***This week with your a7x/a9, Apr 27th - Mai 3rd, 2019***

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BrainDrain Junior Member • Posts: 33
up up and away
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Trying my hand at portrait shooting, took my crazy red-headed friend out and this is my favorite. C&C away if you are so inclined. Love the a9 and 20 fps, makes it so easy to get great shots but I'm just learning to edit...

up up and away

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Andre JF
Andre JF Contributing Member • Posts: 543
Hiking season just started ...
3

... so me and my wife spend the night in one of the local mountains.

Third year of our hiking project "Kortreist" (nearby faraway...) We try to do as meny hikes as possible the local mountains. A lot of beutifull hiking spots around here, no reason to travel far and spending lots of money, this is short hikes, one or two nights in tent, close to our home town, eco friendly and affordable outdore life.

Images dony with A7II and Loxia 21mm, the two first ones are stiched panoshots. The last one is done with Loxia 85mm

This years first camp site ...

another view on the camp site.

And when we look the other way, this view ...

Sunset and long into the blue hours.

"Norge er ikke skapt for å sitte på ræva"

My wifes slogan: "Norway was not created for you to sit on your ass ..."

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Andre JF
Andre JF Contributing Member • Posts: 543
Re: A7ii and animal eye m/f

enjoy the apolanthar 65mm, got on myself. Love it, close up it is lovely to work with, but at portrait distances I find it quita a challenging to focus...  I prefere to use my Loxia 85mm for shots like these. Nice dog, my border collie loves water too.

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meshal Forum Member • Posts: 55
Re: ***This week with your a7x/a9, Apr 27th - Mai 3rd, 2019***
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Peter Precht Forum Member • Posts: 87
A7 III Firmware 3.0 Eye-AF animal with Canon 2.0 / 35mm and metabones V

Hello,

again no 2.0 or 1,8/35mm for sony fullframe - i bought a Canon EF 2.0/35mm IS USM and a Metabones V..

First attempt animal eye AF at ISO 2500

crop at f 3.2

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rogerjosem
OP rogerjosem Senior Member • Posts: 2,413
Re: ***This week with your a7x/a9, Apr 27th - Mai 3rd, 2019***

SimonB93 wrote:

I made an 8-day trip to slovenia last week and got some images I quite like!

Lonely chapel

Cabin in the valley

Reflections at lake Jasna

Sunset alpenglow

Sunrise reflections at Zelenci nature reserve

Bled from above

Bled's golden sunrise

Blue bled

Logarska Dolina

Wedged rock in the Tolmin gorge

Beautiful series Simon. Very well executed. Great job!!!

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rogerjosem
OP rogerjosem Senior Member • Posts: 2,413
Re: Magical lemonade

omrhsn wrote:

Super excited today! One of my food photos was voted the winner in a challenge. The challenge was to shoot food with the color purple dominant in the frame. The first photo is the winning shot.

Well deserved win! Wonderful images Omer!

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hungrylau Senior Member • Posts: 1,311
Re: ***This week with your a7x/a9, Apr 27th - Mai 3rd, 2019***

Very nicely done!

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Paul Barnard
Paul Barnard Veteran Member • Posts: 3,199
Re: Hiking season just started ...

Andre JF wrote:

... so me and my wife spend the night in one of the local mountains.

Third year of our hiking project "Kortreist" (nearby faraway...) We try to do as meny hikes as possible the local mountains. A lot of beutifull hiking spots around here, no reason to travel far and spending lots of money, this is short hikes, one or two nights in tent, close to our home town, eco friendly and affordable outdore life.

Images dony with A7II and Loxia 21mm, the two first ones are stiched panoshots. The last one is done with Loxia 85mm

This years first camp site ...

another view on the camp site.

And when we look the other way, this view ...

Sunset and long into the blue hours.

"Norge er ikke skapt for å sitte på ræva"

My wifes slogan: "Norway was not created for you to sit on your ass ..."

