Site Sponsors
Page 5 of 147 FirstFirst ... 3 4 5 6 7 15 55 105 ... LastLast
Results 201 to 250 of 7322

Thread: Fun With Sony _____

  1. #201
    Senior Member Quentin_Bargate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Saffron Walden, UK
    Posts
    1,803
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    58

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    Moving from KL to Bali, a few people shots from among many I took:

    First, with the 24-70mm Zeiss





    finally, with the Sony 70-300mm SSM



    Quentin
    Quentin Bargate
    Co-Founder of Ajuve, Director of Bargate Murray, Law Firm of the Year 2012 - 2016, Photographer

  2. #202
    Jamesmd
    Guest

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    After Quentin its difficult to send anything , but you have to be brave

    A900 CZ 85 1.4 , Aperture
    Last edited by Jamesmd; 9th December 2009 at 09:41.

  3. #203
    Senior Member Quentin_Bargate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Saffron Walden, UK
    Posts
    1,803
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    58

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    Nice shot James. I love the 85mm 1.4.

    Agree the sentiment about having fun

    Quentin
    Quentin Bargate
    Co-Founder of Ajuve, Director of Bargate Murray, Law Firm of the Year 2012 - 2016, Photographer

  4. #204
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    497
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    8

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Caulfeild-Browne View Post
    BUT - I see great improvement in LR Beta 3, both for Sony and Phase files. Still exploring it...
    Bill
    I was pretty high on LR3 until I tried to match the results I was getting in C1 5. In easy lighting (muted tones, low dynamic range, low contrast) LR3 matched C1 and has better skin tones, but seems to be overall noisier and slightly less sharp. However, when in high contrast, high dynamic range, vibrant colors, I spent the time in C1 deciding how I wanted the image to look, where in Lightroom I was try trying to salvage it. Looking forward to the next C1 update with some bugs worked out.

    LR3 seemed very fast at first, but now that I have some images in the library, everything seems to slow down. Experience says that Adobe will make some pretty big advances between now and final, so it is worth keeping an eye on.

  5. #205
    Jamesmd
    Guest

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    My other hobby

    sony 50 1.4
    Last edited by Jamesmd; 9th December 2009 at 09:41.

  6. #206
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    376
    Post Thanks / Like

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    Went for my first wedding using a850. Was quite rewarded viewing from screen of the camera.

  7. #207
    Member gilgameshist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Uruk
    Posts
    86
    Post Thanks / Like

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    in the making of a die..

    A900, Minolta 20/2.8 4.5(1-2) and /8















    MG

  8. #208
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    376
    Post Thanks / Like

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    [QUOTE=gilgameshist;154882]in the making of a die..

    A900, Minolta 20/2.8 4.5(1-2) and /8
    Still yet to use the 20/2.8, my favourite wide angle lens, and I even bought two for my Nikon

    Here I tried the fish eye

  9. #209
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    376
    Post Thanks / Like

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    A850 with 70-400G is arguably a combo for birding


  10. #210
    Senior Member edwardkaraa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    1,470
    Post Thanks / Like

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    Nothing special, just a snapshot of my GF, but I wanted to show off the sharpness of my Zeiss 85 1.4

    First the full frame, then a 100% crop. Shot at f/2.8.


    Attachment 24911

    Attachment 24912
    Last edited by edwardkaraa; 14th June 2011 at 07:34.
    M262 ZM 25/2.8 35/1.4 50/2 85/2

  11. #211
    Senior Member ecsh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Tax State
    Posts
    547
    Post Thanks / Like

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    I am torn between this lens and the Minolta G version. It is very hard from shots on the web to make a decision which is best, since they both seem to be stellar performers, if used properly.

  12. #212
    Senior Member edwardkaraa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    1,470
    Post Thanks / Like

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    Quote Originally Posted by ecsh View Post
    I am torn between this lens and the Minolta G version. It is very hard from shots on the web to make a decision which is best, since they both seem to be stellar performers, if used properly.
    The optical design is very similar, so similar in fact that I suspect Zeiss started with the Minolta design and improved it, and of course added the usual Zeiss flavours like higher micro-contrast and 3D.
    M262 ZM 25/2.8 35/1.4 50/2 85/2

  13. #213
    Senior Member douglasf13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Los Angeles, California, USA
    Posts
    1,965
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    Quote Originally Posted by edwardkaraa View Post
    The optical design is very similar, so similar in fact that I suspect Zeiss started with the Minolta design and improved it, and of course added the usual Zeiss flavours like higher micro-contrast and 3D.
    Yeah, it's hard to say. The do have different numbers of elements/groups.

