First studio shoot with the Sony A7: Kate, close up, beauty

First studio shoot with the Sony A7: Kate, close up, beauty

Sony A7 and my favorite lens, the Nikkor 135mm f2 wide open.
I have been asked to shoot a beauty spread and since the Sony A7 just landed on my desk the day before I went for it. :)
Of course I had my D800E ready, just in case (never touched it though). This shot is a good example for when you really need an EVF, wysiwyg and you can change the aperture until the image looks just how you imagined. Speeds up the workflow and much easier on the model who can’t move an inch during close ups like this. Overall I loved shooting with the Sony A7, I will post my impressions and the rest of the images soon.

2 thoughts on “First studio shoot with the Sony A7: Kate, close up, beauty

  1. mike.kobal Post author

    Hi Ferrell, yup, I try to shoot with continuous lighting because of video. Agree, there should be an option to assign live view display off via custom setting, having to dig into the menu really slows things down. I am also using my ring light and my SB 910 in manual mode.

  2. Ferrell McCollough

    I suppose you are shooting with hot lights because you mentioned wysiwyg. I put my SB-800 flash on the A7R. It works well, I set the flash on manual and -1 to -2 stops on the A7R depending on flash setting and ambient. The one thing I had to do was set Live View Display to Off. Otherwise the EVF is difficult to use. Good Luck, enjoyed your site.

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