Sony A7 and Sony Zeiss 24-70mm F/4 OSS (11 photos)

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RichardLarssen
RichardLarssen Senior Member • Posts: 1,047
Sony A7 and Sony Zeiss 24-70mm F/4 OSS (11 photos)
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I love this combo. Edited in LR 5

Cheers from the man up north

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JamieTux Veteran Member • Posts: 3,900
Re: Sony A7 and Sony Zeiss 24-70mm F/4 OSS (11 photos)

Great work Richard
What is the lens or orb that you are using to great effect?

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RichardLarssen
RichardLarssen OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,047
Re: Sony A7 and Sony Zeiss 24-70mm F/4 OSS (11 photos)

JamieTux wrote:

Great work Richard
What is the lens or orb that you are using to great effect?

Thanks a lot. It is a glass ball bought on Ebay.

cheers!

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halai Contributing Member • Posts: 713
Re: Sony A7 and Sony Zeiss 24-70mm F/4 OSS (11 photos)

Thanks for sharing the pics Richard...very nice!
Have you tried shooting videos with this lens yet?  How do you like it?  I'm expecting mine in a few days.

Thanks,

Halai

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RichardLarssen
RichardLarssen OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,047
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halai wrote:

Thanks for sharing the pics Richard...very nice!
Have you tried shooting videos with this lens yet? How do you like it? I'm expecting mine in a few days.

Thanks,

Halai

Thanks, no video. i am a photographer

cheers!

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slpianoproject Forum Member • Posts: 83
Re: Sony A7 and Sony Zeiss 24-70mm F/4 OSS (11 photos)

Nice photos! I like your style. No.8 is my favorite

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maxuci Contributing Member • Posts: 728
Re: Sony A7 and Sony Zeiss 24-70mm F/4 OSS (11 photos)

What is going on in the first photo? And the second one for that matter? Some LR5 graduated filter fun?

le_alain Senior Member • Posts: 1,558
Re: Sony A7 and Sony Zeiss 24-70mm F/4 OSS (11 photos)

Beautiful pictures, well don, thanks !

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nzmacro
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Ha

LOL You are one very clever guy mate. How did I know before I even opened this post what to expect, amazing Rich. Top shots of course, but SUPERB work !!

Love the colours and the lighting, but the thinking behind it all is magic. Wonderful scenes to see from here, love it and must show Jan when she gets home.

All the best Rich and yep, very clever shooting

Danny.

RichardLarssen
RichardLarssen OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,047
Re: Sony A7 and Sony Zeiss 24-70mm F/4 OSS (11 photos)

maxuci wrote:

What is going on in the first photo? And the second one for that matter? Some LR5 graduated filter fun?

Dirty water from the river and strong lights from the factory i took the photos from... So no  LR grad fun..

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Miki Nemeth
Miki Nemeth Contributing Member • Posts: 988
Richard Larssen's 11 landscape photos taken with 24-70mm F/4 on Sony A7

richard NO wrote:

Hi Richard, Incredible photos. I've been admiring your photos for a while, but this set is terrific, a new stage/era. I am following you on flickr, but these have not been posted there. Here are my technical statistics:

  • none of them were taken daytime, all at night, sunset or sunrise
  • 3 were taken at 24mm, 5 in the 28 - 35mm, only 2 above 35mm 
  • the widest aperture you used was f8 (four times), even f22 was used twice.
  • 30 seconds shutter was the most common: 6 times.

I have a couple of questions:

  • do you frame your photos precisely on-site; or, do you crop images in lightroom?
  • when admiring your photos I am not missing 20mm; I mean the focal range starting with 24mm seems to be perfectly enough. Did you have any situation when you badly needed 20mm?
  • You don't use bulb, do you?
  • Do you use variable ND filters, too?

Thank You very much, Miki

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LBJ2 Senior Member • Posts: 1,158
Very nice !

