Mike Kobal

June 21, 2012

New York City Street Photography with the Sony Nex-7 and the Fuji X Pro 1

I tried street photography with my Droid and I tried it with my friend’s iPhone. Not my cup of tea (…yet), my favorite two cameras for street shooting are the Sony Nex-7 and the Fuji X Pro1. Both are considered “rangefinder style” cameras. Small-ish, lightweight, unobtrusive with a pleasant, relatively silent, shutter sound. Both cameras look harmless compared to DSLR’s. more after the break

June 17, 2012

:Katherine:Crockett:Prologue:Blue: shot with the Sony Nex-7

Katherine Crockett exuded an aura of perfection. A goddess of exceptional beauty, the storm clouds sucking the color out of everything gave way to blue skies.
The birds stopped chirping and watched. The construction workers across the street stopped working and watched. The rain held off until we finished.
Make up: Jordy Poon
If you like what you hear: Zack Hemsey, The way, Graven image
Shot with the Sony Nex-7 and the kit lens.
Additional lenses: Carl Zeiss 24mm f1.8
Sony 50mm f1.8 OSS
Daylight only.

Filed under: Models Fashion,Video Beauty,Video Fashion — mike.kobal @ 5:32 pm

June 13, 2012

ELIZAVETA: First studio shots with the Olympus OM-D E-M5

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 with 12-50mm f3.5-6.3
A beautiful photo shoot with the fun Elizaveta and the sexy Olympus OM-D E-M5. Hang on, I got that all wrong. A fun photo session with the beautiful Elizaveta and the sexy Olympus OM-D E-M5. Hmmm. I think that’s it ;) if you like what you see, click for another shot after the break

Filed under: Models Fashion,Photography Fashion,Portrait Photography — mike.kobal @ 4:49 pm

June 12, 2012

Quick look: Fuji X Pro1, Sony Nex-7, Olympus OM-D E-M5

A quick comparison of the Fuji X Pro1, Sony Nex-7 and Olympus OM-D E-M5. Though I have to admit, the camera I am most obsessed about right now is the hugely impressive Nikon D800E, when I head out the door to run an errand or to grab some coffee, I reach for one of the above instead. Lightweight, small, unobtrusive and great image quality.

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Filed under: Gear Reviews — mike.kobal @ 7:27 am

June 8, 2012

Art around the park: Fuji X Pro1 and Sony Nex-7


I stumbled upon this event by coincidence. Tompkins Square Park encircled by a 900 foot long blank canvas this past weekend. Artists at work. A visual feast, I hope you enjoy the photos after the break

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