Portrait Photography

Sony A6300, a mini A7rII? First two days

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a few bts from this morning, Millie’s neighborhood dance series, tap dancing in Time Square, shot with the A6300 on the Nebula 4000

I am currently shooting most of my pro work -catalogs, look books, product shots and video- with two Sony A7rII’s. So how does the A6300 fit in? Is it a serious tool, can it hang with the best and perhaps even add something?

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Portrait: Roy Owsley: Painter:


A quick portrait shoot with Roy in his East Village studio, artwork shot with the Sony A7r, video with the Sony A7s. Lenses: Zeiss FE 24 70mm, Zeiss FE 55mm and the Zeiss FE 16-35mm.
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favorite shots, cameras, lenses and thoughts

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According to Instagram, these are my most liked and commented shots from 2015. An interesting year as I became addicted to street shooting (again), as you probably noticed I haven’t had much interest to review gear.

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Millie: bokehlicious Sony 90mm macro

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Love shooting with the Sony 90mm macro, you can get amazing deals here on ebay, as many sell this wonderful lens after their Batis arrived. I love the macro option, being able to go as close as I need without being limited by the minimum focus distance. Bokeh might not be as buttery at 2.8 as with the Batis at 1.8, however, due to the longer focal lenght it compares to the Batis at approx 2.2. In this shot I was inspired by the 135mm STF, which is -was- on my wish list, was, due to the fantastic af capabilities of the A7rII I haven’t been inspired to use my mf lenses for still shoots…….
the unedited version with bokeh out of the camera after the break

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Kate: rainy days

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a quick snap with Kate, shot with the Sony A7rII and the Zeiss 55mm f1.8 wide open in crop mode.
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