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A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...


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First Images with my FE 35 GM

Order placed: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Estimated delivery date: Sunday, May 23, 2021 - Friday, June 11, 2021
Actual delivery: Friday, May 14, 2021 - Not bad, not bad at all. :)

Sony ILCE-9 + FE 35mm F1.4 GM @ f/1.4, 1/12,800 s, ISO 100, Date Taken 2021-05-15 14:17:19.

Sony ILCE-9 + FE 35mm F1.4 GM @ f/5.6, 1/640 s, ISO 100, Date Taken 2021-05-15 14:17:53.

But can it shoot Hummingbirds @ f/1.4? ;) Well, it sure can.👍
Sony ILCE-9 + FE 35mm F1.4 GM @ f/1.4, 1/12,800 s, ISO 100, Date Taken 2021-05-15 14:29:16.


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Shit with

Sony ILCE-9
LensFE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS
Focal Length90.0 mm (90.0 mm in 35mm)
Exposure Time0.0005s (1/2000)
Date Taken2021-05-13 12:16:46

for extreme closeups. Important that the A9 is completely silent when using the electronic shutter. Basically I never use its mechanical shutter.


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‘Shot with

Sony ILCE-9
LensSony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS (SEL100400GM)
Focal Length400.0 mm (400.0 mm in 35mm)
Exposure Time0.0005s (1/2000)
Date Taken2021-05-14 16:41:49

IIRC the FE 400/2.8 GM and FE 100-400/4.5-5.6 GM both have a minimum focus distance of 98 cm.
That’s significantly shorter than for the FE 600/4 GM or the FE 200-600/5.6-6.3 G lenses.


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I put my new FE 35 mm F/1.4 GM lens on my veritable NEX-5N camera and this is what I got, heavily processed and cropped.

Too bad C1P21 doesn't offer the appropriate lens corrections when mounted on the NEX-5N.
However no such problem when the lens is mounted on my A9.
Then I get to choose Manufacturer Profile.
Probably not needed anyway. 👍


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Sony NEX-5N + FE 35mm F1.4 GM @ 35 mm (52 mm in 35mm)

I hadn’t used my NEX-5N for some time and it first was acting up a bit.
But now it seems fine again, working just great Including with the new 35 GM lens.
I will use it more regularly now and hope it stays in good working order.
According to “If you don’t use it, you lose it”.
All my 6 Sony cameras seem working fine for general purpose photography.
The A9 is the only one I have though fit for birding and fast action shots.
Hopefully Sony fixes soon the EVF/eye sensor issue of their A1.
I would love to add an A1 or A1 Mark II, but not in its current buggy state.
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