Your wife has it right!  And the resulting images are great!

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omrhsn
omrhsn Regular Member • Posts: 272
Re: Magical lemonade

rogerjosem wrote:

Well deserved win! Wonderful images Omer!

Thanks Roger

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aSevenArr
aSevenArr Senior Member • Posts: 1,895
Q: How fast can a Sony A9 track and keep focus?
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A: Pretty darned fast!

A swallow caught on the wing catching insects ... moving at super high speed !

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rainrunner Regular Member • Posts: 220
Re: ***This week's backpack trip with my a7ii, Apr 27th - 28th, 2019***
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Some pics from this weekends overnight backpack trip to Mt Hood.

Most everyone here are heading out to see the wildflowers, but we choose solitude in the snow.

This was my first test of night pictures using my new Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 lens on my Sony A7ii.  After this test, I have to say I like this lens quite a lot.  Wish it went wider, but I think that would have increased size and weight.  This lens is at the upper end of what I want to carry on a backpack trip.  I think it did a decent job on night photography, and gave what I consider great portrait pics.

Not much sunlight left to take pictures when we left the trailhead at 9 pm.

The 30% moon didn't rise until 3:45 am, but this was one of the moonless shots I got before head to sleep.  5000 iso

Woke up just before 4am with some moonlight and a boatload of climbers scaling Mt Hood

Lots of headlamps from the climbers making their way to the 11,250 ft summit of Mt Hood.

I used the clear zoom functions on my Sony A7ii to get a closer look at the climbers.... Not sure how this differs from cropping a shot in post processing though.

Dusk came up quickly on me losing the stars.

The east started to lighten up and my early morning photo shoot progressed.

My long anticipated first light began to shine on Mt Hood.  Please excuse all the dirty snow, this is late season snow with covered in all the sand being blown around Mt Hood constantly which is why I wanted just one lens to carry for all my shooting needs, not swapping out lenses with all the fine dust blowing in the air in search of a sensor to land on.

Again using the camera clear zoom to get a close up of Mt Hood.  The only downfall of this method to get a close up, is that it takes the shot in jpeg not raw.

The early morning light captures more of Mt Hood.  Watching the sequence of the light spreading over Mt Hood, made me think I should do a time lapse sequence.  But the exposure varies so much I might have an issue with over exposure.  Maybe just having it in aperture priority with auto iso might help with that problem.

Mt Hood fully lit, time to pack up and head back to the car.

Heading back down the White Water canyon to the parking lot.  The hike was 1.8 miles each way, and only 82 miles from our house.

And finally the portrait quality of the camera in the outdoors.   Sure I could have done better, but my pack was 40 pounds, and my lovely wife doen't like to wait around until I get everything set up for the "perfect" shot.

Overall, I am liking the Tamron Lens.  I used the Sony 24-105 f4 lens on our backpacking  vacation to Yosemite last year, but that lens was heavier, larger, and didn't do as well for night shots, plus it costs $300 dollars more.  I am cheap and want lighter weight camera gear.

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rainrunner Regular Member • Posts: 220
Re: Hiking season just started ...

Andre JF wrote:

... so me and my wife spend the night in one of the local mountains.

Third year of our hiking project "Kortreist" (nearby faraway...) We try to do as meny hikes as possible the local mountains. A lot of beutifull hiking spots around here, no reason to travel far and spending lots of money, this is short hikes, one or two nights in tent, close to our home town, eco friendly and affordable outdore life.

Images dony with A7II and Loxia 21mm, the two first ones are stiched panoshots. The last one is done with Loxia 85mm

This years first camp site ...

another view on the camp site.

And when we look the other way, this view ...

Sunset and long into the blue hours.

"Norge er ikke skapt for å sitte på ræva"

My wifes slogan: "Norway was not created for you to sit on your ass ..."

You have some great shots here!

Looks like a gorgeous place to backpack.