  14. #214
    Senior Member edwardkaraa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    1,470
    Post Thanks / Like

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    The optical design is very similar to the Minolta and quite different from the ZE Planar.

    The rest of my post is just an uneducated guess and very improbable to think about it

    The Planar is one of Zeiss oldest designs and if anything Minolta must have borrowed it first.
    M262 ZM 25/2.8 35/1.4 50/2 85/2

  15. #215
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    102
    Post Thanks / Like

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    Some of my recent work. I just transitioned back to 35mm from 6x4.5 camera and digital backs.

    Sony A900
    Sony 135 f1.8 Carl Zeiss
    Sony 24-70 f2.8 Carl Zeiss

    1.


    2.


    3.


    4.


    5.


    Hard to go back to MF after seeing these!

    More on my blog: http://plovephotography.com/wp/

    Patrick

  16. #216
    Jamesmd
    Guest

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    wow , Patrick , great shots .

  17. #217
    Senior Member edwardkaraa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    1,470
    Post Thanks / Like

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    Zeiss 135 at f/2.8


    Attachment 24996
    Last edited by edwardkaraa; 14th June 2011 at 07:34.
    M262 ZM 25/2.8 35/1.4 50/2 85/2

  18. #218
    Senior Member dhsimmonds's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Hampshire, UK
    Posts
    889
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    20

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    Patrick, these are just great, superb in fact. Typical A900 colours too. I would love to know your RAW conversion and PP program.
    Cheers, Dave
    www.simmondsphotography.com

  19. #219
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    102
    Post Thanks / Like

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    Used the Sony converter program and PS3 for post-production.

  20. #220
    Jamesmd
    Guest

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    you know, I always thought that should be the best for the camera , but I don't know why , only a few do it .

    isn't it logical that the popper camera brand software is the best for it ?

  21. #221
    Senior Member Quentin_Bargate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Saffron Walden, UK
    Posts
    1,803
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    58

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    Great shots, Patrick. Interesting you use the Sony converter. I've never tried it

    Quentin
    Quentin Bargate
    Co-Founder of Ajuve, Director of Bargate Murray, Law Firm of the Year 2012 - 2016, Photographer

  22. #222
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    102
    Post Thanks / Like

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    Quote Originally Posted by Quentin_Bargate View Post
    Great shots, Patrick. Interesting you use the Sony converter. I've never tried it

    Quentin
    What other converters would you all suggest I try?

    I have used Lightroom, PS3 and the Sony software...

  23. #223
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Boulder Creek, Ca.
    Posts
    388
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    Some nice pics here since I last stopped in... keep up the good work, all!

    Here's a grab shot from my recent trip to the Pittsburgh area - 50 1.4, f7.1 @ 1/250 & ISO 320:



    Full-res... I'm kicking myself for not taking a series that I could focus-stack later.
    α900+VG|F20|2xF58|16-35,24-70,135Z|STF|70-400G|50,85 1.4|16,20,28,100M,80-200APO f/2.8|28-135|500f/8|1x-3xMacro|2xMFC-1000|Tiltall+RRS, Bellows, etc.

  24. #224
    Senior Member edwardkaraa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    1,470
    Post Thanks / Like

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    I have used IDC3 exclusively since I bought the A900. I tried all other converters and did not like them. Same thing with Canon, after having tried all converters I settled for DPP.
    M262 ZM 25/2.8 35/1.4 50/2 85/2

  25. #225
    Jamesmd
    Guest

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    Patrick , I would say you need to change nothing in your workflow

  26. #226
    Senior Member douglasf13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Los Angeles, California, USA
    Posts
    1,965
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    Quote Originally Posted by lovep View Post
    What other converters would you all suggest I try?

    I have used Lightroom, PS3 and the Sony software...
    Obviously, your pics look wonderful, but you may consider Raw Photo Processor, Raw Therapee, Capture 1, Aperture and even the new Lightroom 3 beta, because they all do a better job in the demoisacing department, IMO. Which converter did you use with your digital backs?

    Unbelievably, after railing against lightroom for the last year, I'm really coming around to the new LR3 beta. Lightroom has always had the best workflow, and it looks like Adobe is FINALLY closing the gap on actual conversions.

  27. #227
    Jamesmd
    Guest

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    A madroo , I don't know what its called in english

    sony 50 1.4
    Last edited by Jamesmd; 9th December 2009 at 09:41.

  28. #228
    Senior Member KETCH ROSSI's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Rome, Italy
    Posts
    463
    Post Thanks / Like

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    Quote Originally Posted by lovep View Post
    Some of my recent work. I just transitioned back to 35mm from 6x4.5 camera and digital backs.

