A7r Extended Shoot: FE24-70 and 70-400G2

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Paul Richman
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A7r Extended Shoot: FE24-70 and 70-400G2

I had my first real, extended shoot yesterday, with the A7r. Shot almost 600 pictures in about 2 hours on a sheep farm nearby. They "hired" me (trading eggs and fresh lamb meat for photos for their upcoming website) to document their new farm. I used mostly the FE24-70 but also the 70-400G2. It was a wonderful shooting experience which I will repeat now often.

One problem I had, on both my A7r bodies, is that they would occasionally not focus and not recognize the lens attached. Out of the blue, it would just go weird this way. Turning the camera off and back on fixed the problem, but sure slowed me down when it happened. Have any you seen this?

The FE24-70 was absolutely invaluable for this work, especially for the closeups of the turkey. The turkey was very curious and friendly, and followed me around for awhile. But he moved quickly. so fast AF was essential and OSS helpful. A couple of shots from this are shown below. You can see all 34 shots  on my site here, starting with the last image on that page:


I've come to really love this lens, for subject matter like this. But I will use primes instead on my upcoming trip to Iceland, and for any serious photo trips in the USA.

Gobble, gobble....

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