posted details here about all of them, including some live-footage from the event. After the presentation we were invited for some hands-on experiences with both the A7RIII (see the hands on article here) camera and the new lens, the Sony...

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Sony A9 takes a flight in Cappadocia
Oct07

Sony A9 takes a flight in Cappadocia

Did you ever woke up just to think you’re still dreaming? It happened to me plenty of times, but most recently in our Cappadocia trip in Turkey. Hanging mid air at over 500m, before sunrise, surrounded only by silence, hearing nothing but your breath and heartbeat it’s a difficult thing to express in words, or even images. You have to live it by yourself, at least once in a lifetime! I’ve been invited to a Sony Press...

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Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 on Sony A9
Jun24

Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 on Sony A9

I got my hands on the Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 one day before I’ve received to much acclaimed Sony A9 for tests too. In case you haven’t seen my review about the Sony A9, check it here. How is the Batis 135mm? After the not so good experience with the previous Batis, the 85mm f/1.8 (I have returned it, see here why), I didn’t have high hopes for this new lens from the series. But oh boy, how wrong was I! The...

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Sony 12-24 f/4 G lens hands on review on Lago Maggiore
Jun04

Sony 12-24 f/4 G lens hands on review on Lago Maggiore

This article is a continuation of the Sony 16-35 f/2.8 G Master and Sony 12-24 f/4 G lens review. Here is part 1. As I was telling you in the first part we had our hands on these two lenses on a press trip on Lago Maggiore, Italy. We had plenty of Sony A9’s, A7R II‘s and both these lenses on our disposal. I’ve focused a little more on the Sony 16-35 f/2.8 G Master than needed so I took less time to check this...

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