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I'm Mooning You

Just boredom + super zoom compact + iPhone editing. Also a blue moon, as if that matters. 
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New lens day is a good day.

Sony FE 28mm F2

Here we have one of the all time best lens values in modern photography equipment. Seriously. A lens this cheap and tiny has no business being as good as it is. Does it have serious distortion and zoom-like bokeh? Sure, but, it's razor sharp, and tiny, and cheap. Value. Plus, the bokeh is probably actually better than any zoom I've seen in this range, and all of the other flaws are corrected automatically by software. In fact, the lens is truly 26mm to make up for the field of view loss from correcting the distortion. Plus, the distortion is simple barrel which means contrast is increased in the frame, not decreased due to squishing instead of stretching to fix the flaw.

Anyway, if you're shooting Sony E-mount full frame, this lens should be owned by you.

And yes, I took the photo with the mentioned lens.
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Push Button for Human

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Well that light was just... I dunno. I guess I'm strange for finding it... enchanting? The city reminds me of a forest sometimes in this way.
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Sony A7 II + Canon FD 135mm F2

Took this fine pairing out for a roll in the city today. Brought home a number of keepers. Still not a huge fan of manual focus, but, it is certainly better on the A7 II than last cameras I have used.

If curious, see a few results posted to my flickr account (shots from 3/9/15): http://flic.kr/zacheryjensen
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I've got a heap of FD lenses including a lovely soft solinger. I've been thinking of cashing in some of the Canon gear and heading down the a7ish path. 
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One Moon, Two Shots

One taken with $3000 worth of gear and the other taken with $430 worth.

Of course, the real differences are apparent when viewed at large magnification and it's no contest. Still, kind of a good demonstration of diminishing returns in photography equipment these days, and never mind the price difference. Consider the massive... mass difference. That $3000 gear set is about 15 times greater volume and significantly heavier.

Hmmm....
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In what I like to shoot - Aviation - weight is always an issue - panning with 400lbs is never fun all day .....

That said - to get different images that not everyone else takes requires some interesting thinking or cool (usually expensive) equipment.
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This hobby is so sticky. ~6 months ago I didn't even have a system camera anymore. I just used an RX100 III and an RX10 in concert; that worked okay. Xmas was coming, though, and I knew I'd want that sweet, sweet bokeh. I thought, "okay fine, I'll get that nice new Sony A7 II and one lens, 55/1.8, great bokeh and general shooter, then maybe 1-2 lenses each year and live with that."

Hah. Right.

Fast forward to about a week from now and my camera gear outlay will be something like

- Sony A7 II
- Sony FE 55mm ƒ/1.8 Zeiss
- Sony FE 16-35 ƒ/4 Zeiss
- Sony FE 70-200mm ƒ/4 G
- Sony FE 28mm ƒ/2
- Canon FD 100mm ƒ/2 (+ Metabones adapter)
- Tamron 150-600mm SP Di etc. whatever + LA-EA4 adapter.

... *sigh*

I'll probably sell that Canon 100mm lens. That should even things out...
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Great match for the camera. Canon nFD 100mm f/2. It gives a little bit of CA wide open but only in contrasty areas. Quite usable thanks to IBIS. Fairly portable and compact. 
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Black Orange Yellow

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Gasp! I did wildlife. It has been a while. This is really just a selection from a series of lens tests to make sure everything is working (and get an idea of how it renders) but, I kinda like it.

The Sony A7 II + Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di USD is a surprisingly workable combo.
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All Coked Up

In preparation for waiting another 6 weeks to get the just-officially-announced Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 Zeiss lens, I looked back at some of my past 35mm f/1.4 lens shots and found this one I never posted.  I guess I like it.
I was just remembering how much I liked 35mm f/1.4.
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My primary interests are on the creative side. I write poetry, create artistic images, and engineer software.

I taught myself to write software and became a Sr. Software Engineer.  Next I'm teaching myself photography and have no idea what will come of that.

I value critical thought over dogma. I hold my strong opinions lightly. 

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