Sony Alpha7

This is the first blog post with a photo from my new camera, a Sony A7 with a Zeiss Sonnar 35mm f2.8. This is a full frame sensor in a small camera body. I’m still getting used to the focal length as its a much border field of view than a 50mm on a APS-C body. As a result there’s so much more in the viewfinder to account for. I find myself taking a couple steps closer to my subject to get what I want. I’ve been missing shots because it takes time to walk forward and either the moment passes or the perspective changes so dramatically that it’s a totally different picture then what I originally saw. The camera came with a kit zoom lens but I really like the look and feel of the Zeiss.

So far it’s been a challenge shooting with the A7 but when I’ve had it dialed in, it takes some wonderful pictures. The dynamic range and high ISO performance are incredible, something that you don’t normally have work together in the same camera. Even in the really high ISO, like 12800, the noise has a very nice film grain quality to it. The camera is really small and light which adds very little weight to my day bag. But I think my favorite part about my new camera is the sound of the shutter. It sounds so cool, just like a real camera!

SONY, ILCE-7, FE 35mm F2.8 ZA
1/60, f/5.6, ISO 640

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