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Apr 10, 2015 23:04 |  #6391

navydoc wrote in post #17512644 (external link)
The good news is that until you decide what lenses you want to get for a Sony system, all of your Canon lenses will work fine in the meantime with just the addition of an adapter. That way, you can make the change over at your own pace and not feel frustrated that you have a camera but no lens to use with it.

Yup. Believe me, that's at the forefront of my mind.
I'd really like to try it out with a native lens though, because I really want to see how well the native AF works and whether the FE lenses are worth the rather high prices Sony's charging for them.
My Canon lenses will be very nice, but down the road, assuming I am happy with the AF for the most part, I'd prefer to swap out my EF 16-35L/4 ISand my 70-200L/4 IS for the Sony variety if they're nearly as good as their Canon brethren.


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Apr 11, 2015 00:01 |  #6392

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Looking forward to seeing your pics with the 40. That one's on my list as soon as I go Sony (any day now!).

So you have the 55 and the 24-70 as well now? I'm still trying to work out my lens lineup once I go Sony.

yeah, the 55 is my brother's, however mine till he buys another body..... if ever  :p

that said, I really enjoy alternative glass even if not as technically good. The 55 is very good for sure, however it doesnt manual focus very well due to the focus by wire, so it annoys me a bit.

this 40 is a keeper I think, so awesome, love looking at the lens. Small enough to toss my camera with lens attached to my coat jacket.... love it.... I am very intrigued with tiny glass at this point. I think the 12mm or 15mm is next to go after. The size is so ridiculous. The 24-70 works well for me, I've been doing a good bit of home vids, and it works very well for that. I also like it for landscapes, good enough for me.

it'll take some discovery, and btw, I might be up for the cove again, however low tide is at 11am, that wont work at all for sunset.


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Apr 11, 2015 00:36 as a reply to  @ post 16819224 |  #6393

You don't need an adapter I have shot yn560ii straight on the hot shoe and also with a pro master sync cord all for my previous canon setup. And they work great in manual


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Apr 11, 2015 02:16 |  #6394

Charlie wrote in post #17512689 (external link)
yeah, the 55 is my brother's, however mine till he buys another body..... if ever  :p

that said, I really enjoy alternative glass even if not as technically good. The 55 is very good for sure, however it doesnt manual focus very well due to the focus by wire, so it annoys me a bit.

this 40 is a keeper I think, so awesome, love looking at the lens. Small enough to toss my camera with lens attached to my coat jacket.... love it.... I am very intrigued with tiny glass at this point. I think the 12mm or 15mm is next to go after. The size is so ridiculous. The 24-70 works well for me, I've been doing a good bit of home vids, and it works very well for that. I also like it for landscapes, good enough for me.

it'll take some discovery, and btw, I might be up for the cove again, however low tide is at 11am, that wont work at all for sunset.

Should still be fun for sunset, no? But we'd have to get thee early and wait.


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Apr 11, 2015 11:29 |  #6395

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Should still be fun for sunset, no? But we'd have to get thee early and wait.

With high tide you're very limited in mobility. There's a nice bend during low tide that allows you to get all angles, reflections, sea animals, rock formations, ect, but high tide, you'll be stuck to mostly inland unless you're adventurous enough to climb in the water like this:

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it happened to me the first time going to the cove without planning, I didnt understand the big deal with the cove since I literally could not see it and had no idea what it should look like.

here is what low tide looks like, and how much would be covered with high tide. Basically all the rocks shown in the photo attached, would not be accessible, and you wouldnt even know it exists. It would look just like a wide view of the ocean, however during low tide like this photo, it reveals itself. Low tide is 11AM, high tide is 6PM on sunday.


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Apr 11, 2015 11:39 |  #6396

view of high tide when I went in february


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Apr 11, 2015 14:15 |  #6397

Gotcha. That makes sense. Didn't realize it was such a big delta from low to high.
Well, I was up bright and early today. But didn't make it out anywhere good and now it's bright and harsh. Bleh.
I'm starting to think I need to focus my photography on something other than landscapes. This golden hour stuff is hard to juggle with tides, a full time job and the lackluster skies we get in SoCal.
For example, I am free all day today and can't go shooting outdoors until 6pm. Time to take up product photography or some such, LOL.

So you still going today? I could be interested in a DTLA or similar shoot in the evening.


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Apr 11, 2015 14:28 |  #6398

Wow I was shooting three models for a collection of clothes from one of my friends and it went superb!
This is the first time working with real models and an agency so it was very interesting for me. If the agency likes my pictures I will get the chance to do good paid jobs for them, so Fingers crossed.

I did the whole shooting with just the A7R, Voigtländer 40mm 1.4 and a canon 600ex-rt with a gary fong lightsphere on it. Check this quick edits out:


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Apr 11, 2015 14:32 |  #6399

Those look great David! I'm still amazed at how you guys are nailing focus with the A7R on manual for portraits. Coming from a landscape background, I find it pretty hard to nail focus on portraits even with my 6D and AF, LOL.


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Apr 11, 2015 14:32 |  #6400

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Apr 11, 2015 14:34 |  #6401

Puckman wrote in post #17513264 (external link)
Those look great David! I'm still amazed at how you guys are nailing focus with the A7R on manual for portraits. Coming from a landscape background, I find it pretty hard to nail focus on portraits even with my 6D and AF, LOL.

Thank you! If you look at 100% not all are nailed that perfectly, but im pretty happy with what i got. I also have the feeling that i get generally more keepers with MF than i got using the 6D with AF. Of course shots like the one of all three are much more dificult and it is pretty OOF but all in all i like it.

But like i said its just a quick edit done on these. Actually those are OOC jpegs edited on my mobile phone using ps mobile :)


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Apr 11, 2015 14:51 |  #6402

Those are nice too. So which focus aid do you use with the Sony? Peaking? Magnify? A combination of both? I'm trying to work out what the best approach may be for portraits (where there's some movement, albeit not anything like sports or wildlife).
Like I said, I come from a landscape background, so MF for landscapes is easy for me (focus a third of the way, f11 or smaller, done...)


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Apr 11, 2015 15:07 |  #6403

Puckman wrote in post #17513282 (external link)
Those are nice too. So which focus aid do you use with the Sony? Peaking? Magnify? A combination of both? I'm trying to work out what the best approach may be for portraits (where there's some movement, albeit not anything like sports or wildlife).
Like I said, I come from a landscape background, so MF for landscapes is easy for me (focus a third of the way, f11 or smaller, done...)

Okey, first i frame the shot. Then i magnify and also look at the focus peaking highlighting and press the shutter while in magnify. This works good for me, but obviously you have to frame your shot first and move as little as possible


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Apr 11, 2015 15:20 |  #6404

^^^ Similar to me. I currently...

Frame > Focus with [red] peaking > Shoot - If it's a landscape or more distant shot or smaller aperture etc

or Frame > Focus with [red] Peaking > Magnify > Tweak Focus > Shoot - If it's a close up or portrait or big aperture etc

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Apr 11, 2015 16:19 |  #6405

davidfarina wrote in post #17513262 (external link)
Wow I was shooting three models for a collection of clothes from one of my friends and it went superb!
This is the first time working with real models and an agency so it was very interesting for me. If the agency likes my pictures I will get the chance to do good paid jobs for them, so Fingers crossed.

I did the whole shooting with just the A7R, Voigtländer 40mm 1.4 and a canon 600ex-rt with a gary fong lightsphere on it. Check this quick edits out:

Congrats and goodluck for more paid gigs. those looks great.


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