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rogerjosem
OP rogerjosem Senior Member • Posts: 2,413
Re: ***This week's backpack trip with my a7ii, Apr 27th - 28th, 2019***

rainrunner wrote:

Some pics from this weekends overnight backpack trip to Mt Hood.

Most everyone here are heading out to see the wildflowers, but we choose solitude in the snow.

This was my first test of night pictures using my new Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 lens on my Sony A7ii. After this test, I have to say I like this lens quite a lot. Wish it went wider, but I think that would have increased size and weight. This lens is at the upper end of what I want to carry on a backpack trip. I think it did a decent job on night photography, and gave what I consider great portrait pics.

Not much sunlight left to take pictures when we left the trailhead at 9 pm.

The 30% moon didn't rise until 3:45 am, but this was one of the moonless shots I got before head to sleep. 5000 iso

Woke up just before 4am with some moonlight and a boatload of climbers scaling Mt Hood

Lots of headlamps from the climbers making their way to the 11,250 ft summit of Mt Hood.

I used the clear zoom functions on my Sony A7ii to get a closer look at the climbers.... Not sure how this differs from cropping a shot in post processing though.

Dusk came up quickly on me losing the stars.

The east started to lighten up and my early morning photo shoot progressed.

My long anticipated first light began to shine on Mt Hood. Please excuse all the dirty snow, this is late season snow with covered in all the sand being blown around Mt Hood constantly which is why I wanted just one lens to carry for all my shooting needs, not swapping out lenses with all the fine dust blowing in the air in search of a sensor to land on.

Again using the camera clear zoom to get a close up of Mt Hood. The only downfall of this method to get a close up, is that it takes the shot in jpeg not raw.

The early morning light captures more of Mt Hood. Watching the sequence of the light spreading over Mt Hood, made me think I should do a time lapse sequence. But the exposure varies so much I might have an issue with over exposure. Maybe just having it in aperture priority with auto iso might help with that problem.

Mt Hood fully lit, time to pack up and head back to the car.

Heading back down the White Water canyon to the parking lot. The hike was 1.8 miles each way, and only 82 miles from our house.

And finally the portrait quality of the camera in the outdoors. Sure I could have done better, but my pack was 40 pounds, and my lovely wife doen't like to wait around until I get everything set up for the "perfect" shot.

Overall, I am liking the Tamron Lens. I used the Sony 24-105 f4 lens on our backpacking vacation to Yosemite last year, but that lens was heavier, larger, and didn't do as well for night shots, plus it costs $300 dollars more. I am cheap and want lighter weight camera gear.

Great series! I really like #3 and #5. Nice job!

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morcup
morcup New Member • Posts: 5
Re: Photomerged 4 photos in Photoshop

Cool.  I would be interested to see a preview of the original images to see how they differ.

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silentstorm Senior Member • Posts: 1,187
A few from the week
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Was using the FE 70-300mm.  All shots are heavily cropped.

Think this belongs to the thread of "lonely benches" in another forum

Hope you like them.

rogerjosem
OP rogerjosem Senior Member • Posts: 2,413
Re: Photomerged 4 photos in Photoshop

wade maney wrote:

8 Bit PNG - a7riii and Sony 90 mm macro

Wade

This is a lovely image Wade!!!

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JayRayMe
JayRayMe Regular Member • Posts: 223
Re: ***This week with your a7x/a9, Apr 27th - Mai 3rd, 2019***
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Opéra Garnier, Paris

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wade maney Regular Member • Posts: 356
Re: Photomerged 4 photos in Photoshop
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Thanks Roger - I really enjoyed the colors and the look of this flower as it fully opened. The 90 mm Sony macro is a great lens.

Wade

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whyGodwhy12 New Member • Posts: 10
Re: ***This week with your a7x/a9, Apr 27th - Mai 3rd, 2019***

First month with the a7iii and really loving it! Critique welcomed!

(I am not sure how to upload the full resolution pic on dpreview)

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