Gardens and Missing Guns

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 | No Comments

I have to apologise (I do seem to be doing this a bit) but it has been a few weeks since my last update. However I am bringing a few small sets of images with this update.

First up there is a set from Sydney’s Royal Botanical Gardens, these were taken with my trusty little Nikon J1.

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Then there is last weekend’s trip down to Port Kembla and Hill 60, also known as the Illawora Battery. The guns were missing but the tunnels did provide some fun with the Sony A7 and my new Voigtlander Ultra Wide Heliar 12mm f/5.6 Aspherical II.

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Month in Review: September 2014

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 | No Comments

Another month has flown past and with it has been a good collection of random images. Yes the 365 Project is still going strong.

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Film and Waterfalls

Posted by on Oct 4, 2014 | No Comments

I have to admit that I have been rather lazy about updating recently. Life has caught up and I think it will continue to catch up with me over the next year or so. However the delay means there is a lot to share, so much so that I am just going to start dumping photos.

I revisited Empress Falls in the Blue Mountains to road test my new-to-me Minolta Maxxum AF 17-35mm f/2.8-4D. This resulted in long exposures, the big stopper and some interesting challenges with the Sony A7.
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Next I have a bunch of film to share, and a large amount of it. I have been saving up my film to develop in a large batch and now that it is all back I am sharing it in one batch

First up there is some Kodak Ektar 100 taken with my Fuji Klasse W.
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Then there was some more Kodak Ektar 100 taken with my Olympus Mju II whilst up north at Nelson Bay.
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Followed by some Fuji Pro 400H captured using my Hasselblad 503CX, also from the Nelson Bay trip.

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Finally, the last roll of film that I have managed to sit down to process is a roll of Fuji Neopan 400, one that has been in the Natura Classica for a little while and contains images from a variety of locations.

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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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