As the astute may have noticed, I have been posting images this week which have all been taken with the Sony NEX-7, and have been attempting to get a bit of range into the subjects posted. All images were taken with the 16mm pancake lens, so effectively at 24mm. It’s part of my attempt to start using the camera more, which would have gone much better if they (Sony) actually had stock of the 55-210 lens which I attempted to buy on impulse for this weekend. Instead, I’m heading away with all of my heavy Canon gear instead 🙁
On Monday I posted a landscape from Wales. It featured a lot of detail in it, and was taken in very harsh light which I then heavily processed to give a different feel.
On Tuesday I posted an image depicting Victorian architecture. It was actually a vertorama, taken from two images and stitched together in Photoshop.
On Wednesday I did a standard urban shot, looking up at a few buildings here in London.
Yesterday I posted an image that had a lot of grime in it, which is something I’m attracted to for some reason or other.
Today I am posting a simple image of some slippers that I took on the street where I work. I had passed the slippers several times recently, and decided to take the NEX-7 into work for the purpose of taking an image of them as they sat there (lucky I did, the next day a slipper was missing).
I guess what this means is that, even with just one wide angle lens on the camera – I’m finding it to be pretty versatile. And so I will go ahead and buy another lens or two for it, and have the ability to carry it around with me more times than if I were using my heavier gear. I’ll still be using the Canon gear, and the 5D Mark II will be my primary camera for the foreseeable future; and yes I still be spending £2k or there abouts on my next lens for it. However, having the option for a decent, versatile camera that I can carry around and act as something that is in between the iPhone and the large DSLR is a very good thing.
Have a good weekend all.
- Camera: NEX-7
- Focal length: 16mm
- ISO: 100
- Shutter speed: 1/1600s