On the heels of the announcement of their step into high end professional lenses for their coveted FE mount cameras, the sample images taken with these new lenses are starting to trickle out online. Unfortunately I have yet to obtain any review units, but I’m hoping that will come to fruition soon enough. In the meantime, I am compiling a list of all the sites posting the sample images so that you can see what has been created with them thus far.
Early last month I decided to post a year-in-review type of gallery of my own personal favourite photos of mine from the year 2015. What I didn’t realize at the time of creating that post, was how important it would be for me creatively. By reviewing my previous year, it made me really stop and evaluate where I wanted 2016 to go for me, photographically. So I’ve decided to do this every month, as a way of reviewing the month that was.
As I wrote in this post last week, Sony has today issued a Press release announcing three new G-Master E-Mount Lenses, as well as two compact teleconverters. They are as follows:
- FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM (model SEL2470GM)
- FE 85mm F1.4 GM telephoto prime lens (model SEL85F14GM)
- FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS telephoto zoom lens (model SEL70200GM)
And the two teleconverters:
- SEL14TC (1.4x)
- SEL20TC (2.0x)
This signals how seriously Sony is taking their step up into the professional market, bolstering their lens lineup to officially and properly compliment their impressive lineup of E Mount bodies, including the A7R II which I currently use as my main shooter.
You can read the full press release here:
Clare and I first started messaging one another about working together on Instagram, which these days, is one of the most effective ways for finding people to work with. She is ambitious, and quite literally the first person I’ve shot to bring an Axe with her to a shoot (see Bonus Video on the last page of this post). We shot on a Saturday afternoon in a warm studio, and a very cold warehouse. But she toughed it out and we got some awesome photos.
The Home Invasion series of photo sets is something I came up with as a creative exercise for myself. Normally when shooting someone, there is a great deal of pre-discussion, pre-planning, and shot selection. This is fantastic, and how most photography should probably be done. But I wanted to try something different. I wanted to show up in people’s homes and shoot them with whatever I find there, from set to wardrobe. The idea is to create on the fly, to assess, to be spontaneous with your creativity. So I convince people to invite me into their homes and I do exactly that. No lighting equipment. Just a Sony A7R II and a bag of lenses.
My home invasion shoot with Tara was more or less an accident. We have shot before, and had often discussed shooting again. We picked out a date and the style of studio shots we wanted to do. It was going to be a lighting tutorial for this website, and some stunning of images of a beautiful woman. But an electrical problem at the studio had shut down the heaters long enough that it became far too cold in there to shoot on the day we had picked. And so we had to cancel at the last minute.