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Well 2015 Draws to close ... And what was new at RWCS Photographics ?

December 28, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Well 2015 a bit of change year at RWCS .... full of tipping points as I started to pay more attention to the new technology which has been flying around .. having made the expensive investment to move to Nikon in 2009, in 2015 maybe it was time to see and experiment and find out  what the tech landscape was offering up.

First the acquisition of the "go pro" in 2014 .. useful but ultimately frustrating as the camera jiggle on John Davies helicopter meant we really needed to use a very expensive gimbal... so no real benefit to shooting useful video footage on a mobile platform .. useful but not a big thing for me 

Then the story of the EVF Sony Nex 7 .. nice camera to add to the kit and it has been used with a kit lens when the big nikons are just too big to lump around..  The BIG tipping point for use and flexibility was using a GREAT bit of kit ... the metabonexs speedbooster See  http://www.metabones.com/products/details/MB_SPNFG-M43-BM3 

This wicked thing has allowed me to use all of my nikon glass on the Sony using the focus peaking feature .. brilliant ... many many times with the Nikon full frame 14 - 24  mm working really well ..... but only really useful for landscapes when lugging a nikon D3X is a no no  but kicks ass as they say 

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So SONY mirrorless and the 4/3 rds sensors ( the Nex 7 is now well worn and well used ... good buy  ) but what else from Sony ?  ...
The trigger  the number of times I started to stop and use my mobile phone was another tipping  point .. it got me thinking about how to use the mobile as trigger  and composition device ..  I looked at the Sony QX30 but was not really sold on it  .. then bingo .....  Sony release the QX-1 ..  meaning I can use the metabones adapter. .. nope no focus peaking .. so QX1-Plus the Sony wide angle Sony SEL1018 10-18mm F4 OSS E-mount Wide Zoom Lens as the next kit acquisition  ..... Wow ... that kicked it .... wicked lens ....  and when up on a monopod ... phenomenal pictures .. this is the result  WEST MERSEA-WEST MERSEA-

And then I started to use it in concert venues with other stock sony lenses ... BOOM ... suddenly this 250 pound lens camera starts to get pictures when I have never succeeded...  until now ... with the low light iso capacity and its discreet  size .... Now  means it is now in "my always carry kit " bag ... and  just look at these examples..... all hand held and composed on the mobile phone !

 

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So my Sony adventures have really changed the capture pattern ... with good pictures  now flying off a Motorala LG4 connected to the qx1 most of the time . The Nikons still get used but now only when I need the big stuff speed and precision or ultimate control  ..

so come on Nikon give me a mirrorless full frame to use my all f lenses on before I run off and by a Sony A7R II as well  ....  

 

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