Hi and thank you for a very informative article! I do want to point out that in most of these competitions judges favor well established(and by that I mean published) photographers. Take the "Travel Photographer of the Year" go through all the past winners (goes back 15 years) and read the Bio's. I'm not saying they don't deserve to be there I'm just saying these people get paid to go all over the world to work on different assignments and in the process they take pictures for their personal pleasure/use etc - hence they come up with portfolios. Myself for example , I go once maybe twice a year on vacation and take pictures while travelling. However, I'm with my girfriend plus am trying to take it all in - yes I'll have great shots but I won't find the time to create themed collections (say contrasts, or cityscapes featuring balconies etc) because if I did , it wouldn't be a vacation anymore it would be a photo trip. Just saying these comps are skewed towards the pros
It comes with a strap people !! a strap!!!!.... Thank god we know that now
All I know that in the comparison section of the review I selected the A900 as one of the four in RAW mode ISO 100, and I could barely notice any differences. That is impressive. Obviously the ergonomics, build quality are not comparable but that definitively shows what a good sensor this piece of equipment has. It can take on some hefty competitors from the big league. Yes the E-mount can be a hassle, yes adapters are required for A mount lenses but hey if you're buying this it's for the portability, I'm guessing most people buying this have maybe 2 lenses maximum (talking 80% of people). People who want top IQ combined with portability this is your product.
I stand corrected. i revised my vote . good luck
nice use of light sources
a truly backlit portrait... nice picture
Let me demystify what I think of this picture. The couple was edited-in on top of a picture of a lighthouse. The couple was lit by a strobe. Stars were digitally added. The moon as well. PLease vote accordingly. If I am wrong I appologize in advance but I don't see how you have stars on the lighthouse then, and how the light is so strong around the contour of the couple.
picture's ok.. but you have a "star" on your lighthouse