Sony Alpha

  • Calm Before A Storm

    Sony Alpha a6100, E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS1/125s f/5.6 ISO 100 We’re expecting snow tomorrow. We still have some from the last storm, as you can see, which has been melting away. More is on the way. People are complaining about “more snow” but how quickly they forget that 11 years ago, most of us in this area couldn’t get out of their parking spaces for a week. And, we used to get multiple big snows every season. When did peoples’ memories grow so short?

  • Back Yard Adventure With Sony’s E 50mm F/1.8 OSS, And A Fond Farewell To Fuji

    Today’s adventure was a trip to Service Photo, with the intent trading my remaining Fujifilm kit on the last (for now) few bits for my Sony kit. Specifically: a 50mm f/1.8, a small but capable flash, a third battery, and a couple of other small bits. The hope was that I would be able to do it with a minimal outlay of additional cash, being as I really don’t have any of that right now. To keep the story really short, I succeeded, and even came away with enough change to buy lunch and pay the parking meter!

  • Sony’s E 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 OSS At Gettysburg — Test And Review Images

    I spent a hot, hazy, and humid afternoon in Gettysburg putting Sony’s E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS zoom through some of it’s paces. Some of the video will appear on the next episode of What’s In My Head. The lens used for the test was rented from for the purpose of the test. The combination of this lens and the APS-C a6100 provides an equivalent of a full-frame 27-202.5mm lens, which is about the same range that I had on the Konica-Minolta DiMage A2, but with much better image and video quality. This range is nearly perfect

  • A35 First Shots

    I’m finally able to share some first shots with the new Sony SLT-A35 — and my first impressions as well! SLT-A35 and 18-55mm f:3.5-5.6 SAM lens: I mentioned in my post, Quickie with the A35, that the camera and kit lens just plain feel good. With my own, I spent some time customizing the operation. A few things I did right off the bat: Enable the automatic LCD/Viewfinder switchingEnable the “Eye-start Autofocus”Enable the focus assist magnifierEnable the “rule of thirds” finder gridDisable auto image reviewSet the LCD to an info display by defaultEnable info displays in the electronic viewfinder

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