After a fantastic photo session with incredibly talented Viola we had an idea for a quick video
more after the break
Earlier this year I decided to only buy cameras equally suitable for still and video work.
When the A7s arrived I wasn’t sure I would keep it, video quality was stunning, the ability to adjust image profiles unprecedented for a compact hybrid camera, but I wasn’t interested in getting just a video camera.
I almost didn’t order it because of the low megapixel count, I haven’t shot with 12mp in about 5 years and understandably wasn’t too excited about it.
As it turned out, the A7s quickly became my favorite camera for stills and video.
Another shot with the Pentax SMC 135mm f2.5. (links to this lens and the rest of gear at the end of the post)
Quite a bit smaller and lighter then the Nikkor 135mm f2.0 DC, a perfect match for the A7 bodies (see it mounted on the A7r here)
The video shoot:
The pedestrian bridge across the FDR drive was our main location. Not much available light there, ISO settings ranged from ISO 4000 for the brightest spots to ISO 10,000.
Although I rarely use af for video, I prefer image stabilized lenses.
The bridge shots are good examples, every time a truck passed we noticed vibrations and without OSS one would certainly see the shake.
The beauty shots in the studio where shot in crop mode with the Sony G 70-200mm at 160mm at ISO 800.
Everything was shot wide open at F4 in mf.
After shooting with it for a couple of month, the A7s rates as the most under hyped camera of 2014 in my book, I absolutely love it.
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