Sony A6300 with mf lenses: observations


I am assuming mf/magnifier behavior hasn’t changed since the A6000, I am comparing it with the A7rII and noticed you have to press a designated button to activate the mf zoom window, you will have to press the button once or twice to get back to full view again. On the A7rII, when in mf mode, any button assigned to af will activate the mf zoom and half pressing the shutter release will take you right back to full view (same behavior on the first gen A7series).

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Studio visit: Raymond Verdaguer: a video portrait, shot with the Panasonic GH4

La peur de l’insignifiance / The fear of insignificance – linogravure / linoleum cut ©2014 Raymond Verdaguer

Raymond Verdaguer’s linocuts act like traps for the viewer. Being drawn in by seemingly innocent lines of beauty on closer inspection one realizes the meaning of its content and at that point it is too late, the artist delivered his message like a cut from a concealed knife during a fist fight. Raymond was kind enough to allow us invade his studio
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A Powerful Smile: Sarah Bellagha, video shoot with the Sony A7 and A7r

a powerful smile from Mike Kobal on Vimeo.

Sarah Bellagha is a passionate girl. There is a shyness about her. Look into her beautiful eyes and you will see compassion, love and stars. Lots of stars. A fun shoot with the Sony A7 and A7r and lots of manual glass
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Fuji X-E2: manual focus King.

Digital split screen, my favorite way to focus short and medium tele lenses, works great in portrait mode and with low contrast subjects and lighting, shot with the X-E2 and the Nikkor 50mm 1.4 wide open

It only took a few days for the Fuji X-E2 to become my favorite ml camera. Hey, some couples get married the day they meet, it happens! Small refinements and little improvements that don’t necessarily look spectacular on paper but do translate into a noticeably better shooting experience in the field. The X-E2 matured into a serious photographic tool. Fuji’s XF lenses are fantastic but like many who are considering a ml system I have a few third party lenses I would like to use. Manual focus can be a real pain and slow things down considerably. Check out the video for a quick summary of improvements I consider reason enough to upgrade and split focus in action with the Nikkor 50mm 1.4
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