Enjoyed the view and interesting technique.  Thanks for posting:-)

sparkie Contributing Member • Posts: 664
Re: Sony A7 and Sony Zeiss 24-70mm F/4 OSS (11 photos)

Nice work!  People are saying this lens sucks at 24mm and 70mm end. Yet your photos show otherwise. I like the 24mm lighthouse shot the best!

darkdirtydwarf
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Re: Sony A7 and Sony Zeiss 24-70mm F/4 OSS (11 photos)

Wow! Thanks for sharing, really impressive. Number 8 is my favourite.

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RichardLarssen
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nzmacro wrote:

LOL You are one very clever guy mate. How did I know before I even opened this post what to expect, amazing Rich. Top shots of course, but SUPERB work !!

Love the colours and the lighting, but the thinking behind it all is magic. Wonderful scenes to see from here, love it and must show Jan when she gets home.

All the best Rich and yep, very clever shooting

Danny.

Thanks a lot Danny:) Glad you appreciate the photos

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RichardLarssen
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Re: Richard Larssen's 11 landscape photos taken with 24-70mm F/4 on Sony A7
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Miki Nemeth wrote:

richard NO wrote:

Hi Richard, Incredible photos. I've been admiring your photos for a while, but this set is terrific, a new stage/era. I am following you on flickr, but these have not been posted there. Here are my technical statistics:

  • none of them were taken daytime, all at night, sunset or sunrise
  • 3 were taken at 24mm, 5 in the 28 - 35mm, only 2 above 35mm
  • the widest aperture you used was f8 (four times), even f22 was used twice.
  • 30 seconds shutter was the most common: 6 times.

I have a couple of questions:

  • do you frame your photos precisely on-site; or, do you crop images in lightroom?
  • when admiring your photos I am not missing 20mm; I mean the focal range starting with 24mm seems to be perfectly enough. Did you have any situation when you badly needed 20mm?
  • You don't use bulb, do you?
  • Do you use variable ND filters, too?

Thank You very much, Miki

Hi and thank you very much for commenting.

I pretty much frame the photos on site and iwhen i come home i do the fine tuning in LR5 if it needs additional cropping. For ultra wide angle i use my Sony Nex-6(soon replaced by the A6000) and the 10-18mm so no use for 20mm on the A7.

I use bulb when i have to but i use both 10 stop and 6 stop filters. 6 stops when it gets too dark to use the 10 stop. On these photos i did not use any filters, maybe on nr 10, i dont remember quite if i used the 6 stop on that one.

I almost never go below F/8 but sometimes i use F/22, specially on sunshots to create a sunstar.

Thanks again and glad you like my photos and for following me on Flickr. I will post these on flickr but i have no rush, i am on facebook with my photopage and regular profile where i upload photos and on pixoto as well so i have 4 pages to upload to:)

cheers and regards

https://www.facebook.com/larssenphoto

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RichardLarssen
RichardLarssen OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,047
Re: Sony A7 and Sony Zeiss 24-70mm F/4 OSS (11 photos)

sparkie wrote:

Nice work! People are saying this lens sucks at 24mm and 70mm end. Yet your photos show otherwise. I like the 24mm lighthouse shot the best!

Thanks, people say a lot of things. The best you can do is to test things for yourself I love this lens and i will probably be shooting most at 24mm with it.

cheers

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Stu 5 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,277
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sparkie wrote:

Nice work! People are saying this lens sucks at 24mm and 70mm end. Yet your photos show otherwise. I like the 24mm lighthouse shot the best!

It does and it shows on these photos. The edges are soft and it is easy to see.

Stu 5 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,277
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I am guessing these are jpegs looking at the loss of fine detail and over sharpening? Some also seem very noisy as well considering they are shot at 200iso. You can see the soft edges with the lens at the wide end. Colours and DR are good.

Kerpal Contributing Member • Posts: 812
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I am guessing these are jpegs looking at the loss of fine detail and over sharpening? Some also seem very noisy as well considering they are shot at 200iso. You can see the soft edges with the lens at the wide end. Colours and DR are good.

Yet, your photos with a corner-sharp lens and less noise will still never look as good as these. Go figure eh?

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