The Peak District with Sony NEX7 and Samyang 14mm

Started Aug 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
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David Wogan
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The Peak District with Sony NEX7 and Samyang 14mm

Nearly two years ago, I stopped taking photographs altogether. Other things had come along and I sold my entire Canon kit (5D II, 1Ds and all the lenses). No more standing on windy hilltops at dawn for me.

And so this morning, I found myself standing on a windy hilltop in the Peak District of Derbyshire with the Sony NEX 7 and Samyang 14mm lens that I bought one month ago. I had never intended to resume Landscaping – especially with a mirrorless camera, even if it had 24 million pixels. But that's where I ended up.

Driving back to London today, I considered that if I was to do Landscaping again - I would of course have to re-invest in a suitable Canon kit. No matter how good the NEX 7 was, it could not possibly compete with full frame plus L glass.

And now I've processed the images from this morning. The bottom line is that NEX 7 plus the 200 quid Samyang produces sharper images than my old 5D did with the Canon 14mm L. The dynamic range of the camera is awesome and the LCD screen works well in the dawn light.

In conclusion: I have no plans to spend any money on Canon kit but I do expect to be spending more time on various wind-swept hills in the near future.

Here's a selection from this morning.

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Ricoh GR Canon EOS 5D Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 USM Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM +2 more
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