    Sony A900
    Sony 135 f1.8 Carl Zeiss
    Sony 24-70 f2.8 Carl Zeiss

    1.


    2.


    3.


    4.


    5.


    Hard to go back to MF after seeing these!

    More on my blog: http://plovephotography.com/wp/

    Patrick
    Great shots Patrick!

    Care to elaborate on your experience with the 24-70? Currently deciding if get the 24-70 & 135 combination or 16-35 & 85. If you have used both 16-35 and 24-70 how do you like them against each other, IQ, build, handling, and does the extending front element of the 24-70 bothers you at all? I'm used to IF zooms, in the few occasions I use them.

    Thanks

  29. #229
    Senior Subscriber Member Steen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Denmark, CPH
    Posts
    2,386
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    12

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    Quote Originally Posted by lovep View Post
    Some of my recent work. I just transitioned back to 35mm from 6x4.5 camera and digital backs. (...)
    Absolutely great work, Patrick !

    I for one would be very grateful if you would share with us your experiences and thoughts about the full frame Alpha cameras compared to the Medium Format Digital Backs you have used. Maybe in a separate thread if you prefer that, as it is an interesting topic and might very well generate some more posts ?

  30. #230
    Member gilgameshist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Uruk
    Posts
    86
    Post Thanks / Like

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    Great images Patrick!

    MG

  31. #231
    Senior Member Bill Caulfeild-Browne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Bruce Peninsula, Canada
    Posts
    2,389
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    113

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    Here's a couple of tree shots from a recent visit to the UK. Zeiss 135 f1.8.
    Last edited by Bill Caulfeild-Browne; 17th March 2010 at 17:38.

  32. #232
    Senior Member Bill Caulfeild-Browne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Bruce Peninsula, Canada
    Posts
    2,389
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    113

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    And one more...
    Last edited by Bill Caulfeild-Browne; 17th March 2010 at 17:38.

  33. #233
    Senior Member Bill Caulfeild-Browne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Bruce Peninsula, Canada
    Posts
    2,389
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    113

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    Two (FUN!) studies in Red, White and Blue. (OK, off-white in one case!)
    a900 with 50 mm 1.4 and 135 mm f1.8.
    Last edited by Bill Caulfeild-Browne; 17th March 2010 at 17:38.

  34. #234
    panyawong
    Guest

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    Since Jono has not add any horse images to the Sony forum lately, I think I would like to contribute some. Went to a local stable with a group of photo enthusiasts today. All are dodge and burn in PS to emphasize the beautiful animal.





  35. #235
    Senior Member Bill Caulfeild-Browne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Bruce Peninsula, Canada
    Posts
    2,389
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    113

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    Breakfast time this morning...the first shot (17 mm) was in the dry, the second shot (12 mm) was as the squall blew in on me. Both shots a900 with the Sigma 12-24 mm lens at f16.

    Moral - remember a 12 mm lens will focus raindrops on the front element!

    Also, the Spot remover in C1 5.01 is VERY good - but can't deal with raindrops!
    Last edited by Bill Caulfeild-Browne; 17th March 2010 at 17:38.

  36. #236
    Senior Member edwardkaraa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    1,470
    Post Thanks / Like

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    24-70 VS 70mm f/4


    M262 ZM 25/2.8 35/1.4 50/2 85/2

  37. #237
    Senior Member Quentin_Bargate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Saffron Walden, UK
    Posts
    1,803
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    58

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    Quote Originally Posted by lovep View Post
    What other converters would you all suggest I try?

    I have used Lightroom, PS3 and the Sony software...
    DxO and SilkyPix come to mind. I use both, but honestly, if you are getting on so well with ths Sony converter, why change?

    Quentin
    Quentin Bargate
    Co-Founder of Ajuve, Director of Bargate Murray, Law Firm of the Year 2012 - 2016, Photographer

  38. #238
    Senior Member edwardkaraa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    1,470
    Post Thanks / Like

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    A900 Zeiss 16-35 (#1-2-3), 24-70 (#4), and 135 (#5).









    M262 ZM 25/2.8 35/1.4 50/2 85/2

  39. #239
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Royal Oak, MI and Palm Harbor, FL
    Posts
    8,395
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    44

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    Quote Originally Posted by panyawong View Post
    Since Jono has not add any horse images to the Sony forum lately, I think I would like to contribute some. Went to a local stable with a group of photo enthusiasts today. All are dodge and burn in PS to emphasize the beautiful animal.
    Nice B&W conversions!

