venice

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I just returned from Venice Italy. The images I took with my Theta S were universally loved and praised by my many friends and family that I had download the Theta app.

All of them viewed on their iPhones and no one used a VR headset. Although people loved my still shots as well, everyone felt the Theta shots put them right in the scene.

I'll be in Rome later this month and the tiny Theta will be in my pocket and a digital camera around my neck.

I know which images will be the most immersive and fun.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 12:22 UTC as 9th comment
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
In reply to:

Raist3d: I just don't understand why Sony gave priority to do with lens with the great FE 55mm f1.8 around.

The FE 55 f1.8 is one of their very best lenses and much smaller. I don't get it. Can someone with a need for this new lens that shoots Sony with real world photography experience tell me what his promises that would be wanted over the 55mm?

Thanks (honest question)

To me, not one of the native FE mount 50's has combined excellent bokeh with high resolution and fast AF.

I'm going to evaluate this one for sure.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 00:51 UTC
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venice: Just look no further than this ..

http://blog.photoshelter.com/2015/09/gene-lowers-chess-match-cardinals-photographer-talks-shooting-technology-and-tips

As that pro football photographer says, every innovation comes with a learning curve and he shoots with nothing but Sony mirrorless.

There is a great shot of him using what looks like an A7r2 with the fast focusing 70-400G2.

His results make it clear that this DPR article is about shooting pro sports without going through the learning curve with the gear and not about any limitations of the gear.

-Bill

Being a Sony Artisan and being familiar with his gear is a big part of my point.

Being biased or unbiased is not related to being clearly a newcomer to this gear in this situation.

"would I rely on it as a third body at a sporting event? No"
- That is a very, very broad conclusion which appears to have been reached after using unfamiliar gear for a single day at a single type of sporting event. A conclusion that appears to be at odds with a pro sports shooter who is putting in the effort to learn the gear.

I would say that Gene's results are nothing short of outstanding. Given the comparatively lower fps of the Sony I imagine his keeper rate is entirely reasonable and possibly higher with Sony.

Look at it this way - I would be cautious in drawing any significant conclusion using gear I was not experienced with. Especially when it is clear others, with experience, have success where I did not.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 10:46 UTC

Just look no further than this ..

http://blog.photoshelter.com/2015/09/gene-lowers-chess-match-cardinals-photographer-talks-shooting-technology-and-tips

As that pro football photographer says, every innovation comes with a learning curve and he shoots with nothing but Sony mirrorless.

There is a great shot of him using what looks like an A7r2 with the fast focusing 70-400G2.

His results make it clear that this DPR article is about shooting pro sports without going through the learning curve with the gear and not about any limitations of the gear.

-Bill

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 06:56 UTC as 58th comment | 11 replies
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