Hyde Park, playing with the A7

Posted by on Sep 13, 2014 | No Comments

Another week has flown past, this week it will be an early post, whilst I remember and whilst I am waiting for some dropbox uploads to complete. This set is from last weekend, a day spent roaming around the city with the Sony A7 and my Nikon lenses with the help of a Novoflex adapter. Not too much more to add, so here are the pictures. As always click through for larger and to see the rest of the set.

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Nelson Bay – 2014

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014 | No Comments

It is almost becoming tradition for me to head up to Nelson bay at the end of August with another trip having just been completed. Unlike last year I did not take my Nikon kit, in fact I did not bring a single Nikon camera with me. This trip was not a photography focused as last year, but I still took a few photographic options with me. What does one take when they are planning to go away for an extended weekend with their significant other in order to rest, recharge and let off some steam? In my case, this year the kit consisted of:

  • Hasselblad 503 CX + Carl Zeiss 80mm f/2.8
  • Olympus Mju II
  • Fujifilm Natura Classica
  • Fujifilm Instax Wide 210
  • Sony A7 (ILCE-7) + Sony LA-EA4 + Novovflex NEX/LEM
  • Leica Summicron 50mm f/2.8
  • Tamron SP 17mm f/3.5 Adaptall 2
  • Tamron 24mm f/2.5 Adaptall 2
  • Sony SAM30M28
  • Minolta Maxxum 50mm f/1.7
  • Pentax Super Takumar 135mm f/3.5
  • Tamron SP 500mm f/8
  • Sirui T-2205x + K10x
  • Manfrotto 055XPROB + RRS BH40-LR
  • Cokin GND filters

It is quite the kit and most of it got used at some point. Thankfully, travelling by car means we can afford to carry this amount of gear. This proved to be the first real test of my Sony A7 and it did trip me up on a few occasions. You will note that I have not listed any native E-mount lenses in the above kit and I was relying on adapters (Sony LA-EA4 and Novoflex NEX/LEM) to mount my lenses which may have been using adapters in order to mate with the A-mount (Tamron Maxxum Adaptall2 mount and M42/A-mount). Whilst I managed to pack lighter during the days I was there I did get tripped up by the manual focus contingent.

Here are the images from the Sony A7, film images will be posted later when the film is developed, scanned and cleaned up (this may take awhile). Click through for the whole collection.

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Bundeena, chasing the sun

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 | No Comments

Part of my resolution to keep away from the office and photograph on my day off saw me dodge the wet weather and head down south to Bundeena. Not too many photos that day but here are a few that were captured in our attempts to keep dry and enjoy the day out away from Sydney. These were taken on my Sony ILCE-7 (aka A7) with a mixture of lenses. Click through for the entire gallery.

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Month In Review: August 2014

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 | No Comments

Another month has flown past and looking back, it has been one that I have managed to get away and take some photos on a few occasions. However, there is still the usual collection of miscellaneous photos that have accumulated. It has also been a month of change, one where I have welcomed new equipment and in more ways than one have been reflecting and looking at my photography from a different perspective. I sense that in the coming months there will be a change in what I do and how I do it. Some things will remain the same, others will change but I will be continuing to take photos with different media.

Without further rambling here are some of the images that I have taken in the last month. Some will have been pictured in my 365 Project, others will only appear here. I apologise for all the pictures of food and drinks, I do get bored at times.

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CBD Roaming and a Trip North

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 | No Comments

Just thought I would share some of the pictures taken so far this month. First up there are some images snapped around the Sydney CBD on one of my weekend roams. These were captured using my Pentax K-01 with a variety or lenses including the Pentax 40mm f/2.8 XS, Super Takumar 28mm f/3.5, Super Takumar 135mm f/3.5 and Helios 44m 58mm f/2. I was also playing with the IR capabilities of this camera using a R72 filter.

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The other set I wanted to share was taken on a trip north, a cruise with some friends that led us up to Wiseman’s Ferry and the surrounding area. The cameras for the day were the Nikon D60 and my trust Nikon D80IR, only one lens used, the Nikkor AF-S 16-85VR which is wonderful for both the visible and IR spectrum.

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Month In Review: July 2014

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 | No Comments

Another month has flown past, and we are almost a fortnight into this month, however I have not forgotten about you all. Today I share the images that were captured day to day over the month of July. As always it is a nice way to reflect back on the past month and will contain a mix of images used for my 365Project and those taken in the process of capturing images for the project.

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As always click through to see larger and explore the rest of the images.