    -Marc

  40. #240
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Royal Oak, MI and Palm Harbor, FL
    Posts
    8,395
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    44

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Caulfeild-Browne View Post
    Breakfast time this morning...the first shot (17 mm) was in the dry, the second shot (12 mm) was as the squall blew in on me. Both shots a900 with the Sigma 12-24 mm lens at f16.

    Moral - remember a 12 mm lens will focus raindrops on the front element!

    Also, the Spot remover in C1 5.01 is VERY good - but can't deal with raindrops!
    What a great capture ... right place at the right time!

    How to you like the Sigma Bill? 12 to 16mm range is of some interest to me over the 16-35 I already have.

    -Marc

  41. #241
    Senior Member Bill Caulfeild-Browne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Bruce Peninsula, Canada
    Posts
    2,389
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    113

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    Marc, the 12-24 Sigma is pretty good as long as you stop down to f11 or f16 - otherwise the edges really suck. Of course, if the edges don't matter, then by all means use the center at wider apertures.

    Sigma's record for QC isn't very good in my experience, so maybe other samples would do better. Mine is better at 12 mm than at 24, where comparison with the Zeiss 24-70 will make you wince!

    Basically, it's a good "11 by 14" lens, but not so hot for large prints.

    The Sigma 70 mm macro, on the other hand, is truly outstanding - or at least my sample is!.

    I'll post a few more 12 mm shots in the next few days.
    Bill

  42. #242
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Boulder Creek, Ca.
    Posts
    388
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    A little Thanksgiving HDR. Hand-held, 3 exposure bracket(manually set), 80-200 APO. Time was tight, I just saw some light that I liked and grabbed the shots without fiddling with chair, bottle, etc. positioning. I didn't intend for it to be HDR when I shot - I just tried it in post since I wasn't happy with any of the exposures. In retrospect, what I think it needed most was fill light.

    α900+VG|F20|2xF58|16-35,24-70,135Z|STF|70-400G|50,85 1.4|16,20,28,100M,80-200APO f/2.8|28-135|500f/8|1x-3xMacro|2xMFC-1000|Tiltall+RRS, Bellows, etc.

  43. #243
    panyawong
    Guest

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    Quote Originally Posted by edwardkaraa View Post
    A900 Zeiss 16-35 (#1-2-3), 24-70 (#4), and 135 (#5).

    Edward,

    I like the buddha with the nice bokeh in the background. BTW, which temple that you'd taken these pictures at? I am visiting Bangkok later this month, so I might go around a few places for photo ops.

    Thanks,
    Panya

  44. #244
    Senior Member viablex1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    1,386
    Post Thanks / Like

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    yes seconded where is that temple? man nice shots!!!

  45. #245
    Senior Member edwardkaraa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    1,470
    Post Thanks / Like

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    Thank you guys!

    This is Wat Arun, or temple of dawn.

    Panya, plenty of other places to visit. Just let me know when you're here.
    M262 ZM 25/2.8 35/1.4 50/2 85/2

  46. #246
    Subscriber Member Jorgen Udvang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Pratamnak
    Posts
    8,554
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1968

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    Lovely shots of Wat Arun, Edward. I've always found that temple a bit colourless, but your shots are absolutely not.

  47. #247
    Senior Member edwardkaraa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    1,470
    Post Thanks / Like

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    Thank you Jorgen. There are certainly more colourful temples in Bangkok. I guess I was lucky having a good weather and direct sunlight that helped bring out the colours a bit
    M262 ZM 25/2.8 35/1.4 50/2 85/2

  48. #248
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    102
    Post Thanks / Like

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    [QUOTE=edwardkaraa;161202]A900 Zeiss 16-35 (#1-2-3), 24-70 (#4), and 135 (#5).

    I love these!!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Pat

  49. #249
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Boulder Creek, Ca.
    Posts
    388
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    When is that Santa guy supposed to get here?

    α900+VG|F20|2xF58|16-35,24-70,135Z|STF|70-400G|50,85 1.4|16,20,28,100M,80-200APO f/2.8|28-135|500f/8|1x-3xMacro|2xMFC-1000|Tiltall+RRS, Bellows, etc.

  50. #250
    Senior Member edwardkaraa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    1,470
    Post Thanks / Like

    re: Fun With Sony _____

    [QUOTE=lovep;163811]
    Quote Originally Posted by edwardkaraa View Post
    A900 Zeiss 16-35 (#1-2-3), 24-70 (#4), and 135 (#5).

    I love these!!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Pat
    Thank you Pat
    M262 ZM 25/2.8 35/1.4 50/2 85/2

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •